A legally registered church in central Cuba is being forced to close after three years in existence. The house church of 60 in Holguin was established with the appropriate paperwork in 2017. In 2019, however, various government agencies began restricting the church’s activities. “They did not want them to continue holding services in this place and they did not give any option or negotiation,” a VOM contact wrote.
The church submitted another permit application to the Ministry of Justice that year but received no response. In the meantime, inspectors have continually visited the church, and communist party officials have repeatedly summoned the pastor for questioning.
After pleading with officials, members have no other option but to close the church. “Pray for these pastors,” a VOM worker said. “They are very young but they are firm in their faith and work for the Lord.”
Source: The Voice of the Martyrs USA
- Ask the Lord to provide ongoing opportunities for corporate worship. Pray these believers will not lose heart but will continue to remain faithful.
- Ask God to provide the church leaders with wisdom as they guide, encourage and strengthen their flock.
- Pray the faithful witness of these believers may be used by the Lord to bring the light of the Gospel to many who oppose it.