Medical, Dental, & Construction Team
February 8-16, 2020

River Road Church, Baptist is continuing our mission to Panama to serve with the Fundación Cristiana Médico Social (Medical Social Christian Foundation) to provide medical and dental services to indigenous people and those in need in the communities of Gallinaza in the province of Veraguas, and los Guzman in the province of Cocle. This year we will also be involved in a construction project with a Kuna congregation who are building a new church in the very remote jungle community of Morti, in the Darien Province.

The team is partnering with four other churches and 23 people led by co-team leaders Judy Collins, Joe Teefey, Norma Hays, and Sue Smith, a CBF missionary. Seven team members are new to the Panama mission this year. The team members are: Bonnie Livick, Christie Lessels, Emily Sumner, Gray Snowden, Ruth Snowden, Joe Teefey, Judy Collins, Laura Lee Chandler, Norma Hays, Steve Larson, Bill Thurston, Daniel Ingram, Geoff Sundberg, John Heisler, Lawrence Heisler, Russ Collins, Meador Horne (Orange Baptist), Janet Moore (Second Baptist, Richmond), Jerry Hill (Second Baptist, Richmond), Marty Cash (Second Baptist, Richmond), Dianne Duke (Urbanna Baptist), John Smith (Urbanna Baptist), Sue Smith (Fredericksburg Baptist).

Our church will commission the team during worship on Sunday, February 2, 2020. We hope you will commit to pray for them as they are on mission in the name of Christ, providing love and care to our Panamanian neighbors.

After a five-year partnership between the Virginia Baptist and Panama Baptist Conventions concluded in 2016, the Virginia Team was asked to serve again due to the relationships developed with the Medical Social Christian Foundation and the Cooper family (founders).

Please bring donations to the designated bin at the Missions Table in the Lower Commons
Deadline: Sunday, February 2, 2020

  • Sunglasses (adults and kids; reading sunglasses are okay)
  • Toothbrushes (adults and kids)
  • *NOT collecting reading glasses*