Cuba stands at a pivotal point in history. Our partner, the Baptist Convention of Cuba recognizes that local churches are being planted but not established. They have introduced the church-based training program of lay-leaders to ensure enough spiritual leadership is established to safeguard the future of the church by providing strong leaders who will shepherd these new believers with solid Biblical teaching. The missionary training program is the most strategic contribution that Canadians can make to the Church in Cuba at this time and you helped towards this last month!
“We thank God for the instruments He uses to bless His Work in these times. Partners International has been truly efficient in its cooperation for sustaining some of our pastors and missionaries who work sowing the Word of God in difficult places of our country. At present, we have 19 workers that are sustained and so 19 churches that have been served, although the number of communities benefiting from the hard work of these men and women surpasses this figure up to 259, including meeting houses and missions. We have had up to now 4 churches planted, 303 leaders trained, 2803 people evangelized, of which 97 have become Christians and 24 have been baptized.” - BCEC
Of the 19 workers, Ricardo is one that is sacrificially serving the people of Cuba and expanding God’s kingdom through sharing the love of God with those he meets. He shares,
“God goes on blessing our ministry. In the last years He has helped us to have 20 meeting houses or church houses, we continue praying for new homes to be open to the gospel preaching. In recent days I received a wonderful surprise: it is very encouraging what happened. A family of nonbelievers was ready to celebrate a worship service in their house, that day, about 20 believers and nonbelievers gathered, after the sermon, all the family members accepted the Lord, 4 adults and 3 children. Since then, the house has served as a meeting house for the Lord. Praise the Lord!”
A huge thank you for helping Cuba this month! Please continue to pray for the work here!