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San Juan Evangelista Episcopal Church 

Vertientes, Cuba

Rev. Santiago Rodríguez Rodríguez, Pastor

Located in Camagüey Province, the economy of the town revolves around sugar production and rice farming. 
 

In Vertientes, there is a community of believers that have maintained their faith despite hardships, especially the complete deterioration of the church  - the result of their inability to maintain and repair the church for the past six decades. The parishioners continue to say: “We shall not give up and will always have faith that one day we will see our temple rebuilt.” The church property is on the main street of the town.
 

The Episcopal Church of San Juan Evangelista was founded in 1943. Before 1959 it was the place where many generations of “Vertientinos” were educated. Today the worship space of the congregation is completely in ruins – but their Anglican faith continues. “We gather in the living room of the rectory,” affirms Padre. Santiago, “which provides very limited and uncomfortable space for our liturgical celebrations and other community activities – but plenty of space for the love of God.”

Classification: A
 

Nearest Airport(s):
Camaguey, 1 Hour


Needs:
-Total rebuild of church & rectory
 

-Addition of new space, both educational and cultural
 

-Construction of two rooms with baths for guests.
 

Cost Range:

$60,000 - $100,000
 

Current partner(s): 
- St. Jude Oakville, Canada (Church const)

 

- Church of The Holy Communion, Hawthorne FL (prayers)