Byrne was born and born again in Arnstein, ON Canada, while Lois was born and born again in Lossiemouth, Scotland, UK. Byrne was commended to the full time work of the Lord in 2005 from Canada and Lois was commended in 2006. They were married in 2006 and followed the Lords leading to the Republic of Panama in 2007. There were no assembly missionaries nor known assemblies within the country at that time. In April 2009 we broke bread for the first time with a small group of new believers in Valle Hermoso, 40 kms west from Panama City, the capital. We still live and labour in the Valle Hermoso and Vista Alegre area, as well as preach the gospel through the country.
Presently there are two known assemblies in the country, one in Valle Hermoso and the other in Dolega, in the province of Chiriquí near the Costa Rican border. Our fellow labourers, Marcos and Sara Sequera live and labour in this area.