83,723 Bibles are on the way to Cuba to keep up with the explosive growth of Christianity on the island, reports the SBC’s International Mission Board.
75 percent of the Bibles will go to two ministries; about 32,000 will go to the Western Baptist Convention, based in Havana, and the same amount will go to the Eastern Baptist Convention, based in Santiago and who has reported nearly 30,000 professions of faith in 2014 alone.
Included in the shipment are study Bibles, large-text Bibles, and Bible commentaries.
In 1992, the Cuban government changed the constitution to declare Cuba to be a secular state instead of an atheist state, opening the door for religious activity. This effort is being done with the Cuban government’s full permission.