CUBA 2016

WORLD DAY OF PRAYER
Friday, 4th March 2016
Receive children. Receive me.

 

CUBA 2016

WORLD DAY OF PRAYER
Friday, 4th March 2016
Receive children. Receive me.

 

CUBA 2016

WORLD DAY OF PRAYER
Friday, 4th March 2016
Receive children. Receive me.

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Friday, 4th March 2016

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WORLD DAY OF PRAYER 2016

Theme

Receive children, receive me

Country

Cuba

Artist

Ruth Mariet Trueba Castro

The World Day of Prayer 2016 host country will be Cuba and the theme, prepared by the women, is “Receive children, receive me” with a focus on children. The scripture readings for the service are Isaiah 11:1-10 and Mark 10:13-16. The Bible study texts are Mark 10:13-16 and Luke 19:1-10.

Cuba is the largest island in the Caribbean and, with over 11 million inhabitants, the second-most populous after Hispaniola. It is ranked very high for human development by the United Nations, and high for health and education. In 2010, the religious affiliation of the country was estimated by the Pew Forum to be 59% Christian (mostly Roman Catholic), 23% unaffiliated, 17% folk religion (such as santería), and the remaining 0.4% consisting of other religions.

Ruth Mariet Trueba Castro lives in Jaimanita, in the city of Habana. She graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts San Alejandro, Habana, 2009; and from the Instituto Superior de Arte (ISA); major in Plastic Arts, Habana, 2014. She is a member of the Methodist Church in Jaimanita, Habana, Cuba. She is currently coordinating the Liturgical Renewal Program of the Cuban Council of Churches.

13 People were bringing little children to Jesus for him to place his hands on them, but the disciples rebuked them. 14 When Jesus saw this, he was indignant. He said to them, “Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these. 15 Truly I tell you, anyone who will not receive the kingdom of God like a little child will never enter it.” 16 And he took the children in his arms, placed his hands on them and blessed them. (Mark 10:13-16 NIV)