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Greetings in Jesus from Panamá!
Thank you for your prayer and financial support that makes possible these brief testimonies we share each month. Here is how we are investing in the kingdom of God together:
Last week at our visit to the transitory center there was a very sweet spirit among the children. They all participated more than normal in the worship, Bible lesson, and prayer time. We even heard delightful laughter from a young teen who is deaf and mute. Usually he is all over the room!
On our way home afterwards, Yvonne received a WhatsApp chat saying that the PAINT Church missions prayer team had just been praying for us. She quickly wrote back a huge thank you giving evidence of the results! And now we thank YOU for the same!
A new open door for the Amigo Mentor Panamá program recently opened. Encouraged by the evidence of prayer producing results that we just shared, we ask you to pave the way with us in prayer. We look forward to reporting future victories in Jesus as we continue to meet with leaders and prepare mentors to love on those precious kids from hard places.
Last month we requested prayer for the Panamá Assemblies of God Annual Business Session—for the elections, health of our leaders and God’s wisdom and guidance. Little did I know I was requesting prayer for myself! Shortly before the first election for the position of president (superintendent), they asked me to preside as acting president for that election, since all the executives were potential candidates. With God’s help, along with the indispensable advisor team, our current President Johnny Saucedo was returned to office after two days and 10 ballots.
There were tense moments, lengthy debates, and several prophetic messages interspersed. Following that election many Panamanian pastor friends greeted me with the title “Señor Presidente,” to which I quickly corrected them with a smile, “EX-presidente.” To serve is a privilege, and a sacrifice.
Serving alongside our dedicated Panamanian ministers is also an inspiration. Anticipating Pentecost Sunday 5 June, the national church is committed to praying every weekday 5 AM to 6 AM using ZOOM, Facebook live, and YouTube. Hundreds join each day calling out to the Lord for a fresh outpouring of the Holy Spirit on our lives, our churches, and our nation!
Once again last, but definitely not least, Tony & Paola are now married! It was a beautiful celebration of what God has brought together in their lives. We had prayed for months and God answered. In particular, no Covid interruptions--Hallelujah!
We even got to include the kiddos at the orphanage in the wedding festivities, sort of. With an abundance of wedding cake left over, we included that at our Easter week resurrection party, along with gifts for each one!
Therefore, I urge you, brothers and sisters, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God—this is your true and proper worship.
Romans 12:1 (NIV)
Kirk & Yvonne
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