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Dear and beloved Brothers and Sisters in Christ
Sending you all a warm greeting from Cuba! 

This is a quick note, but it comes from our heart as we start the beginning of other academic year (2018-2019) at the Evangelical Seminary of Theological in Matanzas, Cuba, as well as our partnership with our brothers and sisters of the Reformed Presbyterian Church in Cuba. We are humbled by your expression of support for our ministry.  This new academic year brings to the seminary three new residential students.  All three students are married, bringing with them their families.  There are a total of twelve residential students engaged in theological learning this academic year, for which we are thankful.  Our celebration continues as the seminary community celebrates with one of our second year student, Jorge Luis Diaz Rivera and his wife Anaisa  the birth of Elisabet, their first born.  The seminary community will gather to celebrate and support them. In Cuban fashion, we will all become Elisabet’s aunts, uncles and care-givers.  Praise God!

Your solidarity is an example to us of a true servant spirit, putting Kingdom priorities here in Cuba ahead of anything else. David and I are greatly encouraged by your prayerful support. We supportively pray for you and your ministries as well. 

Although communication here in Cuba are difficult, we are always encouraged every time we are able to receive your emails, post-cards and other communications. It gives  us a sense of being truly partners and connected knowing that we are being thought of and prayed for. When groups of fellow Presbyterian brothers and sisters from the United States come to visit with their Cuban partners, we are always delighted to welcome you to the Seminary. Our home at the Seminary is always open as a welcoming place to gather for sharing and getting to know each other better. When and if you find yourselves at the Seminary in Matanzas, please don’t hesitate to let us know.

Continue to access news from us via the PCUSA Mission Connections website. The link will take you to our archived and most current quarterly newsletters. You can go to:  Other interesting facts about Cuba are also available on this site as well. 

Please continue to contact us via at: or and or  We look forward to our continued partnership, doing Kingdom work here in Cuba.   

Bendiciones y Gracia
David and Josey 


David Cortes-Fuentes & Josey Saez Acevedo


Rev. Sara Armstrong & Rusty Armstrong
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Darren Kennedy

jimg_1000“My passion and vocation is training leaders for the church in the Middle East.”

–Dr. Darren Kennedy, Professor of Theology

Evangelical Theological Seminary in Cairo

Esther Wakeman

dsc_0528Esther serves as University Chaplain at Payap University in Chiang Mai, the first Christian university in Thailand. “This is a time of great social stress and change, and the privilege of helping prepare young leaders for the country is a great responsibility and honor,” she says.

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Sara Armstrong and Rusty Edmondson

mototaxi-slum-street-editFrom their home base in Lima, Sarah and Rusty Armstrong travel to work alongside our Peruvian partner churches in desert areas, altiplano, Andean mountains, and rain forests of the Amazon basin.

David Cortes-Fuentes


For David, being appointed as professor of New Testament and Greek is a continuation of his calling to empower men and women to proclaim and witness to the transformative power of the Gospel. As for Josey, she will continue to engage in ministry in the area of Christian Education and wherever needed.

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