Pastors Bernado and Damaris were taken into police custody while their church was destroyed by Cuban officials.
Pastors Bernado and Damaris were taken into police custody while their church was destroyed by Cuban officials.
Jan. 22, 2016 | Cuba

Pray for Pastors Bernado and Damaris, Whose Church Was Demolished

[535] prayers in [31] nations have been posted for Pastor Bernado and Damaris.

On Jan. 8, authorities arrested Bernado and Damaris de Quesada, a husband-wife pastoral team, before demolishing their house, which also served as a church. Police broke down the door to their home and church in Camaguey, Cuba, at 4 a.m., handcuffed the couple and took them to separate police stations. Officials then brought in heavy equipment to demolish the church, citing a permit violation. Nearly 100 plainclothes police officers monitored the streets and detained church members who came to the church. The pastors and other arrested church members were released later that day. 

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  • Our heavenly Father, Jehovah Jireh, the God Who provides we ask for financial provision for Pastor Bernado and Damaris as they know Jesus died for them. We ask for a hedge of protection on them and their church and angels from heaven to minister to them. In the name of Jesus. Amen.
    Gary F - USA
  • Lord -you know the hearts of your people-thank you for their faithfulness-provide a new home for these dear people and give them courage to still meet as a church. Protect, provide and strengthen them. In your name I pray. Amen!
    Colleen S - USA
  • Lord, I thank you for the truth of your word in Psalm 10:14: "But you, God, see the trouble of the afflicted; you consider their grief and take it in hand. The victims commit themselves to you; you are the helper of the fatherless."
    Linda D - Korea, South
  • Father God, I pray on behalf of Bernado and Damaris for strength and encouragement through the Spirit and in the name of JESUS, our Lord. Please assure them of Your love and presence so they will know that You are their firm foundation and fortress to protect and guide them in gathering as one body in Christ. Thank you, Father.
    Kathy G - USA
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    Carla M - USA
  • Dear Lord, thank You for these lights in Cuba. Please keep them and their sheep strong and encouraged. May all who are against You and against them come to a saving knowledge of Jesus Christ. Please bring a great awakening to Cuba! In the Mighty Name of Jesus. Amen.
    Christienne D - USA
  • Father, remember Pastors Bernado and Damaris and shower them with your protection, love, and blessings. Keep them strong in the faith. Let others see your glory in their lives. Encourage them to persevere and not be discouraged in their love for you and their love of pastoring others in your name. Let them be your light in Cuba. In Jesus' name, I pray.
    Sue R - USA
  • Father I pray for Pastor Bernado and Damaris. I pray for support to help rebuild their house. May they be not discouraged by the attack on them and their property. I pray for peace and protection of all the christians living in Cuba, may they be strengthened to be bold and continue to serve you without fear, in Jesus Name, Amen.
    Sipho S - South Africa
  • Justice, Justice Father we all scream Justice For Pastors Bernado and Demaris!!! Come to there aide. Give them the help they need to rebuild. Give them Favor, peace and daily protection. May the laws be changed in Cuba so this never takes place again. Let not evil distract your people from moving forward and serving you. Let your light be brighter!!!
    Deidre S - USA
  • Oh God Almighty, I ask you to free this Pastor and his wife from prison. Let Your presence cover and encourage and strengthen them continually. Help their congregation to stay strong in you. Kep them all safe and as witnesses in Cuba. Free other members arrested also. Thank you Lord for answering.
    Pamela USA
    Pamela F - USA
  • Dear Jesus, thank you for these brave Christians. Please encourage them that you can rebuild their Church and You can use this to bring glory to Your name. Holy Spirit, protect them and give them wisdom and comfort. Bring many people to turn to You because of this husband and wife.
    Patrecia J - USA
  • Thank You , Lord, that You have established Your Church of living stones, and that no one can destroy it. Thank You for releasing those who were in jail. Make them stronger and more committed because of these arrests. Use these difficulties to show onlookers the power and peace the Living God gives His people in the midst of trials.
    Antoinette D - USA
  • Thank You , Lord, that You have established Your Church of living stones, and that no one can destroy it. Thank You for releasing those who were in jail. Make them stronger and more committed because of these arrests. Use these difficulties to show onlookers the power and peace the Living God gives His people in the midst of trials.
    Antoinette D - USA
  • FATHER,
    PLEASE PROVIDE THE RESOURCES NEEDED TO REBUILD BERNADO AND DAMARIS CHURCH IN JESUS NAME. HOLY SPIRIT PRESERVE THEM FROM EVIL.
    FELICIA Z - USA
  • Heavenly Father, We praise Your Holy Name! May You find favor with Bernado, Damaris and their church members. What satan meant for evil we pray that You will turn for good so much so that all the people in Camaguey, Cuba will marvel and seek what they are missing in their lives. . .Your love and Salvation. In Jesus Name, Amen
    Pat B - USA
  • I thank you father for the faithfulness of these people and I pray Father that you will give them another home to set up a church. I pray Father for protection for this couple. Surround them with your angels Lord and I stand agAinst Satan in Jesus name in the situation. give them strength and encouragement Lord.
    Beth B - USA
  • Father, I pray for this couple and their church members. I pray your strengthen them through this. I pray for all that destroyed and arrested your people. May the Spirit of conviction rest heavy upon their hearts till they surrender to you. Comfort this congregation, give them wisdom and boldness to stand. may this draw them closer to you.
    polly c - USA
  • Holy Father God, Praise Your glorious Name. Thank You for these dear saints. Thank You for raising them up at this time and place to glorify Your great name. Please increase their faith that You are using them in this dark place to bring Your light. Guide them in building a house of prayer and witness that all may come and hear Jesus.. Thank You.
    Glenda D - USA
  • Matthew 11:4 And Jesus answered them, “Go and tell John what you hear and see: 5 the blind receive their sight and the lame walk, lepersa are cleansed and the deaf hear, and the dead are raised up, and the poor have good news preached to them. 6 And blessed is the one who is not offended by me.”
    Layne N - USA
  • Heavenly Father, Thank you for Pastor Bernado and Damaris for continuing to preach Your word Lord, so that the congregation can be fed. Lord be with Pastors and give them guidance so they can rebuild or reopen their church. Lord forgive this country for it sins in legitimizing governments around the world that persecute Your church. In Jesus name, Amen
    Jason H - USA
  • Heavenly Father, thank You for the testimony and labor of love of Brother Bernardo and Sister Damaris. I pray for You to uphold them in spirit, let them not lose the passion of serving Christ. I thank You for their release and ask You to keep Your hand of protection upon them. In Jesus' name, Amen.
    Abraham J - USA
  • I pray that Bernado and Damaris would be comforted and strengthened by You as they face the loss of their home and church. May they be provided with a new place to live and with the vision and joy to start up another church. May those in their congregation hold to trust in You and may the body be drawn together and unified by this trial.
    Danielle H - USA
  • Father may you continue be with these believers wherever they are gathering and please strengthen them in their spiritual life and teach them to lean upon you. Amen
    Precious N - South Africa
  • Father may you continue be with these believers wherever they are gathering and please strengthen them in their spiritual life and teach them to lean upon you. Amen
    Precious N - South Africa
  • Lord, Praying Your protection and power for this couple as they continue to shine for You. Become what they need and apply Yourself to their every need, Jehovah Rapha. All praise, honor and glory to Your Holy Name and Your mighty will be done in their lives for Your glory and purpose. In Christ, the King, Amen
    Holly M - USA
  • Lord I pray for the continued support and help for this de Quesada family in Cuba. Lord let their continued faith have an impact on those in the government and work to enforce these rules. Lord provide the comfort and resources for their work to continue, pray this in Your name, Amen
    Bryan S - USA
  • Lord, we pray for strength despite severe persecution for this pastor and his wife. We pray that the gospel will continue to be boldly proclaimed in this godless state, and for strengthening the faith of those who believe there. In Jesus name I pray, amen.
    Dr and Mrs J William D - USA
  • Heavenly Father, it is a difficult thing to lose your home and church building. Please comfort Pastors Bernado and Damaris. Protect them from further evil and harm. Please provide a new home and church for them and the church members. Let this evil regime see that nothing can harm your children. Please turn this terrible incident to their good.
    Lee A - USA
  • Father please protect Pastors Bernado and Damaris from further evil and harm. Rebuild their home and Church for them. Let their ministry grow and prosper. Let them expand your territory in Cuba. Bring unbelievers into your Church and heal them of their disbelief. Show them your ways and walk with them on their new found path of righteousness.
    Laurie T - USA
  • FATHER GOD,
    Please Bless Pastor Bernado and Damaris with a bigger and better church and home as YOU give them favor. Please surround them, their church members and their family and friends with YOUR Mightiest angels . Protect and Strengthen these Precious Christians as YOU Position them to share YOUR WORD Safely in this Dark land. IN JESUS NAME. AMEN !
    Doris G - USA
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