Posts Tagged ‘Argentina’

“And all the people responded with a great shout when they praised the LORD, because the foundation of the house of the LORD was laid.” Ezra 2:11 The Disciples of Christ church in General Vedia arose from the fields of northwestern Argentina in 1959, and now, fifty-three years later, again arises. Farmers and their families […]


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, […]


“Poor Niagara!” said Eleanor Roosevelt (reportedly) upon seeing Iguazu Falls, a series of waterfalls stretching for a mile and a half between Brazil and Argentina. We recently visited the Brazilian side of the falls and enjoyed lingering along the trail, captivated by the magnitude and splendor of so many cascading rivulets amidst so much green […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]