The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod began mission work in Cuba (Isle of Pines) in 1911. In 1992, the constitution declared Cuba “secular,” but discrimination against Christians is illegal. In 1993, LCMS World Mission restarted work in Cuba.
LCMS World Relief and Human Care began mercy work in Cuba in 2001, supporting Lutheran World Relief’s efforts to provide material goods to families affected by flooding. Since then, it has also provided the church with funds for hurricane relief efforts.
Today, LCMS World Mission continues to support the Lutheran church in Cuba with theological materials for Cuban leaders and by funding the travel expenses of short-term theological educators.