Posts Tagged ‘Argentina’

The disciples followed a daily discipline of worship in the Temple followed by meals at home, every meal a celebration, exuberant and joyful, as they praised God. –Acts 2:46 With Pentecost upon us, I’d like to conclude this series of posts with a reflection on Christian unity. In both Paraguay and Argentina, the ecclesial emphasis is the national […]


Happy belated Thanksgiving! I (Marian) am sitting in my brother’s apartment in Atlanta, watching the dessert plates pile up in the sink as my family and I wander between the couch and the refrigerator to scavenge leftovers. Though I am surrounded by family, I do feel a little adrift without my spouse; I returned to […]


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 […]


The word “missionary” comes with some heavy historical baggage. In one painful example, missionaries from one of the United Church of Christ (our sending church) predecessor denominations played an important role in the US colonization of Hawaii in the 1880’s and 90´s. Nowadays, the UCC and its partner church, the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), […]


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.