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.

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

God’s Overflowing Bottle

The bottle God is storing our tears in must be overflowing (Psalm 56:8), but I take heart because joy comes in the morning.

By: Eileen Cardona
March 01 2022, 2:20 pm | Comments 0

Worth the Tears

So I will lean on the amazing people God has placed in our lives, including our support team, and cherish each because they are worth every tear we will shed when we finally board the plane to Croatia.

By: Eileen Cardona
February 01 2022, 8:45 am | Comments 0


We are but pilgrims, and this world is not our home. Those bicycles have brought us much laughter and joy. Yet, we remind our children and ourselves that what is waiting for us in the new world with Christ is far better—and that is why we are leaving our bicycles behind to tell others about Jesus.

By: Gabriel Cardona
January 01 2022, 2:19 pm | Comments 0

New Friends in New Places

Our evening was just a glimpse of the Croatian culture, but we are already growing in respect and admiration for the people and place where God is leading us. Blagoslovi! Blessings!

By: Eileen Cardona
December 01 2021, 10:54 am | Comments 0


To see ourselves through the loving eyes of our Heavenly Father will make us unstoppable weapons for the Lord. That is what we aim to be.

By: Gabriel Cardona
November 01 2021, 3:52 pm | Comments 0

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