(Argentina CNSAM). On October 14-25, 2013, Pastors Liliana Funes and Victor Almirón made an exploratory visit to Ushuaia, the southernmost city in Argentina (www.ushuaia.gob.ar www.turismoushuaia.com). This is the first official trip to the city for the purpose of establishing the Church of the Nazarene. In April, 2011, the Almiróns visited the city after receiving a call from God in one of the district assembly services in 2008 asking them to go to Ushuaia.
Ushuaia has a surface area of a little less than 6,214 miles and a population of nearly 60,000, which is half the population in the entire Tierra del Fuego province. People from all parts of Argentina live there and make their living through tourism and industry. There are many factories that assemble products for the Argentine market.
The Almiróns are currently pastoring the El Calafate Church of the Nazarene. This city is internationally famous for the Perito Moreno glacier which is considered the eighth wonder of the world (www.elcalafate.gov.ar). Among other responsibilities, Pastor Victor is the President of the Pastors’ Association in El Calafate.
On the first visit made to Ushuaia, they met David, a policeman that God has used as a contact person.
In their recent visit, with the support of the Patagonia Central District, the Almiróns went to Ushuaia to plant the Church of the Nazarene. Upon arriving, Victor and Liliana felt the hand of God guiding them and they received the cooperation of different sister churches. They participated in a meeting in the Roca de Paz Apostolic Church. On October 19th, Pastor Victor preached in the Christian Missionary Movement Church and again on the 22nd in a prayer meeting.
On October 25th, the Almiróns returned to the church they pastor in El Calafate leaving a group behind to seek a place to initiate the work. In spite of the high cost of rentals in Ushuaia, Pastors Liliana and Victor trust God and hope to begin their work soon. You can find more information about the progress of the project on https://www.facebook.com/liliana.funes.58?fref=ts.
Note: (*) http://www.ushuaia-info.com.ar/articulos/poblacion-de-ushuaia.php
Reporter: Victor Almirón.
Edited by: Germán Picavea.
Translation: Cheryl Cox.