Friday, July 27, 2012

Big Apple Adventure VBS in Cuba...Aventura en la Gran Manzana EBV en Cuba...

Great news from a pastor in Cuba. This week they presented 'Big Apple Adventure VBS.' More than 115 students participated in this activity. Praise the Lord.

Buenas noticias de un pastor en Cuba. Esta semana presentaron 'Aventura en la Gran Manzana EBV.' Mas de 115 estudiantes participaron en ese evento.   Gloria a Dios!


Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Cuba News- Summer Camps, Vacation Bible Schools, Friends Visit

Dear Friends of Cuba,

Thanks for continuing to pray for our brothers and sisters in Cuba. This has been an exciting week at the campgrounds. Pastor Yordanis was given the opportunity to lead over 200 students who are 9-13 years old, at Yumuri Campground. He reports that many of them made decisions to stay with Jesus...Praise the Lord.

Also this week, we heard from Pastor Carlos. Even though there were heavy rain showers, many parents and children came to participate in Champions of the Faith Vacation Bible School. Carlos and his wife, Tania, lead many Bible Study Groups each week. They were thrilled to be able to minister to children and their parents during the VBS activities. They are in need of clown face paint...Let me know if you want to help them.

Pastor Eduardo writes requesting prayer for their up-coming Vacation Bible Schools. They are doing a training this weekend. God is working. We are so pleased that the churches continue to share the resources and VBS materials.

Please remember Rene and Mabel in your prayers. Lord willing, they will be here on Wednesday. On Sunday, July 22, they will be at FBCWPB. Please feel free to chat with them and hear what God is doing through the Baptist Seminary in Santos Suarez, Cuba!


Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Dear Friends of Cuba,

Great news just in from Pastor Yordani. His church is on the outskirts of Havana. He oversees three congregations in close proximity. Each of the congregations is distinct. Yordani mentors several of the volunteers in a program of discipleship. We are continuing to pray for this young pastor and his family as they make an impact for the kingdom.

Yordani shared exciting news of a baptismal service in a pool for new Christ followers. His church is also reaching out to students from Ghana and welcoming them to the church. Anamari and Yoel are faithful Christ followers who spend their free time reaching others for Christ each week. Please continue to pray for Yordani and the volunteers who serve with him.

Sunday, July 8, 2012

Pray for friend, Yusin visits, Powerhouse Service Project

Dear Friends of Cuba,

Thanks for continuing to pray for our Christian brothers and sisters.

We thank God for Yusin. He was able to visit the USA for a few weeks and we met with him for a few hours. He shares his musical talents all over the island and helps coordinate trips for musical groups going to Cuba. It was a miracle for him to be able to visit family and friends on this trip. He also lead music in several churches while he was here.  Check out his music video on YouTube--Yusin Pons, 'Creo en Dios'.  His song, 'Creo en Dios', 'I Believe in God' sung by his sister-in-law, Daymi Farinas.

Please pray for our friend, Doralyn, missionary to Cuba. She was hospitalized this week and is home now. She and her husband, LM, were leaders of group headed to Cuba this week. The group went on to Cuba, while they remained in Texas. LM sent word that there have been more than 250 children reached through Vacation Bible School activities!

Lord willing, in less than two weeks, our friends, Rene and Mabel, will arrive. Please pray for them as they prepare to come for a visit. We learned that they have received permission to leave Cuba and we are looking forward to having them at FBCWPB on July 22.

We are also thankful for FBCWPB's Middle School students! They served this week by sorting clothing that was collected for Cuba. Many hands made light work...Thanks for being willing to help.

Lord willing, we will go on mission to Cuba again from November 10-17, 2012. Please pray for this trip.