Gabriel & Eileen Cardona

Career Missionaries since 2022, serving the Croats of Southern Croatia

It’s been 14 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.

God has called us out to plant another church/center of influence 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.

We have now been living in Croatia for over 2 years and are in the process of planting a community center. Thank you for your prayers and support in this journey.

Frontier Stories


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

Don’t Worry About Tomorrow

There is much change happening for our family, and it is just the beginning. We appreciate your prayers and support as we enter into the transition phase of being missionaries.

By: Eileen Cardona
October 01 2021, 10:20 am | Comments 0

Ready To Launch

Through all our sadness and tears, excitement and confusion, we are comforted knowing God is drawing us close to Him.

By: Eileen Cardona
September 01 2021, 2:25 pm | Comments 0

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