Tuesday, May 26, 2009

We're nearing the end. We started out the day with a little tourism...a boat ride down the Panama Canal (pictures to follow tonight). We saw crocodiles (Coach even got to hold a baby croc the guide scooped out of the water), a green iguanna, a couple of sloths, and coolest of all, the monkeys. Everyone got to have a wild monkey take a bananna from their hand as they lept from the trees to our boat. We then headed to the Artesan Mall for a little souvenir shopping.

Today was also our last clinic, another elementary school in San Miguelito. We ran out of beads for our wordless book bracelets...we gave 1500 away at our clinics. The kids were great and our team had a hard time wrapping up...they kept signing autographs and you could see the emotion as they got in the van for the last time after a clinic. We then went to the first school we did a clinic at and repainted the lines on their gymnasium floor. The team has done an amazing job with the kids at the clinics...they played with them, hugged them, let them hang all over them, and even with the heat and tiredness never lost their enthusiasm or compassion.

Tonight we're going to the Miresflores Locks for a team dinner. Tomorrow is ocean, shopping, and our final Crossfire. It's hard to believe the trip is almost over. Our team is so close and having to much fun. God has been powerful and nobody wants it to end.
The video is the team singing after our last game...the audio is really bad, but the video is fun...


  1. Thank you Coach Jaderston for all the work you have put into this mission. Our prayers follow you and the team as they finish their work there. Planting seeds that the Hands of the Almighty will grow is the beginning of miracles in the lives of these children.
    God Bless

    Marchel Thiessen

  2. Thanks to all of you for sharing such a memorable experience with each other and with us at home. You have all including your great leader, your coach, have done a wonderful job. God bless you all.
    Glenda Mosiman