Posts Tagged ‘Resistencia’

The flowers appear on the earth; the time of singing has come, And the voice of the turtledove is heard in our land. The fig tree puts forth its figs, and the vines are in blossom they give forth fragrance. Arise, my love, my fair one, and come away. (Song of Songs, 2:12-13) Friends and […]


Resistencia’s artsy side was on display last month with the arrival of the Biennial, an event that brought together sculptors from all over the world to demonstrate their art live in front of thousands of visitors. Twelve artists from countries as far away as South Korea, Syria, and India spent the week turning giant blocks […]


A friend emailed to ask us about the geography of Resistencia. How are the natural and built environments of the city? How do they interact? What is the boundary like between the urban and rural areas? These are some great questions for us to think about, especially since in our role as missionaries we’re facilitating […]


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 […]


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 […]