Connect with Barry

Relationships gain more value to me the longer I live. Connecting with people motivates me. This section of Reach Out's website gives me the opportunity to make those connections with you. Every month I write an update on the ministry of Reach Out that I design to both encourage and challenge. It spans the globe and tells inspiring stories of younger generation leaders who have focused on Jesus and have seen much fruit produced through their lives and ministries as a result. As for you, I hope your vision expands as you see ever more clearly that "He who abides in me [Jesus], and I in him, he will bear much fruit, for apart from me you can do nothing" (John 15:5).  

See a Captivating Glimpse Into Cuba.

Who knew…in 2003…what God would do through Reach Out in Cuba!
After two failed attempts to enter the country, the door opened, but just barely. Everything about getting into Cuba and doing ministry–was (and still is) complicated ! But we went, and we kept going, praying, equipping leaders, and struggling…until Elio Martiz became our leader. With our shared vision—“Cuba for Christ by intentionally making disciples”—Reach Out’s ministry has exploded exp onentially!
Two weeks ago, Randy Riggins—Reach Out’s International President—took a team from his church to further encourage, equip and empower our Cuban leaders.
Who knew…in 2018…what 15 years of your prayers and generosity would create in Cuba! During these years we have trained 3,000 leaders in Jesus-Focused Youth Ministry. With 14 resources translated into Spanish, 120 JFYM Trainers, 7 Regional Leaders and a National Leader, we have maximum momentum to press forward toward our “Cuba for Christ” vision!
Who knows…in 2019…what God will do! We know that because of your teamwork with Reach Out “the gospel is bearing fruit and growing over the whole world...” (Colossians 1:6). And we have high expectations that together with you Reach Out will produce even more fruit as we launch into the coming year. We cannot thank you enough!  
Jesus is Lord,


  Click here to read past ministry updates. 

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Rachel, Student

I am very impressed with the Reach Out studies. I am only 13 and I am already getting closer to God. Not only is it good, but it's for a low price!"

Rachel, Student