When one speaks of missionaries coming from countries like the United States, they are designated as "expatriates." But what about Pentecostal believers who come from countries like Guatemala,with any institutional support? Are they expatriates or simple immigrants? To answer this question, biographical narratives of Guatemalan independent Pentecostal leaders working in Los Angeles, CA were analyzed using the Habitus Analysis approach.
Clara Buitrago Valencia finished her Phd studies at Center for InterAmerican Studies (CIAS), Bielefeld, Germany. Currently she is the coordinator of the internationalization In the BGHS at Bielefeld University.