Cuba Vision Trip
It was my pleasure to attend a visionary trip February 1-5 to Cuba with Chris Turner (Neill’s Creek), Daniel Selman (Lillington), Sam Harvin (Anderson Creek), Billy Stines (FBC Buies Creek), Mark Howard and Larry Whichard (Kennebec). Our team was led by Tom Beam of the NC Baptist Men and the goal was to evaluate ministry opportunities for a partnership in Cuba.
Cuba is located just 90 miles south of Florida with a population of roughly 11 million people. Cuba has long been an oppressed communist country with Castro’s takeover in 1958. Cuban churches are not allowed to build new buildings but they are still free to maintain their current dwellings that have been in existence since the 1950s. Christians are not persecuted in Cuba and are flourishing with house churches throughout the island.
We were able to visit two ministry opportunities. Mi Campamento (My Camp) is a Baptist camp located near Santa Clara and is operated by The Eastern Baptist Convention of Cuba. There is a great ministry opportunity to provide teams to construct buildings for the camp which includes a retreat center and a seminary. A seminary in this location would be a great addition to the island as it would be centrally located and is needed to train church planters. The second opportunity for partnership ministry is The Baptist Retirement Home located in Santiago which is the eastern most tip of the island. This location houses a seminary for training pastors as well.
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There are also opportunities for youth to serve through Deep Impact Missions.
If you are interested in hearing more about the Cuba Vision Trip please contact a me or a team member and we would be happy to share with individuals or churches.