Bobby Stewart, right, may have gone to Cuba as the electrician on the Pentecostal Holiness mission team, but he spent most of his time putting up walls of concrete blocks. With him on the scaffold is fellow American mission member Mark Wampler.Classic American cars have found a home in Cuba, where they are a common sight. The only thing is, most of them have been outfitted with four-cylinder diesel engines. The country also has lots of bicycles, motorcycles and other conveyances.Experienced electrician Bobby Stewart, who has worn many hats over his life and is now also a Pentecostal Holiness minister, took just 45 minutes to wire up this power pole for the construction site in Cuba.

Christians find themselves winning Cuba one concrete block at a time

   A 100-amp breaker panel and a canvas duffel bag with “U.S.N.” printed on the side almost caused a set of international incidents for Clinton’s Bobby Stewart and the mission group he was with from the Heartland Conference of the Pentecostal Holiness Church in the United States when they went to the Communist Caribbean island nation of Cuba to build a church March 28 through April 5.

   Stewart, who works part-time operating his own electrical service firm when he isn’t pastoring a church in Hammon, packed the panel among his clothes and other belongings for the trip to Cuba as part of his donation toward the construction of the church.

   Trouble is, the panel was so exotic compared to what the Cubans were used to that when he arrived at customs at the airport in Holguin, Cuba the officials didn’t know what it was.

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