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The United Methodist Church

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Panama Methodist Camping Ministry

Panama Methodist Camping Ministry

Advance #3020651

#3020651 - Providing an optimal place for the transformation of lives through Christian camps and similar spiritual growth opportunities

Annual Goal:$20,000.00
YTD Gifts:$2,490.00
Partner:Evangelical Methodist Church of Panama

Describe the need affecting the community.

Over the years we have found that the camping ministry is one of the most effective means of disciplining children and youth. Additionally, our Methodist school in Panama City has as one of its pillars the Christian Formation Department which conducts spiritual life retreats for students throughout the school year. Both programs need a site conducive to these activities and the camp currently under construction was designed to provide an optimal space for these ministries. The construction of the kitchen/dining hall will enable us to put the camp into operation.

How will this Advance project help to address the need?

The camp has been designed to provide an optimal place for the transformation of lives through Christian camps and similar spiritual growth opportunities.

Describe the primary goal of the project.

The Camping Ministry aims to play a vital role in the discipleship of our children and youth, transforming lives for service to God and neighbor.

Describe the change you would like to see in the community as a result of this Advance project.

We would like to see the children and youth develop a strong relationship with Jesus Christ in such a way that their transformed lives are a testimony to God's love.

Budget and Financial Information

Income

Annual Advance Financial Goal
$20,000.00
Local Financial Support
$26,500.00
UMVIM Team Contributions
$20,000.00
$66,500.00

Expense

Construction of Kitchen and Dining Hall
$50,000.00
Maintenance
$3,000.00
Caretaker Salary
$5,200.00
Training for Camp Counselors
$2,000.00
Summer Camps for Children and Youth
$4,800.00
Utilities
$1,500.00
$66,500.00

Missionary Serving this Project

Rhett J. Thompson

Project Contact

Rhett Thompson
+507.2245184

Global Ministries Contact

Edgar Avitia
(404) 460-7404