Sugarcane and Cuba

Imagine, growing sugar for a living!  Before today, I thought that would be one of the best things you could grow.  I thought it would be like having candy bars in your backyard.  But today, we learned about the country of Cuba.  Christopher Columbus discovered it in 1492, the same year he found us!  And, Cuba has grown a lot of sugar for a very long time.  But, life on the sugar plantations was very hard.  And even today, many people live in Cuba without enough to eat.  I never thought a country that sent food out to other places wouldn’t have enough food for its citizens.  I wonder if the people have enough clothes to stay warm or enough homes to live in.  I wonder how many of them don’t have a Bible of their own to read.

“Dear God, please help the people of Cuba.  Please take care of every single one of them.  Please help them have enough food to eat, clothes to wear, and homes to live in.  And, most of all, please send a Bible to everyone there.  Help the people read and understand your Word, and help them believe in you and follow you forever.  Thank you.  In Jesus’ Name.  Amen.”

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