|These 4 guys are Menonites, from the U.S., Goshen College in Indiana. They started their ride back to the U.S., in Asuncion, Paraguay (because a large community of Mennonites in Asuncion (interesting). I will double check their names, but Michael, Matthew, Abe, and Levi. |
Not knowing much about Mennonites I found out this:
As of 2010, there are close to 60,000 conservative Mennonites living in Bolivia. In addition to this there are a number of other Bolivians who have converted to Mennonitism. Mennonites living in Bolivia are among the most traditional and conservative amongst all the Russian Mennonites in South America.
There were a total of 25 Mennonite colonies in Bolivia with a total population of 28,567 (as of 1995). The most populous ones were Riva Palacios (5,488), Swift Current (2,602), Nueva Esperanza (2,455), Valle Esperanza (2,214) and Santa Rita (1,748).
The total population was estimated at 60,000 by Lisa Wiltse in 2010.
The number of colonies in 2011 is 57.
An outreach of Conservative Mennonites can be found at La Estrella with others in progress.*
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|Preparing to depart, after two nights at Chez Hache.|
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