Ministry Begins

left to right: dr. john tatterson, secretary/treasurer; joe dine, president; dr. william bloomquist, director of development

The Bridging the Nations Ministries International team would like to thank you for your part as founding partners as we cast the vision for BNMI. It was only through your support and the Blessing of the Holy Spirit we were able to take this step of faith. Following are some first year highlights of what your support allowed our ministry to accomplish.





  • August 2015: Bridging the Nations officially receives it’s 501 (C) 3 status
  • August 2015: We officially begin our ministry
  • September 2015: We establish our website, social media presence, and email service
  • October 2015: Joe travels to Cuba, interviewing potential Cuban team members and introducing the ministry to presidents of all major denominations

Juan Carlos Rojas, President
Southern Baptist Convention, Cuba

Rev. Eliseo Villar Acosta, Superintendent Assemblies of God Convention, Cuba









  • October 2015:  BNMI establishes the Cuban leadership team consisting of Pastor Reniel Cabrera Suares, Orlando Valdes Garcia, Vladimir Tirado Gomez, and Pastor Leandro Pozo
  • October 2015:  Using past relationships with these Cuban Christian leaders, BNMI receives partnership commitments from all major Cuban denominational church presidents
  • November 2015:  We revisit our guest houses, restaurants, and historic sites, establishing working partnerships with possible venues for our upcoming mission partners’ trips

We closed our first exciting year eagerly anticipating how God would use BNMI in 2016 and beyond. With that, on behalf of the entire BNMI team, I want to thank you for the prayers and financial support you provided, prayers and support that enabled us to launch this ministry.