|Population 11,147,000||No Professed Religion 35%|
|Roman Catholic 39%||Evangelical less than 5%|
Located just 90 miles south of Florida, the Republic of Cuba has a population of more than 11 million people, and its main island is geographically the largest in the Caribbean Sea. Cuba is renowned for its rich and unique culture, including its distinct styles of music and its many professional baseball players. More than 4 million tourists go to Cuba every year, both because of its many beaches and tropical climate as well as its cultural attractions. However, for all its beauty, Cuba remains a needy country—the greatest need being the extension of the gospel of Jesus Christ. By God’s grace, the church in Cuba has experienced growth over the past few decades, and more and more pastors and church planters have been raised up; nevertheless, more laborers are still needed for the harvest.
HeartCry currently supports 18 pastors in Cuba and also supports a literature distribution project that produces and sends out sound biblical resources across the island nation. Pray for these HeartCry missionaries, that they would continue to know nothing but Christ and Him crucified and that they would be greatly used of the Lord for the building up of Christ’s church in Cuba. Pray also that God would aid and expand the efforts of the local churches in raising up and sending out faithful men for the ministry of the Word.
Sources: Operation World / Wikepedia
Testimonies of Conversion
Below are the testimonies of some of the supported missionaries in Cuba. For protection purposes, we have not revealed their names or photographs:
I come from a home of very humble means, where neither my father nor my mother were believers. When I was 15 years old, my mother suffered a very strong emotional crisis. She asked the pastor of a nearby church if he could give her a Bible...Read More
I was born in 1971. I have only one brother, and he’s one year older than me. He is not a Christian. My parents are still alive, and although they aren’t Christians, they sometimes visit our church and they have been exposed to the preaching of the word...Read More
When I was young I began attending a mission that was near our house, where I lived with my parents and my two younger sisters. When I was in fourth grade my family moved to another area and we stopped attending church altogether. When I became a young man...Read More
I was born in one of the largest cities in Cuba, but days after I was born my mother became very sick and I was taken to another city to be raised by one of her cousins. Despite the fact that I grew up far from my siblings and parents, my childhood is characterized by all the love...Read More
The town in which I was born, and where I now live and serve the Lord, is historically known as “The Town of Witchcraft.” This is because it’s a place where there is a high level of both witchcraft and Santeria...read more