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Devian Hanasbey  

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  • Age: 7
  • Birthday: December 31, 2006
  • Gender: Female
  • Location: Indonesia
  • Center: Yerusalem Baru Student Center
  • Child ID: ID4310030
    • Waiting: 320 Days for a sponsor.
Devian lives with her grandmother. At home, duties include running errands. Her grandmother is sometimes employed.

As part of Compassion's ministry, Devian participates in church activities. She is also in kindergarten where her performance is average. Playing house and playing with dolls are her favorite activities.

Please remember Devian in your prayers. Your love and support will help her to receive the assistance she needs to grow and develop.
Devian lives in the coastal community of Hanyaan, home to approximately 6,000 residents. Typical houses are constructed of wood and have tin roofs. The regional diet consists of fish and rice.

A common health problem in this area is malaria. Most adults in Hanyaan work as day laborers and earn the equivalent of $53 per month. This community has electricity and sanitation but needs libraries, employment opportunities, clean water and law enforcement.

Your sponsorship allows the staff of Yerusalem Baru Student Center to provide Devian with Bible classes, retreats, nutritious food, vaccinations, medical checkups, sports, tuition, academic support, scholastic materials and life skills training. The center staff will also provide worship services and income-generating training for the parents or guardians of Devian.
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: Southern 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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  • 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.