We would like to introduce to you Vida Ministries. The founders, Rev. Dennis and Jeanne Cook, have been missionaries in the Darien jungle of Panama, Central America since 1981. Their four grown children, Christopher, Jennifer, Jason and Chad spent many years helping in the ministry in the jungle. Chad, their youngest son, serves as a missionary with them in the jungle. The other three children have married and have children of their own and reside within the United States. The Cook's have eight grandchildren and one great grandchild.
The vision of Vida Ministries is to train national pastors in a two-year Bible school and to establish strong local churches. They've established seven churches inside the Choco Indian reservation. Rev. Dennis is the only man that was granted permission by the Indian authorities to establish churches on the Choco Indian reservation.
In 1991, the Cooks pioneered Radio Vida. It is the first and only Christian radio station in the densest jungle in the world. One of the programs on Radio VIda is a two-year Bible school. Many of the pastors in the jungle have attended this Bible schoolover the air.
The station reaches approximately 70,000 residents on a daily basis. Rev. Dennis counsels many of the national pastors and is highly esteemed by their supervisors. He is known as spiritual father to many of the young pastors in the jungle.