Global Ministries Ongoing Projects

CUBA

For more than 20 years, SCAPC and the Presbytery of South Louisiana have been providing many benevolent services to several Presbyterian Churches in Cuba including the El Fuerte Presbyterian Reformed Church in Matanzas and the Juan G. Hall Presbyterian Church in Cardenas. Most recently, teams from SCAPC worked with Living Waters of the World to provide and install a clean water purifications system for the Juan G. Hall church. Our mission activities with these partner churchs in Cuba have been particularly meaningful to those who have been able to go on the mission trips because of the visibly astounding positive results that have been achieved through these efforts.

Living Waters for the World mission teams empower their partners to provide clean, sustainable water and health education for their communities. Teams from SCAPC have worked with Living Waters to provide and install a clean water purification system for El Fuerte Presbyterian Church and Juan G. Hall Presbyterian Church in Cardenas, and return at least annually to help.It is a testament to the care taken by our Cuban water committee and engineers and the continuous efforts of Laura St. Clair who is in constant communication with covenant and installation partners and SCAPC’s LWW team members, that El Fuerte has reached the 1,000,000 gallon mark!

Our work in Cuba has been featured in the New York Times (click here), the New Orleans Advocate (click here), and PW Horizons (click here).

GHANA

Since 2011, SCAPC has been helping the Gethsemane Congregation of the Senchi Ferry build a new sanctuary. The concrete block walls are now up and funds are needed ($26,000) to construct the roof.

Presently the congregation meets in an old concrete block building and holds Sunday School classes outdoors. The congregation overflows, thus the old sanctuary and benches and chairs are placed outside the doors and windows to accommodate the worshipers who can’t fit inside.

When the new sanctuary is completed, the old sanctuary will be used as the Sunday School enabling classes to be held even in the rainy season.

Ghana SCAPC News:

The entire SCAPC community is invited to join us for a special one-time class focusing on our mission work in Ghana on Sunday, December 2, 2018 at 9:30 a.m. in the Land Building.

 

Led by Elder Patti Pannell (Dunlap) and former Youth Elder Harrison Dunlap, we will be joined by special guest Kathleen Ismail-Hubbard, Executive Director and Founder of the Ghana Scholarship Fund, who is visiting SCAPC for the first time. Together we will share photos and stories from our travels to Ghana and provide an opportunity for SCAPC members to become more intimately knowledgeable about the high school and college students that we sponsor, as well as our relationship with our partner church Gethsemane Congregation in the village of Senchi-Ferry.

 

Members of the Global Ministries Committee will also be on hand to talk about the upcoming trip to Ghana in December/January, our efforts to purchase books for the community library, the results of our recent computer drive, and to answer any questions about how SCAPC members can become involved with our ministry in Ghana.