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Yofri Taopan  

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  • Age: 18
  • Birthday: April 26, 1996
  • Gender: Male
  • Location: Indonesia
  • Center: Ester Bergema Student Center
  • Child ID: IO6580198
    • Waiting: 184 Days for a sponsor.
Obi makes his home with his father and his mother. Caring for children and cleaning are his household duties. His father is sometimes employed and his mother maintains the home. There are 4 children in the family.

As part of Compassion's ministry, Obi participates in church activities and youth group. He is also in high school where his performance is average. Soccer and reading are his favorite activities.

Because of your sponsorship, Obi will have new opportunities to learn and grow physically, mentally, and spiritually. Thank you for your concern and prayers.
Obi lives in the community of Kelurahan Nunbaun Sabu, home to approximately 3,700 residents. Typical houses are constructed of cement floors, palm-leaf walls and corrugated iron roofs. The primary ethnic groups and languages are Timor, Alor, Rote, Sabu, Sumba and Flores.

The regional diet consists of rice. Common health problems in this area include malaria and tuberculosis. Most adults work as day laborers and earn the equivalent of $56 per month. This community needs potable water, sanitation facilities and law enforcement.

Your sponsorship allows the staff of Ester Bergema Student Center to provide Obi with Bible teaching, medical exams, nutritious food, tuition, scholastic materials and educational classes. The center staff will also provide services and parenting classes for the parents or guardians of Obi.
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: Northern 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:

  • 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 in need will profoundly change the future for your child, and will change your own life as well.