Posts Tagged ‘culture’

Resistencia’s artsy side was on display last month with the arrival of the Biennial, an event that brought together sculptors from all over the world to demonstrate their art live in front of thousands of visitors. Twelve artists from countries as far away as South Korea, Syria, and India spent the week turning giant blocks […]


In on the Joke

23Jul12

We’ve returned to Resistencia after two busy weeks of travel through Paraguay, visiting churches and renewing relationships with friends we haven’t seen in a while. One of the highlights of our recent trip was attending a youth congress at Camp Jack Norment, where we enjoyed two full days of frisbee, campfires, and fellowship. Unexpectedly, the […]


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 […]


Anglophiles in Asunción were aflutter last week with Paul McCartney’s first-ever visit to Paraguay. Last Tuesday he performed to 30,000 ecstatic fans, wowing them not only with his music, but also with his efforts to speak Guaraní. After the event, one enthusiastic concertgoer commented on McCartney’s website: For some time now, if they had told […]


Cookie Monster

03Mar12

One very important aspect of our missionary work has been learning about Argentine and Paraguayan culture. So when we read that Argentina is the Western Hemisphere’s foremost consumer of galletitas (crackers and cookies), well, let’s just say that we’ve done our best to fit in. According to the newspaper La Nación, the average Argentine ate […]


“You show me the path of life. In your presence there is fullness of joy; in your right hand are pleasures forevermore.” Ps 16:11 Our assignment as consultants for mission development is a collaborative effort with the Christian Church / Disciples of Christ churches of Argentina and Paraguay. So, a few weeks into our time […]