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The Church of God (Seventh Day) “Roca Eterna” in Escondido, CA, celebrated its thirteenth anniversary on March 23.

It began in 1998 but briefly closed after eight years when Pastor Alejandro Baez moved. In 2007, the church restarted when Brother Felipe Orduño and his wife, Areli, were called to serve. Minister Heber Vega supported the mission and Sabbath school during those years.

On March 19, 2011, the congregation was officially designated a church by Superintendent Larry Zaragoza. Last year, Minister Felipe Orduño passed the pastoral role to Brother Gabriel Pérez, who graduated from a ministerial seminary in Mexico and is studying at Artios to obtain his license in the US. This celebration is a reminder of the rebirth and perseverance of the congregation throughout its history.