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


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

A Heart Like a Child

As we reach the unreached, we must have a heart like a child. We must have a heart that is not scared of rejection or not being accepted, that only wants to connect and love, make friends without prejudgment, forgive quickly and without holding grudges, and is not scared to look silly while speaking another language.

By: Eileen Cardona
August 01 2021, 8:51 am | Comments 0

Leap of Faith

Like our daughter, we must now walk up to the edge, knowing that our heavenly Father will be there for us.

By: Gabriel Cardona
July 01 2021, 10:48 am | Comments 0

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