About Costa Abajo
Costa Abajo is a division of the Colón Province of Panama which is divided between the Costa Arriba (Upper Coast) and the Costa Abajo (Lower Coast) regions. Colón is the capital of this province and also a major port city and free trade zone in Panama. Costa Abajo is on the west side of the Panama Canal and is separated from the state capital, Colón, and the Costa Arriba region by the canal. There are approximately 12 communities in the Costa Abajo region. To reach some of these communities, it is necessary to walk along jungle paths or travel by boat on rivers or the sea. The majority of the communities are coastal, but some are in the interior a bit.
Our field coordinator is Pastor Amado, who has served in this area for several years and has planted six out of the 7 churches that exist in this area. Pastors and leaders are eager to receive training to equip them to serve their churches and communities more effectively. It is hoped that trained pastors, evangelists, and church planters will develop out of this training to start other churches in the region as well as to reach other areas of Panama.
Travel & Accomodations
Teams will fly into Panama City and then travel in a rented vehicle or missionary/pastor vehicle from the airport along the highway that follows the canal to the outskirts of Colón. Once across the canal, it is an hour drive or less to Boca de Rio Indio.