Funds Raised to Aid Rebuilding of Argentina Church

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CHICAGO, IL (September 29, 2008) – Approximately $2,000 was raised last Saturday to assist a congregation in Argentina rebuild its church, thanks to efforts by the Women’s Hispanic District of the Central Conference of the Evangelical Covenant Church (ECC).

FireFired destroyed the Evangelical Covenant Church of Bariloche, Argentina, in August. In addition to the building, the congregation lost furniture, sound equipment, and all of its musical instruments.

Nearly 150 women attended a Saturday morning mission breakfast at Iglesia del Pacto Evangélico Belén in Chicago. Proceeds from sale of the $10 tickets will be sent to the
Argentinean church, says Flor Retamal, district coordinator and a member of Iglesia del Pacto Evangélico Grace in Chicago.

In addition, members of Iglesia del Pacto Evangélico Douglas Park brought $140 that the congregation’s children had raised. The money will be used for the children of the Argentinean congregation, Retamal said.

Retamal said the Argentinean congregation plans to rebuild in the same location.

The morning’s program included special music from several of the churches, a presentation about the ECC Department of World Mission and a sermon from Annie Espinoza, who attends the Douglas Park congregation.

Others interested in contributing to assist the church rebuilding effort should designate donations to “Bariloche fire relief” and send them to the Evangelical Covenant Church, 5101 N. Francisco Avenue, Chicago, IL, 60625. All donations will be acknowledged for income tax purposes.

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