Over the years, PCWS members who have travelled to Nueva Paz have brought multiple suitcases filled with many over-the-counter medicines, craft items, bedding, clothing, computers, books, friendship banners, etc. The craft items are used in the children’s Sunday school classes, and are also gifts for the women who crochet items they sell to support the church. The Mission committee also provides a small amount of cash each year.
Several years ago, PCWS raised $10,000 (mostly by turning in aluminum cans) for a car for the pastor to use. The car cost approximately $20,000 and another partner church, from Long Island, raised the rest of the funds. We still accept aluminum cans (please crush them before you bring them to church), copper and metal, and 70% of the money raised (over $1000 last year) will continue to support our efforts in Cuba.