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Panca Guruh Sefian  

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  • Age: 19
  • Birthday: August 28, 1995
  • Gender: Male
  • Location: Indonesia
  • Center: Getsemani Student Center
  • Child ID: IO9840089
In his home, Panca helps by washing clothes, making beds and cleaning. He lives with his father and his mother. His father is sometimes employed as a laborer and his mother is sometimes employed. There are 2 children in the family.

Soccer and singing are Panca's favorite activities. In vocational training his performance is above average and he also regularly attends church activities and Bible class.

Because of your sponsorship, Panca will have new opportunities to learn and grow physically, mentally, and spiritually. Thank you for your concern and prayers.
Panca lives in the hillside community of Truko, home to approximately 10,000 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 rice. Common health problems in this area include fevers, influenza and coughs. Most adults in Truko work on plantations and earn the equivalent of $58 per month. This community has electricity and water but needs educational materials, employment opportunities and playgrounds.

Your sponsorship allows the staff of Getsemani Student Center to provide Panca with Bible teaching, medical checkups, nutritious food, recreational activities and skills training. The center staff will also provide family services for the parents or guardians of Panca.
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: Southwest of Semarang

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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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