Demolition has begun in Patria!
Towards the end of last year, Third Lens began a partnership with Auburn UMC and the Methodist Church of Patria on the Isle of Youth in Cuba. The Methodist Church of Patria is growing rapidly and has torn down every interior wall possible in their current building to make room for more people. The church also has 5 mission churches throughout the Isle of Youth. The goal of these mission churches is to take the gospel to the people. They meet in homes for missions as well as for weekly small group prayer meetings. God is adding to their numbers daily and as the Lord moves and the church grows, they have had the vision to construct a new church building to provide enough room for worship services, Sunday School rooms, and a small apartment upstairs to house guests.
The church has acquired the cement needed for the foundation of the new church building and the congregation has come together to start demolition of the existing building room by room.
The church will meet in the pastor’s home across the street during construction. They have put up a metal roof to enclose the space beside the home to hold those services.
This past Sunday, the church had one of their last services in the current sanctuary before it gets demolished. 10 people gave their lives to Christ. It is a blessing to be doing ministry with a church that is alive and multiplying daily.
We are excited to make a trip down to Cuba in early March to visit the project and the church family.