She is shopping for tubers in order to plant her family's garden. It is not uncommon to find people worshipping in tongues on the western side of Lake Atitlan. The Catholic Church in Santiago is locked in bitter rivalry with several evangelical sects, who are building churches here at an astonishing rate. Their latest construction, right beside the lake, is the largest structure in town. Folk Catholicism plays an important role in the life of Santiago, and the town is one of the main places where Maya pay homage to Maximon, the "evil" saint.