This week, come with us to the country of Cuba where we’ll see why many congregations end up meeting in members’ homes. It’s not ideal, because those spaces quickly fill up, but it’s the best option they have. Your kids will see what church looks like here and how difficult it can be for congregations to construct their own buildings. They’ll also see how Maranatha has helped!
Pre-video Discussion Questions
- If you could bring everyone in your church to your house for Sabbath worship, what would you like about that?
Introduce the Video
In today’s video, congregations in Cuba meet in houses without proper churches to call their own.
Post-video Discussion Questions
- Why do you think church members in Cuba call their home worship spaces “Houses of Light”?
- In the Bible, Israel’s land was captured by the Babylonians and the people were taken to live in Babylon. They didn’t have temples to worship in there, so how do you think they worshiped God?
- What would be the difficulties of having church in your house?
- Eventually, the Israelites returned home and rebuilt their temple—how would things have been better for them to worship God in that new temple?
- The people of Cuba who meet in tough conditions.
- That Maranatha can help those congregations in need of new churches.
- Ask kids what they would add to the prayer list.
Did You Know?
- The official language of Cuba is Spanish.
- Maranatha has been working in Cuba to build or renovate churches since the 1990s.