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World Team in Cuba
 

Prayer

The biggest need in Cuba is for prayer.  Please join with us to pray for what God is doing in Cuba.  Pray:


World Team's Cuban Roots

World Team has a rich heritage, handed down to it by RBMU and Worldteam. Worldteam traced it's roots to Cuba, where a Cuban, B. G. Lavastida, an American, Elmer V. Thompson, a Canadian, Evelyn McElheran, and a Spaniard, Isabel Junco, formed the Cuba Bible Institute, Los Pinos Nuevos, on September 25, 1928. From these beginnings grew a mission, which became World Team, and a denomination, The Evangelical Convention of Cuba, "Los Pinos Nuevos".

Today The Evangelical Convention of Cuba, “Los Pinos Nuevos” is a flourishing denomination with its own seminary.  Los Pinos Nuevos is led by Cubans and is totally independent of World Team, although we still maintain close ties.  Our desire is to assist Los Pinos Nuevos in any way we can.  Much of our help to Los Pinos Nuevos is in the form of aid to the Los Pinos Nuevos Seminary.  Help with leadership training is our highest priority.

 

Cuba in the New Millennium

In the last decade God has moved in a supernatural way, and hundreds of thousands of Cubans have come to faith in Christ.  It is estimated that up to 10 or 15 percent of Cubans may now be evangelical Christians.

In June 1999 a series of 19 huge open air crusades were held all across Cuba.  The four largest were televised live, across the nation, on Cuban national television.  Most of the crusades saw over 50,000 people in attendance.  In Camaguey there were over 70,000 in attendance, in Havana there were over 150,000.

 

Cuba Ministries Coordinator

World Team maintains strong ties with the church in Cuba. It is a church which passed through some difficult times, but has now emerged as the church triumphant. Today, the evangelical church in Cuba is strong and vibrant. However, there are many needs. A difficult economic situation has left the Cuban church in need of outside help for funds for leadership training, books and literature, and repair and construction of facilities.

Gary serves as World Team's Cuba Ministries Coordinator.  His task is to coordinate the activities of World Team with the church in Cuba. This involves ministry on several levels.

  • Working with the Los Pinos Nuevos leadership to prioritize needs and seek ways of meeting those needs. When projects are identified, they must be presented to people in other countries and funds must be raised and taken to Cuba.
  • Aiding the Los Pinos Nuevos Seminary in upgrading their facilities and level of teaching. New buildings must be constructed to replace old ones which are falling apart after more than 50 years of use. Visiting professors are needed to teach courses at the seminary. Bibles, books and discipleship materials are needed for the students, as well as funds to cover the operating costs of the seminary.
  • Working to provide and distribute Christian literature across the entire country through many different denominations.
  • Shipment of medical supplies and equipment, and other relief items, to the hospitals and people of Cuba.
  • Coordinating a partnership between World Team and other missions and churches who are ministering together in Cuba.Shipment of medical supplies and equipment, and other relief items, to the hospitals and people of Cuba.
    Coordinating travel to Cuba, and ministry there, by World Team staff, as well as people from other missions and organizations who partner with us in Cuba.
 
Our Cuba Priority

World Team's priority in Cuba is to help develop leadership to meet the needs of the growing Church in Cuba.  Over the last decade tens of thousands of Cubans have received Jesus Christ as their Saviour.  Many new pastors are needed and many lay leaders need to be trained.  We assist by providing both teachers and materials.  Costs are high, which is where we need your help.

 

The City of Havana

 
 
 


 

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