Panama City, Panama
Glenn and I have been invited to attend the
100 Year Celebration
of South America Mission.
We were missionaries with SAM from 1985 - 2004 (4 years on loan to CAM International). We have many memories of our 15 years of ministry in Bolivia.
We arrived 2 days early into Panama City, Panama
to get acclimated to sea level
and climatized to the warmer temperatures.
Today, we walked to Casco Viejo "old city", which reminded me a lot of Cartagena, Colombia, with it's narrow streets, old ruins and quaint coffee shops on nearly every corner.
Besides walking, we rented a 4 wheeled bicycle and rode along the seaside walking path, taking in the breath-taking views of the high rise condominiums and office complexes. I have always thought that Panama City has one of the prettiest skylines I have ever seen.
The "Jenga" building.
Besides walking and riding the bike, we took the subway to a local mall. Things were kind of a "blur."
Glenn was pretty excited when we ate dinner at Sanborns Mexican Restaurant. Glenn grew up enjoying this restaurant during his youth.
Just beyond the Bridge of the Americas - is the famous Panama Canal.
On Monday, we'll be traveling another 1.5 hours to a resort to participate in celebrating the 100 years of South America Mission. We have fond memories of our ministry in Bolivia. When we first left for Santa Cruz, Bolivia with a 4 year old (Ellen) and a 2 year old, (Karen), Glenn was an aircraft mechanic. Now 30 years later, our family has changed, our ministry has changed, yet our God has remained the same.
Happy 100 Year Birthday to South America Mission
Great is His Faithfulness!