SPRINGFIELD – Casa de Oracion (House of Prayer), a 12-year-old Hispanic church here, saw 12 people accept Christ when they opened their doors as part of the city’s Hispanic Heritage Month celebration in September.
They hosted events with different Latin America dance groups, a mariachi band from Mexico and concert by Chilean Christian singer Roberto Orellana, and of course various foods. In addition to the dozen that accepted Christ, the church personally invited more than 200 people and saw 800 show up. The church also partnered with the Missouri Baptist Convention through a small amount of funding through the Missouri Missions Offering for the events.
Pastor Hazael Rodriguez said the church has been making use of Hispanic Heritage Month for the past ten years, but also in area Hispanic churches in Branson and Monett. All combined, they ministered to 2,400.
“There were a lot of people from the churches that worked behind the scenes and volunteered,” Rodriguez said.
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