PLEASE PRAY FOR OUR UPCOMING CUBA FOR JESUS CRUSADE APRIL 17-25

 

PLEASE PRAY FOR OUR UPCOMING CUBA FOR JESUS CRUSADE APRIL 17-25

Dr. Tim Todd - his dad - Dr. Cecil todd - and his brother - Pastor Cecil

Dr. Tim Todd, his dad, Dr. Cecil Todd, and his brother, Pastor Cecil Todd- Praying, Planning & Preparing for Evangelistic Crusade and Bible distribution in Cuba.

Take a Friday night walk through Havana’s Parque G to see up close how much Cuba needs Christ. By day, the downtown park offers a pleasant stroll along a wide, tree-lined boulevard down to the gulf coastline. By night, Parque G becomes a murky zone where Cuban teens, dressed somewhere between hipsters and goths, cluster to smoke, drink, and exchange drugs. Young couples hide in the shadows of bushes as musicians hold jam sessions under street lamps.

IMG_3235But in dramatic contrast to the surrounding activity, at 1 a.m. 25 young Cuban Christians form a circle to pray. Holding hands, they shout forceful prayers toward Heaven for the salvation of the Cuban people. Across the intersection, a uniformed police squad watches with interest, but does nothing to stop their outreach.

The youth are Christians from a strong evangelical Cuban church based in the heart of the inner-city of Havana. Most of the youth are new believers and have been delivered from drugs and alcohol thanks to someone who cared enough to share the Gospel of Jesus Christ in their neighborhood.

IMG_2988Too many churches live their faith inside their walls, when the church needs to be in the street. While we are in Havana in April we will be conducting evangelistic crusades, stealing souls from the devil!

Speaking enthusiastically with visiting Christians, the Cuban teens point to each other along the organic human chain of who brought who to faith in Christ. Their evangelism style is direct—”Hi, I’m a Christian, and I’d like to tell you about Jesus”—and brings results. The Christian young people in Cuba are on fire for God and the church is growing rapidly! We plan to arm these young people with the weapon of the Word of God, the brand new, Cuban Spanish Truth for Youth Bible!

CUBA PIC 1The Christian youth in Cuba show no fear of arrest. The truth is, Havana police will tell you that they need help in confronting the recent wave of street drug abuse. As a former drug addict myself, I know that if these on fire for God young people in Cuba were not afraid when they were doing drugs in Parque G, why would they be afraid now that they have the truth?

The edgy street evangelism in Cuba’s capital reveals that Western perceptions about Cuban Christianity seem woefully outdated.
In one of our services at Pastor Juan Carlos’ church in Cielo DE Avila he offered an arresting example of believer multiplication. In the hours before and after the service, a multiracial mix of youth arrived in waves as public buses pass by, and eventually they packed the sanctuary. The charismatic pastor frequently towels off his head as he proclaims “si se puede” (“yes, it can be done”) power of the gospel to change lives.

FullSizeRenderIn Cuba the church is alive, growing, faithful, and active, persevering through difficulty. We are working inside Cuba now to bring in the harvest and provide Bibles for those that have never had a Bible!

Cuban Protestants represent 4 to 6 percent of the island’s population (between 450,000 and 700,000 people). Growth has been most robust in urban areas among denominations actively planting casas cultos, legalized in the 1990s in response to a surge in attendance at established houses of worship.

IMG_3269Since the 1959 Revolution, Castro’s Communist government has placed numerous restrictions on religious expression in Cuba—a reality illustrated by most sources’ requests for anonymity. Yet the Cuban church is thriving despite its limitations, and its leaders ask that their church not be used as a geopolitical pawn. “We are part of the body of Christ in the world, yet people see us only with political eyes,” said one leading Cuban evangelical. “To those people we say: ‘Come and see.’ ”

Cuban evangelicals have told us that the economic depression and concurrent revival has fed the spiritual hunger of many Cubans, largely nominally Roman Catholic. Dramatically higher attendance at established worship services and explosive growth of new casas cultos (“house churches”) are two impossible-to-ignore signs of the vibrancy of Cuban Christian growth. The Assemblies of God is Cuba’s largest Protestant group at 3,000 churches (up from 90 in the previous decade), for years tracked new congregations on a large wall map at their headquarters. But when growth exploded, they stopped adding red dots because it became impossible to display all the new churches on a single map.

IMG_3136Angie and I traveled throughout the Cuban island June 16-22, 2016. The pilgrimage revealed a surprisingly healthy church with a new generation of young pastors boldly pushing old boundaries. Their current evangelistic zeal is best summed up in the recent modification of a common evangelical rallying cry: from “Cuba para Cristo” to “Cuba para Cristo—ahora.” Cuba for Christ—now.
Since the 1990s, major changes have buffeted Cuba’s 11.4 million people. After the 1991 fall of the Soviet Union, Cuba’s heavily subsidized economy collapsed, causing Cuba’s “Special Period” of economic crisis, famine, and more than a decade of hardship.

IMG_2860The time for Harvest in Cuba is now!!! The time for Bible distribution in Cuba is now!!! While Angie and I are in Cuba for our crusade, April 17-25, we will be giving away 10,000 full Bibles to people who have never had a Bible and preaching the Gospel to people who have never heard the Gospel.

We will also be distributing the brand new, Cuban Spanish, Truth for Youth Bible to young people. Two and a half years ago the Lord began to lead me to translate the Truth for Youth Bible into Cuban Spanish. At that point the doors for us to minister in Cuba had not even been made available. It really didn’t make sense. Now, we see that obeying the Lord, and doing what He instructed me to do is going to be a tremendous tool to reach the 1.4 million young people of Cuba.

We still need to raise about $25,000 for the Bibles that we will be giving away. If you have already given, THANK YOU! If you have not, please prayerfully consider helping us provide the Bibles! Thank you for praying and obeying!

Evangelist Tim Todd


THE 10,000 BIBLES WILL COST OUR MINISTRY ONLY $5 EACH! THAT MEANS WE NEED TO RAISE $50,000 FOR THE BIBLES. YOUR SACRIFICIAL FINANCIAL GIFT WILL BE A TREMENDOUS HELP! PLEASE PRAY FOR THIS EMERGENCY CALL FOR BIBLES FOR CUBA.

The Cuban Bibles come packaged 20 to a case. Any size of a financial gift would be a tremendous help!

20biblesforcuba  40bibles   100bibles

 200bibles  500bibles   1000bibles

 2000bibles

Thank You For Praying And Obeying! I am believing God for 20 people or churches to prayerfully consider giving a gift of $1000. 

With God’s help, and with your help, we will make an eternal spiritual impact in the lives of thousands of people in Cuba!


URGENT CALL FOR 10,000 BIBLES FOR CUBA!

spirit-of-israel-biblesIf the Lord lays on your heart to give $1000 or more to help us provide 200 Bibles or more, I want to send you this beautiful, genuine leather, KJV Spirit of Israel Bible. This beautiful full Bible has 120 pages that will tell you everything you need to know about Israel and their strong connection to America. To give, click here or call 800.RF.FIRES (733.4737).

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