Covenant Cuba Ministry
Covenant’s Cuba ministry partnership is building long-term relationships with our Cuban brothers and sisters in Christ, particularly with the Presbyterian Church in the Havana barrio known as Luyanó.
Since 1994, members of both churches have bonded through Bible study, fellowship and service as we encourage our communities to follow Jesus wherever we live, work and play.
We also seek volunteers to contribute supplies such as over-the-counter medicines and baby goods, and to pray for those traveling.
3 Different Types of Cuba Ministry Trips
Initial Immersion Experience
The Initial Immersion Experience Cuba Ministry trip takes place in late October or early November. Its mission, with the help of some of Covenant’s over 200 Cuba veterans, is to introduce first-time CPC travelers to Christianity in Cuba. Covenant members receive preference for registration applications received from February to May, allowing time to prepare travel documents.
Vacation Bible School
The Vacation Bible School Cuba Ministry trip takes place in July. Its mission is to assist with VBS at Luyanó. This trip is intended for Cuba veterans. Our sister church requests that assistants from Covenant have previously spent time with the church in Luyanó.
Traveling with Mission Presbytery
Traveling with Mission Presbytery to its sister Presbytery El Centro is a third opportunity for Covenant members. This trip visits a number of rural churches in central Cuba and does not include a visit to Covenant’s sister church. While participation is encouraged for Covenant Cuba veterans, any Covenant member may apply.
Joint Projects with our Sister Church
Exercise and Tai Chi classes
AA and Al-Anon groups
Gardening, herbal and medicinal projects
Water purification and distribution to the community
Monthly music concerts to which the community is invited
Community health education projects
English-as-a-Second Language classes
Serving breakfast to the “third age” Monday thru Friday
Weekly senior activity days that the community is invited to
Taking “civil discourse” classes to the community
Warehousing and taking inventory of parts for water treatment systems throughout the Cuban church
Weekly children’s dance classes
Sewing circle with knitting and crochet projects
Monthly health club meetings for seniors
Youth bell choir
- Quarterly printing of Su Voz daily devotions
How to Support our Upcoming Trip
Support with Supplies
Please consider contributing supplies requested by our Sister Church in Luyanó. You can find a complete list of items on our Amazon wishlist below.
Support with Prayer
Please pray for our traveling Covenant members in the ways below:
Pray for the 12 traveling participants:
Clark Weatherby, Emily Helm, Haley Rankin, Jack Kern, Lynn Adams, Marilyn Burke, Michael Knisely, Nick Dawe, Tammy Dawe, Thomas Daniel, Travis Mellard, Raúl Torres
Pray for their four preparation sessions:
Sunday afternoons October 8, 15, 22, and 29
Pray for travel mercies especially on:
4:00 am ABIA arrival for departure to Fort Lauderdale and Havana on Tuesday, October 31
9:20 return to ABIA Monday, November 6
Worship with the traveling team at their commissioning
11:00 service October 29