Archive for the ‘Food’ Category

Let’s Eat!

27Sep12

Sometimes we feel like we’re eating our way across the Southern Cone! As in so many other places around the world, food plays an important role in church life in Argentina and Paraguay. We thought we’d do our best to make you hungry by showing you a smorgasbord of food-related fellowship moments here in South […]


Several Argentines now have asked us variations of the question, “So what’s the deal with peanut butter?” What is it, they want to know. What does it taste like? How do you eat it? Now, peanut butter is hard to find in Argentina. When we do find it—often in health food stores, of all places—it’s […]


Culture Shock

15Jun12

James and I are recovering from culture shock. We can say we’re in recovery thanks to our handy Survival Kit for Overseas Living, which explains that the toughest weeks of culture shock usually come about three months into one’s adjustment to a new country. We’re now in month five, and are happily trending back up […]


We’re happy to report that, even though it’s not spring here, the species Rabbitus resurrectus has a wider geographical range than we had expected: several sightings of the shy long-eared creature—and his peculiar chocolate droppings—were made over the Easter season in Argentina and Paraguay.


Easter in the northern hemisphere is synonymous with the arrival of spring. We draw upon images of budding daffodils and hopping bunnies to celebrate Christ’s emergence from the tomb because the new life around us reminds us of our new lives in Jesus. In Argentina and Paraguay however, Easter inaugurates autumn. No crocuses, tulips, or […]


Last week we visited Ciudad del Este (“City of the East”), which sits on Paraguay’s eastern border, close to Brazil, Argentina, and the famous Iguazu Falls. Ciudad del Este is widely recognized as Paraguay’s economic center, for both its legitimate and its not-so-legitimate business endeavors. Travel writer John Gimlette describes Ciudad del Este as “the […]


Birthday

20Mar12

February and March have been full of birthdays! Between the churches in Resistencia and Buenos Aires, we have celebrated at least a half dozen cumpleaños, including my own (Marian). Many Argentines celebrate by gathering on the night before the actual birthday, to help the birthday boy or girl welcome in their special day. At midnight, […]