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Yosua Wahyu Ari Utomo  

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  • Age: 18
  • Birthday: January 27, 1996
  • Gender: Male
  • Location: Indonesia
  • Center: Marsudi Utomo Student Center
  • Child ID: IO9290150
    • Waiting: 200 Days for a sponsor.
Wahyu lives with his father and his mother. His father is sometimes employed and his mother is sometimes employed as a laborer. Wahyu works at home washing clothes, making beds and running errands.

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

Because of your sponsorship, Wahyu will have new opportunities to learn and grow physically, mentally, and spiritually. Thank you for your concern and prayers.
Wahyu lives on the plains of Sidoharjo, home to approximately 2,300 residents. Typical houses are constructed of dirt floors, wood walls and tile roofs. The primary ethnic group is Java and the most commonly spoken languages are Javanese and Indonesian.

The regional diet consists of fish and rice. Common health problems in this area include dysentery, dengue fever, tuberculosis and typhoid. Half of the adults in Sidoharjo are unemployed but some work as day laborers and earn the equivalent of $48 per month. This community has electricity and a health facility but needs school equipment, tuition assistance and tutoring.

Your sponsorship allows the staff of Marsudi Utomo Student Center to provide Wahyu with Bible teaching, nutritious food, health screening, health education, community service opportunities, school fees, school supplies, tutoring and vocational activities. The center staff will also provide monthly fellowship and health and family development seminars for the parents or guardians of Wahyu.
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: West of Juwana

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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
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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.

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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.