Indonesia has over 267 million people, over half live in Java, one of the most densely populated islands in the world. The other four large islands are Sumatra, Kalimantan, Sulawesi and West Papua. Indonesia’s population is 87% Muslim. Protestand Christians are the second largest group, 7%, followed by Catholic and Hindu.
Compassion works with over 700 Indonesial churches, helping to support 160,000 children.
SWAC sponsors one Indonesial child, Rizka, who lives in the north of Central Java. Because of COVID, letters to and from Compassion children take a long time to arrive.
Individual SWAC members sponsor several Indonesian children.
The Compassion Child Sponsorship Program exists because worldwide, 385 million children live in extreme poverty. But the hope of Jesus, the care of a local church and the encouragement of you, a loving sponsor, is more powerful than poverty. The Child Sponsorship Program doesn’t just address children’s physical needs, but the needs of their heart, mind and soul. Jesus is at the heart of what Compassion does. Jesus is the ultimate source of hope: both for the immediate and the eternal. Local churches run the programs as they are experts on their community’s needs. They are equipped with resources and training to help them release children from poverty in Jesus’ name.
Rizka sent a letter in March, click here to read Rizka’s letter.
You can learn more about Compassion in Indonesia and sign up to sponsor your own child if you click on this link