The last day in Cuba, and we have much ground to cover. We began our day touring many of the famous sites in Havana, including the fort where the Spanish defended the island against the English invasion, a large statue of Christo, and Revolution Square.
After a delicious pizza lunch, we headed for the beach and soaked up some Cuban sunshine. The team enjoyed the huge waves and throwing Nerf balls in the white sand, but soon it was time to pack up and leave. We all understood why people from all over the world come to Cuba to enjoy their beaches. It was beautiful.
On our way back to the hotel, we stopped in Old Havana and began our adventure by feeding the hundreds of pigeons in the square. Mario, our tour guide, bought some birdseeds, and soon we all had pigeons on our arms, heads and especially our hands if we had food. Some loved it and others were terrified, but it was definitely an experience. Then we walked around Old Havana, up and down the cities first cobblestone streets dating back to the 1600s. It was beautiful.
Our last night of devotions was bittersweet, as we know we will be parting ways soon. Even though we will see each other at Trinity, we won’t again have this experience with this group of people. We all agreed that we were deeply blessed by God throughout the week and that we had opportunities few Americans will ever experience.
Tomorrow we will again enter the Havana airport and are praying that we all get out quickly and safely as we make our way to Tampa and then Chicago. Your continued prayers have been a blessing, and we are thankful for all of the support from each of you.