This congregation in Cuba continues to gather for worship despite ongoing oppression by the government.
This congregation in Cuba continues to gather for worship despite ongoing oppression by the government.
Jul. 14, 2022 | Cuba

Congregation Remains Faithful Despite Oppression

[162] prayers in [16] nations have been posted for Pastor Fis and congregation.

Pastor David Walter Fis leads a Baptist church in Cuba that has experienced ongoing harassment from government authorities. First, state security officials demolished their church building. When the congregation continued gathering, officials placed restraining orders on Pastor Fis and the congregation. Despite the government’s attempts to silence their witness, the church has continued to grow, meeting in the homes of church members or in fields, and members recently celebrated the baptism of new believers. Praise God for this congregation’s commitment to follow Christ amid Communist oppression. Pray that their faithful witness will continue to lead others into closer fellowship with Christ.

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  • God, we praise you for Pastor Fis and for these faithful believers who worship you regardless of the cost. May they find joy in you that is contagious, and may they continue to add to their numbers new believers in Christ. Please protect their meetings, and blind the eyes of those who would oppose them, granting favor and blessing to each one.
    Jackie V - USA
  • I praise you, loving Father, for how you are working mightily in and through pastor Fis and the believers. Give them wisdom to know what to do under such opposition. May they trust Jesus fully. May your Spirit guide them as they choose to let You live through them. Draw more people to Jesus. Thank you for your great love which you lavish on them. Amen.
    Vicki Y - USA
  • In the powerful name of Jesus, our heavenly Father, Elohim, as brothers and sisters in Christ, we praise You for faithfulness of Pastor Fis and congregation that they believe Jesus is their rock. We ask for a hedge of protection, angels directly from heaven to surround and minister to them. Amen
    Gary F - USA
  • Father, give this pastor and congregation wisdom and boldness as they continue to meet and worship you. I pray you protect them and guide them. Deal with the hearts of those who hear your Word. I pray you speak to the hearts of those who are in authority. Strengthen your children, rebuke any fear, pour out your Spirit.
    polly c - USA
  • Abba Adoni as compared to what we have this congregation is very poor materially but very rich spiritually. bless them with their material needs & grant health and security. cause the opressors fear of you. snatch them out of darkness and into the light of Christ. May they be richly blessed with your presence God & Manifest the gifts of the Spirit
    BENEDICTA N - USA
  • In the name and healing power of Jesus, our heavenly Father, Jehovah Rapha, God Who heals, as brothers and sisters in Christ, we adore You for faithfulness of Pastor Fis and congregation. We ask for healing, growth, hedge of protection and angels direct from heaven to surround and minister to them. Amen
    Gary F - USA
  • The Lord bless you and keep you, The Lord let his face shine upon you and be gracious to you, The Lord look upon you kindly and give you his peace. Numbers 6:24-26
    Mary-Ellen V - USA
  • Praying that the sore continues to protect you and government official will know Christ.
    Paola M - USA
  • Lord God,
    Thank you you are not bound by circumstances; that we can still have joy despite oppression around us. Thank you for making this so evident in this congregation. I pray this will continue to attract those around them to Christ and that the fire will continue to spread. Let the governments efforts to silence your name fail. In Jesus name amen.
    Emma B - USA
  • Thank You Father for the continued witness of these Your children. Thank You for keeping them strong through Your Holy Spirit uniting them in Christ our Preist and King. May others see their undying love and obedience and feel the need for that joy in You through Your Heir and join them in the Body of Christ! Through our Lord Jesus we come.
    Colleen R - USA
  • Father thank you for Pastor Fis and his wonderful congregation. Give them unshakeable Faith and bless them immeasurably as they bring more and more believers to You. Rebuild your Church in Cuba and let them be a shining light to those in darkness, especially the government officials so that they leave the darkness they are in, repent and worship You.
    Laurie T - USA
  • In the giving name of Jesus, our heavenly Father, Jehovah El Roi, God Who sees, as brothers and sisters in Christ we praise You for faithfulness of Pastor Fis and congregation. We praise You that they see Jesus. We ask for provision, hedge of protection, angels directly from heaven to surround and minister to them. Amen.
    Gary F - USA
  • Father God, I praise you for the church in Cuba! Thank you for these faithful believers and their pastor. I pray that they would continue in faith and strength in spite of the opposition. I pray that they would continue speaking the gospel boldly to all who will hear. Thank you for those who have been baptized. Please protect your church in Cuba, Amen.
    Julia F - USA
  • Thank You for supporting and growing this church despite the opposition. May they continue to grow in unity as they seek You, and may they be a shining example of Your truth to those around them. I pray that they would have many opportunities to proclaim You, even to the government officials who oppose them, and that lives would be changed.
    Danielle H - USA
  • Dear Lord, thank You for these faithful believers as they press on in meeting together for strength and mutual encouragement. May their perseverance and courage be a witness to others, and may Your light shine through the darkness of Communism. Please continue to indwell these Your children with Your Holy Spirit. In Jesus' name, amen.
    Lynne W - USA
  • Our Father, Rain Your blessings down on Pastor Fis and his congregation as they burn brightly in the darkness around them, and lead others to You. Confuse the enemy, and place Your protection on them as they suffer hardship for You. In Jesus' name, Amen
    Eli S - USA
  • God, we praise You that You keep Your children in the palm of Your hand, and no one can touch them outside of Your will. Please keep this congregation, this pastor, this growth safe. Please spread Your gospel through their witness, and grow their faith and their joy. Please give them a safe place to worship, and courage under persecution. Amen.
    Kesse R - USA
  • Thank you Father for Pastor Fis and his congregation. I praise you for their commitment to our Lord Jesus even during persecution. Please give the strength and courage to continue to share the love of our Messiah. Please use their witness to bring many others, including their persecutors, to a saving faith in our Lord Jesus, amen.
    Scott P - USA
  • Dear Lord, I Thank You for the faithfulness of Pastor Fis and his congregation despite persecution. Strengthen them and empower them to continue to be a light to others that need salvation. In Jesus' Name, Amen.
    Dara W - USA
  • Lord I praise You for this congregations willingness to follow You no matter the cost. I pray they would have Your praise on their lips and be willing to keep seeking You. I pray they would be united and in agreement with all truth. I pray they would hold Your word in their heart and tuck it away. I pray for a new building to worship at and strength.
    Joy H - USA
  • Dear Lord, continue to help Pastor Fis and his congregation to remain strong. Fill them with joy and the power of the Holy Spirit. Let their lives shine like bright lights on a hill so that more and more people will see and hear and believe.
    Holly L - USA
  • Thank you God for this bold pastor Fis and his congregation, guide them oh thou Great Jehoviah pilgrim in this troublesome world, they shall over come by faith if they to the end endure Isiah 41 v10 fear not I am with you, I pray that you touch the heart of the Authority that they will show emphatic to these bold Christians, and join them
    Joyce D - United Kingdom
  • We praise you Father God for the faithfulness and courage of this congregation despite the oppression of the communists in Cuba. Let your faithful servants be filled with courage and strength to continue to good fight of faith in Cuba, in Jesus' name.
    Matthew E - USA
  • Dear Lord, I pray for Pastor Fis & his congregation, praise you and thank you for their witness despite hardship, destroyed church facility, and Communist oppression. Praise you that their church is growing, strengthen them all, especially the new believers, that their witness will lead others in closer fellowship with Christ. In Jesus' name, amen.
    Barbara C - USA
  • Sovereign God, extend your Kingdom in Cuba. Your will be done in Pastor David Walter Fis and his church, as it is in heaven. Confuse their persecutors, and bring down the strongholds that keep people in fear and hate.
    Jim T - USA
  • Pastor David Walter Fis, cuando los atacan, es sena de que ellos ven La Luz pero no la conocen. Hechos 13:47 Ésa es la orden que el Señor nos dio, cuando dijo: »"Te he puesto como luz para las naciones, para que lleves salvación hasta los confines de la tierra."» Adelante con toda fe, pues la victoria sera de Nuestro Senor Jesus. Amen
    Tony d - Philippines
  • Father God, thank you for Pastor David Walter Fis and the continued faith of him and his congregation in Cuba whose church building was demolished so they now meet in homes or fields. Thank you for recent baptisms of new believers and their commitment to you amidst Communist oppression. May their faithful witness continue. In Jesus name. Amen.
    Linda R - Australia
  • Dear Lord, We praise you for Pastor David and his wonderful congregation, for their faith and faithfulness. Please bless them and keep them, help them to know your love and to live courageously for you. Please bless all those who see their witness. Help them to wonder, and bring them to knowing and loving you. Amen
    Susan G - Australia
  • Give them strength, faith, and courage , Lord.
    Debbie V - USA
  • Father, Thank you for working miracles in the lives of this church and the believers that worship in Pastor Fis's church despite the great persecution they have endured. I pray that their faithful witness will continue to lead others into fellowship with Christ.
    Betty D - USA
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