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CUBA MINISTRY REPORT 2011
Volume XXXXVIII    No. 9 

January of 1960, I was attending a conference in Minneapolis/St Paul, Minnesota where, as a young single evangelist, I was planning my first overseas missionary ministry with several Canadian missionaries working in Cuba.

However, the door was closed to me because of the takeover of communism and remained closed for 51 years to me until now. Once again, we see that God’s delay is not His denial.

A year ago, through our associate evangelist and representative for our Latin America ministry, Anatolio Rysko, we began to support 20 Cuban national mission workers. (The average salary per month for a Cuban worker in Cuba is only $12.00, {twelve dollars} per month.)

We are supporting them, their family and ministry with $30.00 to $50.00 per month. Of course, we could not do this without people just like you that pray and stand with us in faith.
 



Tony Abram sharing his testimony in the conference.
 

Marge Abram sharing her testimony in Cuba.

 Now we were able to finally go. I told the Cuban ministers in the Worker’s Seminar that Marge and I had ministered over the years, in every Spanish speaking country in the world, except one. That one was Cuba. I said that it looked like God had saved the best one for last.

They shouted and praised the Lord when we told them that! It has been a great privilege over the 49 years Marge and I have been able to preach the Good News of the Gospel in every Spanish country in the world.

Cuba is very hot and humid. The churches have no A/C and happy if they have fans.


Cubans listen to the Word!

Cuban workers gather for Seminar teaching.



Anatolio teaching in the Cuban Seminar.

Tony waiting to share.

Associate Evangelist Anatolio Rysko
encouraging Cuban workers.
Cuba also is a land of old cars, many from the 1940’s and 50’s from before the revolution. All Glory, Praise and Thanks belongs to Him! Also, to the many who have prayed and stood with us in faith. Many that have already gone on to their eternal reward had a part in the harvest of souls and work of the ministry with us. What a day that will be when we all see Jesus and we meet with all those who have gone before and the ones we helped win to Christ! Halleluiah!

In addition to having Anatolio Rysko with us, we were happy to have Greg Blazeichuk with us. He was born in Paraguay but he and his family now live in Edmonton, Canada. It was the first time for him to be in Cuba as well. He was a blessing to all. Anatolio taught his series of the Book of Revelation as he did in our seminars and crusades in Argentina He, as always, was a great blessing.

We first met him in 1978 when he was a Pastor of a growing church in Pasados, Argentina. He organized our crusade there in a amphitheater where we had thousands of people attend nightly and where hundreds of people came to Christ.

 I believe the amphitheater held 6,500 people and it was filled to overflowing. God confirmed His Word with signs and wonders following. His brother now is the Pastor of the church. We returned there in 2008, where we saw a move of God not as great as 1978 but was wonderful too with souls and healings Hebrews 13:8 (KJV) Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and to day, and for ever. What He did yesterday, He can do today!

 We thank God that God has given fellow workers like Anatolio Ryso all over the world where we have been doing the Work of God in so many nations of the world. We believe that doors that have been closed for so long in Cuba are now beginning to open. This Gospel of Jesus Christ is going to preached in all nations and then the end will come. Even my 98 year old mother is looking for the return of Christ.

When the Church of Jesus Christ takes the Gospel to the nations we are hastening the return of Christ. (Gal 6:9 KJV) And let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not.


Posados crusade 2008 coming to Christ



Waiting for ride to meeting.

Our transport in Cuba is a 1957 Ford!

 


Across the river in Encarnation 2008 altar call.

History and background on Cuba. The native Amerindian population of Cuba began to decline after the European discovery of the island by Christopher Columbus in 1492 and following its development as a Spanish colony during the next several centuries. Large numbers of African slaves were imported to work the coffee and sugar plantations, and Havana became the launching point for the annual treasure fleets bound for Spain from Mexico and Peru. Spanish rule eventually provoked an independence movement. USA intervention during the Spanish-American War in 1898 assisted the Cubans in overthrowing Spanish rule.

The Treaty of Paris established Cuban independence from the US in 1902 after which the island experienced a string of governments mostly dominated by the military and corrupt politicians. Fidel Castro led a rebel army to victory in 1959; his iron rule held the subsequent regime together for nearly five decades. He stepped down as president in February 2008 in favor of his younger brother Raul Castro.

Cuba's Communist revolution, with Soviet support, was exported throughout Latin America and Africa during the 1960s, 1970s, and 1980s. The country faced a severe economic downturn in 1990 following the withdrawal of former Soviet subsidies. Illicit migration to the US is a problem. Cuba is only 90 miles (150 km) south of Key West, Florida and is 74th in population size compared to the world with 11,087,330 (July 2011 )
 


 


Tony and Greg take a break in the hot humid Cuban heat.
 


Tony says, “What God did in Bible days, He can do today!”
 


Anatolio, Bishop, Tony and Greg.
 


The ministry team, Tony, Anatolio, Greg and Marge.
 


Cuban flag.
 

God bless you is our daily prayer, Tony & Marge Abram


Tony and Marge Abram.
 
3 John 2.


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