On Friday, the Cuba Interim team had the opportunity to return to the nursing home and lead chapel. Our team learned several songs in Spanish and gave testimonies and shared Bible verses special to our lives. Ryan Heath was able to share the story of how he and his wife were able to adopt three children from Nicaragua, and he did it in Spanish, which was such a blessing to the residents. The last song we did was “It is Well”, half sung in English and half in Spanish with each chorus sung in Spanish. The roof nearly came off our meeting room as the residents and the team together praised our Lord. It is well, with my soul, it is well, with my soul, it is well, it is well with my soul. We were sad to leave our new friends but are confident that we will see them again in heaven, with no language barriers or governments to separate us.
In the afternoon, our group was divided into four teams and had the unique opportunity to visit homes of the church’s parishioners and pray for their specific needs. Again, it’s hard to know who was more blessed by this experience, the team or the church members but each Interim member certainly has one or more stories to tell of their experiences.
We had the evening free, so we shared devotions and then several students took the opportunity to visit a nearby restaurant where live Cuban music was being played. It was a good day.