February 1, 2013
by Marvin Lorenzana
MHI leader and church planter

MHI launches second church plant

On Nov. 17, 2012, Mennonite Hispanic Initative successfully launched a second Iglesia Discipular Anabaptista (IDA) church-plant.

The new IDA is hosted by Community Mennonite Church in Harrisonburg, Va. Community joins two other Mennonite Latino churches: Iglesia Discipular Anabaptista, at Harrisonburg Mennonite Church, led by Pastor Byron Pellecer, and Iglesia Enciende Una Luz in Northern District led by Pastor Armando Sanchez. Pastors Marvin & Mariana Lorenzana lead the establishment of this plant.

“We are committed to planting a whole family of Latino churches in the area of Harrisonburg,” Lorenzana said. “These churches will work together in the areas of disciple-making, leadership development and church planting.” The new church meets on Saturdays at 7 p.m.

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The core group of the second IDA church plant. Courtesy of Marvin LorenzanaThe core group of the second IDA church plant. Courtesy of Marvin Lorenzana

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