Argentina has great opportunities for planting churches. There are 55 cities with a population of over 100,000 people! The need is great, but God is greater! We have been studying different cities. There are five that have captured my attention. One of those cities is Rosario. Rosario is the third largest city in Argentina. It is the the most populous city that is not the capitol of a province. It is located on the banks of the Paraná River, about 180 miles or so from Buenos Aires. The population of Rosario has grown to almost 1.4 million people.
Located in the Santa Fe province, Rosario is best known for being the ‘birthplace of the Argentine flag”. It is where you will find the monument to the creation of the flag and the Propylaeum. This river-port city plays a critical role in agricultural commerce as well. Because of the universities, youth from surrounding areas in the Santa Fe province as well as other cities, towns, and villages in Argentina come to Rosario to further their education. With an over 70% drop out rate from college, many of these youth are looking for something else. This makes for incredible opportunities in the spreading of the Gospel.
Rosario seems to be one of the key cities to advance the Gospel of Jesus!