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Church of God of Prophecy’s Spanish-language service

As Latino population continues to rise in the Spokane area, a growing number of Spanish-language religious services are emerging to accommodate their distinctive form of spirit-filled and Latino-oriented Christianity.
Nearly 807,000 Latinos now live in Washington, more than 23,000 of them in Spokane County, accounting for 4.9 percent of the county’s population.


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Tony and Hilda Britto, Julianne Mendoz, Lesly and Pastor Alvaro Gomez gather and pray before the start of the Church of God of the Prophecy’s Spanish-language service, Nov. 24, 2013, in The Intersection building in Spokane Valley, Wash.


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Monica Prado and Edward Martinez sing religious songs in Spanish during Sunday services for the Church of God of the Prophecy inside The Intersection building, Nov. 24, 2013, in Spokane Valley, Wash.


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Abi Lopez gives praise during the Church of God’s Spanish service, Nov. 24, 2013, at The Intersection building in Spokane Valley, Wash.


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Children gather and pray during the Church of God of the Prophecy’s Spanish-speaking service, Nov. 24, 2013, in Spokane Valley, Wash.


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Michael Hernandez and Liliana Child share prayers with parishioners during Sunday service, Nov. 24, 2013, at the Church of God of the Prophecy in Spkane Valley, Wash.


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A member of the Church of God of the Prophecy congregation follows the service in his Spanish-language Bible, Nov. 24, 2013, in Spokane Valley, Wash.


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Liliana Child waves white flags during the singing of religious songs during the of God of the Prophecy’s Spanish-speaking service, Nov. 24, 2013, at The Intersection building in Spokane Valley, Wash. Child said the flags signify victory in the Lord.


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From his car seat, Levi Mendoza keeps an eye on Lilianna Child as she waves white flags to symbolize victory in the Lord during the Church of God of the Prophecy’s Spanish-language service, Nov. 24, 2013 in Spokane Valley, Wash.


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Pastor Alvaro Gomez (left with arms spread wide) leads his congregation in celebration during the Church of God of Prophecy’s Spanish-language service, Nov. 24, 2013, in the Intersection building in Spokane Valley, Wash.


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Church of God of the Prophecy’s Pastor Alvaro, right, preaches in Spanish while Tony Brito interprets into English during services, Nov. 24, 2013, in Spokane Valley, Wash.


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Edmundo Suarez celebrates with the congregation during Spanish-language service at the Chruch of God of the Prophecy, Nov. 24, 2013, in Spokane Valley, Wash.

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