Two Months

mendoza 21Downtown Mendoza, sidewalk café

Today marks two months since we arrived in Mendoza. It seems like forever, because a lot of things have happened since then:

  • We stayed in a rented apartment for the first month and spent our days getting paperwork done government offices, walking a lot and learning the bus system
  • Our furniture was finally picked up and our friends in Franklin did an amazing job loading up the container
  • Our house in Franklin finally sold
  • We spent the first two weeks of March living at people’s homes and a hotel
  • We visited five different churches, and they were all very nice
  • Karina left to go back to the US due to the birth of our grandson
  • We bought a house (the day after she left)
  • Mark moved into the house and is camping out until our furniture arrives
  • Mark’s sister and brother in law spent a week helping him fix things in the house, clean and paint (it had been vacant for almost 2 years)

It’s been a very eventful time. Not to mention the setbacks, disappointments, and emotional ups and downs we went through during that time. But God’s timing is always perfect and he came though in every situation.

File Apr 01, 12 32 06 AMPainting the house

So what does April hold in store for us?

Lord willing our grandson will finally be born. Our furniture should finally arrive on the 10th or 11th. Mark should finally get his ID card so he can open a bank account, get a cell phone number and a drivers license, among other things.

We have a meeting at the end of the month in Buenos Aires with three US pastors from the Argentina Partnership and members of 2 other Argentine churches soon to become Vineyards. It will be great to meet these people in person, and one of them, Cristian, who is leading a church in his home, is going to be ordained that weekend. We will be visiting those two churches as well. And it will be great to be able to hang with some Vineyard folks from the US!

As far as the church planting business, it’s sort of hard to start a church when there’s just one of you, but of course that’s what Jesus did, so I’m keeping my eyes out for opportunities with people. I’ve met and chatted with quite a few people in the neighborhood and the current plan is to start up a meeting in a nearby coffee shop and invite people to “a group of people having conversations about God”. I think in May when Karina gets back we will begin to be a bit more proactive. We do have a list of people we are praying for and the list gets longer and longer.

File Apr 01, 12 33 19 AMMy brother in law, Alberto, hard at work

So two months in, I really miss the US and our home church and Franklin and our friends. But Mendoza is beautiful and we love the city, and after meeting so many “Mendocinos” I realize why God loves them so much and wants them to be part of His Kingdom.

Blessings and Happy Easter!


Author: Mark Young

Mark and Karina Young are moving to Mendoza, Argentina in January of 2018 to plant a Vineyard church.

6 thoughts on “Two Months”

  1. Happy Easter, Marc and Karina! May you be blessed knowing the same, Holy Spirit inhabits our praises on Easter Morning – regardless of how far apart from each other you may be. Blessings,

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  2. Wow, it looks so beautiful there! Reminds me of many places in Austria. So excited to hear about this, and happy for you. It is a big undertaking, I will try to remember to pray for you.

    God bless / Maranatha!

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  3. i love it Mark!!! so so good. i hear the words “addition and no subtraction”….. so that is for you bro. and i pray in addition to addition there will also be multiplication!

    On Sat, Mar 31, 2018 at 10:43 PM, Going To Mendoza wrote:

    > Mark Young posted: “Downtown Mendoza, sidewalk café Today marks two months > since we arrived in Mendoza. It seems like forever, because a lot of things > have happened since then: We stayed in a rented apartment for the first > month and spent our days getting paperwork done go” >

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  4. Oh wow! Where did you originally move from? The US? I am planning on visiting Mendoza in July. I am currently living in Peru. It has already been 3 months, and I have learned some life lessons like yours states in your post, so I totally understand! What made you move to Mendoza? Any tips for me?


    1. Hi Chris. We moved to Mendoza from Nashville, Tennessee at the end of January. Our purpose here is to start a church. We are part of the Vineyard movement of churches. I would love to hang out when you come in July, and I can ry to answer any questions you may have. My email is


      1. Ah wow Nashville, that is really cool! I would love to see your church in progress or even help out if I can for my time there! Thanks, let’s hangout! I’ll send you an email soon. 🙂


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