NAYANA MANJARI devi dasi
I came into contact with the devotees in 1994, but I only seriously started reading Srila Prabhupada’s books and regularly attending temple programs in 2000. At the very first Sunday feast I attended, the temple president invited devotees to come and help with the Food for Life program the following Saturday morning. So that was the first service I participated in and it is still a service that is very dear to my heart.
I became a devotee in South Africa, and some years later I moved to Bolivia where I have had the opportunity to serve the devotees in Cochabamba and La Paz. Over the years I have been involved in a variety of services here in Bolivia.
I coordinated Food for Life program in Cochabamba for about four years.
I served as a Sunday School teacher and Pujari.
I was Treasurer on the Directory of ISKCON Cochabamba from 2014 to 2017 and again from 2019 till present.
I also served as Co-Director for the GBC College Course in Latin America in 2017.
I am presently serving on the National Council of ISKCON Bolivia and I help run the ISKCON Bolivia Facebook and Instagram pages.
My favorite service of all is arranging and hosting festivals for the Bolivian devotees and also receiving sankirtan devotees and other visiting vaishnavas as guests.