I wanted to give everyone an update on my ongoing project in C uba. I have been trying to get back over there to meet with some over our team since mid-January. Obviously, the loss of my job in Miami proved to be a set-back, but thankfully, I have been able to put what I needed together and am ready to return the first week of April. I have tapped into my savings a bit, made my reservations, have my itinerary and I’m ready to go!
Some of you have given to make it possible for me to help equip the planters there with necessary training and supplies and it never ceases to amaze me to see how God provides. I received two wonderful financial gifts from a reader of this blog who is planting a church in the Philadelphia area. I got a gift from some former church members that was a real blessing. Today, I had lunch with a dear senior adult lady who said she wanted to give me a “little bit” for my C uban ministry and then proceeded to write out a check for $5,000! The cool thing was that this was the exact amount I had asked God for in the previous 24 hours to complete one phase of the project we have going on. The government paperwork is in progress to make all of this legal and we look forward to seeing this next project completed. God is doing incredible things across this island nation.
I am taking two suitcases full of supplies and I want to list a couple of items I still need in case someone out there has the ability to help me with some items. I need an electronic blood pressure kit (that would work on a child) for one of the pastors, a decent electric guitar with a small amp, any small musical instruments (tambourine, latin instruments, violin, flute, clarinet), small DVD player, and a decent laptop computer. If you can provide one of those items, just drop me an email at email@example.com and I’ll give you instructions on where to send it.
Please pray that I will have an effective and “uneventful” trip and that the brothers and their families in this wonderful country will be blessed and equipped for ministry as I meet with them.