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Republic of Cuba


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Area: 110,861 sq km

The largest island in the Caribbean.

Population: 11,204,351    Annual Growth: 0.02%

Capital: Havana

Urbanites: 76%

HDI Rank: 51 of 182 (UN Human Development Reports 2009)


Peoples: 14 (14% unreached) All peoples
Unreached Peoples Prayer Card

Official language: Spanish    Languages: 4 All languages


Largest Religion: Christian

Religion               Pop %Ann Gr


Challenges for Prayer

The less reached:

a) Spiritism has been actively supported by the government as “cultural”. African Caribbean religions under a thin veneer of Catholicism have a greater following than the 18% attributed to Spiritism. There may be more than three million devotees of Santería and other cults which resemble Haitian voodoo; “Santería tourism” grows as increasing numbers come on pilgrimage to Cuba. Pray that Christians may exercise love, understanding and spiritual power to see many delivered from this satanic bondage.

b) The Indians, Chinese and Palestinians have been largely assimilated into the Hispanic majority, but still retain much of their old culture. Little is being done to specifically reach them.

Foreign missions are largely restricted to tactful support and occasional visits from outside the country. A few workers remain in low-profile teaching ministry; others visit to train church leaders in all aspects of ministry. The government blacklisted dozens of foreign organizations, one way of denying precious resources to the national Church. Pray that wise input from abroad will serve Cuba in an effective way.

     For an additional 7 Challenges for Prayer see Operation World book, CD-ROM, or DVD-ROM.

More Information

The Operation World book, CD-ROM, and DVD-ROM provide far more information and fuel for prayer for the people of Cuba.