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August 2012

Friday, February 3, 2012

Meet Our Team

Here are the members of the April 2012 Hope For Cuba Team.  We need to raise about $2,000 each for this trip.  If you wish to donate to any member of the team you can click on the paypal link on this page.  It will give you the option to enter which team member you would like to donate to.  If you don't feel led to give, please know we appreciate any prayers and support for each of us.

Leader: Polly Paulson

Occupation: English Teacher, Ardrey Kell High School
Activities: Volunteering, traveling, reading, learning Spanish
Most Excited about: Reuniting with those I’ve met on previous trips and sharing in worship with these Cuban believers
Favorite Thing about Cuba:  Jam loaf
Life Verse: “For you are God’s workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.”  Ephesians 2:10

JP Sangai 
Founder and President of By Grace Alone Ministries

 JP will be traveling as part of this team in the role of an interpreter.  As President of By Grace Alone, he will be working to cultivate the relationship between our church and the partnership in Cuba.  BGA Ministries partner with churches and other ministries to help train teams that go on short mission trips around the world.  They help with all trip coordination and logistics, going through in depth cross cultural training for the leaders and team participants and facilitating partnership. BGA ministries will work with teams for the duration of the trip(s) and beyond.  We are excited to have him on our team! For more information on BGA

Flora Brooks

Occupation: Nationally Certified American Sign Language Interpreter
Activities: Volunteering, reading, hanging out with family and friends
Most excited about:  Learning more about the deaf in Cuba and learning more Spanish Sign Language
Favorite thing about Cuba:  The beauty of the countryside, mango and avocado
Life Verse:  I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me. - Phil. 4:13

Heather Wooten

Occupation: Assistant Buyer, Belk Inc
Activities: Volunteering, reading, learning Spanish, playing bunko
Most excited about: Spending time with the Cuban people in worship. 
Favorite thing about Cuba: The Malecón  (A broad roadway and seawall which stretches along the coast in Havana) Beautiful!
Life Verse:  "I tell you the truth, if you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move. Nothing will be impossible for you.” Matthew 17:20

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