Since the 1990s Cuba has experienced huge gospel growth but the political situation means that churches are limited by size.
Lots of small house churches have sprung up but they're often pastored by men who have had no training for the role. Two thirds of those teaching the Bible on a regular basis have received no training – that is around 4,000 churches.
Prédica Fiel (which translates as Faithful Preaching) has a vision to train thousands of Cuban church leaders and bible teachers how to faithfully interpret and teach the Bible. Before this project began, there was no one teaching others how to do expository bible preaching in the country.
Prédica Fiel runs three day training courses in expository bible preaching and runs pastor preaching conferences five times a year. It is headed up by Alexis Pérez – a local church leader who has a degree in Theology and studied on the Cornhill Training Course in London. Alexis travels around the country to deliver courses to churches and also spends time preaching in order to model the form of simple, clear and faithful bible teaching that Prédica Fiel teaches.
We thank God that, in the second half of 2021, pandemic restrictions were eased in much of the world. We thank God that we were able to start doing in-person workshops again in Latin America.
The following is a summary of the year in figures (as always, the workshops outside of Cuba were in partnership with the Charles Simeon Trust):
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