Archive for March, 2012

This week we trekked across Paraguay from Asuncion, on the country’s southwestern edge, to Ciudad del Este, on the southeastern border. The route, which takes about six hours by bus – we broke the journey up with two overnight stops along the way – is a beautiful slice of Paraguay’s countryside. But first we had […]


Che Guevara

11Mar12

We’ve been traveling through Paraguay for the past week, so we’re a little behind on our blog posts. To fill in the time, here’s a snapshot of people taking snapshots of themselves with one of Latin America’s most famous revolutionaries, Che Guevara. Ernesto “Che” Guevara was born and raised in Argentina, so Argentines are especially […]


Back to School

10Mar12

In Buenos Aires we stayed at a private religious institute called ISEDET, known in English as the Evangelical High Institute of Theological Studies. ISEDET was founded in 1969 by eight Protestant denominations, including the Disciples of Christ Church and three Lutheran Churches. Today the school plays an important role in the education of pastors, theologians, […]


Fellowship

05Mar12

On our recent visit to Buenos Aires, we had the chance to worship with the congregation of El Buen Pastor (“the good shepherd”). Buen Pastor is one of Buenos Aires’ two congregaciones unidas (“united congregations”), meaning that Disciples of Christ members worship side by side with members of the Evangelical Methodist Church of Argentina. Bustling […]


Cookie Monster

03Mar12

One very important aspect of our missionary work has been learning about Argentine and Paraguayan culture. So when we read that Argentina is the Western Hemisphere’s foremost consumer of galletitas (crackers and cookies), well, let’s just say that we’ve done our best to fit in. According to the newspaper La Nación, the average Argentine ate […]


“Great are the works of the LORD, studied by all who delight in them. Full of honor and majesty is his work, and his righteousness endures forever.” Ps. 111:2-3 Buenos Aires is the vibrant capital of Argentina, a grand, spacious city. From the historic center just in from the docks on the Rio Plata, a dazzling […]


“…And what does God require of you? To do justice, to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God.”  Micah 6:8 A few weeks ago, we mentioned that the theme of resistance is an important part of the identity of Disciples of Christ churches in Argentina and Paraguay. We recently visited one example of […]