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The Seventh-Day Adventist Church of Panama

Official logo of the Seventh-Day Adventist Church. Image.

Official logo of the Seventh-Day Adventist Church. Image.

Seventh Day Adventist School in Calidonia/Marañon Area circa 1945. Image thanks to our friend Carlos Cox.

Seventh Day Adventist School in Calidonia/Marañon Area of Panama City circa 1945. Image thanks to our friend Carlos Cox.

My encounter with the Seventh-Day Adventist community in Bocas Town sparked my curiosity as to the origins of this tightly knit group which, at the time, was mainly composed of descendants of West Indian people. As such, I’ve borrowed from an excellent account written by Clifton L. Holland entitled Status of Christianity Country Profile: Panama to provide you with a good historical background. Continue reading

A Picnic With the Adventists of Bocas

gossipUpon reaching home that day after the interview with the Lady Governor I excitedly reported on the meeting to my sister Aminta and to Pug. It was in that moment that I started to really feel fierce hunger pangs as I hadn’t eaten all day. Since my sister was the cook in the house and Pug just couldn’t cut it as a cook, I battled hunger; counting on lunch and dinner had become a major problem, since I could not stand Chinese food as part of my daily diet. It seemed like Pug was getting her sustenance by visiting her mother in Almirante on almost a daily basis. Continue reading