Lola & Toni in the Tonga


Unfortunate Ending
March 12, 2009, 5:25 am
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Just like always, it has been a while since we posted.  Unfortunately this post is a sad one.  Lara and I recently had to leave our Peace Corps service in Tonga due to financial concerns in the states.  Although we  we were doing good things and we had come to love the people in Tonga and our fellow Peace Corps volunteers, we had no choice but to resign our service.   It was a decision that took us a very long time to make.

Tonga will always be a great memory for us.  We will miss all the Tongans and Volunteers that we became so close with the last year and a half.  We want to thank everyone who supported us through our little adventure by keeping in touch and sending care packages with the wonderful things that reminded us of home.  

So, now we are back in Portland trying to figure out where to go from here.  I don’t think there could be a worse time to come back to the states.  Even though we are incredibly happy to be in a country without a Bush in office, the economy and unemployment is pretty terrible.   Whether we stay in Portland or go back to Hawaii where the weather is more suited to our tastes remains to be seen.  

So, I guess I just want to say good luck to all of the volunteers still serving in Tonga and around the world.  I hope you are enjoying your service and know that people are thinking about you wherever you may be.  

Here is a little article that my school wrote for their website about our leaving.  http://www.tti.to/index.php/the-news/75-toni.html

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