Pilar

Jan 2008 - Feb 2008

Pilar is an elegant city in the northeast of the province of Buenos Aires with a population of 299,077, and is an important urban center in constant development. However, their attraction is still given by the beauty of its rural setting.

Extreme 08’s purpose was to complete the construction of the Bruno Radi Convention Center in Pilar, Argentina and to plant 10 churches in a partnership with the Central Argentina District. On January 26, 2008, 3,500 people from 15 nations came to the inauguration of the convention center where 4 of the 10 church plants were officially organized by Dr. JK Warrick, General Superintendant for the Global Church of the Nazarene.

2 Year Anniversary
The Bruno Radi Convention Center’s purpose is three-fold. First, its purpose is to train lay-leaders to plant and grow churches throughout South America. Second, its purpose is to be utilized as a place of worship, fellowship and spiritual growth to Nazarene and other evangelical organizations in the region. Third, its purpose is to be rented out to Christian and secular organizations to generate profit, of which, 90% of profits are sent back into the theological education system in south America to train more pastors and evangelists. 446 people came from outside of Argentina to serve for over two weeks in the successful completion of Extreme 08. Over 7,700 man-hours of volunteer labor were put into the convention center and over 7,100 man-hours of volunteer community service and outreach were performed in just two weeks during Extreme 08. The various outreach events done at Extreme 08 included a Christian rock concert, a Men of Honor conference, a women’s leadership and evangelism conference, visitation to prisons, domestic abuse shelters and much more. As a result of the extreme outreach, exactly 750 people came to know Jesus Christ as their savior.

(source: Wikipedia)