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A Weblog Dedicated to the Discussion of the Christian Faith and 21st Century Life
I do not seek to understand that I may believe, but I believe in order to understand. For this also I believe, –that unless I believed, I should not understand.-- St. Anselm of Canterbury (1033-1109)

Sunday, January 15, 2006

I am Going to Cuba!

I will not be blogging again until Thursday, January 26th, as I am leaving tomorrow for Cuba.

It will be my fourth trip. While it is illegal for Americans to spend money in Cuba because of the embargo, churches may obtain licenses to do humanitarian work there. Once the license is obtained, churches are allowed a per diem for expenses. Our church has such a license.

I will engage, once again, in teaching mission, instructing pastors there. The Protestant church in Cuba is exploding in growth, and young people, some as young as fifteen, are answering the call to ministry in unbelievable numbers. Because there is only one seminary on the island, and because very few get admitted, many of the young pastors of house churches have had no formal theological and pastoral training. I will be going to the Isle of Youth to teach approximately sixty pastors. I will be teaching two courses, hermeneutics and apologetics; and I will be preaching at various churches in the evening.

It has been such a joy to be a part of this ministry. Every time I am there, I feel as if I have been inserted right into the Book of Acts. I preach in the evening to standing-room-only crowds and we anoint and lay hands on the sick. God is moving in mighty ways on that little island.

In any case, when I return, I will be blogging again and no doubt telling of my adventures there with pictures.

Please be in prayer for me and the seven others who will be going.

Be blogging soon.



1 comment:

Brennan said...


I hope your trip goes well. I just said a little prayer for you. I will keep you in my thoughts. Stay well, and keep out of trouble. The courses sound uber fun, I'm sure the people you teach will love them. (I'm in philosophy, so I'm all "Yay hermenuetics!" Anyways, I hope your trip is great.