GMI team member Ronnie Mackensen started a martial arts ministry in Panama as an outreach of their church, Comunidad Bíblica de la Gracia (Grace Bible Community). Ronnie started with three students, two of which Ronnie and his GMI co-worker, Alvaro Barrantes, are discipling. This past Sunday was the first belt promotion for Academia Arraigados and for these three students. Ronnie’s goal is to use these three young men he is training to develop them into leaders for the martial arts academy so they can help him develop the culture as they now begin to invite more students. Ronnie is using this ministry as an outreach both in class and during events such as the promotion event which the parents of these young men attended and at which they heard from God’s Word.