Published on October 1st, 2005
Workers from The Voice of the Martyrs talked with a Christian girl named Ani in Indonesia. Two years before the interview, Ani’s village was attacked by radical “Laskar Jihad” Muslims. The attackers burned Ani’s home and church. Sadly, Ani’s grandfather died in the attack. Ani and her grandmother escaped into the forest. Here is what Ani told the VOM workers.
VOM: How old are you?
Ani: I am 16.
VOM: Tell me about going to school.
Ani: I am in the first grade of senior high school. I study at school from 7:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. I like all subjects, but I especially hope I can have success in English.
VOM: Where do you and your family live?
Ani: All of my family, including my grandmother, live in a refugee camp. I am not living with them. I’m living with a family in another district, because I have to go to school in this area.
VOM: What does your house look like?
Ani: The walls are made of bamboo, the roof of leaves, and the floor is soil.
VOM: Do you get enough food?
Ani: I get enough food with rice and vegetables, but I never get a balanced diet.