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

Road Trip

Through every challenge He is preparing us to one day experience His glory.

By: Eileen Cardona
March 01 2021, 9:27 am | Comments 0

Crying In the Dark

May we always preach the gospel wherever we go, remembering that we were once lost sheep, too.

By: Gabriel Cardona
October 01 2020, 3:53 pm | Comments 0


Embrace your story. Walk confidently toward Jesus, the Light, and the cracks in your life will fade into the shadows. He who has begun a good work in you will complete it. Your God meets you in the valleys, but He does not leave you there.

By: Eileen Cardona
September 01 2020, 10:22 am | Comments 0

Fear or Faith?

The truth came home to both our hearts: I would rather live a short life of faith than a long life of fear.

By: Gabriel Cardona
July 01 2020, 5:22 pm | Comments 0

Introducing the Cardona Family

We always knew we had been called to missions. Now we know where. All that remains is to find out when. Will you help us launch soon?

By: Gabriel & Eileen Cardona
June 01 2020, 12:01 pm | Comments 0

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