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Miguel Otlang  

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  • Age: 19
  • Birthday: September 24, 1995
  • Gender: Male
  • Location: Philippines
  • Center: Church of God Student Center Program
  • Child ID: PH5000683
Miguel makes his home with his father and his mother. Buying or selling in the market , washing clothes and making beds are his household duties. His father is sometimes employed and his mother maintains the home. There are 3 children in the family.

As part of Compassion's ministry, Miguel participates in Bible class and camp. He is also in high school where his performance is average. Playing a musical instrument, basketball and singing are his favorite activities.

Your love and support will help Miguel to receive the assistance he needs to develop his potential. Please pray for him.
Miguel lives on the plains of Gravahan Riverside, Matina, home to approximately 10,000 residents. Typical houses are constructed of wood and have corrugated iron roofs. The most commonly spoken languages are Visayan and Cebuano.

The regional diet consists of bananas, fish and rice. A common health problem in this area is respiratory disease. Most adults work as day laborers and earn the equivalent of $100 per month. These communities have water and electricity available but need tuition assistance and scholastic materials.

Your sponsorship allows the staff of Church of God Student Center Program to provide Miguel with Bible teaching, church camps, youth rallies, medical exams, immunizations, recreational activities, social events, tutoring, skills training and educational trips. The center staff will also provide Bible studies and educational workshops for the parents or guardians of Miguel.
North to south, 7,107 islands spread over 1,150 miles in the western Pacific Ocean to make up the country of the Philippines. About 95 percent of the population lives on the 11 largest islands. In the tropical lowlands, the climate is usually hot, humid and rainy.

The Philippines was once the most developed country in Asia following World War II but has lagged behind other countries because of poor economic growth and corruption. Spain and the United States, both colonizers of the country, have been the biggest influences on Philippine culture; a unique blend of Asia and the West. The country has two official languages: Filipino (based on Tagalog) and English. Eighty-three percent of the country is Catholic.

For centuries, the Philippine islands have been the crossroads of many cultures, including the Middle East, India and China, which all came to trade. In 1521, Spaniard Ferdinand Magellan reached the islands and Spain ruled them until 1898. The Philippines were ceded by Spain to the United States in 1898 following the Spanish-American War. They attained independence in 1946 after Japanese occupation in World War II. In 1965, the country came under the rule of dictator Ferdinand Marcos. Widespread corruption and political mismanagement marred the Marcos regime. In 1986, a bloodless revolution forced Marcos into exile. In 1992, the U.S. closed its last military bases on the islands. In 2010, Benigno "Noynoy" Aquino III became the 15th president of the Philippines. He is the son of the former senator Benigno "Ninoy" Aquino Jr. and former president Corazon Aquino, who was the 11th president of the country. The government continues to struggle with Muslim insurgencies in the south.

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Child's Location: Southeast section of Davao City

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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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  • 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.