Norte Church First Anniversary – January 20, 2013
The youngest Encounter with God congregation in Quito, Ecuador celebrated its first anniversary on Sunday, January 22, 2013. Birthed by Quito’s República Church, the original congregation of 250 has grown to more than 500 in just its first year. Under the leadership of Javier and Cecilia Silva, the church is implementing a strong discipleship program. República Senior Pastor Porfirio Ludeña, CMI’s John Turnidge and Ricardo Diaz, along with many other national leaders were on hand to celebrate the important milestone with the Norte Congregation. Best of all, 16 people placed their faith in Christ in response to a gospel invitation presented during the service.