The annual summit is the occasion for national church leaders to report on their activities to one another, to discuss issues related to the Mennonite Brethren movement around the world, and to encourage one another in ministry. ICOMB invites MB Mission to participate as well in order to learn more about and be inspired toward the mission of our global family.
Panama 2016 Schedule
|June 1||Wednesday||Arrivals Panama City (PTY)
Free shuttle to Riande Hotel Aeropuerto
|June 2||Thursday||The Latin American and European leaders’ subgroups meet during the day.
Summit begins (evening)
|June 5||Sunday||Local Church Services
|June 6||Monday||Departures or
a village on a river accessible by 3-4 hr boat ride.
|June 7||Tuesday||Platanares Village|
|June 8||Wednesday||Return from Platanares|
|June 9||Thursday||Departures from Panama|
Cost breakdowns (USD):
Summit hotel room $120 a night but can be shared (June 1-5) – Total for 5 nights (shared) = $300
Summit meals/breaks: $100
ICOMB pays for these costs for the primary delegate of each national church
Trip to Platanares: $100 per person for gas for the boat and a gift to the hosts for meals.
Shared hotel room June 8 – $60.
Note: Platanares Trip Points of Detail
Possible stay in the home of Pastor Hermes and Aleyda Barrigon. It’s a traditional Wounaan home with a large living area plus other rooms. We will sleep on the floor and use mosquito nets. We will use nets from there as North American varieties can’t keep out the tiny bugs. Bring a small thermarest mattress or something similar and a sheet (a double sheet you can fold over covers and protects from bugs). This will be enough as the climate is hot and humid. They have an outdoor shower.
Wounaan women will provide meals from the fish, plantain and other meat available. We may bring supplies such as rice, water, oil, or other fresh items.