I just learned that my wife's congregations will soon be disbanded. Her congregation will disappear (Cahuenga Spanish in North Hollywood in Southern California). All the members will be added to other neighboring congregations. I actually witnessed with my own eyes the great expansion of Spanish congregations in the 90's. This very congregation was used to contribute half of the members of a new congregation in the late 90's at the same time many other congregation were splitting to create new congregations because they were recruiting many new members. 20 years later the expansion process is being reversed, even in the immigrant, poor, insular communities of California..
Thank you Al Gore for inventing the internet!!