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Martinsville Spanish Church Organizes

Story by Fismed Omar/Potomac Conference Blog
Published 4/17/2012

Members sign the Martinsville church’s charter. 

Members of the Martinsville Spanish company in Martinsville, Va., recently rejoiced upon receiving an official certificate of church organization from the Potomac Conference.

Over the years, this congregation endured difficult times and constantly prayed for wisdom and help. At one point, only seven members attended and the newly purchased church building they worshiped in was almost lost. Needing to secure a loan on the property, the treasurer, Isis Moyer, trusted the provision of a merciful God and used her house as collateral.

During those trials, the small group of members contacted Pastor Jose Esposito, Potomac’s director of Hispanic Ministries.  Esposito traveled with Pastor Fismed Omar to meet and assist the group in their desire to establish the first Spanish company in the southern Virginia area.

The group grew with the help of the Lord and under the leadership of Pastor Omar.  More than 150 people attended the service to organize the company as the Martinsville Spanish church, which has 102 charter members. Members are still thanking God for answering their prayers and for support from the Potomac Conference’s administration.

Bill Miller, president of the Potomac Conference, signs the Martinsville church charter.