Community Outreach Chad manages our ever-important relationships within the community.
Dennis and Jeanne are the parents to Chad and Jason. They started their effort "Vida Ministries" in the area in 1984. They are consultants to our effort with 30 + years of community programs.
We buy and bring tools for the USA and give to the ladies that create jewelry they sell to the tourist that come to their villages and also on the world market. We also bring new ideas on design and materials they use in the jewelry .
Our mission is to provide opportunities for the local Indian tribes in the Darien Gap through Community base efforts. By creating oppertunities we help the Indian's Keep tribal traditions alive and be able to pass them down to generations to come. Also we bring modern tools to help them with their arts. And are involved in Sports, Music, Ag, Educational and self help Programs.
Long Term Goals
To create opportunity so the villages have a choice to stay living by their traditions or to go out and get an educations so they can return and serve the community. To protect their lifestyle from a changing world.
Jason Runs the day to day. He answers all the questions and it involved in the community programs Planning.
We always have been involved in farming in the area for the last 30 years. When we got to the Darien in 1984 the Indians fought us how to farm the land by hand. Now we are teaching them better crops and more profitable ways to plant.