HAVANA, Cuba (EP) – Dan Wooding, a Christian journalist and founder of the California-based ASSIST (Aid to Special Saints in Strategic Times) recently returned from Cuba where he met with pastors and arranged for some 50 Cuban churches to become part of a “twinning” project with U.S. Churches.
“Pastors traveled from different parts of the island to find out more and then signed up to be adopted,” said Wooding, who returned to the U.S. early in March. “They said this was an answer to their prayers.”
Under the church twin program, a U.S. church would “adopt” a Cuban church and help provide for the needs of its members. Correspondence between Cuban believers and U.S. believers could be a means of ministering spiritually to the church, as well as providing clothing, Christian literature, and for other physical needs. Wooding said he hopes eventually that U.S. adoptive churches will “want to visit [the Cuban church], … and learn from them.”
Of a population of roughly 10 million, about 500,000 Cubans are evangelical believers, said Wooding. The Communist island nation is experiencing a major revival at this time, he reported. “Several Christian leaders said that this is the greatest revival that Cuba has ever known.”