The word, “Argentina” is derived from the Latin word argentum meaning silver. The Lord has called us to this beautiful nation as the “refiners and purifiers of silver”!
You and I know quite well these powerful words found in Acts 1:8: “But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.”
You are invited on an extraordinary journey August 1-11, 2023, to Buenos Aires, Argentina and Ushuaia, Argentina, the city officially recognized as the “end of the world”.
The Lord first called WMA to the “end of the earth” in October 2016. We discovered a beautiful land with snowcapped Andes Mountains and crystal-clear waters of the Beagle Channel, but most importantly, God connected us with a beautiful body of Christ – a church that is passionate about Christ and the Great Commission.
We have also discovered that the people in Ushuaia are hungry for the Word of God. The 10,000 Gospel tracts and 100 Bibles, donated by you, were given out in a record short amount of time and we could have easily given out more.
Argentina, the second largest country in South America, is about one third the size of the 48 contiguous states of the US. The word, “Argentina” is derived from the Latin word argentum meaning silver. The Spanish explorers of the 1500’s searched for silver, but the rich black soil of the Pampa (or grassy plain) has signified agricultural wealth in grain and livestock production. Europeans, mostly from Spain and Italy, came to this area in the last century. They were seeking something better to satisfy a desire for spiritual riches.
In general, Latin America has been spiritually blessed by the coming of missionaries from the British Isles, North America, Australia and New Zealand. They have labored under unfavorable climatic, economic, social and political conditions in their zeal to preach the gospel.
In the economic realm, the abundant natural resources, geographically favored position and medley of European nationalities should have all contributed to a thriving economy. At the beginning of the last century, Argentina had a flourishing economy. Economic prosperity continued for at least half a century and provided an extremely generous welfare program while Juan D Peron was in office. Political and economic mismanagement over the years, however, has left the present government with a legacy of economic instability and massive unemployment. In a similar way, after a bright and promising beginning, there has been a decline in the spiritual realm in the nation.
Today Argentina is in need of a spiritual revival! The Lord has called us to this beautiful nation as the “refiners and purifiers of silver” to partner with the local churches in evangelism and leadership training in the churches.
We will hold evangelistic services, seminars for the church leadership, children and youth ministry, medical clinic and Bible distribution.