Panama Village


Santiago, Panama

Our First Church Panama village is mission and relationship building that we do in connection with the ministry of Missionaries Rev. David and Cindy Ceballos.


  • Dollars raised to support missionary medical efficiency and impact
  • Medical Mission Trips

Church Planting

  • Construction Mission Trips
  • Dollars raised to begin construction of our second church, building in partnership with the local tribes living in the Comarca indigenous territories.
  • Dollars raised to support new ministry initiatives with SPMA (Santiago Panama Mission Adventures).

Respite and Education Centers

  • Dollars raised to support missionary efforts to advocate for and educate the poor in Santiago, Panama and the surrounding areas.
  • Educating local communities on self-sufficiency, health, and environmental understanding.
  • Building and maintaining local orphanage and albergue medical centers in the Veruguas Province


Mission Panama Trip – June 22 – 30, 2019

Our fifth Adult Mission Panama trip will be June 22 – June 30, 2019! We will return to Santiago, Panama to work with Missionaries David and Cindy Ceballos.

To find out more about our next trip,  reach out to our 2019 Team Leader Jennifer Glasgow at

You can download the application here.2019 Mission Panama trip application

You can also read more from the 2018 Mission Panama team on our trip blog at or connect with us on Facebook at

Mission Panama 2018…the team is home!

Thanks to generous donors to the First Church Chicken Buckets, the 2018 Mission Panama team was privileged to give a check in excess of $10K to its mission, to go toward the construction of an orphanage for disadvantaged girls in Santiago as well as a tuberculosis medical clinic and albergue respite center in Santa Fe.

Time raced by in Panama last week. It is hard to believe the trip is over. Did we really do this?

The many photos we took are evidence we did do this! More so is the evidence of love we returned with…love for the beautiful Panamanians, love for our labor of compassion in Christ’s name, and love for the great commission our Lord gives to us all, to go to the ends of the world for his sake. It is the love we received many times over that is proof of our days here.

Now we return, full of stories to share, in the hope that you, too, will hear God’s calling, however it takes root in your life. “Here am I. Send me!”
Blessings to all who have been praying for us and for this mission. Your prayers have been richly answered!

Read about this year’s adventures here!

About Mission Panama

Missionaries Rev. David and Cindy Ceballos established Mission Panama in the early 2010’s with a vision to “Transform Panama through Christian Love in Action by bridging the global body of Christ.”

The Mission Panama teams seek to bridge the global body of Christ through short-term mission volunteers engaging in the cultural context of Panama and the needs of each province.

Mission Panama is one of The Villages of First Church.

Support the Mission

Financial support of Mission Panama is encouraged. All donations will go to the work of building new churches and caring for the struggling communities in and within Santiago, Veruguas, Panama.

You can set up a one-time or recurring donation through the church office or if you would like to give by check through the church, simply indicate in the memo field “Mission Panama” and place it in the offering plate during worship.

Text FUMCRR Panama to 73256 to give to the Mission Panama fund using your text messaging. Standard text messaging rates may apply.