By Lindsay Caban
This spring break, a team of 10 Palm Beach Atlantic University students went to Havana, Cuba, and stayed at a local church. We participated in a construction project for a church sanctuary that one of the church members is adding onto his house.
Photo by Jennifer Rodino, Features Editor
The team also spent a lot of time with the youth of the church. Even though we don’t speak the same language, God truly blessed these relationships. He broke down the language barrier and let friendships bloom.
One of the days, our team went into Old Havana. While shopping, Brady Jo Holland, Chris Piedra, and I got to pray with a woman right in her little booth. It was such a great divine appointment and the woman was really encouraged by it.
Photo by Jennifer Rodino
When we left, there were many tears from our team and the people of the church. We continue to e-mail them and pray that we will be able to return to our friends in Cuba.
As a member of a Spring missions team to Haiti in 2009, Cheyanne Lent documented her stay at an orphanage outside the country’s capital, Port-au-Prince.
Her photos and audio show the deeply Christian community of which Lent was a part.
Click here to view the slideshow of her emotional trip to one of the poorest countries in the world, recently wracked with tragedy following a devastating earthquake.
Beacon contributor Cheyanne Lent spent her Spring Break, along with a group of students, on a missions trip to Haiti. Every year, PBA sends students around the world to different countries during the Spring and Summer breaks. Spring Break ’09 trips included missions to locations such as Ireland, Brazil, Peru and Haiti.
Check out Lent’s slideshow of the trip and her behind the scenes photos of the team’s experience here!
For more on the Spring missions trips, check out the Beacon’s archived coverage.
Did you recently get back from a summer’s missions trip? Send us your photos at firstname.lastname@example.org!
PBA Local contributor Marissa Barkey is live tweeting from her Missions Trip in Peru!
Check it out here!