office of Cuban Bishop Pereira
Cuba will begin processing Religious Visas again. This type of Visa will allow for overnight stays in churches. The opportunity to teach, preach, distribute bibles, and religious literature once again. This will allow our Missions Team greater
opportunity to do Gods work once we are there, but READ ON!
Now, however, there is a new Government Regulation Announcement. Beginning March 10, 2020 U.S. Charter flights will no longer be allowed to travel to any Cuban Airports except Havana. Havana to Holguin is 422 miles away.. at least a 9 hr car ride. This will cause travel inconvenience, and added cost to reach our churches there.
Furthermore, you may recall we no longer have the avenue of sending funds to our sister churches via Western Union, and must depend on Cuba Family Methodist Members to send financial aid for us as regulations demand. These Government regulations make it most difficult to help support our brothers and sister there in Cuba.
So how can we continue to do so?
Our only avenue now will be through air or sea cargo to deliver much needed food supplies, OTC Meds, and school
supplies. Unfortunately shipping is a very costly option. Cuba Missions will be once again placing a donations container in the church office for these items (listed below). As always we ask for your continued heartfelt prayers for our brothers and sisters there in Cuba. Sandra McClure, Cuba Missions
ITEMS FOR CUBA
Vitamins: C, E, D, B, Pre-Natal vitamins, Multivitamins, Children’s Multivitamins, Ibuprofen, Tylenol, Advil, Aspirin, Antacids, Antibiotic ointment, Band-Aids, Q-Tips, Ace wraps, Ben gay.
Deodorant, Toothpaste, Toothbrushes, Combs, Shampoo, Body soaps, Kotex, Depends, Pampers, Toilet paper, Baby wipes.
Eyeglasses, Readers, Magnifying glass, Canes, Sunglasses, Ball caps.
Macaroni, Rice, Beans (dry), Flour, Corn meal, Powdered Milk, Powdered chocolate milk mix, Sugar, Brown sugar, Coffee (bagged), Peanut butter, Dry soup mix, Tea bags, Oatmeal, Bags of lollipops.
Pens, Pencils, Crayons, Stickers, Notebook paper, pocket folders, construction paper, rulers, Scotch tape, Markers, Colored pencils, Coloring books, Chalk, Erasers, small pencil sharpeners.
The wheels on the bus go round and round….and carried an enthusiastic group of FUMC members to the Florida United Methodist Children’s Home in Enterprise, FL for their annual Day On Campus which was held on Saturday, March 16th. A total of 32 members traveled by bus, car or van to support this great event. The Children’s Home was established as an orphanage in 1908 by Florida Methodists. By the 1950’s it changed it’s emphasis to care for abused, abandoned, neglected or desperate children. Boys and girls are accepted without respect to race, creed or national origin. The staff at the school are competent and dedicated professionals who share responsibility for caring for the children 24/7. This beautiful 100 acre Enterprise campus is located on Lake Monroe, 30 miles north of Orlando and future trips are being planned to provide opportunities for our church members to get to know this wonderful mission that is more than a 5th Sunday Offering reminder.
Haiti Mission Trip