What is David’s Well?

Our Mission

David’s Well is a nonprofit organization founded in Panama in 1987 by Juan Rodriguez from the Dominican Republic and Paul Daniel Crosley from the U.S. Our mission is to take the Gospel to native villages in Panama and other neighboring Central America countries making disciples and establishing congregations while meeting physical needs by establishing fresh water systems, healthy homes, medical clinics, schools, small production centers and sustainable agriculture. As communities open their hearts to Jesus, their lives are transformed and they live more productive lives with the hope of eternal life. From the beginning, our main goal has been to train Christian leaders through Bible Institutes that we developed. We have trained more than 50 leaders who were sent to different countries in Central America and the Caribbean to preach the Gospel, establish church congregations, and make new disciples.

Our Strategy

David’s Well has developed a process for bringing villages from the depths of disease and poverty to a functioning and healthy community that puts Jesus Christ at the head. Before meeting spiritual needs, we often must first address immediate physical needs of health, housing, water, and education. While addressing these physical needs, we get to know the villagers and introduce them to Jesus and His love. God has given us an extraordinary team that loves what they do and works tirelessly ministering with Panamanian and American volunteers. Several American congregations help us financially and the government authorities approve the building projects and provide teachers and meals for the schools.

While the unceasing prayers of all our supporters is essential for success, God is our primary provider and source of strength in this ministry. He provides the means for carrying out His mission as stated in Matthew.
All authority in heaven and earth has been given to me. Therefore, go and make disciples of all nations baptizing them in the name of the Father, and the Son and the Holy Spirit teaching them to obey everything I have commanded. Matthew 28:19