Over the last 30 years more than 6,000 churches have been founded across Cuba. Such an incredible growth, while exciting, presented Cuban church leadership with significant challenges in addressing spiritual and physical needs of their growing congregations. In addition to caring for its own congregation, churches in Cuba fulfil the vital functions of a community centre, medical clinic and emergency shelter. It becomes a hub for connecting families and individuals in need of resources and care at a physical, emotional and spiritual level. Kingsview Community Church is honored to provide assistance, support and encouragement to Cuban churches as they press into expanding the Kingdom of God in their communities.
The partnership between Kingsview Community Church and a Cuban church in the small town of Cidra began in April 2016 when a team of men from KVCC visited to assist in the building of a water tower for their church. Over the next few years we continued to foster our relationships through correspondence and visits. During hurricane Irma in the fall of 2017, the church building in Cidra (which also serves as a home for its Pastor and his family), suffered significant damage. One month after the hurricane, the roof of the church began to collapse, forcing the Pastor and his family to evacuate. The building had to be demolished – except for a small part of the house consisting of one bedroom and a kitchen. The Pastor continues to live here with his wife and two young daughters. When KVCC learned about all the hardship in Cidra we decided to partner up with our Cuban brothers and sisters in their efforts to rebuild their church.