Update: Cuba Plane Crash
A group of ministers from the Mesoamerica Region Church of the Nazarene traveled to Cuba on May 23 to help after the terrible plane crash on May 18, in which 10 Nazarene pastoral couples died. The Regional Nazarene Compassionate Ministries Coordinator Dhariana Balbuena shared her experiences in Cuba.
Written by: Dhariana Balbuena, NCM Coordinator, Mesoamerica Region
In the middle of the loss that our brothers and sisters suffered because of the terrible air accident 3 weeks ago, in the middle of the pain and sadness that they are still experiencing, we give glory and thanks to God for the miracles that have occurred.
Before my eyes in the first days, along with the regional leadership team, I could feel the mercy of God through the life testimonies, like the one that was shared during the funeral of sister Maria Salome. She was a servant of God who, with her studies in civil engineering, could serve the Cuban people in many ways. Many people shared their appreciation four our sister Maria.
It was also marvelous to learn that 37 people gave their lives to Christ in the funeral services, and more in the other services that followed.
The mother of one of the pastors who passed away surrendered at the feet of Christ in the first service after the incident in the church that her son pastored.
We are very grateful for the solidarity from our brothers and sisters from the Mesoamerica Region and from the global church. Your prayers, offerings, and words of encouragement have been a great blessing to the children that were orphaned and to their families.
God is glorified even in the midst of pain and his love transcends affliction.
Nazarene Compassionate Ministries