We have SO much in the US. Every time I go to Cuba, I get to bring basics they can’t get (like aspirin, vitamins, toothpaste, deodorant, soap, shampoo) or simply pay for treats that we here take for granted. This is a practical way to dignify and bless the people we serve alongside but have so little materially.
This trip in July, Elysia (my daughter) brought nail polish to give to the ladies. It was fun to watch and listen. We also took six young people to swim at the pool. It was so hot and some of them hadn’t been to the pool in 11 years…
While we never talk about personal finances publicly or directly, it’s clear that the economy is in shambles. One pastor’s wife told me privately that every single material thing everyone has in this movement has been given to them by someone else. Can you imagine? No person or family on the island can survive without outside assistance.
You are a source of help and blessing every time you send us.
How do you dignify a people who have nothing? Learn from them. My Cuban friends and family teach me so much about humility, grace and interdependent living as a church! It amazes me most that they want us to share how to have more of Jesus’ gospel! Have mercy!
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