My name is Shorai, and I'm a 40-year-old widowed mother of two daughters. I've been a member of the Zimbabwe Church since 2005. My husband suffered from chronic kidney failure and underwent dialysis for seven years until he passed away. I have been working tirelessly to provide for my family, send my daughters to school, and cover my husband's medical expenses. However, all our savings were depleted after his passing, and my current job doesn't enable me to provide enough for my kids to have basic needs and food on the table. I kindly request you to consider any amount of support you can give us. Thank you.

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Patience has been a disciple for 27 years in the Island region of Lagos Church. She was widowed and a mother of two daughters. She has a petty store where she sells bread; she barely earning a living and is trying to support her daughter's education with the money she earns. However, she was recently diagnosed with severe diabetes, and she's undergoing treatment. Due to her health, she could not focus on making bread and earning for the family. She is contacting ETF for financial support for her medicine and her regular doctor's appointments.

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I am John Edward, and I reside in Tamil Nadu, India. I have been a disciple for the past 32 years. Life has been an incredible journey filled with lots of learning, challenges, and encouragement. I am grateful for God's kindness to me and my family.

I have been associated with the HOPE Foundation for almost a decade now. In 2020-21, I was diagnosed with Myelofibrosis Grade 3 (Blood Cancer) and Massive Splenomegaly, with my spleen growing to a size of 33 cm. Despite facing personal health challenges, including being diagnosed with Blood Cancer (Myelofibrosis Grade 3), Massive Splenomegaly, and Thyroid issues, my wife and I continued to serve at the HOPE Foundation in Chennai, India, at the HIV Infected and Affected Girls Orphanage. However, I recently had to redirect my focus due to my mother's health challenges in Bangalore. Nevertheless, I have continued to serve at the HOPE Orphanage with the strength God provides me daily. I find myself in a position of need, seeking assistance for my health treatment. With immediate effect, I am scheduled to undergo Splenectomy, a significant open surgery, in the second week of April 2024. In this hour of need, I request your prayers and support as I prepare for this procedure. Your encouragement and assistance would be invaluable as I navigate this challenging chapter of my life.

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My name is Gerlie. I have been working in Qatar since 2019. Upon starting my work abroad, I sought out a church community. After four months of studying the faith, I was baptized on October 11th, 2019, at ICOC Qatar. I've been employed by a private company since 2019. That same year, my 16-year-old sister, Gen Micah, received a diagnosis of Generalized seizures.

To help ease the family's financial burden, my mother sells street food from our home. As the sole breadwinner, supporting my family has been a significant challenge. Unfortunately, both of my parents require medical attention. My father, who is 68 years old, has a heart condition. Additionally, my mother, who is 58, needs a mastectomy due to lumps in her breast. Balancing their needs with my sister's ongoing medical expenses, which total roughly $320 per month for therapy, medication, and doctor appointments, has been incredibly difficult. My mother's upcoming surgery only adds to the financial strain. During this challenging time for my family, I am reaching out to ETF in hopes of receiving financial assistance to pay for my mother and sister’s medical expenses. We will be forever grateful for any amount you can give.

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My name is Ana Bertha. I've been a disciple for 28 years. I got converted at 20 when I was in the university, and my older brother invited me to church. I served in Hope, and I have led Bible talks and sectors. Currently, together with my husband, we are leading a marriage sector in the southern region of the Church of Christ in Mexico. In April 2023, I was diagnosed with Osteoarthritis, causing cartilage wear in 3 vertebrae, which caused my spine to deviate, coupled with two herniated discs that caused me intense pain, to the point of not being able to walk. I went to a public hospital where they gave me an appointment until 2026 due to having it fully booked. So, I began to see a private physiotherapist, which has been very expensive; I currently need to wear a corset for ruptured vertebrae.
I am a mother of two young girls, which has limited my ability to care for my family, do housework, and work. Although I have felt the love and support of the brothers in many ways, I am reaching out to ETF for your assistance to be able to continue my treatment and be able to take all the necessary therapies. I am praying and having faith in God's promises, faithful love, and power to heal me, and leaving our situation in his hands to give glory to God amid this trial.

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Sebastião Márcio is a faithful disciple who has been a member of ICOC Brazil for 24 years. He was diagnosed with prostate cancer in 2018 and treated, but he was diagnosed with colorectal cancer in July 2023. As a result of his declining health, he has been unable to work, and currently, he is undergoing chemotherapy. The church and individual brothers and sisters have helped him with his bills, but the need is still great. He is humbly asking for financial assistance to pay his medical bills. Your help will be greatly appreciated and will allow Márcio to focus entirely on his treatment and recovery.

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Lise has been a disciple in Brazil for 30 years. After leaving the church for a few years, she returned to her hometown. There, she shared her faith with family and friends, who eventually became disciples. Now, Lise uses her home for Bible discussion groups, devotionals, and Bible studies. Unfortunately, a dam in her area recently broke, flooding the downtown area where she lives. Her house was flooded with over four feet of water, damaging all her furniture, appliances, and clothes. Her home will need repairs to remove the ensuing mold and damage to the walls and replace the household appliances. Lise is seeking financial help to replace her belongings and renovate her home.

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Elizabeth, a faithful disciple of Caracas Church in Venezuela for 23 years, has been experiencing excruciating pain in her left knee for four months. Despite several tests, the doctors failed to diagnose the issue until a soft tissue echo revealed a muscle tear. However, due to a delay in treatment, her condition worsened, and her meniscus was torn with a compromised ligament. The doctors have recommended surgery as an urgent requirement for Elisabeth's medical condition. However, the hospital isn't equipped with the necessary resources to perform the surgery, which has resulted in a delay. Elisabeth's family has decided to move her to another hospital that can perform the surgery because she is experiencing unbearable pain.Any financial assistance that you can provide to help alleviate the financial and physical burden on Elisabeth would be greatly appreciated.

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