The Journey to Cuba
We are all made in God’s image, and when an image bearer shows up, his people are encouraged. Is God calling you to Cuba?
On a mission trip, we encourage church leaders, we pray with people, we share a meal, and we travel to visit those who serve God, but feel isolated. We forge friendships both with each other and with those in Cuba. We do our best to deliver as many resources we can to meet the needs of those we serve. But the needs are many and the resources are few.
We need your help to make a difference in the lives of others. And, you’ll find that your life is forever changed from your experience.
Frequently Asked Questions
A typical mission trip will cost between $2,500 and $2,900. The budget for each trip is unique, but this range is reflective of past trips. Payments are made to Atulado Ministries and are tax-deductible as a charitable donation. You can also raise financial support for your trip. Atulado will provide sample support letters you can use to personalize your materials. Full payment for the trip must be made two weeks before the departure date.
In general, United States citizens are not able to lawfully travel to Cuba. In order to legally travel to Cuba, people must qualify for travel under the rules provided by the United States Treasury. The type of travel Atulado Ministries does to Cuba is legal and abides by the rules set by the United States Treasury. As a volunteer, you would be able to travel to Cuba legally. There are no laws in Cuba, preventing U.S. travel to Cuba.
While the ability to speak Spanish is helpful, it is not a requirement to take part in a mission trip to Cuba. The team will have access to ample translators to engage those we meet.
You will need a travel visa from Cuba, which will be provided to you by Atulado Ministries. You will need a valid passport which will not expire before six months after our scheduled return date. For instance, if a trip is scheduled to return on February 28th, your passport expiration date should be after September 1st.
Overall, your clothing should be lightweight and modest. You will need comfortable shoes for walking and should consider a hat for protection from the sun. Shorts, t-shirts, or cropped pants are suitable options. For church services, men should wear a casual collared shirt and long pants. For women, a dress or crop pants would be appropriate. If the trip includes a visit to a beach, a bathing suit is a good idea. You do not need to bring much clothing as the places we stay will happily wash clothes for a few dollars.
Cuba does not require proof of vaccination and does not require an arrival negative COVID test. The United States does not require a re-entry negative COVID test.
“While I was initially nervous about joining the team, I am so grateful I went because God used this time to show me what He is doing in Cuba and changed me in ways I could not have imagined.”