the hope of salvation

Romans 15:13 

            May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that by the power of the Holy Spirit you may abound in hope.

      Regardless of age, social status and/or physical location, what this world NEEDS is the hope that Jesus provided through salvation. Jesus can heal your wounds, set you back on the right path, set you free from addiction, be your best friend and become your all in all. The creator God of all we see and do not see, provided hope for us by giving us an alternative choice to what was available by our own choices. 

     Without Him, we are without true peace, love and eternal LIFE. Through salvation in Jesus, we are given the choice to become family with God, Christ followers, peace makers, mercy givers, light reflectors, truth spreaders, fishers of men and HOPE demonstrators.

     A very effective way to provide hope for the lost, foundation for the new believer, strength for the follower and unity in the body of Christ, is through radio. Radio waves can reach where most dare not go. They can provide a pivotal point in a persons life. They can bring strength to a weary soul. They can bring spiritual sustenance to the weak, invigorate a believer's walk, embolden the meek, stream peace to the tormented, feed faith for growth and create familial ties to fellow believers through unity.

    This powerful tool often comes under attack from those who have set themselves against the Word of God and the Hope of Salvation through Jesus. Nonetheless:

Romans 8:31

         What shall we then say to these things? If God be for us, who can be against us?

     Just because we have the victory does NOT mean the enemy will go quietly. Quite the opposite, in fact. By standing firm as we are called to do in 1 Corinthians 15:58, we demonstrate Gods loving and patient desire to win the lost for Him.


As God speaks to your hearts, these are some ways you can help support Jeanne and Vida Ministries

  • Your prayers for God’s strength, healing, protection, and guidance are deeply appreciated. We will be sharing other specific items for prayer over the coming months.

  • Please continue to faithfully give your financial support to Vida Ministries.

  • For those who feel moved to bless Jeanne with a financial gift, to help her personally as she plans for her life without Dennis, please visit this dedicated GoFundMe page at

If you prefer to send a check, please mail it to: Jeanne CookP.O. Box 6268, Kokomo, IN, 46904

Because these donations are personally for Jeanne, they will not be tax-deductible.


Please click the link below to post pictures, videos, and messages of your special memories with Dennis. These posts will be shared for all to see: a beautiful way to experience together the many ways Denny is remembered by those who love him.

HONORING Dennis' life

Celebration of Life - Republic of Panamá

  • Date: Saturday, July 2, 2022

  • Time: 4:00pm (Panamá time)

  • Location: Village of Arrimae (where we started God’s work in Darien)

Celebration of Life - United States

  • Date: Saturday, August 20,, 2022

  • Time: 4:00pm (Indiana time)

  • Location: Heartland Church, 3611 State Road 19, Sharpsville, Indiana


What will happen to Vida Ministries?

  • Even though Dennis has gone to be with his heavenly Father, Jeanne will continue to lead God’s work in Vida Ministries with the radio station (Estereo Vida), pastors, churches, women, children, and other activities.

When and how did Dennis die?

  • Dennis died peacefully on the evening of May 10th, 2022 due to complications from his ongoing heart problems.

  • He passed away at the Paitilla Hospital in Panamá City, Panamá.

  • Dennis was 74 years old.

Will there be a funeral and burial?

  • No. Dennis wanted his earthly body to be cremated.

Will there be a memorial service?

  • Two memorial services are planned, one in Darién, Panamá and one in Kokomo, Indiana.

  • See above for the dates, times, and locations.

Who are Dennis’ living immediate family members?

  • Wife: Jeanne Cook

  • Children: Jason, Jennifer, Chad, and Christopher

  • Grandchildren: Joshua, Zachary, Kristen, Abbi, Brittany, Seth, Liliana, Casey, and Nathan

  • Great Grandchildren: Adalynn, Noah, Payton, Gabriella, Emma, Nathan, and Caitlyne