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Abdiel Arya Satya  

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  • Age: 6
  • Birthday: August 21, 2008
  • Gender: Male
  • Location: Indonesia
  • Center: El Shadday Student Center
  • Child ID: IO7960120
    • Waiting: 389 days for a sponsor. Urgent need for a sponsor.
Diel makes his home with his father and his mother. Running errands is his household duty. His father is employed and his mother maintains the home. There are 2 children in the family.

For fun, Diel enjoys playing with cars and bicycling. He attends church activities regularly and is in kindergarten where his performance is average.

Because of your sponsorship, Diel will have new opportunities to learn and grow physically, mentally, and spiritually. Thank you for your concern and prayers.
Diel lives in the hillside community of Poh gajih, Selorejo, home to approximately 2,900 residents. Typical houses are constructed of cement floors, brick walls and tile roofs. The regional diet consists of maize and rice.

Common health problems in this area include typhus, fevers and skin diseases. Most adults work as day laborers and earn the equivalent of $45 per month. This community needs employment opportunities, scholastic materials and tuition assistance.

Your sponsorship allows the staff of El Shadday Student Center to provide Diel with Bible teaching, sports, routine medical tests, tutoring, recreation activities and community service opportunities. The center staff will also provide meetings and parenting workshops for the parents or guardians of Diel.
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 Blitar

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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
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  • Educational assistance
  • 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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