Over the past 2 years, more than 28,000 immigrants walked through the Darien Gap on their way to America. Known as one of the world’s densest jungles, it also facilitates many illegal groups involved with drugs, human trafficking, and even paramilitary activities. The trip is very dangerous and many die along the way from all kinds of hardships.
Many of these immigrants are Haitian (49%), while others come from Africa (19%), Asia (15%), Cuba (12%), South America (6%) and a few other countries (0.2%).
Because of the COVID virus, migration out of Panama has slowed down and 3 camps in the Darien have been growing. The people are fed and taken care of by the Panamanian government, but COVID outbreaks are a major challenge.
The medical group that visits these camp sites were hand-picked as translators for the many different languages spoken. God sure has a plan! The group leader is a pastor friend of ours and many on his team are spirit-filled Christians.
During the day they treat people medically, but at night, they have open air crusades. They have led hundreds of people to the Lord in these camps.
On their way to America, they found Jesus… or maybe He found them! He parted the Red Sea for His children before. Now, He is right there when they come out of the dense and dangerous jungle. It is unlike any revival that I have ever seen.
In the villages, the pastors cannot meet as a group anymore in the church, but they go house to house discipling the new converts. God is doing a mighty work through these well-trained pastors who we had the privilege of training over the past 40 years we have lived here.