Cuba has been dealing with Covid-19 since February much like us.
Though times have been difficult for all of us here, add to Cuba’s picture the extreme poverty, lack of food, fuel, jobs, and medicines facing them during this pandemic. It’s so much worse for them now.
U.S. Government new sanctions began June 12 that prohibits any transfer of monies thru Western Union to Cuba, and the Cuban government has again extended the closure date of their airspace until July 7th. All this makes reaching and supporting our church families there almost impossible.
August 25th will be a coordinated area churches effort for the container drop-off going to Cuba. This is our opportunity to get much needed foods and medical necessities to them. Last year here at FUMC we were able to send two containers of food items. However, due to lack of funds and collected items, we barely have enough to fill one.
FUMC last date to receive donations for this years shipment will be August 20th.
For further info on the above you can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or (772)336-0307.
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