Sancti Spiritus Church, Cuba
Since the spring of 2000, First Presbyterian Church has built a sister relationship with Sancti Spiritus Presbyterian Church in Sancti Spiritus (El Centro Presbytery) in Cuba's Central Province — a relationship that has helped us share religious and cultural realities as well as our ministries. During the past fourteen years, First Church has sent more than thirty five adults and teens to work on partnership mission trips.
Our visits to Cuba have deepened our understanding of the faith journeys of our brothers and sisters there. We have recorded interviews with national leaders in the Cuban Presbyterian Church, as well as with women church leaders about their ministries to provide hot meals, laundry services, and clothing repair to the indigent elderly. Together, we continue to affirm our partnership goals, which are to share worship and Bible study, to show support to the Presbyterian Church in Cuba and in Sancti Spiritus by sending educational materials and medicine, and to further understanding between our two congregations.
Sancti Spiritus: 2016
"...we were eager to visit Cuba for ourselves. We were curious about what form such a relationship actually takes on the ground in another country, and we were also excited about traveling in a new part of Latin America." - A. Meyer, 2016 Missionary
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