Christmas is a special time of the year, and offers a unique opportunity to share the love of God with others. Join us as we reach the least reached communities in the Azuero Region in Panama with the Gospel. The town of Chitre is a semi rural community and from there we will move to different towns which are spread in the Azuero region.
The Church Planting project has so many initiatives, we are using the arts, sports and personal development strategies to reach different communities with the Gospel. Participate in children programmes, prison ministry, prayer nights, prayer walks, sports, and arts training. You will have the opportunity to share in schools, towns, streets, hills, a mangrove swamp and in the city too. 

You will also have the opportunity to experience the Panamanian hospitality as you will be working alongside 2 local Panamanian Churches.

Dates & Cost

Dates 13th-19th December 2023
Apply by 1st September 2023
Cost £570 (excluding flights & insurance)
Ages 18+
Suitable for single people welcomemarried couples welcomefamilies welcomegroups welcome 

Participant Profile

Participants should be:

  • Born again and having a living relationship with Jesus Christ
  • Wiling to learn and step out of his or her comfort zone
  • Flexible, Adaptable and Teachable
  • Team player
  • Passionate about God and His Mission
  • Respectful of the culture and have a desire to understand it

To respect the local culture, participants must not have piercings and tattoos must be covered, hair must not be coloured green, purple or artificial white. No bikinis for swimming or short skirts and the shoulders must be covered. Women must take a long skirt and men must take long trousers especially for the church services. Some days, participants may be able to wear shorts but they should cover the knees. Semi formal clothes are necessary.

The Church that we are partnering with may ask the you to do some practical work such as painting or cleaning, so you need to be flexible.

Food

Participants will usually eat Panamanian food. The cost does not include special dietary needs, please let us know if you have special dietary requirements and we can give further information.

Accommodation

Participants must bring a sleeping bag as they may sleep in the Church, but the church may offer to stay in a church members home. 

Travel

Participants need to travel to Panama International Tocumen Airport (PTY) and there will be an additional cost for the airport pick up and airport drop.

Please do not book flights unless you have received an official acceptance email from the short term missions team.

Local travel for events and meetings as part of the outreach will be on a public bus and these fees are included in the cost.

Health

Participants must be in good health and have a suitable health insurance policy for the outreach. 

A COVID vaccination is not required, but please check for any COVID requirements before you travel to and from Panama. You will be responsible to book and pay for any relevant COVID tests.

In the situation that a participant gets COVID 2 days prior to departure, the Panamanian authorities will not allow them to travel and the participant must pay for any additional expenses for the quarantine time such as hotel, food, transportation, and a COVID test. 

Visa

British citizens will not require a visa to join this outreach.

Notes 

Individuals applying must be 18 or over.

Price is subject to change according to the exchange rate.

As part of our Safeguarding policy, you may require a valid enhanced DBS certificate, which may cost an additional £15.

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