Ultimate Workout Alumni Project 2016
In 2014 Ultimate Workout Alumni volunteer traveled to Panama to renovate a church that Ultimate Workout volunteers had constructed in 1996. Then, just a few weeks before the project was to begin, an UW veteran, named Gabriel Modiga, passed away. Many of the volunteers committed to the 2014 reunion project knew Gabriel, and suddenly their upcoming mission trip took on a deeper meaning.
At the project, volunteers not only renovated the church, they also raised enough money to construct two One-Day Church buildings to be used as Sabbath School classrooms for another congregation in Varital Este. They dedicated the project and the new buildings to Gabriel, and placed memorial plaques at the structures.
The following year, Gabriel’s parents participated on the UW Reunion Project in Corozo, Panama. While there, the group went to Varital Este to visit the congregation where they had built the One-Day Church frames. The volunteers learned that the congregation was struggling financially, and they had been unable to raise the money to complete the walls of the new buildings. While both structures were being used weekly, they did not have walls yet.
An idea was sparked, and the group decided to fundraise and return the following year (2016) to complete the walls.
Now, everyone is invited to return to Panama to complete the walls for both of these Sabbath school structures as well as paint the church sanctuary that was built by the church members. In addition, the group will conduct local community outreach in the community.
This project specifically targets UW veterans from the past 26 years. However, those who have had a connection to the UW through family and friends are also invited, as well as those who feel called to serve in this ministry. We are expecting a small group of 15-30 volunteers to join this project. You’re invited to be a part of it!Scope