June -August 2012 Update
Without our partners and friends around the world, it would be extremely hard to carry out any FTN project. One such partner is First Baptist Church of Woodway, Texas which is also “Cuba Vision Network”. FTN was contacted about possible donations of food for Cuba
For many years FTN has tried to send food into Cuba. Our first and foremost concern was getting the food to the people in need. The red tape on the US and the Cuban governments side always provided many challenges and closed doors.
When we were contacted by the First Baptist Church we asked many questions. Ultimately, we are responsible to our food donors to insure the food clears customs, licenses, correct documentation and distribution plans are in place. After two months of review the decision was made to move forward slowly to insure complete success of the mission.
Our first container with 27,381 pounds of food was shipped on June 27, 2012.
FTN’s second container of 44,116 pounds of food was shipped on August 15, 2012.
Feeding The Nations is extremely pleased to announce that both 40 foot containers arrived safely in Havana, Cuba. The containers were processed and cleared customs without a hitch.
The first container of food was distributed to the local churches and needy families. The second is now being distributed.
We are so thankful to everyone who made this project successful. FTN will provide photos and more information in the next month.
We thank God that a door was opened for FTN and we pray for wisdom on how we may continue to help and bless people in need.