Millions of people suffer and die every year because they don’t have the most basic necessity freely available to them, hope for now and in the future!  Help us change that.


We have a simple mission: to give more people in the world a chance to live as God created them to be - whole physically and spiritually. While this is a trivial quest in a developed country, it can be incredibly difficult for many here in Panama. SPMA aims to help communities develop sustainable, ecological, simple, easy-to-maintain solutions to better health spiritually and physically to everyone who needs it.

What We’re Doing & Why

We are a global mission ministry serving the marginalized and indigenous populations of Panama. We seek to bridge the global body of Christ through short-term mission volunteers engaging in the cultural context of Latin America.
It is a partnership between volunteers and people like you working to improve the spiritual and physical lives of the marginalized and indigenous populations in Panama. By partnering with local organizations, governmental health, educational organizations and churches we are able to better reach the unreachable, touch the untouched, and see the unseen.

Santiago Panama Mission Adventures is a non-profit 501-(c)-(3) organization dedicated and passionate about sharing the gospel of Jesus Christ through wholistic ministry approaches ministering to the wholeness of people in Panama. Our focus is ministry among the marginalized and indigenous populations located but not limited to, the region of Veraguas. Our approach of ministry to provide physical wellness through medical treatment and training as well as spiritual wellness through evangelism and discipleship.
We are non-denominational in nature extending the grace of Jesus Christ to the global body of Christ.

Our medical approach is to work cooperatively with the Panamanian Ministry of Health by bringing medical resources and personnel to those areas where there is a deficit of medical services.

Our spiritual approach is to work within the Panamanian context in which we find ourselves to bring hope, grace, love, and dignity to the whole person.
For more specific information regarding our leadership team, please read the Bio's of our staff and Board Members.

Our Board members are passionate Christians with years of mission and medical expertise bringing their grace gifts to share with Panama.

“The mark of a great church is not its seating capacity, but its sending capacity.”
― Mike Stachura

SPMA's Profile

Meet our Team

Santiago Panama Mission Adventures (SPMA)

Director: David Ceballos, Ph.D.

Medical Staff: Cindy Ceballos, B.S.N, CDE

Our Board of Directors:

Dr. Andy Lee, M.D.,

Rev. Janet Cavalier,

Rev. Jim Wright,

Cynthia Ceballos.

This is what we believe, what we do, and why!

You want to ignite something in your church?

Short-term missions is a great tool for igniting passion in your group or church!   Join us for a short-term mission experience that can reignite that passion.  

Sometimes it just takes getting out of your own context to see the world with different lenses, then going back home to see your world differently.  

Short-terms missions, when done right, can do just that.  

But joining us also helps us here in Panama and gives hope to those who still live in 3rd world conditions.  

Come join us, "Be on Mission With Us So You Can Be On Mission Back Home!"  

David Ceballos, Ph.D.