The Presbytery of Baltimore and its Cuba Team has been in partnership with
El Centro Presbytery in Cuba since 2004. During that time, church-to-church partnerships have been formed, visits to and from partner churches have taken place and bi-annual gatherings have occurred. Above all other involvements, the Baltimore Cuba Team has provided specific, necessary items to the Cuba churches, using funds from the Baltimore Presbytery and other grants. These funds have been extremely helpful in providing much needed assistance to our Cuba partner churches.
One area of acute need in Cuba is that of over the counter medicine. On each major visit to Cuba, a supply of over the counter medication has been taken and distributed among the thirteen churches in El Centro Presbytery. There is no doubt that these medicines are appreciated by our Cuban friends and have fulfilled a great need in the church communities there. The 'Gracias' we receive confirms their appreciation for our generosity.
However, the funds we received for many years from an anonymous benefactor has ended. We are therefore in the process of finding other ways to generate money to provide these much needed medications. This effort includes an appeal for monetary assistance from the churches of the Presbytery of Baltimore.
Contributions for the purchase of medicines would be greatly appreciated by the Cuba Team and, eventually, by our partner churches in Cuba. The Cuba Team will visit El Centro Presbytery in February 2017 to participate in the semi-annual Encuentro (Gathering) and we would like to take the medicines with us.
Funds to support our medicine drive may be sent to The Presbytery of Baltimore, earmarked "Medicine for Cuba", where they will be received by
. For additional information, she may be contacted at The Presbytery Office at 410.433.2012.