- Country: Indonesia
- D.O.B: April 11, 2013
- Age: 4
- Gender: Boy
Gabriel lives with his father and his mother. He is responsible for running errands. His father is sometimes employed as a laborer and his mother is sometimes employed. As part of Compassion's ministry, Gabriel participates in church activities. There are 2 children in the family. Soccer, playing with cars and running are his favourite activities. Because of your sponsorship, Gabriel has new opportunities to learn and grow physically, mentally, and spiritually. Thank you for your concern and prayers.
Indonesia consists of 13,000 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.
With the fourth largest population in the world, Indonesia is a diverse nation with many resources. More than 300 languages are spoken, but the common tongue is Bahasa Indonesia. Islam claims 90 percent of Indonesians; however, Christianity, Hinduism, Buddhism, and animism are also followed.
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 were soon outnumbered by the Dutch, who, beginning in 1602, slowly gained control of the islands. Following Japanese occupation during World War II, the country, led by Sukarno, proclaimed independence in 1945. Suharto ousted Sukarno in 1965 and held the presidency of the military-controlled republic until 1998, when a collapsing economy fueled riots and demands for reforms.
Compassion’s ministry is focused on what we call holistic child development. This means developing children in all the different aspects of their lives—their minds, bodies and relationships while discovering God’s love for them in the gospel of Jesus Christ.
Compassion works exclusively with local churches because they can best understand and respond to the challenges in their communities. They are known and trusted by their neighbours and are able to reach those in the greatest need.
We equip our local church partners with the resources, training and expertise to help children escape poverty. Each church is empowered to implement the program in a way that meets the specific needs of the children they serve.
Compassion helps people in a way that protects their dignity as human beings made in the image of God. That’s why we accept people of all faiths into our programs and don’t require or coerce them to change. However, ending poverty requires dealing with every aspect of people’s beings—including telling them about God’s love for them in the gospel of Jesus Christ.Learn More
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…than their unsponsored peers. When you sponsor with Compassion, you are making a significant and long-term difference to your child’s future!
This year, 85.7 per cent of funds were used for program activities benefitting the children we serve, and 14.3 per cent for fundraising and administrative expenses.
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