Despite it being over 50 years since Fidel Castro took power, the average Cuban still can’t change jobs without government permission. Even an unauthorized Internet connection could land you in jail. But there is one area where there have been some changes since Raul Castro, the former dictator’s brother, was elected in 2009: religious freedom. Pastor Victor Gonzales, director of the Cuban Baptist Convention, told CBN News that, for almost 30 years, Christians suffered very hard times. “I think that the Cuban government [now] believes that the Gospel is good for the nation of Cuba,” he said.
“And for that reason they are asking the Church in Cuba to help the Cuban government to bring back again the great value of the Cuban family,” he added. This has led to strong church growth. “Now we are seeing a great harvest of souls in Cuba,” pastor Gonzalez says.
The Church is also making inroads in the public schools, where they have been given permission to teach children the basics of moral principles – something unheard of even in America today.
Source: CBN – Christian World News
BIBLE STUDY: Isaiah 60:1-3
PRAISE: God for this attitude change and the growth of the Church. Pray for Bibles and resources.