San Miguel de Tucumán, or as it is most commonly called, Tucumán, sits in the northern part of Argentina.  The city, rich with history, was founded on May 31, 1565 by Diego de Villarrroel, while he was on an expedition from modern-day Peru. Tucumán is also where the Congress of Independence for Argentina convened and declared independence from Spain in 1816.  

Casa de Tucumán where Argentina’s independence was declared.

The city has a population of over 500,000, but if you add in the metro area, it is over 800,000 people.  I know of at least 9 churches in the province of Tucumán, where there are close to 1.5 million people.  Missionary Larry Owens has been ministering in this province for many years, and God has used him to start a college, and to train men for the ministry.  Many of the churches that exist there are out of his ministry.  I also met Brother Ezequiel Rojas this year at a Pastor’s Conference in Peru, and was able to speak to him about the need in Tucumán.  Brother Ezequiel has a church there in the city and is working on getting another one started.

Please pray for these pastors and missionaries working in this city and province.  Pray that God would bless their efforts as they go forward.  Pray that more laborers would be raised up to go forth into the harvest there in Tucumán.