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Broken idols and a broken past

Broken idols and a broken past

When the idols fell to the ground, she fell to her knees.Elisa had worshipped different deities and bowed down to graven images all her life. Most of her family and community in Cuba still worship idols.That’s one reason Elisa clung to her past, even after she became...
On the ground in Cuba: Church planters sacrifice everything

On the ground in Cuba: Church planters sacrifice everything

In case you missed it, my dad and I recently spent a few days visiting church planters in Cuba. I’ve been hearing stories from his trips to this island for over 20 years, and now I see why. Cuba is rich in history and unique architecture. In some ways, it looks as if...
On the ground in Cuba: “Cuba para Cristo”

On the ground in Cuba: “Cuba para Cristo”

Someone recently asked me, “What is your favorite place to travel?” At the time, I didn’t have an answer. There are many countries that hold a special place in my heart. But after the incredible week I just had in Cuba, I can say this beautiful nation is definitely in...
How the Gospel transformed a family practicing witchcraft

How the Gospel transformed a family practicing witchcraft

Santeria — a form of modern witchcraft that fuses Catholic practices and African folk beliefs — is prevalent in Cuba. In fact, according to the U.S. State Department, some sources estimate that as many as 80 percent of Cubans practice Santeria. But because of generous...
Cultivating the underground church

Cultivating the underground church

Hidden away in a cool, dimly lit underground room, students pore over their Bibles. They caress the pages and hungrily consume each word. This secluded sanctuary serves as a house church and seminary. And it all takes place in the basement of a Chinese Christian’s...
Cuban church planter reaps a huge harvest

Cuban church planter reaps a huge harvest

“A sower went out to sow his seed. And as he sowed, some fell along the path and was trampled underfoot, and the birds of the air devoured it. And some fell on the rock, and as it grew up, it withered away, because it had no moisture. And some fell among thorns, and...
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