Martin E., a student at Oklahoma Wesleyan University, visited Cuba earlier this year with a few other students. The students got to talk with a Cuban pastor, members of a church youth group, and other Cuban Christians. Martin shared with The Voice of the Martyrs some of what he learned on the trip.
He talked about what it is like for Cubans who want to share the gospel with others in their country. “In Cuba, you cannot care what happens to your physical body, but you have to care about the soul of those who do not know Christ,” Martin said.
He said that Christians he met continue to serve others and talk about Jesus even though some have been arrested and treated badly by unbelievers. “Christians are suffering in Cuba, yet they still choose to have joy,” said Martin. As a result of the Cubans’ witnessing, thousands have come to Christ!
Martin met one Christian who has stayed strong in his faith for more than 20 years, even though the government has given him a hard time. Officials told him years ago that his children would not be accepted by others because they were Christians. The children also remained strong in the faith, and all now serve the Lord as adults.
Martin’s time in Cuba reminded him that “the lives we live are not our own, and this earth is not our home.”
To Think About: What did Martin mean when he said, “In Cuba, you cannot care what happens to your physical body, but you have to care about the soul of those who do not know Christ”? What did he mean when he said, “The lives we live are not our own, and this earth is not our home”?
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