As many of you know, my cousin Ryan has recently come to Bolivia as well. It has been so amazing to have him here for so many reasons. One reason, however, is that his fresh eyes are appreciating things that I've already gotten used to or forgotten. When moving to a foreign field, it is more than learning the language, it is learning the culture. These are some of my pictures that help me appreciate the Bolivian culture!
The congregation has so much work on their hands but they never get discouraged and thoroughly fulfill their assignment.
In a town nearby, Sipe Sipe, they serve a breakfast in the market called Buñuelo. It is very comparable to a Funnel Cake! However, served with hot Api it is quite scrumptious! When our service group is to meet and work in Sipe Sipe we meet there for breakfast before getting started.
When new ones come into the congregation it is customary to have a welcoming party which involves dancing and food! They cooked us a meal called Pampaku which is cooked underground. They heat up the hole and leave it covered for hours before putting in the food. It gets very, very hot and will stay hot for hours afterwards too!
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