To Floating Bible Schools:
Allen, when you came to my island, I was 13 years old. Back then, my people worshiped nature, and there was no Christian church on my island. Our culture and way of life were changing rapidly, and because there was a lack of education on the islands, the young people didn’t have much hope for a good future. I and my peers were apathetic, on drugs, and rebellious to our parents and island elders.
Thank you for caring about the Kuna people and reaching out to us with the love of God. You brought the
gospel of Jesus Christ to our island, and this brought hope and a bright future for me and my people. You
taught us that God had a plan for our lives, a plan of hope and a future. Today, twenty-two years later, I successfully minister as the senior pastor of the first church that you started on my island of Nalunega, and I oversee the subsequent
churches we started on four other islands. My wife and I have traveled to Bogota, Colombia, and I have ministered in
the United States on three short-term trips. Today, there is more hope for the Kuna culture and its youth, with greater
education and prosperity.
With much gratefulness,
Pastor Nicolas Adames
Senior Pastor, Word of Life Church
Nalunega Island, San Blas Islands, Panama