Photo Studio Captures Cuban Church's Revival
A successful photographic studio in the capital of Cuba is offering unexpected support to the nation's Christian community.
Eduardo Perez stepped into the unknown five years ago when he got permission to start his own business in Havana. His talent for photography quickly led to professional success.
Today, Eddos Studios is not only making a profit, it also gives Perez a platform for supporting a cause close to his heart.
"This business has always been a tool that God gave us to talk about Him. Whether it's photos for clients or our personal work, we always want to highlight the beauty of God through photography. That's what we were called to do," Perez told CBN News.
"From the beginning we were very clear that this should be a business that serves others, not just a means for financial gain. As we've gotten better, we have done well financially. That has helped us support other ministries," he said.
"We began with nothing," Eduardo's wife, Grisel Perez, said. "Then we expanded our photography to other goals, like social work that we've done in communities, in schools."
Eddos Studio became known for unique crowd photos of the Christian community, one of the fastest-growing groups in Cuba, yet virtually ignored by Cuban media.
The Perez's have documented public activities of the Church and even managed to display those pictures in secular exhibitions, a major accomplishment in Cuba.
"We are trying to capture highly attended church activities on a national level, and create a photo report so that it's documented," Eduardo Perez explained.
"We want the people in the eastern and central parts of the country to know what's being done in Havana and vice versa," he continued.
"Every chance I get, I show other believers that we're more than they think, that more things are being done than we think, that God is opening more doors than any of us realize," he said.
Eddos Studios, a Christian business, making a difference in Cuba.