The team arrived safely in Panama City yesterday and we are now settled in our hotel in the town of Santa Catalina. Tomorrow we will take a boat ride to the island and get everything scoped out for the different projects we are doing there. Hopefully the solar team can get a good start on the work as we have much to do. Keep us in your prayers please. I can already tell we have have a great team and we're excited to be here. This should be an amazing week, to God be the glory!
In addition to prepping for the Panama mission trip, I've been working on the previous mission photo albums. I did not get all three albums done from 2013, but I did at least get the first one finished and posted (Mission #17). I will continue to work on the others in-between system designs for future missions and other various SLP tasks. There are also a number of things to do as a full-time missionary here in Honduras. For example, the paperwork is finally submitted for my Honduran residency. So hopefully I will have that in the next 3-6 months. Yay!! Sutton and I also spent a few days out on a dairy farm in Olancho, which was really neat, and an afternoon at a drug rehab center near Tegus. We're not sure what God has in store for us here in Honduras, but it sure seems interesting. :D
I am almost ready for the next SLP mission. For the last week I've been going over equipment lists and making plans for the three different installs we will do. This will be a full SLP team with a group for fiesta activities. The fiesta team will interact with the children with games and fun activities that teach Biblical lessons, like a short VBS. The technical team will install a small solar system at a church and two medium sized systems, one at a school and one at a clinic. The install locations will be on an island in the province of Veraguas, Panama. We'll be staying in a small coastal town called Santa Catalina and taking a boat over to Isla Gobernadora each day. This will be my first trip to the country of Panama and it looks to be adventurous. :D Speaking of, please keep the team/mission in your prayers. We will be there from this Saturday (the 15th) until the Sunday of the following week (the 23rd). Thank ya much !!
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