The Chaco is the land of opposites, when it rains, everything is flooded, when it does not rain, animals and plants die from lack of water. During the day it’s very hot, the heat is so oppressive that people stay indoors, and at night the temperature drops so much that it is almost impossible to sleep without covering. The south wind blows raising a white powder which prevents visibility and penetrates the pores, but all agree that the north wind is terrible because it brings more heat. Everything described above is not bad or ugly, just different, and that difference makes the creation of our loving God is wonderful.
In this land of opposites also live people with problems, as anyone in the world, people who need to hear about the great things God has done for the world, people who need to know that our Heavenly Father has sent His only begotten Son, Jesus Christ, to die on the cross for our sins.
The Ministry Christ For All Nations, the IELPA, and the Congregation Cristo Rey are doing work together to preach the Gospel in this land. What is the authority we have to preach the Gospel by the Chaco? the answer to this question is found in the recommended text for Sunday January 27th, the 3rd Sunday after Epiphany and reads: “The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he has anointed me to preach good news to the poor, he hath sent me to heal the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to captives and sight to the blind, to release the oppressed, to proclaim the year pleasing to the Lord” S. Luke 4:18-19.