Spiritual Awakening Comes to Cuba
More than a million Cubans have come to Christ in the last ten years. Many refer to the spiritual awakening as the “Cuban miracle.” Churches have grown, Christians share their faith openly and boldly, and new believers are baptized despite the pressures they face for making public their commitments to Jesus.
Dr. Jim Denison, founder of the Denison Forum on Truth and Culture, spent several days with Cuban believers—preaching in churches, teaching pastors, and witnessing firsthand the miraculous work of God’s Spirit. It was his eighth trip to Cuba.
Denison shares about an encounter with a Cuban pastor who asserts that the revival is a result of suffering. “During one of my first trips to the island, I told a pastor that I would pray for persecution against his people to lessen. He asked me not to, explaining that their suffering had birthed their revival. Then he confided that he and other Cubans were praying for increased persecution to come against America’s Christians, so that we might be strengthened in our faith as well.”
Denison reports that churches are packed with worshipers. “My conviction is that God redeems all He allows. Christianity in Cuba is the perfect example of God’s redemption at work. The persecution faced by Cuban Christians has purified their faith and strengthened their commitment to Jesus, serving as a catalyst for their spiritual awakening.”
–Taken from Mission America Evangelism Connection and denisonforum.org