This is what we call our YWAM Ships base in Panama. It is on an island called Bastimentos on the Caribbean Sea side of northern Panama up by Costa Rica, in the jungle, with it’s own dock, nestled among many indigenous Ngobe Indian tribes. The base sleeps 40. Close to Bocas Del Toro a town of approx 12,000 with an airport.
This wonderful base sits on 8 acres and was an outright gift from YWAM Panama to YWAM Ships. Dale and Kim Kapsar and their family developed the property and simply gave it debt free valued at $700,000 to YWAM with a dream in their hearts it would be sued to reach all the remote families living in the area. Thank you Kapsars and thank you YWAM Panama for your radical generosity.
She is GREEN! Produces 110 power by solar, catches rain water, surrounded by lush plants and trees, fruit trees, has 3 streams on 8 acres of land. Plenty of room to add additional buildings to expand. No roads, water taxis only that run in and out of town 10-15 minutes
We are making Outpost Panama home port for our next boat and other smaller vessels. Within one day’s sail we can access well over 50 villages that are completely isolated from regular access. The only way to reach them would otherwise be days using 4-wheeled drive vehicles and hiking in. With our boats we can pull alongside, drop the anchor and take our time helping them.
Ideal for your outreach teams to join. $25 a day for food and accommodation. If you have a team that prefers staying at a resort we are neighbours with Red Frog Resort that provides.
Do you have medical skills? Consider joining our efforts in Panama by going out to these villages for a week at a time, returning to base for rest and restocking then back out to the villages for another cycle. Accommodation would be on board or at our Outpost base. We make our own water, carry our own food and supplies in. contact us at email@example.com
Consider joining our long term staff at Outpost Panama. We need those who don’t mind the conditions in the jungle, the heat, the idea of creating something awesome out of an isolated place with a bunch of friends all dedicated to bringing the gospel and medical help to Indian family who live in very remote places. If you are a natural fixer McGiver kind, like creating GREEN answers to living on the land, would like to help with sustainable farming techniques, coming up with innovative solutions that work to host teams year round then we would LOVE to hear from you. Click here to apply. Feel free to email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Consider coming down for a couple of weeks with a small team from your church or service club to help us get the property improved. We would love you as a group to take an offering ahead of time and send us funds for materials so we can plan on having them on site ready for your team to work. Everything, and I mean EVERYTHING needs to get planned ahead and brought in by boat so lumber, tools, any sand or concrete or tile etc all gets purchased across the other side of the country trucked to Almirante, then placed in large dug out trees (massive canoes with a motor on the back) and then taken to the island. Send donations by clicking here.
Here are some additional photos you might be interested in
Typical Ngobe Indian Home
At night the skiy is SO bright. Far from cities.
Ministering up rivers and along the coast
Ngobe Indian Family
Construction material of homes is sparse
Panga Boats are used as water taxis
Our front porch
View from porch
Another view from Outpost Panama
Pathway down to our dock
Our base is elevated 100 steps up a hill from the ocean
Outpost Dock. Your arrival point.
Fruit trees on the property abound
Pathway to dock
Walking through the fruit trees
View from bedroom window
Pathway from house
Water catchment tanks.
Bathroom and showers down by lower building
Team accommodation room
Lower level bottom house
Lower level bottom house
Next to stream