Our current focus is developing the JLM Campus, A 10 acre parcel located in Penonomé, Panama. Renovations are underway to complete housing for House of Hope. The JLM Christian Academy's grand opening school year arrived with great success on August 8, 2022. Our continuing projects include a multiplex campus with the school, founder's home and the House of Hope for college students. There are plans in progress to house missionary guest, and future plan will include a multi purpose building for clinics, outreach, day camps and educational functions. We welcome groups or individuals to help with all projects underway. Please contact us!
House of Hope
Education through the House of Hope extends into two homes located in Penonome, Panama, one on campus and one off campus. We provide disadvantaged young women and young men access to a university education within a healthy, safe, home environment. The House of Hope teaches personal responsibility and builds self-esteem that each will carry with them for a lifetime. The students have gotten drivers licenses and passports that have allowed them to participate in missions to other countries. Success has been achieved with 4 university graduates, with degrees in Business, Law and Science. With strong moral and spiritual guidance, we are changing lives one at a time.
JLM Christian Academy
The academy is an English speaking Pre-K - 6th grade school located on the JLM Christian Campus in Penonome, and is based on biblical principles to educate children using an American school calendar and structure. The Academy offers the opportunity to expand education beyond the existing government schools. It is also a conduit for House of Hope students to work and expand their communication skills into the working world.
Build a Home
JLM in partnership with Five Stars Academy and local volunteers, participate in building small block homes for families in critical need. These projects are life transforming for the volunteers that participate and for the recipients of their new homes. We can breathe new life into a families dream for a new future. Come alongside this mission with purpose.
JAM (Jesus and Me) Camps
JLM's primary focus is on making a difference in the lives of children most in need. These camps take place throughout the year, day camps, weekend camps and week-long camps for children in Panama and around the world. We work with community leaders in each of these areas to find the best location to manage camps of sometimes as many as 500 children for a week. Each camp is set up with "stations" for rotation throughout each day. The stations are led by JLM team members and volunteers, consisting of Art, Languages, Health, Sports, Games, Drama, and Bible Study. The day includes snacks, drinks and a hot meal - something many of the kids do not receive on a daily basis in their normal lives. The goal is to share love and compassion through Jesus to this young generation and the communities they live in.
Let's MAKE A DIFFERENCE together!
Student Exchange Program
JLM Christian Foundation has partnered with Five Stars Academy (www.fivestarsacademy.com), an American-style school to families interested in living on the Pacific beaches of Panama. Located in Santa Clara in the Cocle Province of Panama, just 20 minutes west of Coronado, Five Stars Academy provides a personal, hands-on, yet highly academic program to develop well-rounded students Pre-K to Grade 12. With more than 25 countries represented at the school, it is truly an international experience for all students and teachers. Click here to learn more.