To Cuba, With Love

Skies were dark at 3:30 this morning, but Saugatuck Congregational Church was brightly lit.

Parents and religious leaders saw nearly 40 teenagers and adults off. They’re headed to Cuba, for a week of working with disabled youngsters, helping out on a pineapple plantation, and discovering Cuban history and culture.

Safe travels!

Cuba trip

5 responses to “To Cuba, With Love

  1. Jerry MacDaid

    Ah, the Venceremos Brigades. Gotta love the 60’s.

  2. Wow and cool! I was there with my family summer of ’58/59″? I was 6. My dad was sent over by Westinghouse to help get Westinghouse Americans and others out safely prior to the September shut down. Memorable. We were there the whole summer and our presence was somewhat “secretive”. I also got stung by a Portuguese Manofwar because I was told not to step on the “jelly fish” on the beach but they failed to mention the stingers behind, 🙁 I was only 6 years old! I remember the beautiful beaches and will definitely travel ther soon and would love to volunteer like these guys!

  3. Knowing that the church’s parent organization — the United Church of Christ — voted to boycott Israel in 2015, I’m afraid do not see “love” in their choice of Cuba as a group travel destination! I wonder how much of this visit will be devoted to investigating Cuba’s human rights situation, or speaking with anyone unhappy with the single-family dictatorship that has ruled the country for 55 years and without any plans to relinquish power.