Since 2003, North Carolina Baptist Missions has partnered with the Eastern Baptist Convention in Cuba on construction and other mission projects. Central Baptist joined the partnership in 2004 in response to the call for volunteers to help share the love of Christ with the people of Cuba. The task has been challenging and exciting. We along with other churches in North Carolina have built a home for retired pastors. The retirement center has been open for 3 years now, but we continue to add to the project as well as minister to the retirement home residents, local churches, pastors and the local community surrounding the retirement home. Central Baptist has also partnered with the AWANA missionary in Eastern Cuba to revive the struggling children’s ministry in the region. There are currently 129 (and growing) AWANA clubs in Cuba with thousands of children hearing the Gospel of our Christ each week.