Cuba is making disciples that make disciples
This was my 11th trip to Cuba in 6 years. Six years ago I had three churches that were trained in the “Global Disciple-Making System” Little did I know, or dream, the magnitude of what was going to happen. I have planted, the Cubans continue to water, and God has been giving the increase. There are over 200 churches that have committed to be trained or have already been trained. I met with new churches, and by the end of this year, we are looking nearly 400 churches nationwide wanting the system in their churches. All across denominational lines restoration principles are being taught and accepted through the implementation of the “Global Disciple-Making System”. There is truly a restoration revolution taking place all across the nation. Below you will hear about the two towns that have been using our discipleship system which had over 130 baptisms since my last visit. All eight churches in one town, and eleven churches in another town have had baptisms.
This was the first training of preachers of the Church of Christ (non-instrumental) of Cuba. They have 100 total churches in Cuba with a church or churches in every province of Cuba. I will help their president, Jesus, to train the churches in the System. His church has already been trained and is now in the process of going across the nation. Our plans are for me to return in September and train and visit the eastern provinces of the Church of Christ.
Three years ago, while I was training a small church in the center of the country, 3 new men showed up. At that time they only had 4 people in their church. Since training them they have started 3 churches, 15 in one, 35 in another and have had 25 baptisms. They now have a need to build a new church building. This will be the first new church building built since 1962. Learn more by visiting our website or contact me personally if you want to be a part of this historic moment. Five thousand dollars will build a 100 seat church.
In Palma of Santiago I trained a 500 member Assembly of God church. They were really excited that the system and the material are all Biblically based. I am finding this acceptance and attitude about what we are presenting in many different denominations. Truly a Restoration Revolution is going on.
In the first 4 years of the work in Cuba, my wife Jacque and I carried hundreds of books in by hand. Little growth took place because only a few could get the material and do the work. This past year we were able to print 5,000 books and they began to distribute them as we trained the churches. Cubans have very little chance to get material. The results have been hundreds of baptisms in the past six months.
I met this man while training. He was visiting from Costa Rica. He was born in Cuba and was a commander in the revolution serving with Che and Fidel. After the revolution he fled to Spain because he did not like the direction of socialism. He then moved to Costa Rica and is involved in a church there. He invited me to come and train their church. Praise God, this is an open door to make more disciples.
I had to make a trip to the center of the country to follow up with the churches in the area. I had to hire a driver for the two days. In the process of training and following up with the churches the driver became interested and wanted me to train his father’s church. After training this church, they wanted to be independent and follow a Biblical path.
I am amazed at the respect for the Word, and the desire to be a Biblically based church. I was privileged to share the system with 8 faculty members of the Free Baptist seminary. Out of the 8 present there were 5 different denominations represented. After three hours of sharing the system and the material everyone agreed what I shared was a Biblically based church growth system, and they wanted me to return and train the rest of the faculty as well as the students. Wow, God is making a restoration revolution in Cuba.
What is next?
I could go on and on about what is happening in Cuba. I have many other stories of Biblical enlightening with the emerging Cuban people. If you want to know more please ask. Global is not only in Cuba. There are plans on returning to Myanmar this year. The first book of “Most Precious” is ready to print, and the “Ten Steps” booklet is almost finished in Burmese. Two Indian languages have been completed, and churches in India are waiting for me to come and train them.
Jacque was supposed to go with me on this trip, but about 3 weeks before she had this feeling deep down that she was not supposed to go. I was a little upset at first because feelings can be misleading. So I canceled her flight. But just four days before we were to leave both her 92 year old great aunt and brother in law went into the hospital. Her aunt had a major stroke and while I was gone her aunt eventually died. Her feelings were justified and we all learned a lesson in God’s way of communication. We are making plans for her to return to Cuba. In the 6 years of the work in Cuba Jacque has been 3 times. I believe she is needed to work with the women. In my observation there has been no other women doing the training that she has done and still needs to do. Pray for her return to the work in Cuba this year.
Need for workers for the harvest.
I am so excited about what God is doing worldwide. Can you or someone you know help make disciples that make disciples? I need workers for the US and internationally. There are many opportunities to serve worldwide. If you’re interested, or know someone who may be interested, please contact me for more information. email@example.com. Global is a nonprofit 501c3 ministry, therefore we can help you in your fundraising.
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