Alexeis y Rebeca

Our friend and colleague Alexeis Rodríguez was robbed

Dear Friends, Today brought terribly disheartening news from my good friend Alexeis Rodríguez, director of the UGECU* student ministry in Cuba. Returning home after a ministry trip to one of the college groups, they discovered their home had been robbed. Most of their valuable items were stolen, even their washing machine! They lost their rice […]

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The poor have the Gospel preached to them

I’m sure you are familiar with the phrase “save the best for last.” In any sort of persuasive writing or speech, such as a legal argument, debate, or essay, the best practice is to start with your weakest argument and gradually escalate until you finish with your strongest point at the end of your presentation. […]

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Practical words of widsom from pastor Pat Franks

Practical words of widsom from pastor Pat Franks

I always enjoy traveling with men who are much more experienced than me in life and in spiritual matters. One of my favorite messages from 43 trips to Cuba was by Dr, Harold Sala entitled “What They Didn’t Teach Me in Seminary.” I appreciated hearing practical wisdom from a man who has ministered 30 years […]

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Bible Training Workshops

In October of last year we launched a new conference series based on the results of our many years of organizing leadership training events. In English the name of this new conference ministry is Bible Training Workshops and these events have the following characteristics: • Three days of teaching (15 to 18 hours total) • […]

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We wrestle not against flesh and blood  . . .

We wrestle not against flesh and blood . . .

I have never approached the Cuba ministry as spiritual warfare, nor my trips as attacks on enemy-held territory. Perhaps my outlook has been simplistic, but I simply want to help my friends do the ministry God has called them to do. Eliseo is my friend, and though he and the ten other professors at the […]

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I was “up a tree” until I met a man up a tree!

I woke up this morning thinking about all the things that I need to pack for my Cuba trip. I depart for Miami tomorrow morning. I have been feeling stressed because it appeared I was going to be returning to the children’s cancer ward of the provincial hospital almost empty-handed. I did not have much […]

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Two very special brothers, one amazing project

First I met David, who has written a tract that is designed to be a conversation starter about God and the Gospel. He later introduced me to his brother, Larry, who had created a discipleship booklet for new believers that is available in several languages. Through their generosity, we have now printed 100,000 of the […]

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me preaching – inverted

Printing and preaching in April and May

The Lord Jesus Christ is God in the flesh and He has shown us how we should think about and behave toward our Creator and our fellow man. Though I was curious about Jesus throughout my teenage and college years, I was never convinced of His identity or authority. Then, one blessed evening about 22 […]

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The children in these pictures are the healthier ones. I did not take pictures of most of the kids due to their frail health.

Preaching the Gospel to families in crisis

God recently gave us an opportunity in the city of Camagüey that our Cuban colleagues thought would never be allowed. Even as we gathered our gifts together in the parking lot, one of our colleagues said, “I will not believe it until I see you get through the main door. My church in Moa has […]

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Field report from Dr. Stewart Brown

Dr. Stewart Brown of Edmonton, Alberta, recently completed a two-week trip to Cuba that was organized for him by ACTION. During that time he taught at the Elim Bible Institute. Dr. Brown sent us the following report: “I am very grateful to you and all ACTION staff who assisted me in completing all necessary details […]

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