We have been on several mission trips to Cub@. (Before you ask, I use the @ instead of the letter a in Cub@ so that it does not come up in searches. While we go in and out of the country legally, we don't want to cause any issues for our friends and family south of the border.)
Mission trips to Cub@ tend to be different than to other places. We don't go in and build things. We spend our time encouraging the Christians there. Letting them know that they are not forgotten. They don't get support from the communist government and it is easy to get discouraged. We encourage. We pray. We preach. We bring in medicines that they cannot get in their country. We bring in what we can to equip their ministry.
Kevin and I partner with two pastors who have become our family, Jose and Yamile Santiago.
will sacrifice to you.
What I have vowed I will make good.
I will say, ‘Salvation comes from the LORD.’” Jonah 2:9 They sacrifice so much to proclaim the name of Jesus. More than we here in the United States can even imagine. They really are secluded from the rest of the community. Ridiculed by their peers at school. And yet there is such joy.
So, our calling is to these people. To help to outfit this church. To help them to reach out to their community for Jesus. Jovellanos, the city in central Cub@ where they live is the center of a religion called Santaria. Santaria is a mixture of Catholicism and voodoo. It shrouds the city in darkness. And, being as awesome as God is, He has decided to shine his light in this darkness and create revival where the enemy would have none.
Please be in prayer for us and for these beautiful people. If you have questions, leave them in the comments.
God Bless You!