Aruba is a tiny Dutch Caribbean island off the coast of Venezuela, dry and sandy with no fresh water and few natural resources. They rely on tourism. They also have one of the highest standards of living in the Caribbean and low unemployment. Aruba has a varied culture, with 92 different nationalities on the tiny island. Religion is mostly Roman Catholic. The Alto Vista Chapel pictured here is a small Catholic chapel also known as “Pilgrims Church” that stands above the seashore. The present chapel was completed in 1952 and replaces the original chapel built by Domingo Silvestre, the Venezuelan missionary in 1750. It is also stated to be the location where conversion of Aruban Indians to Christianity started. As I […]
Antigua and Barbuda are made up of three small islands in the Caribbean. The economy is tourism, the people are mostly African Caribbean. It was a British colony for 349 years before gaining its independence in 1981. They have complete freedom of religion, which is comprised of almost all Christian Protestant. Though small, they face similar issues that many of us have here in the U.S. There is complacency, moral and spiritual challenges, and strong ties to money laundering, drug dealing, violence and gambling. Pray for the safety of the people and that they will not yield to those things that ultimately take away life. In a world where the truth can sometimes be confusing, we should be glad that […]
Anguilla is a British Dependency in the Caribbean. With only 91 square miles, it is just a dot on the map. It is a remnant of a bygone era as a little colonial outpost. Here is a statement from their government website regarding the recent tragedy of Hurricane Irma. They genuinely seem to be very humble and grateful people. May we all remember those who are less fortunate, that we are all beautiful people created by God, and may we all be so humbled and helpful to our neighbors. The Government of Anguilla is grateful for all the good will expressed worldwide as a result of the devastation the island has faced during the passage of Hurricane Irma. The challenges […]
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Sue McCusker is a writer, Bible teacher, and web developer who loves to share the stories of life, hope, and faith she sees around her every day. She has written for Guideposts and Angels on Earth magazines, and teaches the story of God in women's Bible study.