Our outpost in north-western Panama is on a jungle island called Bastimentos, on the Caribbean Sea near Costa Rica. Outpost Panama has its own dock and uses panga boats as a primary means transportation. While the base is remote and nestled among many indigenous Ngobe tribes, it is still close to Bocas Town, the provincial capital, located on the nearby Isla Colón. The base runs on solar power and uses a rain-catchment system for their water supply.
This wonderful eight acre base was a gift from YWAM Panama. Dale and Kim Kapsar and their family developed the property, valued at $800,000 (USD), and gifted it debt-free to YWAM. Thanks to the Kapsars, YWAM Panama, and the base leaders, Nathan and Christina Pineault, YWAM Ships is fulfilling the dream to reach all the families living in this remote area.