Cuba

God guided the Brethren in Christ Church of North America to send missionaries to Cuba in 1954, which soon led to the establishment of two local congregations. Following the triumph of the revolution in 1959 foreign missionaries were required to leave Cuba and for numerous years there was no communication between the Cuban and the North American Brethren in Christ churches. In 1976, Rev. Ross Nigh and his wife Roxena from Canada, secured Cuban visas, travelled there, and discovered the two Cuban churches intact, renewing communication with them. We rejoice that over the years God has protected and provided for His church in Cuba, which in recent decades has flourished with churches being established across the width and breadth of this island nation.

Today BIC Canada-Global maintains a vital partnership with the Brethren in Christ Church of Cuba through leadership training, house church pastor support, and compassionate ministry by responding to material needs in the country.

BIC Canada Global is also pleased to partner with The Canadian–Cuban Projects Team, a partner organization that provides funds and assistance for major projects in Cuba like the current Leadership Training Conference Centre Project in Palmira, the construction of which is nearing completion. There are regular opportunities to participate on teams that travel to Cuba for hands-on partnership.

Nicaragua

In 2015, the Nicaraguan Brethren in Christ Church celebrated their 50th Anniversary! Since the arrival of the first missionaries in 1965 the church has grown to over 3,500 members and gathers to worship and serve God through more than 110 local church families.

BIC Canada-Global partners with the Nicaraguan Brethren in Christ Church by supporting numerous special projects related to Leadership Training, Evangelism and Church Planting and Compassion Ministries.

Local Canadian Brethren in Christ Churches have been active in sending short-term teams to Nicaragua where they have enjoyed meaningful Christian fellowship and the opportunity to support the Nicaraguan church in things like children’s ministry and construction projects.

A major project that is already underway is the construction of a National Church Conference Centre near to the city of Managua in an area known as San Antonio Sur.  The Nicaraguan Brethren in Christ Church hopes to complete phase #1 of this project within a year and welcomes our support of their efforts through prayer, offerings and work teams.

Venezuela

In the early 1980’s, when the Brethren in Christ Church of North America felt God leading them to take the Gospel to some major urban areas in the world, our attention turned to Caracas, the capital city of Venezuela.

The first missionaries sent to Caracas, Gord and Susie Gilmore, were from the Canadian BIC Church and arrived in 1982 to begin evangelism and church planting efforts. Other missionaries joined the team and three local churches were established.  Today four local congregations are actively following Jesus and serving him in the midst of some challenging dynamics, economically, socially and politically.

BIC Canada-Global desires to renew and strengthen our relationship with the Brethren in Christ Church in Venezuela and looks forward to how God will guide us together in the years to come.

For more information on our national BIC partners in Latin America or the Caribbean, please contact Trevor Main, BIC Canada-Global Area Director.

For general information about the work of BIC Canada-Global, please contact Sherry Main, Administrator.