Roy Gonzalez, Base Director
Panama City and San Blas Islands
Panama is the bridge of the Americas and a center of international commerce. Following the completion of the Panama Canal in 1914, over 800,000 ships have passed through the canal from one ocean to the other. The population of Panama City makes up roughly one-half of the country's total population of 3.4 million.
Though this nation is prospering, it has one of the worst income disparities between the rich and the poor in the world. CFCI works with local schools to provide meals to impoverished students and resources to parents.
Our missionaries also minister to the Kuna Indians living in the San Blas Islands to bring hope and spread the message of Jesus Christ. The work in this area is mostly light construction and evangelism.
Construction projects consist of painting, roof repair, wood repair, walls, etc. in churches, schools and clinics during daylight hours.
At night your team will preach for outdoor evangelistic services and support the local church's outreach activities.
Ideally your group will have at least one person who comes to preach so that the pastor of the local church can be blessed and receive.
It would be advisable that your group is not more than 12 people due to the size of the boats that are used to transport teams into and around the islands.
If your group or church can present puppets, music, or short dramas that would also be welcome.