Turning Up in surprising places?

by Colin Dexter
Dr. Jim Denison | November 28, 2016
I have been to Cuba eight times over the last sixteen years, so the passing of Fidel Castro was especially significant for me. When I first visited Cuba, I was shocked by what I encountered. Knowing the persecution Christians have faced since Castro took power in 1959, I expected the church to be struggling and discouraged.

I found the exact opposite to be true.

More than a million Cubans have come to Christ in recent years. In the face of continuing government opposition, Cuban Christians serve Jesus with a joy I cannot describe in words. I’ve preached on six continents and can testify that the church in Cuba is more like the New Testament church than any I have encountered anywhere.

We should not be surprised that Jesus would show up in surprising places. That’s been his strategy for twenty centuries.

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