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Bethany Team Launches Tocumen School Construction
By Rod and Sherry Boyd

Bethany CA at TocumenDo you remember Jose Angel, Raquel and Linneth? (For background information on the Tocumen Living Water School, visit the Project Tocumen page.) We had talked about them during itineration—three young people touched by the Lord through the ministry of the Tocumen Living Water School. They are in 7th grade now, thanks to so many that have invested in this school. We were able to give Pastor Carlos the green light the end of last year. The funds would be there for necessary construction so that the school could offer 7th grade.

Several teams have committed to come and help. The first of those teams arrived on July 2nd! The small group led by Fenton Rees from Bethany Christian Assembly (Everett, WA) started construction on the lower level. Four different churches sent members and raised construction funds. In fact, they raised enough to not only build two classrooms, but also for most of the fortified footings and I-beam columns needed to support the two upper stories.

Bethany CA at TocumenWhile the men were building, Dr. Pat Rees and the ladies conducted health screenings for the children and young people of the school. The team was also able to minister to a number of the school staff and church members. The results of the screenings (height, weight, special needs, etc.) were left with the school for follow-up.

All were amazed at how well the team worked together. In fact, relationships were the highlight of the trip. We were reminded again that the focus of ministry of MAPS construction teams is not blocks or concrete, rather the lives of children, youth and adults. Buildings are tools to help us reach out to people.

Bethany CA at TocumenHow precious it was to see the different members of the team choose to sponsor a child or two from the school. Some of these children had been waiting more than a year for help to arrive from Latin America ChildCare. It was easy for the team to see how a small amount can make such a difference… just $28 a month can affect the destiny of a child or young people.

The Bethany team inspired the students and staff of the Tocumen Living Water School and the congregation of the Living Water Church. Thank you, Fenton, Pat, Norm, Paul, Sharon, Max and Carolyn, for making a difference. Your investment will motivate the church and school to do even more. 

Bethany CA at TocumenPlease pray for the children, young people and staff of the Tocumen Living Water School. Pray for the ongoing construction, that there will be sufficient funds to complete each phase. Pray for the six teams scheduled to come in October, January, February, March and May. Please pray that the couple that owns the house located behind the church and school will reconcile and follow through with the verbal purchase agreement.

Bethany CA at TocumenCan you give an offering for the Tocumen Living Water School? It’s easy! Go to the Direct Giving Form on the secure Assemblies of God website and give an offering online. Please include Project 8571 in the comments field. Or offerings can be sent to:

Assemblies of God World Missions
Project 8571
1445 Boonville Ave.
Springfield, MO 65802

Can you sponsor a child? Go to the Panama page of the Latin America ChildCare website where you can choose your child online.

Bethany CA at Tocumen

Bethany CA at Tocumen

Bethany CA at Tocumen

Bethany CA at Tocumen

Bethany CA at Tocumen

Bethany CA at Tocumen

Bethany CA at Tocumen