Changing People's Lives one person at a time!
Welcome to the Republic of Cuba, the largest West Indies Island that spans across the Caribbean Sea, within approximately 43,000 square miles large and hosts nearly 11 ½ million people. Cuba, a once affluent agricultural island, used to be the world’s third largest supplier with its succulent sugar plantations. Cuba is full of beautiful people whose spirit of survival have helped them overcome these long years of ups and downs in their very unique economy.
In 1959, Cuba was exposed to a new system that over two years opened the way to the establishment of the first communist country located in the Western Hemisphere. Through the following years the local economy took a turn for the worst, and in 1990 a strict energy and food rationing plan was established, called El Periodo Especial (the “special period”).
Take a trip into the now modern day Cuba, where you can pick up your groceries from the local government grocery store. A typical ration book contains staple foods and beverages listed for a reasonable price such as: beans, rice, sugar, tobacco, and alcoholic beverages. Luxury items, like dairy products, fruits, meats and vegetables are sold separately in a different store, and unfortunately cost up to 26 times the amount we pay here in the Canada.
The Seventh-day Adventist message first arrived in Cuba 110 years ago. The communist philosophy and their ideology have not always been a fertile soil for Christianity. None the less, we strive to provide HOPE to the local people for whatever the future brings.
Cubans, regardless of their religious background, hold their FAITH very close to their hearts, because it’s that trust and faith that pushes them forward on a day-to-day basis
Kindly join our brothers and sisters in Cuba in their search for a more practical understanding of the Word of God, as well as their pursuit for a better future after Jesus’ return to take us home.
If God has placed a burden on your heart for Cuba, you will know that without you, a child, a father or a grandmother, would not have heard the words of truth that will bring them HOPE. They are waiting for you!
"And this gospel of the kingdom will be proclaimed throughout the whole world as a testimony to all nations, and then the end will come."