I am continually amazed at what is continuing to happen in the country of Cuba. Every time I go back to Cuba God’s work through Global Church Growth gets more amazing. Ten years ago I was invited to go to Cuba, but due to political problems the trip was canceled. Five years later I was able to make the trip. Timing was crucial. The two main directors for Global Church Growth and proponents of Global in Cuba were not Christians at that time, and I truly believe nothing would have been successful if I had made the first trip.
Four and a half years ago I started with three churches and after this trip, we now have over 100 churches going through the Global training. I see in the next year over 300 new committed churches. Preacher after preacher is sharing with others, and more want the training next time.
The common theme church after church and pastor after pastor has been the same. Their vision of the church and their denomination is not the same, but the vision and system I am training them in are the same vision they have. Denominational churches and independent churches alike want to join with me and be trained. Wow, restoration and renewal are going on in Cuba.
I believe there a few factors why this revolution, revival, and restoration are happening right now. First, the Holy Spirit is moving. Next, there is a hunger and desire to be independent of denominations who have been directed by the government or denominational structures, and there is almost 100 % agreement of getting back to the Bible. I have had only one woman challenge me on Baptism out of hundreds of people. Everyone is in agreement that baptism is in the Bible and they should do things as the Bible directs. Another factor is that they cannot buy Christian literature of any kind, so they are starving for material and I am bringing them a whole set of materials that they can grow their churches. God’s Spirit is moving and people time after time are confirming the vision when they say, “God has given me the vision for the church and it is the same vision you are bringing to us. Now we have the same vision and the system and material to grow our churches. Thank you so much for coming and sharing your vision and system with us” It is humbling knowing that God is using me in this restoration revolution.
I met with the representative/president of the Church of Christ acapella churches. They have 100 churches nationwide. He is starting the Disciple making system in his church and wants me to meet with all 100 preachers when I return in February.
I also met with five church leaders of the Christ Church International in Havana. They have 40 churches nationwide that will be going through the training.
5 independent Churches in center of Country wants to join and be trained.
My three amigos of the Orient. The growth in Cuba is due to preacher after preacher catching the vision and sharing it.
One preacher tells another about the disciple making system, but he does not trust me until he hears my doctrine. When he does he rejoices that we have the same vision and plan and wants to join the over 100 who have committed to being trained.
It is hard to do the work in Cuba due to the lack of cars and difficult transportation system.
The culture and people are amazing, and hungry for the Gospel, so it is worth dealing with the conditions to see God work.
In the first four years my wife and I carried in hundreds of books illegally to train the churches. This time we had the books printed in Cuba.
It is not easy getting around Cuba. We transported hundreds of books across Cuba by car, horse, and bicycle.
In each church, we train and equip the churches to set up the global church growth system and learn how to use the material to evangelize and disciple.
I ask each church and individual to make a list of 10 people they know who need to follow Jesus. I then ask them to make a prayer box for the list and pray that they become disciples
Cuba is starting to open up from US side, but not so much inside. But, God is moving and I am excited to be a part.
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Introducing two new team members!!
I would like to introduce two new staff members to Global Church Growth. Charles and Kathy Bennetch have been involved with missions for many years. I met them while Charles was Mission minister at Savannah Christian Church 15 years ago. I knew then that they could be a great addition and asset to our ministry at Global. God has His timing, and I am excited about our partnership together. I truly believe with Charles and Kathy’s help and expertise we will now be able to do things I have needed to do to take us to the next level, and be more productive in making disciples around the world.
Plans for the rest of the year!!
August: Training in Knoxville in the Global Church Growth System. August 22 and 23. If you want a refresher on the System, or learn how we can help your church grow, then contact me for details at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Guatemala in August: August 24th The plans are to join with Tom Schneller of Disciple Makers on a trip to Guatemala. I will be meeting with the churches he works with to share and train them in the Global Disciple making System.
Nepal and Myanmar in October. I will share more as we get closer to our departure.
Please help us help others become followers of Christ.
Commit today for translation and printing of material.
Adopt a language so we can begin to make disciples in other countries.
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