FUM congratulates Cuba Yearly Meeting on the return to Cuban Friends of the “Colegio Wilmington” property in Puerto Padre! This school, founded by missionaries from Wilmington Yearly Meeting, in USA, was a significant educational institution for Friends until it was nationalized by the Cuban revolution. The building, now in ruins, was finally returned to Quaker ownership after many years of advocacy, prayer and patience.
Puerto Padre Friends are working with the Yearly Meeting to develop plans for a community center with particular focus on AVP, counseling and ministries to address the significant substance abuse problems in the community. Felicitaciones, Amigos!!