Shakarooth (the IBC youth group) has been consistently serving in Panama since  2017. We have been serving through Go In The Name Missions lead by Matt Hofeld. Panama is a culturally rich and diverse country made up of many people groups across its multiply provinces. IBC youth teams have served in the Ciriqui and Bocas del Toro provinces. The main people group we have been working with is the Ngobe-Bugle indigenous group. 

Fitting with the IBC missions model, the youth have worked with the local churches in the area, doing door to door evangelism, working in schools, and conducting Vacation Bible Schools. These outreaches have helped the local churches develop great relationships with the community and have brought light, hope, and salvation to a dark and difficult people group.
We have the privilege to encourage the local Pastor and his wife as well as give out food bags in the name of the local church.