Meet the Soto family!
The Soto Family
Eli and Tammy currently serve in Panama as the Work and Witness coordinators. Their ministry is serving the local churches by providing resources and support to many people in need through the Nazarene churches in Panama. We at The Naz work closely with the Soto family to accomplish the work God would have us do there. We have had two mission teams in Panama working at Espave and Playa Chiquita Child Development Centers. We also, have established a children’s food fund that is coordinated through the Food Bank and overseen by the Soto’s.
Mission of the Partnership
Brighton Nazarene has formed a partnership with the Panama Central District Church of the Nazarene. God is already working in big ways in Panama. We are praying, giving, and going to help enable the Panamanian church to further the kingdom. The mission of the partnership is to develop relationships with the Panamanian Nazarenes that will last. It is our expectation that the partnership is reciprocal – we have much to learn from them. We want to know them as friends, know their needs, and be a resource to them as they are to us.
Time Frame of the Partnership
Brighton Nazarene has committed the next three years (2016-2018) to the partnership with the Panamanian Church.
Activities/Commitments of the Partnership
During the time of the partnership, teams from Brighton Nazarene will go to Panama once or twice a year. Activities on these trips may consist of multiple components such as construction, VBS, sports, outreach/evangelism, and community health.
The church in Panama is raising up many to spread the Gospel in their nation, and our hope is to assist them to meet the needs of the people in their neighborhoods; to share, experience and bring back ideas on how to better minister to our community.
If you are interested in learning more about these trips and what it takes to be part of one, sign up here.
Brighton Nazarene will be supporting the Panamanian church through prayer and finances. We are giving construction resources, food for child development centers, purchasing items to aid in preparing child development centers for use with Nazarene Compassionate Ministries, and clergy training. We need your help and support to make these efforts happen. To give financially to this global outreach and support our fellow Nazarenes in Panama, click here.
Stay up to date on the latest happenings in Panama! Check out the blog HERE.