Posts Tagged ‘church’

Easter in the northern hemisphere is synonymous with the arrival of spring. We draw upon images of budding daffodils and hopping bunnies to celebrate Christ’s emergence from the tomb because the new life around us reminds us of our new lives in Jesus. In Argentina and Paraguay however, Easter inaugurates autumn. No crocuses, tulips, or […]


A Good Friday

14Apr12

Our blessings and good wishes to everyone who just celebrated Easter, and to those who are wrapping up Passover. Here in the southern hemisphere, we split our Holy Week time between Paraguay and Argentina. On Good Friday, we attended the service of the Last Seven Words in Lambaré, Paraguay. “Seven words” refers to the seven […]


“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 […]


On our first Sunday in Paraguay, we had the opportunity to worship at the very oldest DOC church in the country, and at one of the youngest. We soon discovered that we couldn’t have picked two more different churches! Our morning started with a visit to Luque (“LOO-kay”), a suburb of Asunción. Pastor Roberto Martínez explained […]


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 […]