Part 1: Di Linh

   Ted by the garden behind the VNCS quarters. Photo courtesy of Gary Studebaker.     Audio recordings from  Ted Studebaker in Vietnam . Audio courtesy of Gary Studebaker. Copies of  Ted Studebaker in Vietnam  may be purchased from    Brethren Press   .

Ted by the garden behind the VNCS quarters. Photo courtesy of Gary Studebaker.

Audio recordings from Ted Studebaker in Vietnam. Audio courtesy of Gary Studebaker. Copies of Ted Studebaker in Vietnam may be purchased from Brethren Press.

Transcription

Howard Royer: Today we’re visiting with Ted Studebaker of West Milton, Ohio, near Di Linh, Vietnam, where Ted is on project with Vietnam Christian Service. Ted, tell us a little bit about the area. We’re kind of in the midst of what has been some military activity. I guess it’s rather infrequent now, but describe a little bit the setting of your work here in Di Linh.
Ted Studebaker: My setting in Di Linh is located in the highlands of Vietnam. Its location is about a hundred-and-forty miles north and east of Saigon. In my setting is a very mountainous type of terrain. The populations around where I’m working are predominantly Montagnard, and much of my work is with the Montagnard people. These people are of several different tribal backgrounds, but they speak one main language. And also in the town where I live, there are many Vietnamese living. But our primary work here in Vietnam Christian Service is with the Montagnard people here in this highland region.