WMF Argentina Mission Statment
WMF Argentina, in collaboration with Argentine partners, is called to serve and discover Jesus among vulnerable children and young adults living in poverty. Through mutual friendships based on love and trust, we accompany our excluded friends in experiencing and knowing Jesus and a fuller life in God. Intentional hospitality is essential to our ministry creating a space for intimacy with God and neighbor.
Spirituality of the WMF Argentina Community
The WMF Argentina community centers its spirituality on Jesus Christ and the poor with whom He particularly identifies. Our spirituality is lived out in our common rhythms of life that seek to respond to the love of God for those who are excluded and poor in Buenos Aires. We believe that hospitality is a vital expression of our corporate spirituality lived through our desire to lovingly welcome those seeking a deeper relationship with God and others.
WMF Argentina Ministry Descriptions
Ministry Among Youth in Retiro - Retiro is a central transportation hub through which hundreds of thousands of people pass daily. The WMF staff make regular visits to the youth in the subway stations and plazas of this area of Buenos Aires bringing a simple snack, activities and games, and the love of Jesus. Through these visits, WMF staff seek to nurture relationship, build trust and meet new youth.
Community Center - Once a week, Iglesia Evangélica Bautista de Constitución opens up its fellowship space to the youth from Retiro. The center provides a safe, welcoming environment away from the streets of the city. Our goal is to deepen significant relationships with the youth by participating together in varied activities, games and Bible studies and by sharing a meal together.
Home Visits/Discipleship - Visits are made to those youth who have a home or a stable living situation, in hopes of maintaining and nurturing relationship. Our goal is to show God’s love and commitment to them through our consistent and committed presence, relational and potential professional follow-up, and to facilitate healthy fellowship through sustained contact with a community of believers.
After School Tutoring – WMF is in partnership with Iglesia Evangélica Bautista de Constitución in providing an after-school tutoring program for the kids in the Barracas neighborhood. On average 15-20 children attended twice a week. The objective is to provide educational assistance and relational support and accompaniment, a healthy snack and informational meetings for parents. Through this integrated approach, our desire is to deepen relationships and friendships with the children and parents alike.