Bears On A Mission – A “Beary” Christmas In Panama!

On December 11th Stephen and a few leaders went to Panama City, Panama for the annual Bears on a Mission initiative. Each year in December, LOLI sends a team into the country that we will host the next crusade, in order to bless the children of that country. Specifically, we bless children in hospitals and orphanages. This year we were blessed to be able to go to Panama City, Panama.

Small girl with a stuffed gray elephant

The team handed out over 350 stuffed animals to all of the children! The look on the faces of the children who receive the stuffed animals makes me understand how much of a blessing the teddy bears are to them. This truly is one of our favorite activities at LOLI!

Girl with white teddy bear

This year, we have a unique opportunity to do a secondBears on a Mission in January. The leaders in Colón, Panama, the city which at the other end of the Panama Canal, have asked us to visit hospitals and orphanages there as well – and of course, we said yes!


Because of this fantastic opportunity, in late January, Stephen and a team of leaders will return with another batch of stuffed animals to bless even more children.

Stephen Evans boy large brown bear

If you would like to contribute to Bears On A Mission or organize a drive at your church, we are currently collecting new or gently used stuffed animals. There are thousands of children in Colón, Panama who won’t get a single Christmas present this year. With your help, we can change that for many of them!

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