Ministry in Buenos Aires, Argentina

Mark Self

We are thankful to the Lord for His call upon our lives to serve him in Buenos Aires, Argentina since 2014. My wife and I are both from Argentina and the Lord has prepared us our whole lives to come back and begin a church in the very area we grew up.

We arrived on the field in 2014 with a desire to begin a church in the area of General Pacheco. I was born and grew up in General Pacheco and had been looking forward to beginning a church in this area. After arriving in Argentina, we searched for months for a piece of property in a good location to build and begin our church. After a long process we found a great piece of land on the main road. However, it was not in General Pacheco, rather in the area of El Talar. El Talar is just two blocks from General Pacheco and is an area of approximately 43,000 people without a church that preaches sound doctrine.

Our ministry is a church planting ministry. In 2014 we began to meet as a bible study in a home in General Pacheco. In 2015 we moved our Bible study to the church in el Talar. Now we are preparing to formally begin the church in the spring of 2017.

In 2015 and 2016 our ministry in El Talar mostly involved leading a Bible Study on Thursday evenings, discipleship, and heading up the building project for the future auditorium. The first phase of the auditorium construction should be completed in 2017 in time for us to begin our Sunday services in El Talar.

Our goal in El Talar is to build a Grace centered church that honors Christ, established on sound doctrine. Our prayer is to be a spiritually healthy and strong church that will one day become a missionary church as we seek to send others out of El Talar to other parts of Buenos Aires, Argentina, and even the rest of the world as missionaries to preach the gospel and establish future missionary churches for the cause of Christ.

“Who then is Paul, and who is Apollos, but ministers by whom you believed, even as the Lord gave to every man? I have planted, Apollos watered; but God gave the increase.” (1 Corinthians 3:5-6)