Highlands has long been a supporter of the Florida-Cuba Covenant in which churches in the Florida Conference support a sister church in Cuba. The Methodist Church in Cuba is growing despite of government attempts to limit Christian worship on the island.
Our sister church is El Guatao and is lead by Pastor Rafael. There is a facebook site wwwfacebook/highlandsUMC/humcJax where you can stay informed on what is going on there with some pictures of their church and church family.
Our missionaries Bruce Stevens and Sharri Matthews went over in late January carrying bags full of supplies and money so they could continue their ministry. You can contribute, contact Bruce or leave a message for him at our church office.