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Final Preparations

Posted by Karen Ilkin on

Our team departs for Panama in less than one week!  Last night we were joined by Lesli, Yin Di and Lyly from the Panama Word of Life.  We spent four hours sorting through all of our supply donations for the gift bags and crafts for the conference.  The generosity we have...

Mission Vision

Posted by Karen Ilkin on

While in Panama, our team has a unique opportunity to provide vision exams and to fit individuals with eyeglasses!  Terry Snider is the Executive Director of Mission Vision.  Terry's ministry provides eye exams and eyeglasses to those in need.  A portion of our fundraising...

Fundraising Update

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Posted by Karen Ilkin on

With just over a month to go until our departure on October 4, we wanted to provide you with an update on our financial efforts.    To date, we are 43.6% of our financial goals.  These funds will provide scholarships for poor women in Panama so that they can attend the women's...

47 Days To Go

Posted by Karen Ilkin on

Our team is really enjoying this opportunity the Lord has given us as we prepare for our mission.  Pictured are (back row) Susan Shaffer, Dee Johnson, Cheryl Colussy (front row) Violetta Ohmer, Amanda Beck, Karen Ilkin, and Kristin Concilio. Our airline tickets have been purchased and we...

Supply List

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Posted by Karen Ilkin on

Our team is hard at work preparing for our departure on October 4.  You can support us by helping us collect supplies for the gift bags we will provide the attendees at the Women's Conference in Panama.  We will also be providing crafts for the attendees.  Please see the...

RSH Panama Day 10 (FINAL DAY!): Saturday, July 16

Posted by Team Leader on

Panama Day 10: As quickly as the time seemed to fly by, today marks the last day of our 2016 Panama trip. Although we had anticipated climbing a small mountain near the camp, a rainstorm yesterday evening created slippery, unsafe conditions which forced us to cancel our trek. Everyone was okay...

RSH Panama Days 8 and 9: July 14 and 15

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Panama Day 8: Today marked our fourth and final day of service as performing or teaching teams. While the drama, puppet, and dance teams all went to schools to put on their last array of shows, the English team split up, with half going back to Tuesday’s school and the other half heading...

RSH Panama Days 6 and 7: July 12 and 13

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Today was the second day we visited schools. The puppet and dance teams performed for an elementary age group, while the drama team performed for the middle school age group at the same school, located about an hour and a half away from camp. The English team had the opportunity to watch both...

RSH Panama Day 5: Monday, July 11

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Today, everyone was anxious to showcase their hard work for the first time. The dance, puppet, and drama teams went to schools to perform in front of Panamanian students, and the English team went to a school near the city to help them practice basic English skills. The dance and puppet team...