This morning we left the denominational headquarters in Santiago and traveled to a centre about 20 minutes to the outskirts of the city where we would spend the day. This centre overlooked the valley below. We were introduced here for the first time to the cashew tree and tasted its fruit. My translator told that many Cubans were unaware of the fact that in other countries they eat the nut.
I spoke on Exodus 4:2. God's Spirit seemed to move in a special way and after the message, a number of people wept as the Lord continued to speak to hearts in a time of quiet reflection and prayer. It was a beautiful thing to see how the Spirit of God and the truth of the Word were touching and changing lives in such a simple way.
The rest of the time was given to fellowship. A number of youth leaders took advantage of a swimming pool and others simply enjoyed each other's company. One of the leaders told me that he and his wife had come looking for an "oasis" in their time of struggle and that the fellowship and the Word of God provided them with exactly what they needed.
They discovered today that Diane's birthday was a few days ago. Tonight they sang "Happy Birthday" to her in English. She also was treated to a piece of cake.