Hi Everyone! I hope you had a restful weekend like I did. And now for some news...
Agape Press is reporting in an article today words from our very own Todd Nettleton concerning the pastor that dared to print the Gospel of John on a little printing press. Todd discussed this with me last week. If you missed our first podcast, please click here and you can listen now.
Earlier this month, five plain-clothes police officers raided the home of Pastor Eliseo Rodriguez Matos in the Cuban city of Colon. The officers confiscated a printing press and printed Gospels of John, and the Assembly of God church pastor was taken to the local police station for interrogation.
Todd Nettleton is with Voice of the Martyrs, a ministry to persecuted Christians worldwide. He says the Minister of Religion had harsh words for Matos. The Havana-based official, an atheist named Caridad Diego, said the printing press was "very dangerous," a characterization the VOM representative sees as very ironic.
"It's just a small [device], almost like a mimeograph machine," Nettleton points out, "and yet the minister of religion for the whole country of Cuba considers it to be very dangerous." Of course, he notes, the Cuban government has recently stepped up its campaign against unregistered house churches. In that environment, printing and disseminating the gospel is an activity that would prove dangerous indeed -- dangerous for the believer involved.
Please keep on praying. We know and believe the Lord is in control and has the whole world in His hands.