January 01, 2017

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January: Cuba

This month we are going to Cuba!

Capital: Havana
Population: 11.2 million
Language: Spanish
Religions:  Roman Catholic     

DID YOU KNOW: Cuba has one of the highest literacy rates in the world at 99.8%

This month you are helping Ricardo, a national worker from our partner, Baptist Convention of Eastern Cuba

Baptist Convention of Eastern Cuba
Partner since 1995

Baptist Convention of Eastern Cuba (BCEC) works in a complex political and religious environment and the church is seeing many accept the rich promise of new life in Jesus. BCEC is working to develop the church, raise up and train missionaries and leaders, and provide holistic care and development of poor and vulnerable individuals and communities.

Meet Ricardo

Ricardo is a national worker for BCEC and is passionate about planting churches and reaching the lost for Christ. He has been and continues to be involved in multiple church plants.

“I began visiting the church with my parents when I was 7 years old. The Lord was dealing with us as I remember that we grew in fear and respect for God. In 1977 I was sent into the military service and although I was not a Christian yet, I felt God’s support. In 1980, I went back home and began to feel the need of giving an account to God, and in June the same year, I accepted Christ in my heart. I was baptised in July 1981 and a few days later, I started to lead the youth department of my church and to participate in the different activities. I was the president of the youth for 3 years and later, as a district delegate for 5 years up to getting into the missionary life.

One day, I felt the need to help my pastor in missionary work. The Lord answered me and a sister from a neighbouring Church told me about their need of someone to work with them. I prayed to the Lord asking for strength to travel a great distance up the mountains. A cell group was established and after a few months, the First Baptist Church was planted and we came to be members of it.”

PLEASE PRAY:

  • About the water shortage, especially in the eastern part of the country where many people and churches have to buy water at very high prices.
  • They are living in difficult times of change, please pray for the Lord’s blessing upon His church

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