Panama Mission Trip
The trip application and $150 deposit deadline is Sunday, October 27th.
Click here to see a video from a church who recently took a trip to see the Louderbacks.
Why are we going on this trip?
We are going in obedience to Jesus’ command to make disciples of all nations (Matthew 28). We are going to support the ministry that God is already doing through the IMB with Tim and Tina Louderback. We are also going so that students will develop a heart for the nations that increases their lifetime involvement in international missions.
What does the cost include?
The cost includes flights, travel insurance, all meals, lodging, in-country transportation, translator honorarium, a trip T Shirt, and ministry/training supplies. The cost does not include airport meals, souvenirs, or optional free time activities.
Who are we partnering with?
We are partnering with Tim and Tina Louderback. Tim and Tina moved from Thomasville, GA about ten years ago to Panama to serve as career missionaries with the International Mission Board of the Southern Baptist Convention.
What will we be doing?
Our trip will consist of several ministry projects. Here are examples of projects that Tim and Tina commonly facilitate:
- Sharing the Gospel through English as a Second Language (ESL)
- Serving at an orphanage
- Homeless ministry
- Working with local Baptist churches with discipleship & children’s ministry
- Gospel distribution in neighborhoods
- College Ministry at University of Panama (Bible study with small group)
- Metro ministry (subway – going with translator to share Gospel with people, pray, distribute More than a Carpenter)
- Hospital ministry – pray/share the Gospel with people waiting in a hospital room
- This is just a sample. Other ministry projects will likely be included.
Will there be translators?
Yes. The trip cost includes hiring one translator for every three trip participants. This is an excellent ratio for a trip.
Where will we be staying?
We will be staying in hotels like the Ramada and Raddison (WIFI available). The hotels will be in and around Panama City.
Things to know:
-You can drink the water.
-Currency is USD Dollars.
-Panama is very safe – for instance, you can walk down the street at 9pm to get ice cream.
-Panama is similar to Miami, FL – big buildings, ocean, etc.
-You will need your passport, but you won’t need a specific visa.
Who can go on this trip?
This trip is designed for a wide variety of ages:
-Eighth grade students (accompanied by parent or adult sibling)
-High school students (having completed at least the ninth grade)
-Parents of students
-Adults who are interested in going
What are the trip payment and training details?
October 27 – All applications and $150 deposit due
November 17 – $100 payment due
January 26 – $100 payment due
February 23 – $500 payment due
March 25 – $500 payment due
April 5 – All remaining balances due / Panama Mission Team Training
May 3 – Panama Mission Team Training
May 17 – Panama Mission Team Training
June 7 – Panama Mission Team Training
Please note: all training and balance deadlines (especially April 5) are mandatory.