A Mission Story from Joe Jarvis, President/Founder of the Armando Rusindo Mission Foundation (ARMF)
Many of you know my story of how my heart was touched the first time I visited Cuba to attend their first Moravian Conference back in 2013. When I returned, I decided to form a foundation to support our brothers and sisters there as they begin to work toward their goal to become self-sustainable. The Armando Rusindo Mission Foundation (ARMF) was started in June of 2014. At that time, I had no idea that we would have the growth we have had in the past 3 years. Thanks to our donors the lives of our brothers and sisters there have been touched in many ways. Just to see the smile on their faces makes all the work we do such a pleasure. Mostly what I wanted to do was help the patients in the hospital that Bishop Sam Gray, Armando Rusindo and myself visited for the first time. I could feel the spirit of God touch my heart that evening as we visited and prayed with these patients. The living conditions that we witnessed that evening was heartbreaking. I remember commenting to Sam that if we could just give them a small amount of support I would be satisfied.