Bibles for Cuba – April’s Missions Focus
As American Christians, it’s easy for us to access the Word of God. We have a Bible app on our phones and tablets, plus several copies on a shelf at home. What we easily take for granted is a scarcity for believers in Cuba. With a population of 11 million, a literacy rate of nearly 100 percent and an unprecedented growth in Christianity thanks to social, economic and political reforms, many Cubans are seeking guidance and hope found in God’s Word. As a result of this unprecedented spiritual and cultural shift, demand for Bibles and engagement resources has outpaced supply. In addition, many Cubans cannot afford to import high-quality Bibles.
During chapel on Monday, 7th grade Bible Teacher Hector Gonzalez spoke about his trips to Cuba and The Rock’s goal to help get one million Bibles to Cuba. In partnership with the American Bible Society, we are raising support to meet this goal. The import and distribution of Bibles is legal in Cuba. The scarcity is simply a lack of resources. At chapel, we shared with students a short video about the Bibles for Cuba project and gave them an opportunity to see the need for themselves. For the month of April, we will be receiving a special offering in chapel each Monday to support this project. For every $5.40 donated, we can print, ship, and distribute a Bible to a believer in Cuba. The first goal of the project is to send 400,000 Bibles to Cuba in the first year.
We are inviting students and families from The Rock School to be a part of this amazing project. We are also encouraging students to give out of their own earnings, not just to ask their parents for money to give. We want the children to rake the yard, wash a car, do chores, or take from their piggy banks and experience the joy and blessing of giving to world missions. Parents are welcomed to give too.
For more information on this project, or if you’d like an information kit to share with your home church or small group, please contact Principal Jim McKenzie.