update on panama mission trip


Panama has been FANTASTIC so far. It’s amazing how sweet all of my brothers and sisters are, whether they speak my language or not. English isn’t spoken a lot where we are. Luckily, when it comes to talking  to people to try to evangelize, we have brothers and sisters who are able to translate.

The kids are SO cute, they have learned my name and I am working on learning all of theirs, although I still get a few giggles as I accidentally say their names completely wrong. 


I sat by a brother on a bus back to the place we were meeting for worship and he showed me pictures of his wife and children on his phone, smiling fondly. I showed him a picture of my family as well and he nodded approvingly. 


An elderly man walked up to me and exclaimed, “Mi hermana!” 
“Hola!” I greeted him. 
“No English.” He shrugged apologetically. 
“No espaΓ±ol,” I said mirroring him. We grinned at each other for a time before laughing and shaking hands. 
After that he tried to teach me a few words in Spanish by pointing at objects and repeating words. 


And last but not least, today was our first day to go evangelize and one of our groups studies became a Christian! I am so happy for my new brother in Christ and I pray that He will lead his loved ones to truth and remain in the faith. 

I can’t wait for tomorrow! 

Also, for some reason blogger won’t let me comment on my blog with my iPhone?? But anyways, I’ve read y’all’s comments and they’re  so sweet and encouraging, thank you! I appreciate y’all so much.  πŸ’›


  1. This simple little post filled my heart with so many feels. I'm so nostalgic for my own Honduras trip. <3 Sounds like God is doing SO much through you and the rest of the team in Panama, and I'm praying for His continued work!!

  2. This trip sounds amazing! I'm so happy your having a good time in Panama! I'll pray you'll continue having the best time of your life!

  3. So happy to hear you've been having a good time! :)

  4. Ahhh, that's so amazing!!! Continued safety and joy and to you!! ^^

    ~ Lily Cat (Boots) | lilycatscountrygirlconfessions.blogspot.com

  5. I'm glad you're having such a great trip! And that's so awesome that somebody became a Christian! The same thing happened at my church yesterday morning. After the sermon my pastor asked if anybody needed prayer, and a visitor spoke up and said, "I've never really been saved. I want to be saved." I just love witnessing such an awesome moment. <3


  6. Sounds like you're having such a fabulous time, Gray!! So happy for you <3 <3

  7. Sounds awesome! I bet it is warm down there or rainy... It is so rainy here. :)


  8. Ahhhh, I'm so excited for you, Gray!! It's great you've gotten the opportunity to do something so life-changing and consequential as this. I went on a trip to Guatemala a few years ago to build houses for the poor, and it was just incredible. Hope things continue to go well!!

    - Eleanor

  9. oh, I love that story with the older man. Glad you are having fun!


  10. Awww!!! <3 <3 Have fun!!!

    (Also, I can't comment via my phone either; hate it.)

  11. Aww! Amazing! Have a great time <3
    Ann xx

  12. AMAZING!!! I am so happy that you got to go on this trip!!! Praying for you!!!

  13. Those stories are so sweet! Thanks for sharing! That is so fantastic. :)

  14. This is super cool -- so glad you are having a blessed time!


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