As you read this, the Covid virus is not the first thing on the Cuban family’s mind. Each new day is a battle to survive. Just getting the basic food and hygiene items our family needs is the focus of every day. Where to go in the city to find what is needed? At what hour should I get in line? How many hours will I have to wait just to enter the store? Once I find what our family needs, what restrictions will I have as to how much I can buy? And of course, the bottom line, will the few pesos I own be enough to buy what we need?
This is the thought process of everyday life for the Cuban people. We were recently sent a video from one of the national pastors of what these lines and endless waiting looks like on the streets of Cuba. Take a small peek into this daily reality. (just below)
Endless lines waiting to purchase food.
You can sense the desperation as people line up and at times wait 8-10 hours to enter stores where supplies are now available for purchase in US dollars. A currency most Cubans do not have access to.
The above video is only one side of the reality in Cuba today. To find out some uplifting news, watch this short video CMA has recently released, in which Carl shares some of his personal thoughts on life and ministry in Cuba.
Doors open to new ministry opportunities
Now to Him who is “still” able
… to do exceedingly above all that we ask or think …