“I am very happy to be in Freedom Land.”
That’s what the wife of our Cape Coral Methodist Church’s minister Rini Hernandez’ wife’s nephew’s wife told the congregation Sunday after she and her husband were introduced as just having been admitted to the United States as political refugees in Yuma, Arizona.
He was Pastor Hernandez’ wife’s last nephew to have escaped Cuba.
According to our minister Pastor Rini Hernandez, who was held in a Cuban prison cap cutting sugar cane for two years before he emmigrated to America, the nephew had “for years been in opposition to the Cuban government and he has suffered for that, threats, a lot of things. He had to leave Cuba.”
The only country to which the nephew and his wife could flee was Suriname.
From there went through Brazil, Peru. Columbia, Panama, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Honduras and Mexico before arriving at the United States Border.
The journey was “about three months trip and every day our hearts were running fast and praying for them and asking for God to send angels around them and they have a lot of stories about angels actually protecting them and being with them.”
After his wife said, “I am very happy to be in Freedom Land,” her husband said,”God Bless America.”
The wife’s words brought tears to my eyes.