Hello Family in Christ! Please keep Panama on your prayer list. Just like in the United States and around the world, the spiritual climate in Panama is changing rapidly. One of the fastest growing groups here in Panama is the Muslims.
In fact, less than 20 minutes from my house is a “Muslim Education Center” in El Espino, Panama. It has the capacity for more than 2000 people and they’re in the midst of building it bigger! According to local sources, Muslim followers travel from countries around Central and South America specifically to come here and receive training. Some have even said that this is quickly and intentionally becoming a Muslim capital for Central America. One of the strategies utilized by Islamic followers around Latin America is a “Business As Missions” model. We ourselves have noticed that it’s increasingly common in stores, marketplaces or dealerships to find symbols of Islam or hear praise music to Allah. I share all this to present this as one more reason to ask for prayer for this group of people and the country of Panama as a whole.
The people in this country are in the midst of a spiritual battle. The fight for human souls is real and eternity hangs in the balance. We know that our best weapons are spiritual and Christ is our leader. We’re asking believers to pray with us, for us and for the progress of the Gospel, the Church and believers here. It is an honor to stand together with the citizens of heaven. Praying Kingdom-Minded Prayers!
2 Corinthians 10:3-4
“For though we live in the world, we do not wage war as the world does. 4 The weapons we fight with are not the weapons of the world. On the contrary, they have divine power to demolish strongholds.”