Category Archives: News

Kodiak Not Coming – Sites Now on Cessna 206

Mission Padamo/ May 5, 2015/ News, Updates/ 1 comments

Dear Prayer Friends, This finds us in Caracas renewing my USA passport. We don’t know what the future holds here in Venezuela but thankfully, we do know who holds the future. Things continue to go downhill here. We struggle to find the most basic of items like milk, sugar, coffee and any kind of soap or shampoo even bathroom tissue,

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Gary’s Interview With Chief Shoefoot

Mission Padamo/ January 24, 2014/ News/ 2 comments

I have been interviewing Bautista lovingly known as Chief Shoefoot: Bautista, what was your life like before you came to Christ? “I was in bondage to Satan and his demons. I had so many evil spirits living within me that I was in total darkness filled with hate for everyone. I was a Shaman healer of my people but my

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Please Pray for Upcoming Bible Seminar

Mission Padamo/ January 24, 2014/ News/ 0 comments

We are planning another Bible seminar for the 1st – 6th of April. Please be in prayer for us. So many many hungry people for the word of God. But our resources are limited here and that limits the number of distant villages we can bring people in from. We need wisdom on who to concentrate on and what villages

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Update on Mike & Keila’s Trip to the USA

Mission Padamo/ August 6, 2013/ News/ 1 comments

Dear praying friends, Yesterday, about 8 AM, while walking into the airport at Puerto Ayacucho, I scraped my hand in passing on a door with some grease on it. There is never any water in the bathrooms, so I don’t even know what I was thinking by heading to the bathroom…but there I went. Wonder of wonders there was actually

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Mike’s Five Day Trip

Mission Padamo/ June 25, 2013/ News/ 2 comments

Dear praying friends, I returned  on Wednesday evening from a 5 day trip to visit some far away villages so thought I would share my trip with you. Saturday 1 PM:  After the rain stopped, we took off. Later than we had anticipated, but since the boat had places to hang hammocks, we were in fine spirits. After about 16

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Christians and Armadillos

Mission Padamo/ May 20, 2013/ News/ 1 comments

Dear Praying friends, This finds us well and continuing to thank God for an open door here. With the political situation here, we don’t take anything for granted, but God is faithful and we find ourselves depending on HIM to not only provide us with all we need, but even to continue to sustain our spirits and keep us encouraged

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Testimony Time Today

Mission Padamo/ May 4, 2013/ News/ 0 comments

During our Bible class this morning, one of the guys was sharing how, “in spite of the fact, that there is much sadness in the village right now, our hearts remain strong and our comfort is in Christ.” He paused and looked down for a minute. “Even though my family is really sad right now, we know our little girl

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Malaria

Mission Padamo/ May 3, 2013/ News/ 0 comments

Dear Praying Friends, Another hard week up here in the jungle; we just walked back up from the funeral of one of Keila’s preschool little girls. She passed away of malaria Monday morning. Her parents Jacinto and Leticia and family are taking it so hard. But this is the third death in the last week, so like I said, a

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April 13 – Update from Mike Dawson Family

Mission Padamo/ April 19, 2013/ News/ 1 comments

As I wake up with the morning of each day that passes by, And I listen to the sounds upon my ear; I can’t help but keep a watch toward the eastern sky, And I wonder if the trumpet will be the next sound that I hear. Oh my earthly disappointments and trials here below, Fade away when I remember

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Air Support, Generator and Politicos

Mission Padamo/ March 23, 2013/ News/ 0 comments

Dear praying friends, The need for our own air support, especially with an aircraft stationed right here in the jungle is brought home once again! My nephew Shawn fell and broke his arm today at 3:30 PM. There is not time to have an airplane round trip from town up to Las Esmeralda and back out to town before night

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