STUDENT MISSIONS 

 

Panama Mission Trip

Dates: June 19-26, 2021 (Saturday-Saturday)

Cost: $1750

Trip Application

The trip application and $150 deposit deadline is Sunday, November 1st.

Click here to see a video from a church that 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 Tim and Tina Louderback as they serve with the International Mission Board. 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 the University of Panama (Bible study with small group)
  • Metro ministry (subway – going with a 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? How do I sign up?

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)

-College students

-Parents of students

-Adults who are interested in going

You can sign up by filling out a short application here.

What are the trip payment details?

November 1st – All applications and $150 deposit due

December 1st – $150 payment due

February 1st – $450 payment due

March 7th – $500 payment due

April 11th – $500 payment due

Team training dates will be communicated in early 2021.

Please note that all training and balance deadlines (especially April 11th) are mandatory.

Can I write support letters?

Yes! Support letters are a great way to raise the funds you will need to go on this trip.

All support letters must be submitted to Pastor Clark for review prior to being sent out by team members.

If you have any other questions, please contact Clark (clarkw@sbcwr.org) or Kim (kims@sbcwr.org) through the church office.

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