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    Building for Christ in Cuba

    Twenty-three people from across Canada participated in a mission trip to Santa Clara, Cuba. August 10, 2012
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    A team organized by the Ontario Central-East Division built a new quarters in Santa Clara, Cuba


    “Mission: Cuba 4 gave me the opportunity to put into action the calling by God to do for others,” testifies Neil Leduke, director of communications, Ontario Central-East Division. Using the theme Building for Christ, 23 people from across Canada participated in a mission trip to Santa Clara, Cuba. Team members worked on building projects, participated in worship, led a vacation Bible school and showed the Jesus Film to locals.

    The team constructed a new three-bedroom quarters and painted the corps building inside and out. “The renovated old quarters will now serve as a community outreach centre,” says Major Brenda Murray, Ontario government relations liaison, Ontario Central-East Division.

    To encourage team members in their own spiritual journeys, devotions each evening focused on topics such as love, forgiveness, service and devotion. “I fell more in love with Jesus by experiencing the friendship and love of his disciples, Cuban and Canadian alike,” says Kristine Verdon from Edmonton Crossroads Community Church. “It was an amazing experience.”

    This was the fourth trip to Cuba organized by the Ontario Central-East Division, under the leadership of Majors John and Brenda Murray. Information on the next trip, Mission: Cuba 5, can be found at salvationarmy.ca/ontariocentraleast.

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