Category Archives: Cuba

Yoaxis Marcheco Suarez: Cuba

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Yoaxis Marcheco Suarez, the wife of a Cuban pastor, was arrested on October 16, 2014.  Authorities attempted to force her to sign a document that could result in future arrests.  She refused, and was warned that she may face imprisonment if she continues to consort with “counter revolutionaries.”  She and her husband have had numerous encounters with the police due to their religious activities.

Source:  Voice of the Martyrs

What you can do:

  • Pray for Yoaxis and her husband, Mario Felix Lleonart Barroso.
  • Pray for the government and people of Cuba.
  • Contact your US Representatives regarding the serious  world-wide outbreak of religious persecution.

Father, we lift up the people and government of Cuba to You.  They have been embroiled in religious persecution for decades, and we are grateful for the progress that has been made in this area in recent years, but the persecution remains.  I ask You to give this couple wisdom in dealing with the authorities, as well as in representing You to their neighbors.  Lead them step-by-step, and shine Your light through them, making them a blessing to all those around them, including those who would arrest them.  In Jesus glorious name, Amen.

Esmir Torreblanca: Cuba

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Pastor Esmir Torreblanca lost his home this week when his house was raided and destroyed by Cuban officials.  They broke through the front door, armed with machetes and batons, early in the morning, while the family was sleeping.  The home had been blockaded by authorities, and when church members attempted to break through the blockade their identification was confiscated, and they were threatened with arrest.  A church, Establishing the Kingdom of God, met in the Torreblanca’s home.  Authorities confiscated the family’s belongings, as well as church items, and then bulldozed the house.

Source:  Voice of the Martyrs

What you can do:

  • Pray for Esmir, his wife, Marieta, and their two young children.
  • Pray for the members of Esmir’s church.
  • Pray for the authorities who raided them, and those who ordered the demolition of their home.
  • Pray for the leaders and people of Cuba.

Father in Heaven,  I lift up Esmir Torreblanca and his family and church members to You.  I ask You to fill them with joy, strengthen them, and strongly support them as they go through the valley of the shadow of death.  Comfort them, remind them of Your power.  You look at the plans of men and laugh–no one can stop You or say to You, “What are you doing.”  Pour out Your provision on this family, and use this situation, intended for evil, to bring about an eternity of good.  Help them to forgive their enemies, to love and pray for those who use them spitefully, and give them unspeakable joy in the midst of persecution.  Flood them with Your powerful, loving presence, and hold them with Your mighty right arm.