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Phil Edmonston

Phil Edmonston first came to Panama in the 1960s with the military, as an infantry medic (1961-1964), during which time he attended Balboa Union Church.  He returned to Panama, in semi-retirement, after a successful career as a Canadian consumer advocate, writer, journalist and member of Parliament (Canada).  He is best known for his series of annual “Lemon-Aid” car guides.

Phil is a driving force in our missions work, where he supplies the impetus to work with young children, putting programs together to work with community groups.  He is also organizing awareness of organ donor programs (such as on drivers’ licenses – the gift of life!