Cuba (MNN) — At 75 percent, Cuba's divorce rate ranks as the highest in Latin America. WorldServe Ministries recently held a marriage conference in Cuba to help couples "train the trainers."
At the conference, 60 couples were equipped to disciple local church leaders in the "Two Become One" program. WorldServe expects to see increased evangelism as church leaders reach out to people seeking wholeness and renewal. Through their marriage ministry, WorldServe restores the hope for couples in Cuba.
WorldServe has identified Christian marriage training as an important ministry opportunity in Cuba. Cohabitation and common-law arrangements are more normal in Cuban society than formal marriages.
"One of the effects of the communist regime over the last 50 years was the total erosion of marital values," said WorldServe's Assistant Country Director, John Dyck. "The whole institution of marriage is greatly undervalued.
To help couples discover God's blueprint for marriage, WorldServe uses Biblical teachings and workbooks in a group setting. The ministry has found that the workbooks are an effective teaching method because of Cuba's significant literacy rate. Nearly 100 percent of Cubans are able to read–the highest literacy rate in Latin America.
WorldServe expects to see increased evangelism in local communities as a result of the "Two Becoming One" conference. If you'd like to support the work of this ministry, click here.