Gifts

Panama Medical and Dental Mission

Learning how to give here in the jungle took a little practice, but I think we’ve figured it out. One of our neighbors was eyeing some leftover block when we finished our house. He thought it would make a fine pig sty, and so we loaded the truck and hauled it down the road.

And there it sat. And sat. Word got to us that they needed sand, and cement, and forms, and gravel. When giving here, you need to give the whole gift. Money is scarce, and the idea of building a pig sty is just an idea without all the materials. We’ve learned a lot from our neighbors, and we’ve also learned how blessed we are to have a few resources to be able to help when we can. And so many here have so little to work with, they all share in the labors of their neighbors…

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