Church Planting Needs Argentina: Mendoza

Argentina has 23 provincias (states) and one autonomous city, Buenos Aires, much like our Washington DC. We will look at each provincia and the need for church planting throughout the vast country of Argentina.

Capital City: Mendoza Land Area: 63,831 sq mi (7th of 23)

Population: 1,885,600 (4th of 23)

Largest Metropolitan Area: Mendoza (4th)

Notable Cities: Mendoza, San Rafael, & San Martin

Churches Planted: 4 in Provincia

Churches Needed: 34 (1 church:50,000 pop.)

Church planting statistics provided by Missionary Josh Smith

Mendoza (Spanish pronunciation: [menˈdosa]) is a province of Argentina, located in the western central part of the country in the Cuyo region. It borders to the north with San Juan, the south with La Pampa and Neuquén, the east with San Luis, and to the west with the republic of Chile; the international limit is marked by the Andes mountain range. Its capital city is the homonymous city of Mendoza.

Covering an area of 148.827 km², it is the seventh biggest province of Argentina with 5.35% of the country's total area.

Famed worldwide for its viticulture (wine production), the Mendoza economy (Argentina's fifth largest) is, however, quite diversified. Its 2013 output was estimated at US$18.8 billion, or, US$10,758 per capita below the national average, at a level similar to Turkey and above Mexico , Agriculture, to be sure (though 7% of the total economy),[8] has long accounted for much of Mendoza's foreign exchange earnings (followed closely by tourism, mainly from Chile). Besides wine, other important crops (mainly for the Argentine market) are apples, pears, tomatoes, onions, plums, olives, cherries, peaches and quince. Apiculture, with 30,000 beehives, is another growing activity favoured by Mendoza's dry weather.

The province makes up 5% of the countries population, and has the 4th largest Church Planting need in the country. Please pray for the need in this province and the entire country of Argentina as there are many souls without any knowledge of Jesus Christ as their Savior.

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