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

Our Joy in the Journey

As my children collect rocks, so are we collecting memories and new experiences, all for the glory of God. This is our family’s joy in the journey.

By: Gabriel Cardona
July 01 2022, 10:40 am | Comments 0

Puppies, Kittens & Friends

Besides playing with my new friends, I love playing with all the kittens in the neighborhood. As soon as I walk out of my house, they all come running to me.

By: Abby Cardona
June 01 2022, 10:31 am | Comments 0

Arriving in Croatia

In his pain that night, we came closer together as a family and closer in Christ.

By: Gabriel & Eileen Cardona
April 01 2022, 3:17 pm | Comments 0

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

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