Gloria B. Anderson and Julie Zimmer

This is the first in an occasional collection, New in New Hampshire, that highlights the individual tales of immigrants in New Hampshire and Granite Condition citizens included in their resettlement and results.

It was wintertime.  It was snowing in New Hampshire.  She was driving on a freeway. 

A decide-up truck pulled beside her vehicle. The driver gave her the middle finger. Behind her, the driver of a different auto did the exact.

“At 1st I questioned, ‘What have I carried out mistaken?’ But then I considered, ‘OK, I’m not a white individual. I forgot about that.’ If people can do that to me, what about my pals?”

The Rev. Sandra Pontoh, Maranatha Church, Madbury, N.H.

The Rev. Sandra Pontoh, founder and pastor of the Maranatha Indonesian UCC Church in Madbury, New Hampshire, has lived in the United States considering that 1998 when she arrived in Michigan to research theology at Western Theological Seminary. She experienced an F1 visa, for worldwide college students researching in the United States, thanks to help from her household church in Indonesia.  

She didn’t foresee that, whilst she was in Michigan, she would get a simply call from a team of fellow Indonesians in New Hampshire inquiring her to variety a new congregation.


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