It was so lovely for this couple ( Kenny Foodforest TpbolonSimajuntak ) who had fallen in love at Asian Rural Institute in Japan to marry while the Class of 2012 were still together after graduation. It was among the most joyful weddings I’ve experienced in my life. Please take a look at www.ari-edu.org to see some of what’s involved for participants in this unique program for rural leaders from Asia, Africa, the Pacific Islands, the Caribbean and Central America. I am grateful to God for the significant impact this home-away-from-home has had on my life and for the people whom I met there who enriched the lives of each other, staff and visitors immeasurably.
Posted for Pam Hasegawa, past AFARI President