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Panama Day 2 - The Gospel in the Arts

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Dear Family and Friends, 

Today in Panama, we woke up and enjoyed breakfast in the cool weather before it began to get very hot. We were split into groups to teach kids of all ages about Jesus in their schools. I was assigned to the dance team to perform for elementary kids and we rehearsed all day. We have all tried on our costumes and feel prepared to go tomorrow or the next day to entertain and teach the kids. I am very excited to see how it goes and meet those who we will see.

- Emma Keaney, Senior

Two days into the trip and buckets of sweat later, and I couldn’t be more excited for the upcoming days. Today I was assigned to the puppet team, and we will be going into the schools alongside the dance and drama teams to perform in front of elementary children. We have spent many hours preparing for our show and learning everything there is to know. Now, with tired arms, our team is ready and eager to work with the kids. I feel blessed to be here and have the opportunity to learn, grow, have fun, and most importantly spread Gods perfect word. I can’t wait to see how we will be capable of impacting people’s lives through something as simple as a puppet and dance show.

– Emily Calvert, Senior

Two days on the Panama trip. Two of the best days of my life. I was placed on the drama team, and so far it has been great. The drama team takes a surprising amount of work and is not in my comfort zone, but it has been great. The whole experience is already stretching me to help develop me and also incredibly fun. I can’t wait to perform and share the word of God with the kids. Also, I can’t wait for the other great experiences. One thing I’m really looking forward to is being baptized down here. I can’t wait for the rest of the trip and for the opportunities to spread the love of God.

- Alex Cook, Senior

Today was a long day, but one of the most important to prepare us for the upcoming week. I am a part of the drama crew, and we have learned an entire drama production that will present the gospel message through the testimonies of two aids victims. Personally, this exhausting but vital process is breaching my comfort zone, and I couldn’t be happier about it. I’m so excited to see how God will work through the show and the words shared through the workers, and can’t wait to watch his hand guide the high school Panamanian students to salvation.

- Jenna Rush, Senior

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Lori Cook Jul 19, 2018 2:42pm

Praying over the group, claiming God’s promise in John 14:12... "Truly, truly, I say to you, he who believes in Me, the works that I do, he will do also; and greater works than these he will do; because I go to the Father.” Trusting that the Holy Spirit in you will do these “greater works” and He will be glorified!