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Glenn Dale Spanish Group Transitions to Company Status

On Sabbath, October 24, the Glenn Dale Spanish group officially transitioned to company status. During a special service, the group prayed and worshipped together to commemorate the occasion. Jerry Lutz, executive secretary for the Chesapeake Conference, delivered a sermon to the congregation emphasizing the importance of continued mission and outreach in the church community.

“I have been working with Glenn Dale for one year now, but we have been limited by COVID-19,” says Luis Orjuela, pastor for the Glenn Dale, Bowie, Laurel and Washington-Spencerville Spanish congregations. “The hard work was done by the Holy Spirit and the teamwork of the members and we praise the Lord for what has been accomplished.”

The original church plant group consisted of three families who saw a need in the Glenn Dale Hispanic community and wanted to serve. After gaining 25 committed individuals who gather weekly in a rented church building for worship, ministry and outreach, the group was ready for company status.

The company hopes to continue to increase membership so they can reach official church status and begin an additional church plant to continue spreading the gospel to the community, says Orjuela.

“Becoming a company is very exciting as it is a sign of becoming a living and growing congregation,” says Orlando Rosales, Hispanic Ministries director for Chesapeake. “This means they are only one step away from becoming an organized church. May God continue to use our brothers and sisters to reach souls for the kingdom of heaven.”

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