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Crossing Borders as Young Leaders/Cruzando Fronteras como Jóvenes Líderes

From December 26, 2015-January 3, 2016, young adult leaders of BPFNA ~ Bautistas por la Paz, la Fraternidad de Iglesias de Bautistas de Cuba (FIBAC), and the Alliance of Baptists met in Cuba and visited the churches and areas of ministry related to FIBAC. Through this trip, delegation members were able to develop friendships, nurture existing relationships, seek ways to work across cultures for justice for all of God’s creation, and empower young adults to become leaders in cross-cultural and international work in their broader faith community.

Below are some reflections and photos from this trip.


De 26 diciembre 2015-3 enero 2016, líderes adultos jóvenes de BPFNA ~ Bautistas por la Paz, la Fraternidad de Iglesias Bautistas de Cuba (FIBAC), y la Alianza de los Bautistas viajaban a Cuba para visitar las iglesias y las áreas del ministerio relacionadas con FIBAC. Ellos desarrollaron amistades, formaron las relaciones existentes, buscaron maneras de trabajar en todas las culturas por la justicia para toda la creación de Dios, y dar pudieron a los adultos jóvenes para que se conviertan en líderes en el trabajo intercultural e internacional en su comunidad de fe más amplia.

A continuación se presentan algunas reflexiones y las fotos de este viaje.


REFLECTIONS/REFLEXIONES

¡Miren que bueno, que bueno es! by Anita Peebles
Swimming in a tidal pool with a freshwater spring bubbling up from below, jumping off coral formations and telling family stories. Listening to reggaeton while sitting on the Malecon. Barefoot salsa dancing. Stories were shared about the struggles of being a gay man in a machismo culture. Translating jokes from Spanish into English and back again. Digging deep into theologies of peace and justice. Talking about learning to be an ally in the #blacklivesmatter and Standing Up for Racial Justice work in the USA. Praying and walking and singing and worshipping and loving together. Keep reading...

This Love by Fred Dean
The memories were as fresh as the pineapple and papaya on my breakfast plate at Casa Elinda in Santa Clara... I found a hunger for peace that brought people from their stories and wrapped them together in a deep love that knew not only one homeland. I had been afraid of this love when I arrived. Yet, this love called to me strongly... It was a love that called for me to recreate my life in its wonder, in its nonviolence, and in its hope. Keep reading...


PHOTOS/FOTOS

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