Location: Central America

Capital: Panama City

Population: 3,606,300 (2010 est.)

Language:  Spanish

Religion: Roman Catholic 80%

 

OVERVIEW:

Panama is the link between Central and South America.  Most widely known for the Panama Canal, this country has always been a crossroad of cultures.  With a population of more than 3.5 million people including Creoles, Mestizos (European & Native American), European immigrants, Africans, Chinese, and indigenous Indians, Panama certainly lives up to its nickname: “The Melting Pot.”

OUTREACH OPPORTUNITIES:

Aguadulce (translated ‘sweet water’) is a smaller city in the rural part of Panama.  It’s located in the heart of the country – about a 3 hour drive from Panama City.  Our teams partner with Pastor Jorge who oversees 7 churches in the Aguadulce area.

Ministry opportunities include evangelistic programs (drama/dance/testimony) in public schools, universities, hospitals, and urban plazas.  Groups will also facilitate children’s and youth programs and partake in various work projects. 

For a fun activity, be sure to visit the Panama Canal!

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