Care for Cuba trains and empowers pastors, Bible workers and volunteers to do evangelism and Bible studies. Simultaneously, Care for Cuba raises funds to provide crucial missing resources to the churches and pastors in Cuba, such as bicycles for transportation, tablet libraries bursting with Biblical, Ellen G. White writings, and many other theological resources in Spanish, computers, projectors, and children’s ministry resources. Because pastors make only $25/month, many ministry needs go unanswered, so Care for Cuba’s goal is to provide these resources, as well as personnel, to spread the good news of the gospel all over the country! Also, in 2017, Care for Cuba sent two Master of Divinity students to be the country’s first long-term Adventist missionaries in over sixty years.
People have been baptized as of March 2019
Bicycles have been provided to pastors and Bible workers with no transportation
Computers with Spanish libraries have been provided to pastors/Bible workers
Tablets with Spanish libraries have been given to pastors/Bible workers
Pastors, Bible workers and volunteers have been equipped with ministry resources
Churches have benefited from books, ministry resources, seminar materials, transportation and more
Cell phones all packed with bibles and ministry resources
Flash drives distributed with ministry resources
Encourage your families and home churches to give to the Cuban Church. 2017 trip attendee Uzziel Maldonado said it best: “I wish I had more money, just so I can give it to this ministry. Here, your money can only do a little, but over there it can do so much! In Cuba, Seminary costs $25/month. That’s what I spend on pizza in one weekend here, but over there it can pay for seminary tuition, fund a family or a Bible worker for a month! What we give to Cubans goes a long way, so I would encourage people to dig deep and give, because God’s work is advancing in Cuba, and all that money goes to His cause—it’s beautiful.”
On May 18, 1904 the first Adventist baptism in Cuba happens in Havana. The Cuba Union Conference is established in 1905.
Cuba comes under the communist rule of Fidel Castro and becomes isolated from the rest of the world. Religious expression is restricted.
The SDA church membership in the island reaches 10,000.
The SDA church in Cuba celebrates 100 years.
After over 50 years, US and Cuba move to restore diplomatic relations, easing travel and trade restriction. SDA Church membership surpasses 35,000, including 565 congregations.
Because Cuba has been cut off from trade, travel, and the world economy, the pastors, Bible workers and people in general are lacking many resources we take for granted including, bicycles, bibles, mobile phones, computers, internet, and ministry resources.