Absorbing the Cuban Experience

By | Miscellany

Mar 04

If all went well, we have now been in Cuba for two days. The Cuban experience is on its way. Since I am writing this post before I ever leave, I have no idea what has really happened since we got to Cuba.

Absorbing the Cuban Experience - Photo Credit: Public Domain via Pixabay

Absorbing the Cuban Experience – Photo Credit: Public Domain via Pixabay

In all likelihood, Cuba is going to change a lot over the next ten years. After almost exactly 54 years of no relations with Cuba, President Barack Obama announced on December 17, 2014, that USA was opening up its arms to Cuba again. I mean it makes sense. The only reason the USA had left not too, was because they hate communism. But that hasn’t kept them from doing business with China so the policy was pretty biased.

Since we cannot officially go on a mission trip to Cuba, we go on vacation. So our Cuban experience is supposed to be a mix of resort and excursions. Our plan is to spend the morning at our resort, chillaxing and beaching ourselves to our heart’s content. Well, unless they are mornings where some local Christians come and chill with us at the resort. I have no clue what that looks like yet.

Then in the afternoons we go visit various churches in that region. I am told that the Cuban church meets every day. So we are simply joining them in their regular gatherings. Since Cuba is communist, there are some things we can’t do. We can’t preach here. But we can bring greetings from the Canadian church. And since the Cuban church is very cut off from the rest of the world, we try to teach them a few new Spanish songs.

Yup, you heard right, we might not understand the Spanish songs we teach them, but hopefully they don’t say anything crazy. According to Google translate they are very good! Lol! I really kinda find it funny that us northern Englishers that don’t speak Spanish teach them new Spanish songs. Talk about singing in tongues!

Of course, if you wish to, we welcome your continuing prayers. Pray that we will:

  • not get diarrhea or other sicknesses
  • travel safely on Cuban roads
  • minister in the power of the Holy Spirit
  • encourage our Cuban friends
  • be in harmony as a team
  • sing the Spanish songs in a way that actually makes sense

So long, I am sure I am enjoying the adventure and am gathering great stories to tell you about later. I am sure that I am immersed in my very best life right now and loving my Cuban experience. I wish you a fantastically blessed day. Enjoy!


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Milton Friesen is a certified Life & Leadership Coach, and Entreprenuer, and blogs about success, positive psychology, spirituality, leadership, team synergy, and living the best life.