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Week of Prayer – Day 2

November 29, 2010

The people of Cuba

Retired Cuban Baptist pastor Víctor González is a “walking evangelist” along the rugged roads of Cuba’s mountainous countryside. Last year he made 2,640 home visits—all on foot—to share the gospel with rural Cubans.

A 90-year-old widower, Victor shows no signs of slowing down. “Pray that the Lord will lengthen my life to be able to keep on working in His service,” he says. “Pray that Cuba and the whole world will be won to Christ.”

Víctor’s zeal for evangelism is typical among Christians in Cuba, who are seeing one of the fastest rates of church growth in the world.

Cuban Baptist churches numbered 210 in 1960. In the 1990s, a church-planting movement began. Today, there aren’t enough churches to hold all the believers. Cuban Baptist traditional churches, missions, and house churches number more than 6,200; most meet in houses, garages, yards or on rooftops.

This growth has created a demand for more church leaders. To help meet that need, a team of IMB missionaries travels frequently to Cuba to help Cuban Baptists train leaders. Your gifts to the Lottie Moon Christmas Offering® support this ministry.

“This is God’s time for Cuba,” says one of these missionaries.

Pray God will raise up church leaders for the harvest. Pray a sufficient number of leaders will be trained.

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