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Photo by Rachelle Klemme The Rev. Santiago and Blanca Gomezcoello of Cuenca, Ecuador are staying in Wadena until mid-June as Santiago is a guest pastor at Zion and Bethany Free Lutheran Churches.

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A guest pastor and his wife from Cuenca, Ecuador are a hemisphere away as they are staying in Wadena for three months.

The Rev. Santiago and Blanca Gomezcoello started Easter Sunday at Bethany Free Lutheran Church in Bluegrass and Zion Free Lutheran Church in Wadena. The two point parish holds services at 9 a.m. and 10:45 a.m., respectively.


Santiago had gone to Norway before on invitation as a pastor as well, and has also traveled to neighboring countries Peru and Columbia.

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