Author Archives: Amy Chin

Amy ChinAmy Chin lives and serves with MAF in Papua, Indonesia, with her husband, Jon, and their two kids. They have been in Indonesia since early 2012 and miss watching American football and having the seasons change (seriously, it’s been “summer” for so long, isn’t it almost time for Christmas?!). For more information on the Chin family, visit

Far From Home

My first day in Jakarta, jet-lagged and culture shocked, with Ethan (3 ½) and Ellie (4 months).

In January, on our two year anniversary of living and serving here, a deep homesickness hit me—HARD. This was a different kind of homesickness than what I had periodically experienced since leaving the US. There was […]

Eye-Opening Moments

This week has been a parenting eye-opener in more ways than one. Our oldest was 3 ½ years old when we moved to Indonesia two years ago, but this week he lost his first tooth! Both Jon and I were reeling a bit, “He can’t be THAT old already!?! What happened to our little 3-year-old?” […]

The Fruity Taste Of Home

A funny thing happened the other day. At 3:30 in the afternoon Ethan, my five-year-old, asked to go play with his friend. So, after slathering him in bug lotion (it was “malaria time” after all) I sent him out the door. Fifteen minutes later he came sprinting back to our front door, “Mom! Guess […]

Being Still not ‘All-Star’

After a year and a half of officially living overseas, I should have a handle on this, right? That’s the question that’s been burning in my mind off and on for the last 6 weeks or so.

I should be able to effectively and efficiently run my household, wrangle my almost two-year-old and my almost […]