Spanish Congregation Celebrates New Church
More than 100 people came to celebrate the formation of the North Cascade Spanish Church in Burlington, Wash., in April. This fast growing congregation was formed into a company just over a year ago and has now officially joined the sisterhood of churches in the Washington Conference.
North Cascade Spanish Church, under pastoral direction of Manuel Cabral, has grown to more than 60 members. The church, which meets in the Skagit Adventist School, is reaching out to the many Spanish-speaking people coming into the area to find work. A number of evangelistic meetings have been held and many more outreach programs are planned.
During the organization program to form the church, John Freedman, Washington Conference president, reminded the members that everything that is done in the church is to be all about Jesus. No matter what is done by their church, it must have Jesus as the focus. Freedman challenged them to never forget about Jesus’ business of winning souls and to think about possibly even planting a new church in the future.
Ramon Canals, in his first official function as the new North Pacific Union Conference’s Spanish coordinator, congratulated the new church and challenged them to continue to grow to become a significant force for Jesus.
Look for many other exciting things to happen, not only in this new church but in all the Spanish churches throughout the Washington Conference.