By Jessie R. Box
Greene Publishing, Inc.
Bill Brown, a Madison resident, went on a mission trip to Lajas, Cuba, from June 6 to June 13, with the Baptist College of Florida in Graceville. The mission had eight students, including Brown, from the school, one professor and one representative of the Florida Baptist Convention. Brown is an online student at the Baptist College of Florida for Biblical Studies.
The purpose of the trip was to help renovate a sanctuary at the Saint Isabel Baptist Church. The members on the mission team also helped with the church’s Vacation Bible School, held bible study and evangelism.
Brown describes the local residents as very gracious, outgoing people who were receptive of them and their assistance in the renovation project.
“It was an amazing experience to be a part of what God’s doing in Cuba,” said Brown. “Cuba is really going under an awakening. It’s amazing to be a small part of God’s doing.”
The language barrier was not an issue for the group. Three members were able to speak Spanish and there was one translator. Brown said it was fairly easy to locate one of the four people to help translate.
The message that Brown brought back with him was that everybody is a missionary in one way or another, either at home or in another country and people should embrace that mandate.