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BGMC-Sponsored PK Ministry in Cuba
"Will you come to Cuba to help us start a ministry to our pastors' kids?" said pastor Daniel. Daniel and his wife Kati, then the Cuban AG national youth directors, had tears in their eyes as they shared their burden with missionary Jon Dahlager. "The Cuban Assemblies of God saw a great revival in the 1990s, but many of our young people are now struggling, especially the pastors' kids. Many want nothing to do with God or the church. We have to minister to them, but we don't have the needed resources."
Daniel and Kati were in Costa Rica for a youth leaders conference in 2007 and heard of PK ministries in several Latin American countries, including Costa Rica. They reached out to missionaries Jon and Jennifer Dahlager and their Costa Rican PK ministry team for help. Jon assured them that if the Cuban AG could secure visas for the Costa Rican team, they would trust God to provide the resources to make the first PK camp in Cuba happen. They contacted AG missionary leaders and found a willing partner in BGMC.
In July 2008, 300 young people rode in cattle-style buses from all over Cuba to attend the first national PK retreat, where the Costa Rican team ministered. BGMC provided funds to buy the food for the retreat and continues to support this annual ministry in its fourth year. Pastor Moises, the Cuban ministry's director, tells of many amazing life changes through the PK ministry.
One young woman who struggled with anorexia has become a powerful worship leader. A once-angry young man named Juan is now helping his father in ministry and is writing Christian reggae songs. For many the ministry provides a "pressure release valve," a safe group of friends who will listen to frustrations and encourage each other to serve God.
The fourth annual Cuban PK retreat took place August 3-5. Special thanks to the children and leaders of BGMC who open doors for many life-changing ministries.
Please pray that God will continue to raise up the next generation of His servants, in Cuba and around the world.
Quick Facts about the PK Ministry in Cuba
- The Cuban Assemblies of God includes about 9,000 churches, house churches, and preaching points, with about 250,000 members and adherents.
- Many Christian kids in Cuba face daily opposition from a whole system built without Christian values.
- PKs in Cuba face many of the same pressures as PKs everywhere: living in a fishbowl, criticism, expectations of perfection, busy parents, and legalism in the church. In addition, they face constant cultural pressure, an intense party culture, and extreme economic need.
- The PK retreat has spawned a PK worship band and a number of other ongoing ministries. Many have found their own calling and place in serving the Lord, and the PKs insist they will someday be part of the a great wave of Cuban missionaries to the world.
- BGMC has provided $8,000 over the last 4 years for the PK ministry in Cuba, helping to pay for food, transportation, and even camp T-shirts.