This past Saturday Chaz and Helga went up the Chagres River as tour helpers with a group of local photographers. They were with Panama Photo Workshops,run by a friend of ours named Tito Herrera. He asked Chaz to help organize this photo tour to an Embera community,so it was arranged to travel up to Parara Puru. This is the same village we’ve gone to several times,including three times with the children’s group from our local church. The last time Chaz was up there he talked with several people about reading the Scripture and having some Bible study sessions. There was interest and even enthusiasm on the part of some,so he was looking for a good opportunity to go up again. Accompanying the photographers was the perfect chance. They spent a couple hours going up to explore and photograph a waterfall,so Chaz took that time to read through the first few chapters of Genesis with a group of about six.
We had the extra pleasure at the end of the day of running into our old friends Melio and Maribel and their kids. They were our Embera friends when we lived in Gamboa. We brought them and their baby daughter home from the hospital the day after she was born. They are happy and doing well.
Maribel with Melio,Merlina and Mateo