HomeAcross The NationNew Church Plant: Casa de Oracion y Restauracion Message July 17, 2017 Across The Nation, Archive, Breaking 144 Font Size » Large | SmallPastor Gus and Norja DuarteOpen Bible Churches is excited to welcome Casa de Oracion y Restauracion (House of Prayer and Restoration) to the Open Bible family. Casa de Oracion y Restauracion, a new Hispanic church plant pastored by Gus and Norja Duarte, launched services on Sunday, May 21, 2017, with 25 people in attendance. Pastor Gus accepted Christ as Savior while in Cuba. In 1998 Gus and his wife, Norja, moved to Miami, Florida, where they connected with Pastor Angel Gonzales at an Open Bible church. Gus completed INSTE Level One and Two while being involved in many areas of ministry in his local church. In 2014 Gus transferred to Des Moines, Iowa, as an auto mechanic with Kia Motors. Gus was credentialed with Open Bible in March of 2017 and is excited about the opportunity to begin a new work. The church is meeting at New Hope Open Bible Church on Des Moines’ south side.