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The Christmas-in-Cuba Kids

Cuba

(Note: The events in this story happened in the late 1990s. The photo shows Cuban children looking through the window of a church. Today some churches are permitted by the Cuban officials, but the government still tries to control what Christians do.)

Every morning, the kindergarten class at a Christian school in Florida prayed for nations around the world. They used an alphabetical list of countries in a prayer guide to help them. Soon they got to countries that begin with the letter “C.”

At about the same time, their teacher, Mrs. Carter, began reading aloud to the class from the book by C.S. Lewis, The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe. “In the story,” said Mrs. Carter, “it is always winter, because the evil queen forbade springtime. Most of all, she forbade Christmas.”

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Cuba: Nothing Stops Pedro

Cuba

Free From Sin
Pedro, who lives in Cuba, was a delinquent. (His picture is shown to the left. His face is covered to protect his identity.) A delinquent is someone who does not obey the law. Pedro spent a lot of time in jail because of all the crimes he committed.

Then Pedro learned that Christ can save people from a sinful life, and he gave his life to Jesus! He was free from being a slave to sin! Do you think Pedro quit going to jail? Well, no, he did not.

Pedro was so excited about his new freedom in Christ that he wanted to tell EVERYONE about it. He even began witnessing in parks and preaching on the streets.

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