Preface to the Second Edition

Soon after the initial release of Prisoners of Our Thoughts, a massive earthquake under the Indian Ocean triggered one of the deadliest natural disasters in recorded history, known around the world as the Asian Tsunami. This tsunami killed 230,000 people and left 500,000 people homeless. Indonesia’s Aceh province was closest to the epicenter of the quake and was hardest hit by the monster waves.

By chance, Prisoners of Our Thoughts found its way into the hands of representatives from the Jakarta-based professional services firm Dunamis Organization Services. The company developed a Volunteers’ Readiness Program to prepare individuals for what they would encounter while working in Aceh. The goal was to teach the volunteers ...

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