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A hurricane in Cuba
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A Cuban pastor has been repeatedly threatened and harassed for his efforts to repair church buildings that were damaged during the 2018 hurricane. In an effort to continue without further interference from authorities, he and other believers have been working on the repairs through the night. Despite this, the pastor was recently threatened by one of the opposing neighbours who approached him with a machete.

Adding to the mounting pressure, local officials have denied the pastor car registration and the right to put up a sign for his own church. Members of the Cuban government consider the repairs illegal because they do not recognize any church buildings constructed after the 1959 revolution. These buildings have served as places of worship for many years, even though some of them have no walls or proper floors. To learn more about Cuba, go to our country report.

Pray that the threatened pastor, and others representing the church in Cuba, will remain faithful in the midst of persecution. Ask God to strengthen the resolve of this pastor, and all who are assisting him, so the restoration work that has already begun can be fully completed. Even more importantly, may their endeavours to proclaim the Gospel continue so that many more will be reached throughout the nation, including Cuba's governing authorities.

Country Information

Designation
Persecuted

Population
11,032,343 (July 2021 est.)

Ethnicity (%)
White (64.1), Mullato or mixed (26.6), Black (9.3)

Religion (%)
Christian (58.5), folk religion (17.6), other (0.7), non (23.2)

Leader
President Miguel Diaz-Canel Bermudez

Government type
Communist state

Legal system
Civil law system based on Spanish civil code

Source: CIA World Factbook

Pray for Cuba

Ask God to provide wisdom to Cuba's church leaders, specifically requesting that they will exemplify grace toward all governmental authorities  while remaining bold in their presentation of the Gospel.

Pray for the salvation of the current governmental leader, Raúl Castro, as well as those who work under his leadership.

Pray that the believers of this country will not fear government reprisal but live in unconditional surrender to the Lordship of Christ.

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