Mostrando entradas de enero, 2012

More about Chepo

This is Panama!  Here you can see the province of Panama. Currently we live on the YWAM base just north of Panama City (near Las Cumbres). Chepo is about 2 hours east of Panama City, just before you get to lake Bayano.  As you can see, it's on the main highway.

Chepo is a mainly latino community, but it has a large Wounaan population.  There are two Wounaan congregations there.  It's a stopping off place on the way to the Darien province, and the destination of those coming in from the coastal communities.  Many come to Chepo to study, or find work.

It's really an ideal location for us. We can live in a community with Wounaan, where we can do daily disciplship, and also been in a central location where it would be easy for us to travel to the more remote communities.

We hope to find a decent rental house, or perhaps one that we can rent to own.  So we are in the process of looking into a house and those other details of moving.  There will lots of challenges in the months…

Changes brewing for the Cabezon family

We aren't leaving Panama, or YWAM, just moving closer to where our vision is. For many years now we have served the indigenous people of Panama, mainly through short term outreaches, and by helping teenagers go to school, through our "Home" program, or "Hogar" as we called it around here.

It was amazing and challenging experience to disciple young people up close and personal, living with us 24 hours a day, getting to teach them, and invest in their lives. It's also been exciting to see many of them go on to university, start their own families, and continue walking with God. Who knows that the next 20 years hold for these young people?

As we prayed about 2012, both Alex and I felt that it was time to put the "Home" program aside for awhile, that God wanted us to focus on something else. Through prayer, seeking counsel and prayer from people we respect both in and outside of YWAM, we felt it was time to move into a Wounaan community.

We had been …