Cuba Partnership Update
Pineda hosted Pastor Edelberto Valdés, from El Centro Presbytery (Cuba) April 17-20. Edelberto pastors 2 churches and 2 mission in El Centro, and is also the General Secretary (Executive) of both El Centro Presbytery and the Synod of Cuba. On this15-day trip, he also visited Clinton, SC, Gainesville and Fernandina Beach churches in St. Augustine Presbytery, and North Lake and GraceWay churches in Central Florida.
Edelberto spoke at a potluck at Pineda on Tuesday evening, attended the Book Study on Wednesday morning, met with Pastor Jim and Pastor David, attended the BIRP meeting on Thursday, and dropped in on the Banner group on Thursday. He also enjoyed a visit to the Brevard Zoo. Thank you for all your hospitality!!
The Pineda “banner group” is making two “Fishers of Men” banners to send to our partner churches in Iguará and Meneses. They are also preparing banner kits with material, pre-cut letters and shapes, and decorating items (glitter glue, sequins, etc.) so the youth of Iguarà and Meneses can make banners for each sanctuary.
A Pineda mission trip to Cuba is being planned for October. Pat Zinn will hold an information session in May (watch the bulletin for the date). We can take up to 5 people. Central Florida Presbytery is planning a trip in late January or early February 2018; details will be available later this summer.