Pioneering in Cuba Fall 2019
This is Evan and I either shared a card with you or you followed me from a post. Let me invite you to directly participate in my mission to Cuba this September. I am traveling with a small group of people and delivering tools and encouragement. Many previous trips have been made in support of 60+ home churches in Cuba. Let's keep in touch about these friends and Unashamed Missions, the group supporting me in this journey.
Cuba weighs heavily on my heart. Below are a few videos and pictures of my trip February 2018. The dates are set and planed with supplies being collected. Help support me on this journey to serve the people of Cuba. You can donate to a 501C supporting this effort and will receive a document for your taxes at the end of the year.
This is one of many trips that have taken place in the past and we are serving a specific pastor with a servant's heart. The goal is to enable this community of leaders to serve local regions, become self-sufficient, and share the love of Christ.
Below is a message from Valley Creek Church that has inspired me and my friends.
Here are some items God has placed on my heart to take to Cuba this September.
Below are recent images shared with me. These are people and communities of Cuba which we have been serving.
Valley Creek Church is involved in many Missional Moves abroad. Tom Shapley is instrumental with a 501C organization "UnashamedMissions". Let me paint a picture of life in this foreign land. Keep in mind Cuba is almost the size of Florida. You can support and donate online here which is 100% tax deductible.
Construction of a new home and building to equip leaders. This home was over 100 years old before we demolished the structure.
His church can meet in many places...
Behind the scenes there are some amazing God stories to be experienced. While I was in Cuba, a deaf and mute man sought me out, picked me out of a crowd, and approached me. His name is Ramero and we were able to communicate effortlessly through writing English. It was amazing to watch this man slowly be welcomed into the body of Christ. The local church members knew this man well and I think the sin in his life may have been a barrier to being welcomed. The last dinner we had as a group, Ramero was welcomed. My heart broke to watch this slow yet beautiful process of acceptance. I also got a haircut and was able to share my love with the local people at the barbershop.
The harvest is ripe in Cuba. The people are not tainted with a religious spirit and you can pick out believers walking in the streets as God's face shines from theirs. The most amazing thing to see is continuity in God's message across the church. This group of Cuban pastors is led by a man much like my pastor, John Stickl, who wants to equip and deliver leaders to spread God's love. If you want to hear more stories and learn of God's heart in Cuba let's gather as a group and share our experiences and discuss what is involved in equipping leaders in Cuba. Please add your name to a list below to learn more only God stories from Cuba.