"El Jardin de Dios” The Garden of God House Church in Cuba has experienced both hardship and blessing. Pastors Eddy and Miriela have labored fervently against all opposition to establish an Assemblies of God Church. Miriela, a widow, lost her first husband to a heart attack two years after they started El Jardin Church as a home bible study in the community. Miriela refused to give up being left with two children to raise and continued to pastor her small group for several years. Five years ago the Lord brought a wonderful man into Miriela’s life, a pastor named Eddy. They were married and continued to pastor together in the small community winning friends and neighbors to Christ. While making steady progress toward establishing a church of 25, Miriela and her new husband were blessed with a child. At seven months old this baby died in her arms and left the couple devastated, yet convinced more than ever that God would see them through.
|Pastors Eddy and Miriela with daughter|
Despite incredible obstacles Pastor Eddy and Miriela are faith filled and joyful serving the Lord, as the church continues to grow. Pastor Eddy played and Miriela sing a song that came directly from the Scripture in Habakkuk 3:17-19. "Though the fig tree may not blossom, Nor fruit be on the vines; Though the labor of the olive may fail, And the fields yield no food; Though the flock may be cut off from the fold, And there be no herd in the stalls. Yet I will rejoice in the Lord, I will joy in the God of my salvation. The Lord God is my strength; He will make my feet like deer's feet, And He will make me walk on my high hills."