|   Posted: January 01, 2021

9-year-old Jani and her friends run on the beach in Indonesia

The small Indonesian island of Rote, with sparkling beaches and colorful sunsets, is picturesque. But for most families here, life is anything but a tropical paradise. The dark clouds of poverty make survival a daily struggle. But because they are registered in a local church’s Compassion center, children like 9-year-old Jani (black T-shirt) and her friends run toward tomorrow with optimism and hope, confident that the future holds nothing but blue skies!