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Jidron Neonane  

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  • Age: 17
  • Birthday: July 10, 1997
  • Gender: Male
  • Location: Indonesia
  • Center: Ruhama Student Center
  • Child ID: IO6500074
    • Waiting: 254 days for a sponsor. Urgent need for a sponsor.
In his home, Jid helps by carrying water, caring for animals and running errands. He lives with his father and his mother. His father is sometimes employed as a farmer and his mother is sometimes employed as a farmer. There are 5 children in the family.

As part of Compassion's ministry, Jid participates in church activities and Bible class. He is also in high school where his performance is average. Soccer, volleyball and reading are his favorite activities.

Please remember Jid in your prayers. Your love and support will help him to receive the assistance he needs to grow and develop.
Jid lives in the mountainous community of Kuatnana, Soe, home to approximately 5,000 residents. Typical houses are constructed of dirt floors, palm-leaf walls, and thatch roofs. The primary ethnic group is Timor Tribu, and the most commonly spoken language is Dawan.

The regional diet consists of rice. Common health problems in this area include malaria and lung diseases. Most adults work as subsistence farmers and earn the equivalent of $18 per month. This community needs potable water, sanitation facilities, and law enforcement.

Your sponsorship allows the staff of Ruhama Student Center to provide Jid with Bible teaching, medical exams, nutrition, tutoring, tuition, scholastic materials, and educational classes. The center staff will also provide services and parenting classes for the parents or guardians of Jid.
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 700 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 1968 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: East of Kupang

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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
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  • Access to special services like surgeries and disaster relief
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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.

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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.