Monthly Highlights: September-October 2015

Each month, current ETAs are asked to share highlights of their activities at their sites. This month features ETAs from Group 1, located in Sumatra, Bangka, and Central Java. What follows is a sampling of how they got involved in their communities during the first full month at their sites. Magelang, Central Java, 1 September…

Dodgeball: An Indonesian Story

– By Chris Linnan – Playing dodgeball is a rite of passage for the vast majority of American kids. Many of us played it during physical education (PE) class at some point in our lives, most likely in high school. Those of us who especially enjoyed it played it recreationally as well, since most schools…

Ami Meets a Jew

From the archives: April 2013 Ami, a 23-year old college grad from Indonesia’s northernmost province of Aceh, is a 9/11 conspiracy theorist. “I hear no Jews died in 9/11 because they made the attack.  It’s true, yeah?” Tell him otherwise and he laughs and shakes his head. “No, I don’t believe.” Affable with a handsome…