Yes, this may seem like an obvious question, but it is something I am asked from time to time. We are continuing in our blog series, “Questions I am asked” after a two week break (our posts for those two weeks were on our 11th anniversary and a review of camp). This question is a bit elementary, but it is asked frequently.
Argentina is in southern South America. It borders Chile, Bolivia, Brazil, Uruguay, and the Atlantic Ocean. Argentina has 3,100 miles long coastline and covers a total area of 1,073,518 square miles making it the eighth largest country of the world. The Andes Mountain straddle the Argentine Chilean border. Argentina is vastly different from the north to the south. In the north, Argentina is sub-tropic while in the south sub-polar. Southern Argentina (and Chile) is known as the Patagonia. It is home to fantastic mountain peaks, vast and empty steppes, glaciers and icefields, and stunning national parks. It is an incredible display of the natural beauty of God’s creation, virtually untouched by the hands of man. Ushuaia, Argentina is the world’s southernmost city and is a busy port; cruises and tours to Antarctica (just south of Argentina) also depart from this seaport.
Buenos Aires, the capital of Argentina, is almost the same distance to the equator as Los Angeles, California. The city is on the Rio De La Plata (which looks more like a bay than a river). 1/3 of the country’s population live in Buenos Aires.
Argentina is a beautiful and vast county, but that is not why we are going there. Argentines need Jesus! Jesus told His Disciples, “The harvest is plenteous, but the laborers are few…”. This can certainly be said of Argentina! Pray with me to the LORD of the harvest for more laborers to be sent to this vast mission field!