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Changing the story of Cuba
One example of how we steward your financial gifts to create a significant impact in the world is by raising up new scholars in under-resourced countries. Since 2013, Tyndale House has partnered with Cuba para Cristo to establish an indigenous group of biblical language experts in Cuba. As a result, we have trained a diverse faculty of Greek and Hebrew scholars from different denominations and seminaries who are themselves training even more scholars. One scholar who came to Cambridge described his time at Tyndale House as an “excellent opportunity to study Greek at the highest level.” Another scholar said, “With this preparation we are not only developing our teachers, our pastors, leaders and seminary students in biblical languages, but we are changing the story of Cuba.”
The church in Cuba desperately needs biblical resources from countries well-endowed with biblical resources. Though the Cuban church has grown remarkably since the early 1990s, it still faces severe hurdles, most notably a lack of available training for church leaders. In 2010, Hermes Soto, Rector of the Havana Baptist seminary and a pastor in Cuba since the 1960s, appealed to Cuba para Cristo to bring biblical resources to Cuba as no seminary offered ‘decent’ biblical languages programmes at the time. Recognizing this urgent need, Tyndale House strategized how it might leverage both its academics and biblical resources to equip Cuban leaders for the task of repopulating Cuban seminaries with biblical languages.