By Krishna’s arrangement twenty years ago we found ourselves in Boise, Idaho with no temple or devotee association. Thus, we decided to start a center so that gradually we could develop good association.
Initially it was hard to find good friends for our children. Most of the congregation members at the time ate meat or eggs and watched television. However, there was one South Indian family who were Sri Vaishnavas, and they did not eat meat, eggs, or onions. Our children would play with their two sons, occasionally spending a night at their house or inviting them over to our house. They played games together and sometimes practiced dramas for festivals. Besides these two friends, they had several casual friends who came to the Sunday feast.