Hello, my name is Adela. I am 59 years old and I have been a disciple for 14 years. Two years ago, I began to experience severe anxiety and depression. This year I began to develop various health problems like osteoporosis which the cold weather aggravates. I take medication for hyperthyroidism, and I am still in treatment for depression. Due to my illness, I am currently unable to hold a formal job, but I take odd jobs to make ends meet.

I trust that God will perform a miracle to help me with my health. Your financial assistance, to help me buy my medication and pay for basic needs, would be a tremendous blessing.

Request: $1,000

Anesu Gondongwe is 20 years old. He was baptized in October 2021.

He has Cerebral Palsy which keeps him wheelchair bound. He can neither read nor write. He listens to the bible on his phone for his bible studies. He also uses WhatsApp and Zoom for communicating with others. Recently his phone was stolen and he needs a replacement, as well as a new wheelchair which is getting worn down.

Anesu is looking asking for $600 to get a good second hand phone and a new wheelchair which will help him to stay close to God and connected to the world. Thanks for your love for our young brother!

My husband and I came to church in 1992, at the invitation of my brother. By the end of August 1992, my husband and I got married and we were baptized in Christ. Since then, we have served in the children's ministry, the worship team, and the media team for the last 20 years.  Unfortunately, my husband contracted COVID and I tested positive 4 days later. He is diabetic, hypertensive, and has already developed complication such as pneumonia. He is in a delicate state and the costs of the medicine he has been prescribed is completely out of our reach.  

We are asking for your help as our family copes with this illness. Your assistance will go a long way to help us get the medication and healthcare we desperately need at this time. Thank you so much for your help!


Good afternoon, 

My name is Gina and my husband and I became disciples in Port au Prince over 20 years ago. We have three children Yoni, Christian, and Gayou. Yoni and Christian are disciples, and our daughter Gayou is studying the bible. Currently, we live in Port a Piment in the South and I work as a photographer.

We gladly serve the church during special occasions, such as weddings, baptisms, graduations, and parties. We left Port au Port after an earthquake destroyed our home. We decided to restart our life in the South, but 11 years later a different earthquake destroyed part of our house and boutique.

We thank God because all of our family is alive and well and that’s the most important thing. But we are in need of your help as we once again rebuild our lives after the devastation the hurricane caused.

We trust God and we thank you for helping people in need like us. May God bless you!

Request: $800

Dear Brothers and Sisters

I am writing this letter on behalf of Ms. Kristyl Errua, to ask for financial assistance for her medical expenses.

She has been a disciple from Makati Sector, ICOC Philippines since January of 2009. She is currently employed in and is the eldest among four siblings. Two are still in college and 1 in Taiwan employed as factory worker. Her parents live in the province of Leyte in the eastern part of the Philippines which was also affected by typhoon Odette.

Kristyl was diagnosed with Adrenocortical Carcinoma, a malignant tumor, more than a week ago. On December 15, 2021 she underwent an exploratory laparotomy to remove her tumor. The size of the tumor is 15 cm and necessitated 17 bags of blood transfusion to maintain her blood pressure.

Her company insurance has already reached its maximum limit of P240,000.00.  To date, her hospital bill has reached more than a million pesos excluding the professional fees of the attending physicians. Though she will be covered by Philippine Health Insurance, a national health insurance program of the Philippine government, with the huge amount of her medical expenses much help is needed to defray the cost.

We already reached out to our brothers and sisters the church here in Makati Sector and friends outside of church to raise funds for financial assistance. To date, my family has raised more than P30,000.00 and hoping and praying that more will come in. 

In this regard, may we also knock on your benevolent hearts for financial assistance to help our sister in the Lord.

Kristyl is awaiting the result of her biopsy to determine the stage level of the cancer upon which she will undergo radiation or chemotherapy treatment.

May the love of Christ be with you always.

Request: $1,000

Jared is a 20-year-old college student who has been a courageous disciple for the past two years. Tragically, he was kicked out of his home by his mother because she decided to move in with her boyfriend. He has very limited resources and has stopped studying in order to look for work to survive. He is in great need of support for basic needs and educational costs. Your love and support for our young brother, who is going through a difficult time, would be of great encouragement!

Request: 900 dollars

Hilda Flores is a widow in the Church of San Salvador, El Salvador. She has been a devoted follower of Christ for the past 20 years and now she requires some help to handle her illness. She requires help to purchase her medications due to her limited financial situation. Hilsa has always been a vibrant part of the church, but since her sickness, she has not been able to be as involved as she would like. Your assistance for our sister is greatly appreciated!

Request: 900 dollars

Isabel has been a faithful disciple for 20 years. She is single and lives with her parents due to a neurological condition which attacks her nervous system. She is unable to secure a full-time employment due to her disease and has only been able to manage selling jewelry that she makes sporadically. On a good week she makes about $10 or $15 dollars. And with that little bit of money, she has to manage to buy all of her personal needs and help her parents to buy groceries.

Her father receives a small pension, and for the moment it is the only source of income that they can count on. Isabel is seeking assistance to help her buy food for her and her household.

Fred has been a faithful disciple in the Kampala church of Christ, in Uganda. Fred has been a disciple for 16 years, and his wife has been a disciple for 24 years.

Fred was diagnosed with stage 4 cancer four years ago. He also gets occasional seizures and heart problems. He needs medical attention that requires $500 USD every three months. He is bed ridden for over three years now. The fund will be used for this medical expenses.

Betty is a primary school teacher. In Uganda schools have been closed for two years now because of the corona pandemic. The two have three small children who will soon start school. Your help Will go a long way to help this family.

Thank you in advance.

Ronald became a disciple about two years ago. He was baptized during our total lockdown here in Uganda. He was a music teacher in school before they were shut down. He was reached out by a friend who was studying the bible and miraculously, both of them were baptized on the same day. They were baptized in a drum of water since there was a total lockdown in April 2020 and could not access any swimming pool.

Ronald is a single father. His child suffers from a disease called hydrocephalous which now requires for this one year old to get a wheelchair and special shoes that will help her move around. She will also need medical treatment once every three months.

Your support will go a long way to help him with the needs for his infant.

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