Back in God’s Family

Raised in the church, Henry Flores walked away from God in his teens. “I began to get lost in alcohol. I let my friends carry me away,” says Henry. He tried but couldn’t beat his addiction on his own. When he had children, Henry began to see his need for Jesus again. “I told my…

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Faith Like Elisha

Though Panama has a strong Christian influence — 67% of the population are Catholic and 21% are affiliated with the Protestant church — nominalism is widespread. There are also a growing number of Jehovah’s Witnesses, Mormons, and Muslims. With Panama’s proximity to Colombia, drug cartels and corruption are also a problem. Traditional morality is eroding…

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“My Strength and My Refuge”

Adriana suffered years of abuse from her husband. Eventually she could bear it no longer, and they divorced. At this dark time in her life, through a small support group she started to attend in a local church, Jesus found Adriana and she embraced Him as her Lord and Saviour. “Jesus has been my hope…

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Hungry for God

As a teen living in Central America, Henry left his Christian roots behind. “I was always judging others; so I left the church,” he says. Losing himself to alcohol, he let his friends carry him away. “I was not okay. But every time I tried to quit the addiction, I couldn’t do it.” Later, after…

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A Life Change

Luis felt dead, like he was good for nothing and wanted by no one. He was caught in the snare of drugs and alcohol with little hope of a better life. God, however, had other plans. Luis met a woman who soon became pregnant and gave birth to a little girl. “She was the turning…

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