Gabriel & Eileen Cardona

Career Missionaries since 2022, serving the Croats of Southern Croatia

It’s been 11 years since God called us to plant a church in Orlando Florida for the unreached, a place where people could feel Christ’s love and acceptance. He called us to establish a center of influence in a local low-income community where we would have the opportunity to meet the needs of the people and teach the gospel of Christ. With God’s guidance we have been able to provide school supplies to over 400 children for the past 8 years, plant a community garden for 250 families, and begin educational programs. Light House Communities mission is to reflect the love of Jesus Christ to our community and praise God we have been able to do just that.

For the past year God has been calling us out to plant another church/center of influence in a dark place where the light of the cross is needed. My wife Eileen and I along with our two children, Abigail and Levi have been praying for God to lead us to where He would like us to go since we knew God was calling us out, but we just didn’t know to where. When we came to AFM we saw the need was great all over the world, and that there were places in which Adventist churches were not present. One of those places is southern Croatia where less than 1% are Adventist, and in a country with a population of 4.1 million there are only 80 Adventist churches located in the northern region. My family and I will be sent to the southern region of Croatia, where there is no Adventist influence, to share the light of the gospel with a people group that needs the hope of Christ.

UPDATE:
The time has arrived, our financial goals are almost met and we are planning to be in Croatia Jan 2022. Thank you for your prayers and support in this journey.

Frontier Stories

Friends Make a Difference

I like inviting my friends to all our community and church events here because I know that’s why we are here: to share the love of God with our friends.

By: Abby Cardona
June 01 2024, 8:38 am | Comments 0

Watching Waves

I know the Lord will speak to us about our next steps when He is ready. I long for that time. Until then, we will be patiently waiting on the edge, listening for His voice.

By: Eileen Cardona
May 01 2024, 4:10 pm | Comments 0

New Year, Same God

When I say I want to be bolder this year, I don’t mean I want to stand at the street corner and pass out tracts. I mean, I want to be bolder in the way I love others, in the way I allow myself to be vulnerable in front of others, and in the way I share with others how God uses this goofy, unpolished, ineloquent person to share the greatest treasure ever given to man, Christ.

By: Eileen Cardona
April 01 2024, 9:34 am | Comments 0

Hungry for Community

I drove around with Abby, going from store to store, hoping something would be open. No luck.

By: Eileen Cardona
February 01 2024, 9:24 am | Comments 0

Run the Race

Coming to Croatia with my family, I prayed, “God give us strength, but please also give us endurance to finish this race.” So far, so good.

By: Gabriel Cardona
December 01 2023, 11:49 am | Comments 0

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