Los Palos Partnership: The Los Palos Presbyterian Church in Cuba is a 12-pew church 60 miles southwest of Havana. The church is over 100 years old. Its present building was erected in 1954. After years of deferred maintenance, the church was restored to near pristine condition in 1992 through a partnership relationship. The church has about 50 members, and many children, too. Several Los Palos Presbyterian members are credited with keeping the church alive since the 1950’s; now their descendants keep the liturgy culturally relevant with Cuban music and dance. The pastor of Los Palos is a young and vibrant woman, the Reverend Izett Sama. In February of 2007, the Mission Committee of Fair Oaks approved a proposal to engage in a partnership relationship with the Los Palos church.We have a bond and we pray for one another.
Fair Oaks Church members traveled to Cuba for a mission encounter in 2006, 2007 and 2009.