Benjamin and Aruna are full-time missionaries in their home country of Cuba. They work in planting cell groups, taking the gospel to the least reached places in their locality. In addition, they are finalizing preparations to leave as cross-cultural workers for Africa at the end of 2023. Their goal is to serve God in the midst of Muslim ethnic groups, with the vision of planting churches and translating the Bible into minority languages.
Benjamin was born and raised in a small town in Artemisa. From his youth, he was attracted to and in love with missions, as was his Havana-born wife, Aruna, with whom he shared a passion for missions and unreached peoples. They married in 2020, began serving God as full-time missionaries, and continued their preparation to answer God’s call to them.
Their hearts have been touched by the imminent need of the unreached peoples around the world, primarily the Muslim ethnicities in the 10–40 window. The need for people to have a Bible in their native language and the fact that there are more than 1.51 billion people who do not have a Bible in their native language and have never heard of Jesus have been the main reasons why they long to be cross-cultural missionaries.
They have taken different studies and courses in order to prepare themselves to serve God with excellence:
- Studies of Biblical Translations and Linguistics
- Sembradores Missionary Training Center (CEMS)
- Expert in Digital Media, Photography, and Digital Journalism.
- Simple Movilazing Courses
- Integral Care of the Missionary
They are currently pursuing their Bachelor’s Degree and, later, a master’s Degree in Theology at Faith Bible College.