Missionaries in Panama: Rev. David and Cynthia Ceballos
Dates for the mission trip to Panama have been set! September 6-15, 2013
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Fellowship UMC entered a covenantal relationship in January 2012 with two General Board of Global Ministries missionaries who are serving in Panama. In a covenantal relationship, churches partner with the missionaries as they serve to make disciples of Jesus Christ and help meet the needs of the communities in which they reside. This partnership is much more than a financial commitment. It is a dynamic relationship where the church and missionary pray for one another and communicate regularly. Once every three years, the congregation has the opportunity to meet the missionaries face-to-face by hosting them at their church.
David and Cindy arrived in Panama in December 2011 and hit the ground running. Methodists have had no presence in the middle section of the country, which is a region called Veraguas. David is charged with developing a new Methodist district in this region and planting a new church in the growing city of Santiago, where there is already a core group involved in Bible studies. The church has secured 6 acres of land that will be the staging area for the Ceballos' work. Cindy will help facilitate the presence of the Methodist church in the region through developing a community-based health care program, and will also work with VIM (Volunteers in Mission) teams in the area.
Rev. David Ceballos attended Pan American University in Texas, receiving a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science. He has earned two masters degrees: one in theology and one in religious education from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, Texas. David is currently studying toward a doctoral degree in education.
Cynthia Ceballos was born in New Mexico and earned her diploma in nursing from Methodist Hospital School of nursing in Lubbock, Texas, and a Bachelor of Science degree in nursing from Lubbock Christian University. She worked in cardiac care and diabetes education at Methodist Hospital in Lubbock and for a pharmaceutical company before beginning her service in mission.
David and Cynthia are the parents of six adult children. They have previously served as missionaries in Barcelona, Spain, and Honduras, Central America.
To make a donation in support of the missionaries, checks can be made out to "FUMC" and designate "Panama missionaries" in the memo line.
Contact person at Fellowship UMC: Hope Willingham at email@example.com.