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Yance Yordan Klemen  

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  • Age: 13
  • Birthday: June 7, 2001
  • Gender: Male
  • Location: Indonesia
  • Center: Pemulihan Student Center
  • Child ID: ID4000031
    • Waiting: 303 Days for a sponsor.
Yance lives with his father and his mother. At home, duties include making beds and cleaning. His father is sometimes employed and his mother maintains the home. There are 4 children in the family.

As part of Compassion's ministry, Yance participates in church activities. He is also in middle school where his performance is average. Basketball is his favorite activity.

Please remember Yance in your prayers. Your love and support will help him to receive the assistance he needs to grow and develop.
Yance lives in the hillside community of Abepura, home to approximately 90,000 residents. Typical houses are constructed of cement floors, brick walls and corrugated iron roofs. The primary ethnic groups are Biak and Makasar and the most commonly spoken language is Indonesian.

The regional diet consists of fish, cassava, rice and sagu (starch/flour). Common health problems in this area include malaria, skin diseases and respiratory illnesses. Most adults in Abepura work as market traders and earn the equivalent of $272 per month. This community needs qualified teachers, libraries, schools and employment opportunities.

Your sponsorship allows the staff of Pemulihan Student Center to provide Yance with Bible studies, nutritious food, health checkups, exercises, recreation activities, home visits, tutoring and computer classes. The center staff will also provide worship services for the parents or guardians of Yance.
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 Jayapura

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Your tax-deductible contribution of just $38 a month connects your child with a loving, church-based Child Sponsorship Program.  

Your support provides:

  • Food and clean water
  • Medical care
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  • Most important of all, your sponsored child will hear about Jesus Christ and be encouraged to develop a lifelong relationship with God.

When you sponsor a child, you'll receive your child's photo, personal story and a child sponsorship packet by mail in approximately 10 days.

When children find out they've been sponsored, the joy they feel is indescribable. Just knowing that someone across the globe cares means more than you can imagine. Sponsoring a child will profoundly change the future for your child, and will change your own life as well.