Archive for the ‘Resistencia’ Category

Birthday

20Mar12

February and March have been full of birthdays! Between the churches in Resistencia and Buenos Aires, we have celebrated at least a half dozen cumpleaños, including my own (Marian). Many Argentines celebrate by gathering on the night before the actual birthday, to help the birthday boy or girl welcome in their special day. At midnight, […]


Piñata Recap

20Feb12

They came, they saw, they smote. The piñata was a smashing success at last week’s children’s camp in Resistencia. The camp leaders modified the lesson plan slightly by constructing the piñata ahead of time and using it to kick off camp activities. The leaders filled the paper orb with sweets and special pencils that said […]


Psalm 100:2 I mentioned that Iglesia Esperanza in Resistencia has a lively music program for young people. Not only do the youth provide the music for the weekly church services, but they also perform regularly at community events around Resistencia with youth from the Barranqueras congregation. Argentine public schools don’t typically offer much in the way […]


First Communion

09Feb12

On Sunday we joined Disciples congregations in Barranqueras and Resistencia for our very first services in Argentina. Our day of worship started with a visit to Barranqueras, a suburb of Resistencia and about 10 minutes away by car. It’s summer here, so attendance was light (sound familiar?) but that made it easier to meet everyone […]


Piñata

08Feb12

Disciples of Christ kids from all around Resistencia are buzzing with anticipation for the annual campamento, a children’s overnight camping trip, which takes place next week. We attended a planning meeting for the trip and learned some new vocabulary words.  You can probably guess what’s in store for the children: Juegos de integración: get-to-know-you games […]


We’ve spent the past week settling into our house and acquainting ourselves with Disciples of Christ churches in this northeastern corner of Argentina. We’re based in Resistencia, a city of about 360,000 residents and the capital of Chaco province. Resistencia was established in 1878, and developed thanks to rise of the tannin industry and the […]


Matthew 25:35 There’s nothing like 28 hours of travel to make you feel like you’ve arrived at the other side of the world.  We left our apartment in New York around 4 pm on Sunday afternoon and boarded a plane for Toronto. From Toronto, we flew to Santiago, Chile and then to Buenos Aires, Argentina, […]