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Cuba, 2014

August 22, 2014

This is an adventure to a place I never thought I would go. Closed to Americans for many years and Closed to God as well. Through the efforts of the USA and Cuban government that has been an agreement to allow some groups doing religious work to enter Cuba to help the local churches. In this case I will be joining a group of Christians from the Nampa First Church of the Nazarene in Nampa, Idaho.

One of the projects we will be working on is to assist the local people in Pinar who are building a church. The church is currently under construction so we will help in any way we can to provide the local congregation a permanent place to worship. Below are pictures of the church currently under construction.

Church under construction

Church under construction

Pinar const 2, 6-12-14 Pinar const 6-12-14

Our Work Project

One if the significant projects we will be involved in is the Sustainable Community Garden at the Saavedra Church. The Saavedra church is one of the 18 original properties that the church retained through the revolution. NFC has helped acquire an adjacent property to this church with frontage on the river. We want to help the church establish this community garden in order for the church to be a blessing to the entire community that lives on this river flood plain.  We will help in the development of the garden and help organize and establish good relations with the community. We want this to be a community endeavor. Other possible tasks related to the garden project will be building a storage shed to house the gardening tools, and also a produce stand on the roadside to stage the produce for sale to the general public. We will also help with the fresh water well that is on the church’s property. Our goal there will be to make this a source of fresh water for the families in the area.

 

We are praying for a safe and blessed trip, where we can show that we in America are dedicated to living in the spirit of God through Jesus Christ.

 

 

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