“When going through trials, such as undergoing three knee surgeries in six months like I did this last year, it’s easy to flirt with depression. Days can seem dark and dreary, especially when you are dependent on others to help you do even menial tasks. But if there’s one thing I learned through this year of crutches, physical therapy, and pain, it’s that God is faithful to me no matter what emotions I am feeling at the time. When I remember that he is faithful, and I must remain faithful to him, there is hope, hope that he will never leave me nor forsake me, hope that there is a light at the end of this tunnel, hope that I will one day run and leap again!”
The LORD is my strength and my shield; my heart trusts in him, and he helps me. My heart leaps for joy, and with my song I praise him. Psalm 28:7
Country Spotlight: Panama
In Panama, our teams work primarily among two indigenous people groups: the Wounaan and the Embera. Less than one percent of these people groups would testify to a living relationship with Jesus. In these small churches, there is a need for leadership training and for discipleship among the younger believers. Pray for the church leaders, that they will know how to lead with humility and wisdom. Pray for our workers in the region as they work together with them on education, water and sanitation projects.
Pray that this shared work in community development will proclaim the hope of Christ and open doors to the hearts and lives of others in their communities.