The Work Begins
Some members of the Ebenezer Temple had a desire for the establishment of a church plant in the Spanish-speaking community of Algiers/Gretna on the west bank of the Mississippi River. In 2014, a new church plant began with fourteen to seventeen members who used small-group meeting materials and PowerPoint presentations. Jose Mongoin, a lay leader from Mexico, helped the group begin, with presentations of “La Fe de Jesus” Bible studies and lessons to prepare people for baptism.
All Nations Group Organized in 2014
On June 6, 2014, Libny Dubreuze, Jr., a new theology major at Union College at that time, began a lay-led evangelistic series for this group. His sermons were about God’s love and mercy – how we should exhibit that same love and mercy in our interaction with others (Dubreuze, 2014). The All Nations Worship Center group was organized on June 21, 2014.
Dubreuze, Sr., Libny H. (2014, Nov. 1). Southwestern Union Record, p. 18.