What a great blessing and privilege it was to welcome Rev. Luis Vasquez this past Sunday in worship. Rev. Vasquez is the district superintendent for the Cienfuegos area in Cuba. When we send mission teams to Cuba from Community, they always stay at his home. This was Rev. Vasquez' first trip outside of Cuba!! He spent time with several churches throughout our conference who have sister churches in Cuba and so he got to experience quite a bit of Florida: Tallahassee, Gainesville, Fruitland Park, Tampa and Miami!
After Daryl prayed for Pastor Luis at each worship service this weekend, he prayed in Spanish for all of us and for our ministry at Community UMC and our partnership with Cuba. He was also able to join the Men's Prayer Breakfast yesterday and offer his testimony.
We are so thankful for Glenn and Elsa Kaye who hosted Rev. Vasquez in their home during his visit.This was a wonderful opportunity to experience our connection beyond the local church, to mission and ministry in other parts of the world. And a great reminder that the Holy Spirit is moving and working in all corners of our globe, not just in our own neighborhood! Our partnership with Cuba is an integral mission here at Community. We covet your prayers and continued support of our mission teams. There will be another group traveling to Cuba in September of this year.