God’s Word: A Lifeline for Cubans

Despite harassment and political pressure against Christians in Cuba, the church there continues to grow. But discipleship is crucial to help new believers grow in faith.

To help meet this need, the Spanish team of Back to God Ministries International (BTGMI) has produced and shipped 8,000 Cada Dia (Every Day) devotional booklets to be distributed by a network of believers in Cuba.

“I am very happy now, since I just finished reading the Cada Dia you sent,” wrote Manuel. “I believe it is a gift from God that I am able to read these messages.”

“The Cuba project was funded by several Presbyterian partner churches in Brazil,” notes Rev. Guillermo Serrano, BTGMI Spanish ministry leader. “They wanted to put Cada Dia in the hands and, more important, in the hearts, of seekers and new believers in Cuba.”

Denise, a young woman who has contracted HIV, also received a copy of the devotional booklet. She sent this note of thanks to the BTGMI Spanish team:

“I write these few lines to let you know how wonderful I feel each time I read the Cada Dia. I feel stronger in my faith and ready to face each new day. I pray every night and sometimes reread the devotional, which I thank you for sending every month. I am greatly moved and touched by them. May God bless you and may you feel his presence surrounding you.”

BTGMI’s Spanish program La Hora de la Reforma (The Hour of Reformation) beams into Cuba over shortwave radio stations many times every day. Responses keep coming in from seekers and listeners who are searching for answers wherever they can. The ministry replies by sending the Cada Dia devotional guide.

“We don’t know when the political situation is going to change in Cuba,” Rev. Serrano adds. “We only know that we have a mandate: to continue preaching the gospel and lead people to our Savior’s feet.”

About the Author

Nancy Vander Meer is a staff writer with Back to God Ministries International in Grand Rapids, Mich.
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