Testimonies of Volunteers
My blessing comes from working with other Christians. While we had come from the United States we worked beside our Cuban Brothers and Sisters and two other nations – a German and a Swiss. God crosses all nations because we are united in something eternal. And though the language was not always clear – being called “Sister” and a Thank You were more than enough to touch a heart and give God the Glory.
—Volunteer to Cuba
We had a service at the end of the week (in Belgium) that was to introduce who we were to the community. We handed out 7,000 flyers to promote it, and seven new people came. With a church of 12-14 regular attendees, that was quite a large group of new visitors for one night. God was good. We saw one man come to Christ and another man came to Christ on the following Sunday.
—Todd Kouns, Merritt Island
Many people came to me after each service to tell me my testimony had impacted them, that God spoke through me. The blessings were too numerous to count, but mostly, it was a deep bond of love formed between previously unknown people to brothers and sisters in Christ. Our good-byes in Peruwelz (Belgium) were so tearful.
—Cathy Lloyd, Largo
The first crusade night we took part in, the Haitian leadership had built a platform at the crossroads of a small town (Cabaret) about 20 miles outside Port-Au-Prince. It was raining. Someone said, "The crusade will have to be cancelled." Someone else said, "Let's pray one more time." A preacher walked out into the rain, raised his arms toward heaven and asked God to stop the rain, that this town needed this crusade. Believe what you will, within 15 minutes the rain had stopped and we had church under the stars! Over 300 folks came out of nowhere to sing and to hear the Word of God!
We were told that at least 2,000 people had heard the Word of God, and that at least 136 people had accepted Christ as their Savior during these crusade nights.
—Stan Nason, Oakland Park
Thanks so much for your part in our truly wonderful experience! Meeting Alfons and the rest of the Melle church was such a treat. We must have walked 10 miles (with Alfons leading the way) those two-and-a-half days, passing out fliers. I hope a seed was planted in the minds of at least one soul. The Sunday with Sammye's church was special in its own right, with a choir from the Netherlands and so many different cultures gathering together. It was cold and raining, but who could care!
—Gloria Mellard, Naples
The most wonderful part was living, working and worshiping with Christian brothers and sisters.
—Lynn Houser, Plant City
The greatest blessing was the fellowship with Cuban Christians and sensing their enthusiasm and optimism about the future of churches in Cuba. Young people are especially "on fire" in their enthusiasm.
—Ronnie Walker, Belleview
It was very encouraging when the people became excited during the skits we performed. It meant a lot to see that they really understood what we were trying to tell them-that Jesus Christ overcomes all things!
—Beth Smith, Seminole