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In 1897, The Alliance entered Argentina, which early missionaries described as an extremely difficult country to reach. But our workers persevered, and the Argentina Alliance national church is now sending missionaries to other parts of the world, including Europe, Africa, and Asia. Most local Alliance churches in the country are involved in missions, and Argentine C&MA missionaries established the first Alliance congregation in Hungary.

The largest Unreached People Group in Argentina consists of urban professionals. Less than one percent of these influential people are born-again believers. The Buenos Aries Professional Project (BAPP) has been reaching out to them through various methods, including radio broadcasts, business seminars, and a coffeehouse ministry. Home Bible study groups continue to grow, and a children’s ministry (Renuevitos) has opened the doors for spiritual input into the lives of many families. In addition, BAPP continues to train men and women for ministry and missions.

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National Church

The Argentine Christian and Missionary Alliance: 64 organized churches, 37 unorganized groups, 40 ordained ministers, 5,950 baptized members, and 9,150 inclusive members

Team Initiatives

  • To plant new churches in unreached areas of Buenos Aires, Corrientes, Mendoza and other locations as resources are available.
  • To effectively promote missions in Argentine Alliance churches and to cultivate a strong, unified structure for training and sending Argentine Alliance missionaries.
  • To write, publish and distribute Sunday School, Christian Education and Church Leadership materials in partnership with the Alliance Publications Foundation.

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Demographics

Population
Population—39,537,943
Infant mortality rate—15.2/1,000
Life expectancy—75.9
Capital City
Buenos Aires (13,076,300) pop.
Geography
As long as the United States is wide, Argentina (1,068,296 sq. mi.) is bordered by the Andes Mountains on the west; the north is swampy and partly wooded; the south has rolling, fertile pampas; and further south are cool, arid steppes with wooded and fertile sections.
Languages
Spanish (official)
English
Italian
German
French
Ethnicity/Race
White (mostly Spanish and Italian)—97%
mestizo, Amerindian, other—3%
Economy
Per capita income—$12,400
Inflation—6.1%
Unemployment—14.8%
Literacy rate—96.2% (1995 est.)
Government/Political Climate
Democracy, frequent internal political conflict. After World War II, a long period of authoritarian rule was followed by a military junta in 1976. Democracy returned in 1983.
Religion
Roman Catholic—92%
Protestant—2%
Jewish—2%
other—4%

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