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[cs_content][cs_section parallax=”false” style=”margin: 0px;padding: 15px 0px 45px;”][cs_row inner_container=”false” marginless_columns=”false” style=”margin: 0px auto;padding: 0px;”][cs_column fade=”false” fade_animation=”in” fade_animation_offset=”45px” fade_duration=”750″ type=”1/1″ style=”padding: 0px;”][cs_text style=”border: 1px solid #505050;padding: 20px 10px 0px 10px;margin: 10px 0;”]A group of Myers Park youth are in Cuba this week, participating in cultural exchange, learning, and building relationships with our partners in Remedios. You can learn a bit about our history and work in Cuba here. Their internet access has been limited, but you can follow their posts on Facebook and Instagram.[/cs_text][cs_text]We are about to go play baseball with our friends from Remedios. Our visit has been a wonderful experience, especially today as we walked through town to visit the members of the congregation. Listen to two of our youth tell their story…

“On our pastoral visits, our group met a mother and her disabled daughter. The daughter suffers from a disease where she doesn’t get enough oxygen to her head. She is 12 years old and got the disease when she was two. She can’t talk or do many things for herself, but luckily her mother is a nurse. When her daughter was younger, the doctors did not think she would live for much longer so the mother, who had never taken part in religious practices, went to church and prayed that her daughter would live. Her daughter got better and now they are happy to have each other years later. As a member of the church, I am grateful this family has the church for support and that they find strength through Christ.” – Donnie Dockery

“Our visit was with a mother and her 18-year-old son who was disabled. When he was born he had lost oxygen to his brain which caused brain damage. Now he can’t speak and he can only understand a few simple commands. The church helps the Mom every month when they have activities for disabled children that her son is able to participate in. I was able to see how the church can provide simple things that can go a long way for someone and be a light in the darkness.” – John Burton

This has been an emotional day. The picture could not even begin to share our experience. We miss everyone and look forward to sharing more stories upon return

Grace and Peace,
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