>Cuban Baptist Leaders Set Free

>UPDATE

A few days ago, I wrote a post in which I announced that two Cuban Baptist leaders had been arrested by Cuban authorities.

The two leaders arrested by Cuban authorities were Rubén Ortiz-Columbié, coordinator for special projects of the Eastern Cuba Baptist Convention, and Francisco “Pancho” Garcia, director of the convention’s teen department.

Today, I received news from Rev. Rubén N. Ortiz, Senior Pastor of the First Hispanic Baptist Church in Deltona, Florida and son of Rubén Ortiz-Columbié, informing me that his father and Francisco García were set free this Saturday, October 17, 2009, and that no charges were lodged against them.

Rubén thanks everyone who prayed for his father and for Francisco Garcia because he believes that the prayers of God’s people were answered.

Claude Mariottini
Professor of Old Testament
Northern Baptist Seminary

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