Friends of Tonga will be interviewing FOT community members each month and sharing their inspiring stories with you.
To start off 2020, we decided to release our first special-double-feature Monthly Profile, featuring Al Massinger and Dorothy Perkowsk Massinger! In an amazing movie-like storyline, Al and Dorothy briefly dated and broke up before joining the Peace Corps; however, they were both sent to Tonga in different volunteer groups! Dorothy served in Group 10, (1972-1974) and Al served in group 11 (1973-1975). Both worked and lived around Nuku’alofa (Tonga’s capital), on Tongatapu. Al worked at St. Andrews Anglican High School teaching Woodworking and Carpentry, while Dorothy worked as a Middle School Math and English teacher and teacher trainer at Valoloa Wesleyan Middle School. After their service, Al and Dorothy started dating again and the rest is history!
Check out the rest of their story here!