Successful trip to Tucuman
Last month I went to Tucuman to speak at a theological conference, along with two others who also work for Seminary Carey, pastor Sam Masters and pastor Juan Leyton. Tucuman is 6 hours north of CÃ³rdoba by car, and is the 5th largest metropolitan city in Argentina. We were invited by Raul Oliva, who is a pastor of the church which put on the conference. Several years ago Raul was preaching a false gospel, with a focus on temporary blessings in this life. God convicted his heart of this, and decided to change his teaching and the church changed, with many members leaving. In one of our conversations, Raul told me he was so grateful for us to visit him, as he sometimes feels like he is alone. In fact, although "theologically sound" churches are in the minority, and often hard to find, many pastors and leaders are starting initiatives to work together to plant more sound churches and to be able to form a network for sharing resources.
Below left: Juan, Sam, and In front of the house in Tucuman where the Argentine Declaration of Independence was signed on July 9, 1816.
Below right: Pastor Raul Oliva and his wife.