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Sepi Yanengga  

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  • Age: 6
  • Birthday: March 23, 2008
  • Gender: Male
  • Location: Indonesia
  • Center: Elim Wouma Atas Student Center
  • Child ID: ID4230196
    • Waiting: 302 Days for a sponsor.
Sepi lives with his father and his mother. At home, duties include carrying water, caring for children and running errands. His father is sometimes employed as a farmer and his mother is sometimes employed as a farmer.

As part of Compassion's ministry, Sepi participates in church activities. He is also in primary school where his performance is average. Soccer and playing group games are his favorite activities.

Please remember Sepi in your prayers. Your love and support will help him to receive the assistance he needs to grow and develop.
Sepi lives in the hillside community of Wouma Atas, home to approximately 1,000 residents. Typical houses are constructed of dirt floors, wood walls and thatched roofs. The primary ethnic group and language is Dhani.

The regional diet consists of potatoes. A common health problem in this area is malaria. Most adults in Wouma Atas work on plantations and earn the equivalent of $55 per month. This community has clean water and sanitation but needs reliable public transportation, income-generating activities and adult literacy.

Your sponsorship allows the staff of Elim Wouma Atas Student Center to provide Sepi with Bible teaching, medical checkups, nutritious food, vitamins, outdoor activities, sports, community service opportunities, tutoring, tuition, school supplies, school uniforms and reading and writing classes. The center staff will also provide income generating seminars and devotional services for the parents or guardians of Sepi.
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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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
  • Educational opportunities
  • Important life-skills training
  • 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.