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Candra Gilang Kurniawan  

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  • Age: 17
  • Birthday: August 9, 1997
  • Gender: Male
  • Location: Indonesia
  • Center: Corpus Christi Student Center
  • Child ID: IO9450159
Candra lives with his father and his mother. His father is sometimes employed and his mother is sometimes employed. Candra works at home running errands and cleaning. There are 2 children in the family.

For fun, Candra enjoys soccer. He attends Bible class and youth group regularly and is in high school where his performance is average.

Please remember Candra in your prayers. Your love and support will help him to receive the assistance he needs to grow and develop.
Candra lives on the plains of Gadingan, home to approximately 5,700 residents. Typical houses are constructed of tile and have brick walls. The most commonly spoken language is Javanese.

The regional diet consists of cassava, vegetables and rice. Common health problems in this area include diarrhea, coughs and fevers. Most adults in Gadingan work as laborers and earn the equivalent of $89 per month. This community needs skills development programs, schools and qualified teachers.

Your sponsorship allows the staff of Corpus Christi Student Center to provide Candra with Bible teaching, first aid training, physical education, drug abuse prevention education, community service opportunities, computer classes, entrepreneurship lessons and English classes. The center staff will also provide meetings for the parents or guardians of Candra.
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 Surakarta

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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.

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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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