John & Aimee Gordon
Name: The Gordon Family in Panama City, Panama
People Group(s) Focus: Inner-city Panamanians, Venezuelan Immigrants/Refugees, Roman Catholics, Embera, Wounaan, Guna indigenous tribes
Population: Approx. 4,000,000
Location: Panama, isthmus linking Central & South America
Religion: 85% Roman Catholic
By God’s sustaining grace, the Gordon family, John & Aimee, Leia, Clara, Micah & Makayla have lived and served in Panama City, Panama for 8 years and 11 years as overseas missionaries with Sport X Change. Using common bonds such as sports and music, they have been able to gain access to hard to reach places and see the light of the Gospel move in local schools, juvenile jails and indigenous communities. They are currently focused on growing an indigenous church plant effort in the Darien jungle where Christ is moving in the Embera village, “La Reserva.” God has also called their family to serve alongside a local church plant in the heart of Panama City, Iglesia Comunidad de Cristo, where they help with community outreach, music ministry and discipleship. Their heartbeat as ambassadors of Christ is to see the Word of God awaken hearts through His Spirit and to walk alongside people in their growth and discipleship.