In 2008, CBF Florida began a relationship with brothers and sisters in eastern Cuba. The Convención Bautista de Cuba Oriental (Eastern Cuba Baptist Convention) and one of our churches, La Primera Iglesia Bautista de Deltona, were in a partnership in which the Deltona church sponsored 40 mission churches. Representatives from CBF Global and CBF Florida visited Santiago de Cuba and the surrounding area in order to meet these fellow Christians and to investigate how a partnership could be formed.
Since that time, in partnership with our brothers and sisters from Cuba, la Primera Iglesia Bautista de Deltona and Encuentro Ministries, CBF Florida has been able to assist in the following ministries:
Providing leadership training for pastors, church planters and youth leaders
Hosting spiritual retreats for ministerial leaders
Providing pastoral care, coaching and counseling
Distributing Bibles, study resources and bicycles for missionaries
Sponsoring the installation of water cisterns
Distributing humanitarian assistance
Refurbishing houses and churches in response to natural disasters
There are many more opportunities for churches to missionally engage in providing restoration, spiritual formation and renewal in eastern Cuba. Contact the CBF Florida office, or email Carlos Peralta or Rubén Ortiz for more information.