Our ministry partner in Cuba is in a suburb of Havana, the capital city. Havana has a population of just over 2 million people. Cuba is the second most populated country in the Caribbean with over 11 million total inhabitants. Although the government in Cuba is Communist, the people are quite friendly and welcoming to Americans. US Citizens are allowed to enter Cuba with a tourist visa or a religious visa and can partner with locals to do ministry. There are some traditional churches throughout the country, but there is also large number of “house churches” where 15-25 people gather in a home for worship and Bible teaching. Our ministry partner in Cuba works in various settings with many different opportunities for groups to connect with people and serve them.
Ministry opportunities:
  • Local church ministry – Bible studies, special events, outreaches, youth group
  • VBS and Bible clubs – crafts, games, songs, Bible stories, testimonies, and more
  • Sports camps and clinics – basketball, baseball, soccer, softball, volleyball
  • Evangelism and door-to-door outreach – visiting homes and families
  • Special events like marriage retreats, pastor’s conferences, and leadership seminars
  • Work projects – painting, home repair, service projects at church, landscaping
  • Farming – our partner’s local church owns a farm and needs help planting crops,
  • working with livestock, and managing the many acres of farmland
Leisure activities include:
  • Beach day at Playas del Este – half day or full day activity
  • Sightseeing and Souvenir shopping in the old city of Havana
  • Baseball games – depending on the time of year, attend a pro baseball game
  • El Morro Castle – take a tour of this fort that was built in 1630
Travel info: fly into Havana (HAV) airport Most people will enter on Tourist Visas. At your last US airport layover before flying into Havana, you need to go to your gate agent and purchase your tourist visa. Depending on the airline company, the cost for the tourist visa is anywhere from $50 to $100 US per person. You will keep your tourist visa with you for the entire trip, so put it in a safe spot.