The Presbytery of Philadelphia is honored to host Rev. David Cortes-Fuentes and Josey Saez-Acevedo at 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday, December 16, 2015 as they prepare for service in Cuba.
All are invited to come and meet them at a gathering at the Presbytery office and learn about this historic assignment. Please join the presbytery in welcoming David and Josey as they begin their mission in Cuba.
Rev. David Cortes-Fuentes and Josey Saez-Acevedo are Mission Co-workers preparing to serve in Cuba at the invitation of the Presbyterian Reformed Church in Cuba. This historic mission service marks the first time in 50 years the PCUSA has prepared mission workers for service in Cuba.
About David and Josey’s ministry:
The Evangelical Theological Seminary in Matanzas, Cuba, prepares ministers for Cuban churches, including the longtime PC(USA) partner church, the Presbyterian Reformed Church in Cuba. Not enough Cuban professors are available to meet the demand for seminary instruction, so the seminary has invited David Cortes-Fuentes to teach New Testament and Greek. Josefina Saez-Acevedo is looking forward to using her experience in Christian education and ministry to further their work in Cuba. The Evangelical Theological Seminary was founded in 1946 by Presbyterian, Methodist, and Episcopal churches. In addition to offering the basic degree for those called to pastoral ministry, it also offers BA programs in Christian education, Bible and Theology, and Christian Service for lay leadership training. Two Master´s degree programs area also offered.