Jacob, June 2007
Jacob is simply taking a 30-day reprieve before he rejoins the Peace Corps for a one-year assignment as an English teacher in China. Jacob is a fellow Savaiian with a strong interest in youth and athletics. He leaves behind a weight room, a reestablished telecenter, and created computer classes in a nearby village now taught by a new Peace Corps Volunteer. Jacob remains as enigmatic as ever.
Shane Twilla leading us in a Samoan dance
Shane, June 2007
Shane returns after five operations on his foot persuaded him that two years of service and suffering fulfilled his Peace Corps comittment. Shane is our most decorated Group 78 member with a large Samoan shoulder tattoo to accompany his large collection of body art. He leaves behind a full tenure with teaching assignments and cattle/dog castrations among his many successes. Shane remains as loquacious as ever, be it in Samoan or English.