For I long to see you, that I may impart to you some spiritual gift to strengthen you— that is, that we may be mutually encouraged by each other's faith, both yours and mine. (Romans 1:11-12)
15 of us traveled to Matanzas, Cuba in June 2015 to spend a week with the members of Alps Road Presbyterian Church, Matanzas. The purpose of our trip was to mutually encourage each other in the faith and explore the details and ministry opportunities for a church partnership.
Our friends in Cuba introduced us to the beauty of their country as well as the ministries and outreaches in which they are involved. We found many opportunities for our partnership including work with the church’s outreach of 2 baseball teams and a soccer team, feeding breakfasts to senior adults who have no family to care for them, exploring the possibilities a dairy farm offers the church and her members and painting and light construction work, as tropical climates are hard on buildings.
Their hospitality truly blessed us, too! Together, the church and our group spent an afternoon at Montserrat, a beautiful park overlooking the town of Matanzas, we experienced a stunning view of the port and ocean from the seminary where we stayed and even snorkeled over a coral reef near Varadero Beach.
We look forward to continuing to build strong relationships with our Cuban friends and plan to take a group back again in the summer of 2018 For more information, please contact Rev. Deb Trimpe at firstname.lastname@example.org
Cuba Mission Trip 2019 - Thursday, June 20 - Wednesday, June 26 (early departure Monday, June 24, available) - To visit our partner church, Iglesia Presbyteriana Reformada in Mantanzas, Cuba. Registration deadline is Feb. 15. Registration Forms can be found outside both worship space entrances and on the hospitality table outside the church office. Questions? Contact Rev. Deb Trimpe at email@example.com. Located right in the city center, our partner church is actively being a light to their community offering outreach programs in soccer, baseball, tutoring high school students, music, and feeding senior adults. And they minister in a resource poor country. Our presence, friendship and resources bless the ministry they’re putting in action in Cuba.
Cuba Mission Yard Sale, March 28 - 30!
Drop-off date: Sunday, March 24
This yard sale is the largest group fundraising project we have for our Cuba mission trip and provides a wonderful shopping experience for many in our community. Start cleaning out closets, re-decorating and saving your items to donate for the sale. Tax receipts provided. We accept most anything in good condition: furniture, closing, housewares, sports equipment, electronics, etc. Furniture always sells well. We cannot accept weapons or knives. Questions? Contact Deb Trimpe, firstname.lastname@example.org