. It was like a sneek peek of what Jehovah will provide for us in the Paradise. At times I feel like I am cheating because these places are so wonderful and close to what I envision paradise to be. However that is soon changed as you see the poverty that most of the natives live in. It is quite sad to see such contrast in a place as this. We had an opportunity to participate in the ministry one of the mornings we were there with two special pioneers on the island (what an assignment huh?) They were very kind and humble brothers who had a true zeal for helping others and it was contagious. We had several wonderful experiences there as the people were very receptive to what we had to say. I will continue our next adventures in a couple days.
It is embarassing how long we have gone without conversing. But alas, such is the case as we have been immersed in so many activities. Let me begin with our trip to Panama for our 3 and out as the expats call it. Every 90 days our tourist visa expires and we are required to leave the country for 72 hours. Some people go to Managua Nicaragua but most visit Panama as it it the easiest (or so it seemed at the time). Panama uses the American dollar as its currency, their roads are amazing and they have highspeed internet all over. We have friends who live in the group of islands called Bocas del Toro. This area is on the Carribean side so we figured why not visit the emerald waters and experience the white sand beaches of Bocas. We got even more then we anticipated. This is one the most beautiful places I have ever experienced on this planet. Our friends took us on water taxis to visit some of the neighboring islands and let me tell you these islands were paradisaic. We have some pictures we will upload soon so you can see but they were incredible