Kermit church who lost building in fire hopeful this Easter season

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For Pastor Roberto Moreno and his congregation at El Shaddai Apostolic Church, these past few months haven’t been easy.

It was at the turn of the new year they lost their beloved building to a devastating fire. Since then, they have tried to stay strong.

“Whatever happens, it comes for good in God. So we are expecting something greater than this,” said Moreno.

This upcoming Sunday is the first Easter the church won’t have in that building. But like Notre Dame who this week also say the same fate, El Shaddai has seen support from around the world.

“I’ve been receiving mail from Brazil and Central America, you know they are praying for us,” Moreno said.

But some of the most support they have seen has been right in Kermit. These past few months a local Methodist church opened their doors to Moreno and his congregation. Since then he says surprisingly, attendance has gone up.

“There is a lot of people that are coming to the church. We used to have 100 now there is 120, and it is growing,” he said.

For El Shaddai Apostolic Church, while this Easter celebration will be smaller than years past, the hope of the congregation will only get bigger.

“We are expecting greater things, because our faith is in Christ, nothing else. And Christ is bigger than any problem,” Moreno emphasized.


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