About Our Partnership
In the fall of 2021, Hope Church began a partnership relationship with Iglesia Bautista Torre Fuerte (Strong Tower Church) in Chicá, Panama under the umbrella of EFCA's Global Fingerprints program. As a church, we have sent short-term missions teams to Chicá and we also currently support 41 children in their neighborhood. The church there connects with these children regularly to help assess and provide for their physical, emotional and spiritual needs, all with a focus on sharing the love of Christ and the Good News! It's our goal to grow this relationship to build a true ministry partnership and continue to send short-term teams regularly as we minister together in Panama and in Iowa. We are so blessed and excited to see what God has in store as we grow deeper with them!
January 13-19, 2024 Trip
Our latest trip will was primarily focused on providing a VBS for children alongside our partner church. We also had a few small-scale construction projects as well. If you are interested in going on a future trip, please read the Panama Trip Guide (below) completely and then click on "Application" to apply. There will be a background check and interview as part of the application process.
In March of 2023 we sent a team to Chicá to do a construction project and connect with the community. The team built an extended roof off the back of the church to create more classroom space, replaced existing roofing, painted and taught a CPR class.