Forgotten Part 1

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A Forgotten Community

– Ethan Froelich, FEBC USA

A colleague and I came to Tangerang, Indonesia to film stories of people whose lives had been changed by FEBC broadcasts. That’s when we saw this mountain of trash.

We first caught a glimpse of the mountain as we drove through a maze of low, closely-packed buildings. When we got closer we saw it was a giant pile of trash. Silhouetted figures walked along its ridge.

Astounded at the sheer size of what we were looking at, we ventured in with local FEBC Indonesia staff. The stench was overwhelming as we drove our vehicle up a steep incline of sludge that oozed its way down to the base of the mountain.

Living in this dumpsite is an entire Muslim community, and in the surrounding neighborhoods were even more people who worked at the site every day.

A Muslim graveyard sits at the base of this man-made mountain of trash, where kids play with discarded bits of trash, using sticks to beat on an old plastic water container and kick around a patched-up soccer ball amongst the gravestones.

One of the kids playing there is Anissa Wulansari…[/forgotten_textblock][forgotten_slideshow part=”1″][forgotten_slide vertical_align=”bottom” media=”7574″ background=”true” align=”center”]Experience Part 2 of the story next week!
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