How does Global University provide full curriculum theological training for Cuban pastors who are unable to come to the USA university campus? In 2011, 5,000 Kindle tablets were sent to the Cuba Assembly of God through a partnership of Speed the Light and Global University to help train current and future ministers.
Distance-learning student, Israel Collado, explains this is particularly important for those who live in rural areas who don’t have access to computers. The tablets have been invaluable, and the appreciation for them being overwhelming. Israel Collado, who also has a degree in computer science and is the Communications and Project director for the Cuba Assemblies of God, is now pursuing his masters in Ministry through Global University. His wife, Yaiset, is also graduating from Global University and is going to join Israel in the Masters program.
Living under current restrictions in Cuba, Collado credits the Kindle tablets from Speed the Light (STL) loaded with all the necessary Global University courses, for being able to complete his degree. “It would not be easy for students to get all those textbooks,” Collado explains, “but with the tablet, everything is right there – and it’s an incredible, excellent curriculum.” He adds, “their ministry is enhanced and leaders are trained because of what they provide.”
One key ministry the Collados are involved in is La Hora de la Luz (The Hour of Light). According to Israel Collado, they ask volunteers to donate one hour a day to pray for someone who needs to be reached with the gospel or to present the gospel to someone. The focus has been very effective. “When you train a leader to engage in healthy and sustainable leadership, multiplication occurs,” says Heath Adamson, senior director of National Youth Ministries. “Speed the Light is honoured to partner with leaders who develop themselves to spread the gospel to the ends of the earth.”
Source: PE News; Revival Media
Bible Study: John 14:26
SEPTEMBER Praise God for the vision of partnership between Speed the Light and Global University to provide a full theological curriculum to trainee pastors in Cuba.
Pray that these efforts may prepare the Cuban Church for God’s future plans.