Cuba’s Communist government recently revoked permission for the Maranatha Baptist Church in Holguin, Cuba, to construct a new building. The church, which was established in 1932, had received permission in 2017 to proceed with the construction project. About 700 people worship in the primary church building each week, with others gathering in daughter churches across the city.
Pastor Amando Ramirez told the Nuevo Herald that he believes the government is punishing Cuban Christians for their rejection of a new constitution that would legalize gay marriage. In the two years since the church received permission for the new construction, they have spent roughly $1,500 on the necessary permits (the average monthly salary in the region is $30). Pray for the believers of Maranatha Baptist Church and for the wisdom of Pastor Amando.