Dolega, Chiriqui, PANAMA


Summer 2018
Written by Marcos & Sara Sequera - Panama

"And God is able to make all grace abound toward you; that ye, always having all sufficiency in all things, may abound to every good work" II Cor. 9: 8

In recent months we have had Gospel meetings in different houses of believers; the attendance of family and neighbours was very encouraging. Not too long ago the eldest son of a believer in the assembly in Dolega died. He was 30-years old, and his name was Giovany. His kidney failure beat his strong body. He professed faith in 2010 and was baptized a few months later. The believers of the assembly were able to support the funeral and the preaching at the wake and in the cemetery. He died on a Monday and was buried on Tuesday. Then on Wednesday, we put up a tent in front of the house of Giovany's family in a district (just outside Dolega), and we began to preach the gospel to support them in the midst of their sorrow and took this opportunity of the sensitivity of their hearts to preach the Word.


Marcos & Sara Sequera

Despite the rain every night, we had good attendance from family, neighbours, and friends of Giovany. At the end of the series in the tent, a sister Lorenza Estribi also passed away; at 109 years old. She was a believer in fellowship in the assembly in Dolega. It was another time of sorrow in the assembly, for the brethren and sisters; but on the other hand, there was a consolation to know that her worn out body, entered into the joy of its Lord.

Mrs. Lorenza met the Lord in 1985 and was a faithful believer until the end. We met her when she was 100 years old, with a lucid mind and active body. She and her daughter have been part of the assembly in Dolega since 2012 and have been a great blessing.

So this was another opportunity to announce the gospel. We preached the Word to the family on two occasions, during the funeral and then to a crowd of almost 300 people who arrived at the Gospel Hall on Tuesday, May 29, the day the funeral took place. Then, we accompanied the family with prayer meetings in their house; the attendance of relatives was an encouragement. They expressed much gratitude for the consolation received from the One who said: "I am the resurrection and the life ... ".

Throughout June, we have been with the regular meetings of the assembly and taking time during the day for visits, trying to encourage the believers and some who are close to salvation. The work with the young people is an encouragement. We are praying for some who are thinking about baptism. Recently we preached the gospel to a large group of people in the Dolega cemetery since the grandfather of a Sunday school student died. It was an excellent opportunity to make known the plan of salvation. We look to the Lord for the results.

We have open doors for the preaching of the gospel in other places. We ask you to support us in prayer as we move forward in the mission that has been entrusted to us. As the apostle Paul said "... so that I am made a minister to announce the Word of God" fully. Col. 1: 25

Summer 2018
Written by Marcos & Sara Sequera - Panama