This year marks 10 years since we first began training leaders in Cuba. Over the years we have trained hundreds of leaders throughout the country, however two key leaders (Raydel and Javier) emerged who not only were trained but then began training others.
Our goal in any country we serve, is to identify such leaders who are not just consumers of our materials, but also have the vision to reproduce it in others. We have highlighted their ministry many times in the Update as they are now ministry coaches in our network.
Several years ago, before he moved to the Dominican Republic, Raydel began the Samaritan Network in Cuba to facilitate the training of leaders. Over the last couple years he has been assisting his friend and colleague, Carlos, with leadership training in that country. Carlos provides direction to a ministry in DR and together they are now training leaders in this country.
Javier has stayed in Cuba and is serving within this network as he trains the trainers by teaching them how to use our workshops and mentoring materials. Recently, he sent the following report to the rest of the MCNet team:
Blessings Phil and beloved partners of the Network!
We greet you wishing that God strengthens your life and ministry as well as all those working with you. Recently we had the consultation of the Samaritan Network (ed. MCNet partner in Cuba) in Old Havana. I was presenting the tools of Mentoring, since some of the leaders had not been exposed to them and did not know all the resources that were available as they train others.
All of this is having a positive impact and encouragement to those of us doing this work. We have our challenges here, but for now we are taking the first short, but firm, steps.
“Now may the God of peace. . .equip you with everything good for doing his will. . .”Hebrews 13:20-21
God bless you,
Thank you for your prayers for Javier and Cuba. Carlos has been supporting this network in Cuba from his ministry in the Dominican Rep. for many years. Phil will be joining him in Cuba in June as they seek to strengthen these leaders. Also please remember the overall work in Latin America as Raydel will be travelling to several countries this year to launch the leadership training.