Ricardo Leyva Prayer Letter: Where We Are Right NowUpdate on Cuba

The Cuban government has opened grocery stores in American dollars. These stores are better stocked than non-dollar stores, and the lines are long, but not too long. The lines in non-dollar stores are very long, and the stores are not well stocked. It takes all day to buy groceries, and sometimes you only get half of what you need, so you have to go back the next day or another day.

The other big scarcity in Cuba is medicine, and I am talking about medicines that you can buy over the counter in other countries, medicines like ibuprofen, naproxen, loratadine, kaolin, pectin, hydrocortisone cream, acetaminophen, etc. I can buy these generic medicines in Mexico at a low price. I want to buy $300 worth of medicines to give to godly Christians I know in Cuba. I have $150 already. I am praying for the other half. Please pray about this need!

Dos and Don’ts

At the beginning of this crisis, we kept congregating until we received a notice to stop. Two months later, we started again, congregating in small groups at homes, and then we went back to the church building. Then again, the government told us to stop. So, we went back to small groups at homes . . . and that is where we are right now.

The Cuban government said that they did not want to see the Jehovah’s Witnesses out on the streets proselytizing. Every time we go soul winning, we wonder if people will open their doors to us; but, thank God, they have most of the time! I immediately tell them that we are not Jehovah’s Witnesses, so they listen to the plan of salvation. Thus, we continue to see people saved on a regular basis. At the least, we witness to them, and at the very least, we leave a Gospel tract for them to read. Amen.

Please pray for:

1. Power to preach and go soul winning.
2. Our finances.
3. The Cuban people. There is a lot of suffering everywhere.

In His service,

Ricardo Leyva