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Elvys Mordekai Alvaro Lay  

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  • Age: 7
  • Birthday: June 24, 2007
  • Gender: Male
  • Location: Indonesia
  • Center: Alfa Student Center
  • Child ID: ID4110292
    • Waiting: 352 Days for a sponsor.
Elvys lives with his father and his mother. He is responsible for running errands. His father is sometimes employed as a teacher and his mother is sometimes employed as a church worker. There are 4 children in the family.

Singing and running are Elvys's favorite activities. In primary school his performance is average and he also regularly attends church activities.

Please remember Elvys in your prayers. Your love and support will help him to receive the assistance he needs to grow and develop.
Elvys lives in the mountainous community of Musaima, home to approximately 24,000 residents. Typical houses are constructed of leaf or grass floors, wood walls and thatched roofs. The primary ethnic group is Dani and the most commonly spoken language is Lani.

The regional diet consists of rice and sweet potatoes. Common health problems in this area include diarrhea and skin diseases. Most adults work on plantations and earn the equivalent of $42 per month. This community needs employment opportunities, clothing and a reduced crime rate.

Your sponsorship allows the staff of Alfa Student Center to provide Elvys with Bible studies, sports, health and hygiene education, group activities, vocational skills training and voluntary service opportunities. The center staff will also provide worship services and child development training for the parents or guardians of Elvys.
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: Southwest of Jayapura

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