Info on who we are and where we live
Hi! We are Scott, Sofía, Lucy, and Bennett Jackson.
Scott was born in Dallas, Texas, Sofía is Argentine, born and raised in Córdoba: Argentina's second largest city.
Lucy and Bennett were born in Argentina, but are dual citizens of both the United States and Argentina.
We are a bi-lingual family, if you hang out with us you may notice us switching back and forth between Spanish and English like changing the radio station in your car.
We like getting to know people of all cultures and enjoy sitting down in a café for a cup of coffee.
A little bit more about Scott:
He considers both Córdoba, Argentina and Dallas, Texas as home.
After serving on several mission trips to Argentina from 2000 - 2005, he felt called to move permanently to Argentina in 2006.
He is a member of Watermark Community Church since 2000.
His passions and gifts in ministry are evangelism and teaching; some subjects that particularly strike his interest are the fusion (and many times tension) between science and religion, creation vs. evolution, hermeneutics (biblical interpretation), and textual criticism (the science behind recovering the original text of the Bible).
He holds 2 Master's degrees: one in Exercise Physiology and another in Theological Studies.
A little bit more about Sofía:
She comes from a very diverse background: of her 4 grandparents, 2 are Spanish, 1 Italian, and 1 Lebanese.
She has a knack for detail and enjoys arts and crafts.
She has studied English since an early age. Her university degree is in English Translation and spent some time studying abroad in Nottingham, England.
She has been involved as a freelance translator and proofreader for various Christian publishers and has helped produce trade books, study Bibles, and training manuals in Spanish.
About Córdoba, Argentina
Córdoba is quite a fascinating city.
It is one of the oldest cities in Argentina, founded in 1573, almost 50 years before the Pilgrims on the Mayflower landed on Plymouth Rock. Many old buildings from the colonial era still stand, especially in the Jesuit Block, which was declared a World Heritage Site in 2000. Modern buildings are also present, giving the city a unique mixture and feel of both the old and the new. The population is around 1,500,000 - second only to Buenos Aires.
The city is also a mix of brawn and brains - on the outskirts of town there are several automobile plants (Volkswagon, Fiat, and Renault), and near downtown lies the National University at Córdoba where over 100,000 students study. Some estimate that there are over 200,000 university students in the city if all of the universities and trade schools are taken into consideration.
People from Córdoba (and all over Argentina for that matter) enjoy escaping the city in the nearby hill-country area which has lakes, rivers, swimming spots, camping sites, cabins, etc.
One of the factors which has a strong influence on culture is the Cuarteto music scene, which is a genre of music that was born in Córdoba.
It is truly and interesting place worth seeing. The only city in the United States that slightly reminds me of Córdoba is Austin, TX. Austin has a similar climate, is similar in size, it has a large population of university students, and is also known for the hill-country nearby.