Republic of Panama Mission

Mission to Panama...UPDATE...PART II!

Bishop-Elect & Mrs. Smith have now returned from a missionary project in the Republic of Panama, Cocle province, City of Penonome. The orphaned children in Penonome have been blessed by your help! The current orphanage is over 70 years old, and is very run-down. The bathrooms and sleeping areas have now been repaired, and ceilings are all in desperate need of repair - they will be the focus of the next mission to Pananma. Bishop-Elect Smith will organize and oversee the Mission there and asks for your financial support in this holy endeavor. No gift is too small! Note on your donation that it is for Panama, and 100% of your gift will go towards improving the lives of over 30 orphaned girls! Make all free-will donationss payable to: "The Free Episcopal Church USA" and mark them for the orphanage. Dios le Bendiga!


Notice the older pictures just below, then be sure to scroll down to see the wonderful repairs, painting and furnishing Bishop-Elect and Mrs. Smith have accomplished in 2009!  All because of your loving and generous support!

Penonome Orphanage

The exterior of the Orphanage

Interior of one Dorm

Notice the unfinished ceiling

Hogar de Ninos

No one provides any regular support to these orphans

Interior reading and eating area

Updated sleeping areas...

Be a part of this awesome Mission and mail a check today!

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One evening out for a couple in the USA can go a long way in labor, materials, and furnishings for over 30 orpahned girls!

Plumbing improvements in progress.  The toilets used to run through the sinks.  Now they go through the sewer!

Children at the orphanage.

Notice the newer, safer and healthier drop-down ceiling installed in 2009!

Improved washrooms where sanitation once was a problem...

A new ceiling, new beds and a wonderful "kid friendly" motif lovingly hand-painted on the walls!