Ten thousand people recently gathered in Cuba as part of what some are calling a revival in the Communist nation.
Bright Hope's church partners in Cuba recently held an evangelistic meeting that drew crowds from Santa Lucia. Cubans reportedly overflowed the large public square there to hear the gospel.
"A revival is taking place in the country of Cuba,” says C.H. Dyer, president and CEO of Bright Hope. “We are seeing spiritual fruit born from a dry, thirsty land. It is only the hand of God who can cause such a response. The prayers and contributions from Christians across the U.S. have made such events increasingly possible. More evangelistic meals and outdoor meetings are planned.”
The sky turned black and clouds started to roll in as the event was about to begin. Spectators opened their umbrellas to prepare for the storm, but believers started to raise their hands to the sky in worship.
One Christian replied, "Our God isn't going to let this storm happen; it's been a long time we have waited for this revival." His prayer was answered and the storm passed. A local pastor's wife, Mariza Proenza, said, 'The hand of God covered the city!"
Bishop Ricardo Pereira, a Methodist church leader, offered a sermon. He began by saying: "Today is a prophetic day in this nation. In the same place Christopher Columbus announced that this was the most beautiful land human eyes had seen, now we speak upon the same land—but this time, in the true freedom of Christ. What you have seen today is as if the heavens opened to declare that Jesus is the Son of God, with whom He is pleased."
When the Pereira made the call to the crowd to receive Jesus as their Savior, a sea of hands were raised as they desired to give their hearts to the King.