Trip: February 2-10, 2019

“Our group does not go to simply do work for others, thinking they have need and we have the answer. Rather, we will partner with Panamanians who will share in the work we do, assisting them as they serve with us. This is the case on both of our mission sites. Therefore, we will renew and build relationships with these generous Panamanian workers.”

As our Panama team is making their way to Panama City, we ask for safe travels and that God will prepare them for the the experiences, opportunities, and challenges that will meet them. May the Lord  guide so that physical needs will be met and hard work will be accomplished. Meet our team members, Lord, in the faces of every person they meet, revealing yourself. May we all find our ways to represent you in the places we find ourselves this week and always. Amen.

Saturday, February 2, 2019

Our team leaves early to travel from Richmond to Washington DC to Panama City.

Medical / Dental Site Team
Judy Collins
Dianne Duke (Urbana BC)
Norma Hays
Meador Horne (Orange BC)
Anna Miller
Andrew Moore (Second BC)
Greg Smith (Fredericksburg BC)
John Smith (Urbana BC)
Joe Teefey

Construction Site Team
Marty Cash (2nd BC)
Russ Collins
John Heisler
Jerry Hill (Second BC)
Bill Rusher
Sue Smith (Fredericksburg BC)

Today, pray for our team and their safe travels.

Sunday, February 3, 2019

After a time of devotion at Lifebridge Church, our teams will travel to their work sites. The medical/dental team will travel to their housing in Finca Ely. The construction team will travel to Akuayala, where they worked last year.

Today, pray for the work of our teams and the people they will serve.

Monday, February 4, 2019

The first two days of the Medical/Dental Clinic, the team will serve the people in the area of Toabré. The construction team will begin their work.

Today, pray for the Panamanians seeking care at the clinic in Toabré.

Tuesday, February 5, 2019

The construction team is working with the Guna people, an indigenous people, to continue expansion construction the church they worked on last year for a retreat center and feeding program in their community. The medical/dental team will continue to serve the Panamanians in Toabré.

Today, pray for the church, the people they serve, and the community programs they are able to offer.

Wednesday, February 6, 2019

The construction work continues. The medical/dental team will move locations and travel to El Valle for new accommodations before their second clinic.

Today, pray for the Guna people.

Thursday, February 7, 2019

The second medical/dental clinic begins, and the team will serve the people in the area of La Estancia. The construction work continues.

Today, pray for the Panamanians seeking care at the clinic in La Estancia.

Friday, February 8, 2019

Both teams will wrap up their last day of work at the construction site and the second clinic, and travel back to Panama City.

Today, pray for Fundación Cristiana Medico Social (Medical Social Christian Foundation), the organization in Panama coordinating the clinics.

Saturday, February 9, 2019

The group will gather to enjoy the beauty of the people and country they are serving, catch their breath, and share fellowship.

Today, give thanks for the opportunity to serve those in need.

Sunday, February 10, 2019

The team will make their way back to the states, traveling from Panama City to Washington DC to Richmond.

Today, pray for Sue & Greg Smith, CBF missionaries who have partnered with RRCB on this trip all along. They are committed to seeing lives transformed by the love of Christ displayed through the church. They work with LUCHA ministries in Fredericksburg, Virginia and share a deep concern for immigration law and procedures. They will be working alongside of us and translating, using their amazing fluent Spanish-speaking skills.