I want to finish telling you about the last trip I took for Herald of Truth, a dream trip to Cuba. Though I’ve been to Cuba 33 times, this last trip was special.
After leaving Jiguaní, we headed for Palma Soriano, in the province of Santiago. We hit our first major rainstorm of the trip just as we pulled into town. We picked up one of the local Christians, Bryan Gonzalez, who helped us find the church building. We thought the storm would affect the crowd, but if it did, you couldn’t tell. The place was packed, with people standing outside. Everyone participated attentively during the presentation.
Bryan and his family accompanied us to Santiago. The rainstorm continued, and we discovered that there was a large fair going on in the main square downtown; because of this, we had to walk the last few blocks to our hotel.
The church in Santiago had requested permission to use a large concert hall (Sala Dolores) for Sunday’s event. The government approved the request. It was the first time the church in Santiago had been able to use a major public facility like this.
It was an amazing time. Christians from churches throughout the province gathered to fill the hall. The facility was constructed with choral music in mind, so the singing sounded fantastic. All in all, it was a wonderful capstone event for my trip to Cuba.
SPECIAL REQUEST: I’m not in the habit of asking for money on this blog, but I’m going to break that policy. We’d like to print and distribute more books in Cuba. The churches were very encouraged by what we did, and other congregations are clamoring for us to visit them and hold similar events. If you could give to Herald of Truth and mark your gift “Cuba Literature Distribution,” it would mean a lot to me and the Christians in Cuba. Thanks!