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Icel Rodriguez

6/1/2015

Some of you know that last December I was referred to an oncologist to follow up on three suspicious small breast tumors. I decided to seek medical attention in Cuba and thanks to the Angola President’s Daughter-in-law and the Florida Conference of the UMC, my trip was made possible and my medical expenses paid for. A week after arriving in Cuba and just before visiting with the head doctor of the Cuba’s Cancer Research Institute, I stopped by the Episcopal office of the Methodist Church in ...


Building a Roof Together

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Icel Rodriguez

7/6/2013

Construction moves forward at the Boys Boarding House in Quessua, as a new roof is being installed and a team of volunteers from Florida gets ready to travel to Angola.


Building up our community.

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Icel Rodriguez

3/14/2013

The Garcias continue to promote and lead the way for community engagement in the Quessua mission station. Read their most recent letter here.


Accountability is high priority for Angola mission.

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Icel Rodriguez

2/21/2013

In light of the United Methodist News Service story recently posted on the Florida Conference Connection concerning the suspension of funds for the East Africa Annual Conference, I thought it would be beneficial to point out to our readers in the Florida Conference that the East Africa Conference of the UMC, which includes Kenya, Rwanda, Uganda and South Sudan, is not the same as the East Angola Conference of the UMC. The decision of the General Board of Global Ministries to suspend all funding ...


Grateful for a fruitful year.

The Angola Blog

Icel Rodriguez

1/23/2013

In their New Year's letter, the Garcias look back to a year of challenges and victories for Christ, and share their gratitude for the support of covenant churches and friends in the Florida Conference.


The joy of hosting teams from Florida

The Angola Blog

Icel Rodriguez

10/13/2012

As difficult as it is to organize logistics for visiting mission teams to East Angola, missionaries Leo and Cleivy Garcia do it with great joy and anticipation. In a recent phone conversation, Cleivy said "When we host teams from Florida it feels like family has come to visit."


Tidbits from the Garcia's in Quessua

The Angola Blog

Icel Rodriguez

11/17/2011

It's been almost two months since Rev. Leonardo and Rev. Cleivy Garcia, a clergy and medical couple of the Methodist Church of Cuba, arrived in Quessua, Angola, to serve as missionaries supported by churches of the Florida conference of the United Methodist Church.


Returning to Quessua, East Angola

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Icel Rodriguez

9/19/2011

This summer I had the opportunity to return to East Angola for a two-week visit. What a treat this was! After four days of traveling, I was in Quessua again...


Erasing War's Vestiges in Quessua

The Angola Blog

Armando & Icel Rodriguez

9/5/2010

 Thanks to the support of Florida United Methodists, boys in Quessua do not have to cook and eat outdors any more.   Cooking and eating outdoor under the trees was common sight when we arrived in Angola on August 2009. In Quessua, unremitting scuffles during the war destroyed many facilities, including two large dining rooms with their kitchens that still lie in ruins. Kenny Augusto, at 10 the youngest boy of the boarding school (“Internato”) when we arrived, cooked with other ...


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