(Argentina CNSAM). October 20, 2012, after eight years of being closed, the Resurrection Church of the Nazarene celebrated its reopening in the province of Santiago del Estero in northern Argentina.
Even through the evangelistic message was first shared there in 1953 as the first work of the missionary couple Garcia Acosta, for various reasons the church building was closed and abandoned in 2005.
The current District Superintendent, Rev. Alberto Croce, along with a group of local believers and some from other provinces worked together on a project called, “The Mother Needs Her Children” in order to restore both the church building and the parsonage so that they could be reopened.
The project was completed in three phases during the months of May, September and October 2012. The final event was held on October 20 with more than 25 in attendance and visits from others from the province of Tucumán. They celebrated the reopening of the church with their first praise service, and the District Superintendent Croce presented Rev. Luis Juárez and his wife Elsa who will be caring for the work. Rev. Juárez and his wife are pastors of the Church of the Nazarene in Tucumán, 160 km away.
Their theme was the Biblical text: Look at the nations and watch— and be utterly amazed. For I am going to do something in your days that you would not believe, even if you were told. Habakkuk 1:5 (NIV). God allowed the mission project “The Mother Needs Her Children” to amaze the community and encourage others to imitate them.
Source: Rev. Alberto Croce, District Superintendent.
Translation: Jennifer Edgerton.