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  • Age: 9
  • Birthday: September 5, 2005
  • Gender: Male
  • Location: Indonesia
  • Center: Intheos Student Center
  • Child ID: ID6020034
    • Child lives in an AIDS-affected area.
Avin lives with his father and his mother. He is responsible for running errands. His father is sometimes employed as a laborer and his mother maintains the home. There are 5 children in the family.

As part of Compassion's ministry, Avin participates in church activities. He is also in primary school where his performance is average. Art, playing ball games and listening to music are his favorite activities.

Please remember Avin in your prayers. Your love and support will help him to receive the assistance he needs to grow and develop.
Avin lives on the plains of Pasar Baru, home to approximately 11,000 residents. Typical houses are constructed of cement floors, brick walls and tin roofs. The regional diet consists of chicken, plantains and rice.

Common health problems in this area include diarrhea, dengue fever and typhus. Most adults in Pasar Baru work as day laborers and earn the equivalent of $196 per month. This community has clean water and electricity but needs character building programs, employment opportunities, income-generating activities and reliable public transportation.

Your sponsorship allows the staff of Intheos Student Center to provide Avin with Bible classes, worship leader training, nutritious food, medical checkups, outdoor activities, community service opportunities, music and singing classes, academic support and school fees. The center staff will also provide health and hygiene education and child protection workshops for the parents or guardians of Avin.
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.

Map of Indonesia

Child's Location: North of Pontianak

This child lives in an AIDS-affected area. In Africa, the disease has impacted the entire continent, creating a generation of orphans and vulnerable children. God can use you to help ease the pain of a child in desperate need.

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

Your support provides:

  • Medical checkups, which often save lives
  • Nutritious food
  • Health and hygiene training
  • Educational assistance
  • Access to special services like surgeries and disaster relief
  • Mentoring to help children discover their incredible value as God’s children
  • 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 in need will profoundly change the future for your child, and will change your own life as well.