East Timor

Andika Mongilala is the ASCM national treasurer. He became involved in student activism in the Indonesian Student Christian Movement (GMKI) before moving to Australia.

East Timor was a wonderful country to visit. The people were all very welcoming and friendly and it was so important to see such a close neighbour of Australia’s as it develops.

Timor Leste (East Timor) is a young country and like the house in this picture, is in the process of being constructed.

My initial thought when I received a confirmation that my application had been approved for the mission trip to East Timor was absolute shock.

Prior to the trip to East Timor, my knowledge about the country was from ASCM friends who went there in 2012 and 2013.

In early February Aidan and I attended a meeting of Hong Kong SCM where we talked about our experiences of ASCM and the East Timor mission.