October 5, 2023

Fall 2023 Donations for Cuba

In early November, St. John’s will send a team of seven individuals to visit our companion parish, San Pedro Apóstol, in Zorrilla, Cuba. This mission marks the 10-year anniversary of St. John’s first Living Waters for the World water system installation in this area.

Click here to learn about the continued collaboration between St. John’s and San Pedro Apóstol to sustain this purification system and provide health education programs for area residents.

On this November mission, we will bring with us much-needed humanitarian aid for our Zorrilla family, including over-the-counter medications and food items. See the list of requested medications on our online signup (below). Donated items can be brought to the church office by Wednesday, November 1.

Medications should be new, unopened, and unexpired. Shopping from the list will help our missionaries gather the exact medications needed by the people of Zorrilla. After you sign up on the online list,

As an alternative to purchasing medications, you can make a monetary contribution to help our team purchase requested food items. Please contribute through Realm (selecting “Cuba Mission” in the drop-down menu). Our team will use these funds to purchase the requested food items and any medications that have not been purchased as we near the mission date.

Contact Heather Jordan at heatherleila3@gmail.com with any questions about donations.

About our Cuban Partnership:

Since 1999, St. John’s has sent missionaries and support to Episcopal ministries in Cuba and, in particular, to our sister parish, San Pedro Apóstol, in the rural village of Zorrilla. St. John’s adults and youth have participated in dozens of trips to Cuba and have helped San Pedro Apóstol acquire and convert a home into a consecrated church. In partnership with Cuban host churches and other Florida congregations, St. John’s has helped to install and maintain Living Waters for the World water treatment systems in five Cuban churches to provide clean, free water for their parishes and communities.

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