Authorities previous demolished another church in Santiago.
Authorities previous demolished another church in Santiago.
Nov. 26, 2020 | Cuba

Officials Demolish Second Church in Santiago de Cuba

[278] prayers in [14] nations have been posted for Pastor Alain and congregation.

The congregation of an Assemblies of God church stood outside singing and weeping as authorities in Santiago de Cuba demolished their church. The Los Pinos congregation has operated for more than 10 years in this city at Cuba’s southeastern tip, but authorities decided it must be destroyed. They gave pastor Alain Toledano 12 hours to demolish the church building before doing it themselves. The church itself was hardly a building; it was a roof structure with open sides. On Friday, Oct. 30, state security officials showed up to begin demolition. They not only tore down the church shelter but also demolished the pastor’s wooden home, as church members sang hymns and wept. “The wave of persecution has arrived to the church,” wrote one Christian leader. The Assemblies of God, the largest denomination on the island, has been particularly targeted by the government in recent months, in part because of their vocal opposition to laws they view as openly contrary to Scripture. “We need your prayers for God’s intervention in our country,” the executive committee of the Assemblies of God in Cuba wrote.

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  • OLORD, Pastor Alain and his fellow believers need a church home. Provide a safe place of worship for these who love you. Provide a home for his family also. May our prayer bring comfort and support to them. I pray the government will not be harsh with your children in Cuba. May your Holy Spirit bring enlightenment to their lost and neglected souls.
    SM D - USA
  • Lord, I praise you for using the Assemblies of God, and particularly Pastor Alain, to spread the Gospel in Cuba. I ask that you protect Pastor Alain and Los Pinos church, and help them rebuild his home and the church structure. I pray that government officials in Santiago de Cuba will repent and give their lives to Christ's service. Thank you, Lord.
    Joe P - USA
  • Pastor Alain is your servant, Lord, he has lost his church and his home. I petition you to provide a home for his family and a place where his flock can worship. Lord let their worship be holy to you, provide them protection to safely carry on their dedication to you. Allow them to multiple, let their be revival in their church, city and country.Amen
    John H - USA
  • Father God I commit pastor Alain and his congregation to your care, and pray for speedy intervention do provide refuge for them , you know their grief and the pain they are enduring,, do Lord make haste love to their aid, you are a way maker and a comforter and strength ear, able to do more than they can ask or think, do Father open close doors
    Joyce D - United Kingdom
  • Help Alain keep building churches.
    Debbie V - USA
  • Holy Father, Christ Jesus and Holy Spirit please be with this congregation and others in Cuba facing persecution.
    Congregation, take your pastor into your homes, meet under the sun & the stars and if they break that up, meet in small groups to pray.
    Stand fast for the Trinity and the Trinity will stand fast with you.
    God is God always & forever. Love
    Gary G - USA
  • Lord send your Holy Spirit to Alain & his church to encourage them, give them strength, courage, hope, faith, wisdom, peace and healing as they continue their walk with God. Use them and their witness to bring others to salvation. Send people and resources to help them grow in their faith. Provide for their needs for houseing, jobs & medical care
    Angie E - USA
  • Dear Lord
    Be with the Los Pinos congregation & all those who are facing persecution in Cuba right now. Satan wants to sift the church, to break it down & make it weak. But we know You, Jesus are with us! What was meant for evil, change for the good. May the church grow stronger! For they can take the building, but Your Church cannot be destroyed! Amen
    Madison F - USA
  • Father, I lift up my brothers and sisters in Cuba to you. I pray you move on their behalf. Lord, give them strength to deal with what comes their way and wisdom to know how to deal with the authorities. I pray you comfort them and help them to reach out to those who did this with love. Speak to the hearts of those who oppose them, open their eyes. Move
    polly c - USA
  • Father God, we ask for Your grace and provision upon this pastor and his congregation. We're trusting You to turn what the enemy meant for evil into good, including the salvation of these persecutors as You did for Saul. Strengthen our brothers and sisters in Cuba during this persecution; give them the courage to remain true to You. Feed their faith!
    Gina A - USA
  • Father, please strengthen Pastor Alain and his congregation. Hear their prayers and protect them. Help them so they can maintain their fellowship and give your praise! Fill them with your love and peace and reveal yourself to those who persecute them. In Jesus' name, Amen.
    Paola S - USA
  • Father, I pray for Pastor Alain and his congregation. Strengthen them in the face of this persecution. May they not be discouraged, but encouraged to continue to meet and to live for you. May they continue to be strong in you.
    Darlene E - USA
  • Father God, I pray for this Pastor and his church in Cuba. Please protect them and provide for their needs during this time of persecution. Show them which way to go and guide them with your Spirit. I pray that their faith would be strengthened and their message of the gospel would go out to many in Cuba and bring a harvest for your kingdom. Amen.
    Julia F - USA
  • Dear Father in heaven, Please help Pastor Alain and his congregation by providing a way for them to be together to worship You. Please protect them and their families as they undergo such stong persecution from the Cuban government. Please open the eyes of all nonbelievers in Cuba and may they see their need for Jesus as their Savior. In Jesus, Amen
    Madeline T - USA
  • Dear Father, please show your grace to this church in Cuba by rebuilding an even better building for their Church to meet. Please bless their Pastor, his family, and the congregation with safety. May others in the area come to Christ because of their boldness and witness for Christ. Please bring a great and wonderful revival and awakening to Cuba!
    Tricia G - USA
  • Yes Lord You love Your dear people inCuba. May they be reminded they are NOT alone. TY You have already provided a home for the pastor and his family, as well as a place to worship for my sisters & brothers. May their tears be replaced with joy as they experience Your presence as never before. Lord, let them see Your mighty, sovereign hand moving.
    Lisa T - USA
  • Lord, we pray for this church. Help them to move beyond this persecution and know that the believers are the church. Provide them with an even better building and let the glory be Yours. Amen
    Heather O - USA
  • Holy Father and Righteous God. We seek your mercy and grace upon our brothers and sisters in Cuba. Provide for their needs and protect their families. We seek the power of Holy Spirt for peace in their hearts and boldness in their faith. Thank your for these wonderful believers and their courage to fight the good fight. In Jesus Precious Name Amen.
    Alvin A - USA
  • Father God, in the name of JESUS, I ask for your divine intervention in Cuba. Please provide comfort for Pastor and all the believers. I thank you that the church and Pastors home were humble. May we learn not to cherish what can be destroyed. In JESUS, You have given us your eternal KINGDOM and life with Christ forever. Assure those in need today.
    Kathy G - USA
  • Father, we know you are our lives, please give the church's people a new play to continue to come together and worship you! May you provide safety, encouragement, and your love will touch them deeply! May their enemy's be broken away so they can keep seeking you Father God! In Jesus name amen
    sandra n - USA
  • Our Father, there are many mothers in constant agany because of their family members are missing. Please help Pastors and members of congregation. Let them stay together and pray together. Please help them. In the name of Jesus Christ. Amen
    Merike O - Finland
  • Lord,
    Step in and have Your way there in Cuba. Put a hedge of peace & protection over Your children there. Intervene and do mighty miracles. Help these believers to rebuild a new church. Give them strength as they press forward with there eyes on You. Shield them all from the enemy's death threats. In Jesus mighty name I pray Amen
    Deidre S - USA
  • Dear God & Father, I pray for believers in Cuba: Protect, provide for, comfort, strengthen, encourage & guide them. May they stay strong & united in faith, hope & love, committed to Christ. Open the hearts of authorities & others in the main culture to You. Sustain believers & bring needed intervention in their country. In Jesus' Name. Amen.
    Lisa D - USA
  • Lord Jesus, I pray that Your people would be strengthened as they suffer for Your sake. May they find great comfort in Your word and the strength to carry on. Please give them a love for their enemies and wisdom to know how to respond to the authorities, and may their light draw many to Yourself.
    Danielle H - USA
  • Dear Heavenly Father, be with these brothers and sisters and lift them up. Bless them for signing to you in there time of need. Help them be strong and faithful as they go through this journey. In Jesus name Amen.
    Debi V - USA
  • WITH YOUR RENEWED STRENGTH AND PROTECTION ! ,YOUR HOPE AND LOVE BLESS, PASTOR ALAIN WITH YOUR PEACE AND PROVISION TO REBUILD !! LORD MAKE A WAY !! THRU ALL OF THIS !! IN YOUR NAME MASTER JESUS CHRIST OF NAZARETH AMEN
    Terrell A - USA
  • WORSHIP AND HONOR YOU LORD !! TO PRAISE YOUR WONDERFUL NAME ! FATHER BLESS THEM IN THE MIDST OF THIS CHAOS AND CONFUSION !!LORD TOUCH THE HEARTS OF THESE AUTHORITIES AND HAVE THEM CHANGE THEIR MIND S ,ABOUT THIS CHURCH CONGREGATION ! ALLOW THIS CHURCH TO REBUILD AN EVEN BETTER AND BIGGER CHURCH TO GLORIFY AND HONOR YOU LORD !! BLESS THEM LORD
    Terrell A - USA
  • MERCIFUL AND HOLY GOD !! YOU ARE RIGHTEOUS AND WONDERFUL GLORY TO YOU MASTER !!!! I PRAY IN BEHALF OF MY CHRISTIAN BROTHER AND SISTERS ! PASTOR ALAIN AND HIS CONGREGATION !!! THE BODY OF CHRIST SHALL BE STRENGTHEN BECAUSE OF THIS ! LORD BLESS AND ENCOURAGE PASTOR ALAIN AND HIS CONGREGATION !! FATHER PLEASE HELP YOUR CHILDREN THEY ONLY NEED TO
    Terrell A - USA
  • Father, please hear our prayer for Cuba. Lord I pray that you will send Your Holy Spirit to minister to the saints in their sorrow at the loss of their church. Lord please lift the spirits of those who feel hopeless in the face of persecution so that they seek their hope in You alone. May their faith be strengthened as they lean closer into their God.
    Christine L - USA
  • Father God we bring before you in prayer Pastor Alan and his congregation at Assemblies of God in Cuba. Help them to regain their strength and commitment to the work you placed in their hands. Let hope arise in their hearts as they experience opposition and persecution. I ask all that in the name of Jesus Christ.
    Dumezweni M - South Africa
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