Buenos Aires is the second largest city in South America, after São Paulo, Brazil and the fourth biggest city on earth. In Latin America, they are the third largest stimulator of the economy.
Based on land mass Argentina is the eighth largest country in the world.
Ushuaia of Argentina is the southernmost city in the world.
It also has the highest and lowest elevations in the western hemisphere.
Buenos Aires has the highest concentration of theatres in the world.
Argentina is known as one of the highest literary countries in the world, and prides itself in producing highly literate citizens that can easily maneuver around and succeed in the global business world.
They had 5 presidents in 10 days in 2001.
Argentina’s workforce is 40% female, and women also hold over 30% of Argentina’s congressional seats.
In Lionel Messi’s hometown Rosario, Argentina, the government officials have banned parents from naming their children “Messi” to avoid mass confusion.
Argentina’s retired soccer legend Diego Maradona has his own religion made up by his fans.
The second highest rate of anorexia is found in Argentina, after Japan, and 1 out of every 8 patients being treated is male.
At least one in 30 Argentines have undergone cosmetic surgery.
Argentina was the first country in Latin or South America to legalize same-sex marriage, in 2010.
Argentina is said to possess the highest infidelity rate in all South America. Divorce has been legal in the country since 1987, and now the country holds the highest divorce rate as well.
This may explain why they have per capita more psychologists than any other country in the world.
Finally, MTW has never had a missionary sent to work in Argentina.
Among the interesting historical facts and geographical superlatives, lie troubling and dark trends within the Argentine culture. This South American society reflects well the polarity of dignity and depravity that is present within us all. Some of the best and worst of human nature has played out in Argentina’s history.
Regarding Argentina’s church growth needs, Operation World writes “church leadership remains a critical bottleneck in further growth. Leaders who train, disciple and release other leaders into ministry and who minister in the Word and the Spirit are always needed.”
“You will be my witnesses in Jerusalem and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth.” Acts 1:8
One of the farthest places someone could travel from where Jesus was when he commissioned his disciples is Argentina. Their high literacy rate and immense regard for continuing education make them an ideal contributor to a greater voice for Latin America within God’s kingdom. Their recognition of deeper relational needs, broken relationships, and a long history of political mistrust make them exceptionally ripe for receiving God’s grace and hope through Christ. They long for a transformation they will never find in psychoanalysis, cosmetic surgery, economic policy, or sports heroes.
After first traveling to Buenos Aires over 18 years ago, it left an indelible mark on my heart. They say that whenever you travel somewhere overseas that you leave a piece of your heart there. Argentina is where God took the "stars" out of my eyes in regards to cross-cultural ministry. During the 6 months we spent there as a family in 2007, God taught us invaluable lessons about missions. One of those was the need for partners in prayer. Would you commit to support us in prayer as we seek to bring the transforming power of the gospel to the Argentine people?
Argentines are desperate for spiritual awaking, but have very few people teaching them the word of God. There is an urgent need for evangelists and disciplers to share the hope of Jesus Christ. Would you join us in seeing the church multiply and advance theologically and ministerially in Latin America through Argentina for a greater voice in God's Kingdom.