Cuba-in 1990 after generation of communism a disruption came. The Soviet union, Cuba’s greatest patron and trading partner was no more. Suddenly between 1990 and 2010 a huge change swept the land with many seeking answers in God for the first time.
Now in the land where secularism and Santeria dwell in uneasy relation, The easy days of church growth have lessened somewhat.
Here is what’s happening now:
Local churches are partnering with “best practice” teams to train local Cuban Christians in best practices of disciple making movements from other parts of the world.
New teams are forming how for this purpose on the heels of new travel opportunities to the island nation:
North Indian farm workers use resources on microSD cards to lead Bible Studies and plant churches.
“The Christian worker has essential elements for church planting recorded in audio on the memory card. This consists of beginning a gospel conversation through the JESUS film and Magdalena film, which can be watched on the mobile or put into an adaptor and watched on a TV. Then, they include a set of 35 gospel lessons which each have a color illustration and the audio story. For discipleship, they have eight audio lessons for new believers. Following this they have a T4T (Training for Trainers) type church planting training which is also in audio form. This includes a section on healthy church. They include a Baptist Faith and Message audio teaching which helps to develop healthy doctrine in leaders. Lastly, the entire Bible is available in audio or written form on the MicroSD card, as well as in a daily audio Bible format.”
MONDAY, OCTOBER 17 –His greatness will reach to the ends of the earth. Micah 5: 4 (NIV)
Your kingdom come. Matthew 6: 10
Collect by Pastor Chuck:
Glorious God, whose kingdom comes to the ends of the earth, let us recognize Your coming, humble ourselves before your reign, and become the servants of its advance, that we and all the world may enjoy the righteousness you bring we pray through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
Rev. Jim Buckman is growing a network of Lutheran House Churches in the Northeast US.
Pray for its ongoing growth.
He is raising support and would appreciate churches and individuals partnering with his unique ministry.
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