Daily Topic for April 30, 2010

Matthew 24:14
And this gospel of the kingdom will be preached in the whole world as a testimony to all nations, and then the end will come.

Of all end time prophecies, this is probably the most likely one to be forgotten. Before Christ’s return, the gospel must be preached to all nations. We are not called to sit passively for God to act; He has given us a job to do. It is our responsibility. Will you do your part?

Pray that the Church today will rise to the challenge of taking the gospel to every nation that still lacks a fellowship of believers.

Cubans in Berlin

by KC

“Mamacita, Yemaya has been good to me! She gave me a safe journey to Berlin, and I already have a job at a restaurant.“ Juan was writing his first letter to his mother in Cuba after managing to sneak into Germany illegally. As time went on, Juan met a number of interesting Cubans living in that city. There were musicians who played the traditional Cuban Timba music, which is catching on in Berlin nightclubs. He met a number of boxers who were looking to make their fortune in the ring. There were also prostitutes, but he would not tell Mamacita about them. Other Cubans had more ordinary jobs.
Jobs are relatively easy for Cubans to find in Berlin, since the Cubans are noted for their hard work. Unlike many other immigrant groups, the Cubans are eager to learn German and integrate.

There are somewhere between 3,000 and 20,000 Cubans in Berlin. Many are making a good living as engineers, architects or even college professors. They seem to have it all, but almost every one of them still has that God-shaped void in their life that only Jesus can fill. Many, like Juan, try to fill it by appeasing traditional Caribbean gods or going to Mass. Few have developed a meaningful relationship with Christ.

Learn more at joshuaproject.net

Pray that the Cubans will hear the call of God, and run to Him, abandoning their false deities. Pray that those entrapped in drugs and prostitution will be set free by Christ.

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