Claire and Clara off to Santiago del Estero

May 31, 2015   //   by admin   //   Claire's Blog  //  1 Comment

Hi all!

As many of you know, Claire spent 3 months last summer in the province of Santiago del Estero, Argentina, improving her Spanish and serving God through working under ‘The Esperanza Trust (Argentina)’, her family’s charity. She loved it so much that, naturally, she HAD to go back, and this time Clara (we’re friends from uni) is coming too!

We’re really excited to be spending 6 weeks living and working with the people of Santiago del Estero, and thought we would give you a little bit of information about where we are going and what we are doing. We are very blessed to be supported by a network of people praying for us, and so have included some prayer requests as well.

Much love,

Claire and Clara


Prayer Points:

  • Safe travel and transfers, for both ourselves and our luggage!
  • Rapid language adjustment, and brain cell capacity to cope with thinking in, and speaking another language
  • For good health, and safety throughout our trip
  • That we would build (and continue) positive relationships with the people of Santiago, and be bold in sharing the love of God
  • Give thanks for the work of The Esperanza Trust
  • Give thanks for the welcoming and loving hearts of the people of Santiago


(Current, and rough!) Itinerary:

6th June – Flight from Dublin-Heathrow, and overnight flight from Heathrow-Buenos Aires

7th June – Day and night spent in B.A.

8th June – Flight from B.A to Bariloche.

12th June – Return to B.A to catch overnight bus to Santiago del Estero

13th June – Arrive in Santiago. Get to know/re-familiarise with the area, make some visits

22nd June – Work alongside the staff at Brea Pozo Primary School, planning lunchtime activities, teaching English, and running an after-school programme for the borders

Week of 6th July – Work with Wanda Freille, an English teacher in Frias

Week of 13th July – Work with the Church of Clodomira in their mission week

17th July – Overnight bus back to B.A

18th July – Spend day in B.A. Get overnight flight to Madrid

19th July – Clara flies to Heathrow and home to Glasgow, Claire flies to Dublin.


1 Comment

  • Have a great trip. Hope all goes well with the travel and that you make many good new friends in Santiago. You will be in my prayers. I am sure you will both be a great encouragement to them.


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