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Yermia Hizkia Gidion Sembel  

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  • Age: 9
  • Birthday: March 1, 2005
  • Gender: Male
  • Location: Indonesia
  • Center: Tunas Kasih Student Center
  • Child ID: ID2160305
    • Waiting: 418 Days for a sponsor.
Yermia makes his home with his father and his mother. Running errands is his household duty. His father is sometimes employed as a farmer and his mother maintains the home. There are 3 children in the family.

As part of Compassion's ministry, Yermia participates in church activities. He is also in primary school where his performance is average. Soccer is his favorite activity.

Because of your sponsorship, Yermia will have new opportunities to learn and grow physically, mentally, and spiritually. Thank you for your concern and prayers.
Yermia lives in the hillside community of Langowan, home to approximately 22,100 residents. Typical houses are constructed of cement floors, wood walls and corrugated iron roofs. The primary ethnic group is Minahasa.

The regional diet consists of fish and rice. Common health problems in this area include malaria and dengue fever. Most adults in Langowan work as subsistence farmers and earn the equivalent of $83 per month. This community needs improved sanitation and vocational training.

Your sponsorship allows the staff of Tunas Kasih Student Center to provide Yermia with Bible studies, medical checkups, supplemental food, sports, special celebrations, community service opportunities, tutoring, school fees and educational materials. The center staff will also provide meetings and home visits for the parents or guardians of Yermia.
Indonesia consists of 17,000 islands along the equator between Australia and Asia. The larger islands have central mountain ranges and fertile plains and lowlands. The climate is tropical with a rainy season from October to April.

The country squeezes a population nearly the size of the United States into a landmass roughly triple the size of Texas; it has the fourth largest population in the world. Indonesia is also a diverse nation with many resources. More than 300 languages are spoken but the most common is Bahasa Indonesia. Islam claims 90 percent of Indonesians; however, Christianity, Hinduism, Buddhism and animism are also practiced.

When Columbus sailed from Spain in 1492, he sought a new route to the Spice Islands of Indonesia. The Portuguese arrived in the sixteenth century but in 1602 the Dutch began slowly gaining control of the islands. Following Japanese occupation during World War II, the country, led by Sukarno, proclaimed independence in 1945. Suharto ousted Sukarno in 1967 and held the presidency of the military-controlled republic until 1998, when a collapsing economy fueled riots and demands for reforms. In 2001, the country elected a female leader, President Megawati Sukarnoputri.



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Child's Location: South of Manado

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Your support provides:

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