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Glenn Dale Spanish, Chesapeake Conference

Glenn Dale Group Becomes a Company

Story by Andre Hastick

Recently, Chesapeake Conference's Glenn Dale Spanish group in Lanham, Md., officially transitioned to company status. During a special service, the group prayed and worshipped together to commemorate the occasion. Jerry Lutz, conference president, 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 Humberto Orjuela, pastor of 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 gathered weekly in a rented church building, the group was ready for company status.

The company hopes to continue garnering members so they can reach church status and to be able to provide for a 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 prosperous congregation,” says Orlando Rosales, Hispanic Ministries director for Chesapeake. “May God continue to use our brothers and sisters to reach souls for the kingdom of heaven.”

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