Francisco has been a faithful disciple for nearly 30 years and his wife, Kenia, for nearly 14 years. They live in Comayagua. a 30 minute drive outside of the Tegucigalpa Church. They loyally make the journey to church via bus and their devotion has lead one of their daughters to start studying the Bible.

Although Francisco is in search of employment, the economic situation in Honduras makes it difficult to find good paying jobs. Our faithful family has been struggling to make ends meet and they are asking for your help to purchase groceries and pay for their children's school fees. Any support you can lend toward their $500 goal will be greatly appreciated.

Dolapo, a faithful sister in Christ, endured a childhood of hardship. At the age of eight, Dolapo was forced to quit school and work at a bar to help provide for her family.  Working during school hours and late evenings, Dolapo’s uncle took notice of this and spoke with her father. Pleading for his niece and her future that was at risk, Dolapo’s father willingly released her into her uncle’s care. Dolapo’s has been in a great family unit since then and is an active member in the Lagos Church. She is currently attending school and is looking forward to  graduating.

When the pandemic struck in Nigeria, Dolapo’s aunt and uncle were both laid off from their jobs. Her aunt and uncle are seeking $300 in assistance from brothers and sisters to help them during this time. Their plan is to continue paying for Dolapo’s education and buy groceries for their family.

Six years ago, Chinwe made the best decision of her life and chose to follow Christ. As a member of the Ikeja-Ketu region of the Lagos Church, Chinwe and her family are a part of the family ministry and love God’s kingdom. She surpassed all the hardships of being a single mother in a low-income community and was able to pay for her children’s school fees. Chinwe works as an office assistant in a small local business that has suffered greatly during the pandemic.

The financial turmoil that Africa has faced due to COVID19 has left little to no relief for small business owners, thus, Chinwe’s job has decreased her hours and her income has dwindled. Chinwe is requesting $400 in financial assistance in order to feed her family and continue paying for her children’s education. She is truly appreciative of any help you can provide and thanks you for your giving hearts.

Bola has been a disciple for many years in the Lagos Church and has a young teenage son. Bola solely supported her family after her husband’s sudden death and works hard to pay for her son’s school fees on her minimal income. This pandemic has brought upon a tremendous hardship on Bola’s family and her son was forced to quit school because she was unable to continue paying for his education. With financial assistance, Bola will be able to buy groceries, and re-enroll her son in school - giving him the opportunity to succeed in the future . They are requesting $400 in assistance. Your consideration and support is greatly appreciated!

My name is Soma and I have been a disciple for more than 27 years and I am a part of the singles ministry in the Abidjan Church. For the past few years, I have been working as a food  vendor and have managed to make a decent living from my earnings. Unfortunately, earlier this year (2020) I was physically assaulted, and the attackers took all my savings. I was forced to shut down my business and have been unable to pay my rent for several months.

Through all of this, I am continuing to fight to trust in God. I am requesting $450 in assistance to pay the rent I owe and get back to my business. May God bless your generosity.

Aldo and his wife Patricia have been faithful disciples for five and fourteen years respectively. They have two young daughters and their entire family is an indispensable part of their small congregation of twelve in Leon, Nicaragua. Due to the devastating economic situation in Nicaragua, both Aldo and Patricia have been unemployed since June 2020. Thanks to the generosity of family, friends, and the church they have manged to get by.

However, their need for food, basic utilities, and medicine have exceeded the limitations of their humble supports and they need help. They are requesting $350 to assist them basic needs for a month as they continue to search for employment. Your consideration and support will make a great difference to this family.

Hello my name is Rosine and I have been a disciple and a part of the Church of Christ in Abidjan since August 2015. I am grateful to have the opportunity to bring others to Christ and share my joy with them. Although I have lost both my mother and father and had to drop out of school due to financial issues, I am grateful for the family I have today. My husband and I have an eleven year old boy, Jean. We both work hard to provide for our family

When the pandemic hit the country, I lost my job and I have not been able to find anything new. I am seeking assistance of $600 to pay for my child’s school fees, my own school fees, and basic needs as we strive to make ends meet on one income for the time being. Your consideration for our needs is greatly appreciated. God bless!

My name is, Pedro and I have been a disciple of Christ for 23 years. My wife and I have two children, a 14-year-old boy and an 8-year-old girl.

My wife has is unable to work due to health problems and requires various medical treatments for her condition. Before the onset of COVID-19, I was working as a taxi driver and working as many hours as I possibly could. Unfortunately, I was involved in a serious car accident that left my car in bad shape. This left us without an income and as I began to search for new employment the pandemic swept the country and finding employment has become very difficult. The church has been extremely helpful to our family, but our needs exceed the resources of our local congregation. We are asking for your support to pay for rent and medication for my wife. Any donation towards our need of $1,000 is greatly appreciated. God Bless!

Miriam has been a faithful disciple for more than eight years. She and her husband Efrain have two young children, Efraincito and Eva. Although her husband has not yet made the decision to become a disciple, he attends church regularly and his father was baptized earlier this year.

Honduras has experienced high levels of violence and impoverishment for many years. The country has gained wealth, but the gap between the rich and the poor is vast. As of 2019, nearly 50% of the population lived in poverty. This faltering economy does not lend itself well to maintaining stable employment and Efrain has recently been left without a job. The family is asking for $300 in assistance to buy groceries, pay for their children’s education, and assist Miriam’s elderly mother with the cost of her medication. Your support is greatly appreciated.

Estiben and Veronica have been disciple since 2016. They are faithful servants who diligently lead the children’s ministry. They have two children Mathias, and Thiago. They live in a small apartment and Estiben works hard to provide for his family, but his modest income is rarely enough to cover all their expenses. In July, after suspecting that he had contracted COVID-19, his employer asked him to stay home from work. Soon after, Estiben was tested and it was confirmed that he was ill. Thankfully, he was has recovered and doing well, but the lost wages during the time he was sick have made it even more difficult for the family to keep up with expenses.

The family has requested $300 to assist them as they work to get back on their feet. Your support for this family will be greatly appreciated.

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