Our sister Luisa is a single mom of two teenage daughters in Guatemala. She has been a committed disciple for the last seven years and in July of 2020 Luisa received some life-changing news. They found tumor in her brain that need to be quickly removed. After months of waiting for an opening in the surgeons schedule, Luisa was finally able to have her surgery in October.

The surgery was only partially successful and she is now in need of radiation therapy, which is not covered by the public healthcare benefits in Guatemala. Luisa and her family are in great need of assistance to pay for her treatments. Your assistance is greatly appreciated!

Results: $1,000

Felicien and his wife Reine are members of the Church of Christ in Abidjan and have been faithful disciples for nearly 20 years. Together they have a beautiful little girl named Balissan who is 6 and attends elementary school.
After graduating from university in 2003, Felicien took many steps to find stable employment, but he was only able to get temporary jobs. The last job he held at an NGO ended after the grant expired and this made the situation very difficult for Felicien.

When COVID spread, employment opportunities became scarcer and now it is near impossible for Felicien to pay for rent, groceries, and his daughter’s tuition. Your support for our brother and sister during this difficult time is greatly appreciated.

Request: $400

Our sister Nunudzai has been a disciple in Zimbabwe for 9 years. She was baptized in 2012 and three years later she lost her husband in an unfortunate car accident. Following her husband's death, she fell into a severe dysfunctional depression which strained many of her relationships and caused her to lose her job.

Thanks to much prayer, support, and medical attention she was able to work through her condition in 2019. Nunudzai is working to rebuild her life and care for her four children, but the pandemic has brought unforeseen financial difficulties that have deeply impacted her limited budget. Nunudzai and her children are seeking assistance to pay for the extra costs of online school materials, mental health services, and support for basic needs.

Your support for our widowed sister and her children is greatly appreciated.

Request: $300

Luz has been a follower of Christ for the past 22 years. She is a beloved member of the Church in Tijuana and she is requesting assistance to pay for urgent dental procedures needed for her to eat normally and alleviate pain.

Luz has endured several small procedures in the past that caused complications and it is now imperative that she receives treatment as soon as possible. Your donations for our sister are truly appreciated!

Request: $1,000

Eze is a faithful disciple and single mother. When her husband abandoned her and their three children, she was left with the responsibility of providing for her entire household. The economic condition in Lagos has been very difficult for a long time and the situation was further exasperated by the pandemic. Eze is still in search of a permanent job, but for the time being she makes do by taking any odd jobs that come her way.

Though she is a hard worker, she struggles to make ends meet. She and her family are seeking assistance to pay for groceries, rent, and other daily needs. Your support for their needs would be of great relief as Eze continues her search for permanent work.

Request: $400

Brothers and sisters,
I hope The Lord is allowing you to feel His mighty love in every blessing in your lives. My name is Jose and I have been a disciple in Guatemala for the last years.

I would like to share with you what happened on March 09, 2020. I had a motorcycle accident when I was getting home after work. I hurt my hand, arm, shoulder and the worst impact on my right knee. Our social security is deficient and our national hospitals are not assisting this kind of illness.
On Friday, August 14th 2020, I managed the reception of a donation and, as usual, I was counting, carrying, and unloading. While doing this I injured my right knee on the tailgate of a freight pick-up. This made the pain and mobility on my knee even worse. I could afford for the MRI scan and this allowed me to have the diagnostic: meniscus tear and partial tear of posterior ligament. An expert has evaluated my case and his best solution is a knee Arthroscopy and meniscectomy, unfortunately the cost of these procedures are higher than my possibilities.
I have been looking for a trauma orthopedics-surgeon. Therefore our sister in Christ Pamela has been interceding for me by finding a specialist who decided to donate his experience, time and willingness, so now he is only charging 40% which is $1,600.00 out of the total cost.

The necessity of the surgery is due to constant pain, swelling, limited mobility and the bone damage caused during these 6 months without treatment on the mentioned knee. The surgery is vital for mobility and my ability to continue working for the nonprofit that I serve in Guatemala, Having the surgery will allow me to restart working and help serve with the medical brigades, receiving donations, bringing food supplies, helping and supporting the ill disciples or any other necessity, and many other assignments.
I would like to share with you my deep desire to keep working in service of our brothers and sisters in Guatemala as I have been doing especially during this difficult time, but it is difficult for me because of the present situation. I know God never leave us and he always surprises us through His amazing love. Therefore, I come to humbly and plead for your support with this situation. I know that globally there are enough resources to cover up all necessities, but I would really like to have this surgery so I can recover and keep working to serve The Lord and our brothers and sisters in need.
Again, I want to thank our Lord first, and to all of you as well for your attention and generosity.

Thanks to ETF generous donors,

this need has been met!

Elias and Angelina have been serving God and their community for over 30 years in one of the northern provinces of Mozambique. Nacala is a port city with great potential but is still quite rustic in many aspects. Elias and Angelina became disciples of Christ two years ago when they visited the church in Maputo. Through their conversion many of the people they ministered to before have also become disciples. Moved by the fellowship they encountered in the church, they offered up their home as a meeting place for the church. Over the years, the home’s structure has become unsafe: the roof has gaping holes and the stones walls are crumpling and falling down. Elias owns the land, but his congregation is very poor and they do not have the funds to repair their place of worship.

Some money was raised to help install a public bathroom for the congregation and repair the roof. But, the money ran out before repairs were completed. During the rainy season a wall collapsed and while making repairs, a den of snakes was unearthed. The church in Nacala along with Elias and Angelina are requesting $5,000 to complete the repairs. Donations would give their small church a place to meet, bathrooms, and a way to deal with the snakes. The whole congregation would benefit greatly from your support!

Thanks to ETF generous donors,

this need has been met!

Cambodia Education Fund

The Cambodian Education Fund is designed to help the children of disciples go to private schools. Public schools in Cambodia provide a very substandard level of education, and do not equip the students for success in the future. The students we support have been sponsored by ETF since they first started school, and they are required to keep good grades. The support they get for tuition and books is only offered to families in the church with limited income. By supporting the education of these amazing people, they are able to grow up and become leaders in the church and in their community. All of them want to be disciples someday, and two of them already made this decision. On the SEE YOUR IMPACT page you can read many of their stories because, they have been sponsored by many generous people over the years. Thanks for your consideration.

About Chim Dara:

My name is Dara and I am 20 years old. When I was 14 years old I had to stop going to school because my family needed me to go to Thailand for three years to work and provide financial support. Life was very difficult while I was there because I did not have a workers permit and I constantly had to move from one job to another. When my Dad became a disciple, church members helped me get back in school. I am working hard to catch up with my studies, but it is a big challenge for me. Things with my family are still very difficult financially because my mother is chronically ill, and my older brother has unfortunately developed a drug problem, but I am hopeful that obtaining a good education will change the course of my life. In the future I want to teach agriculture, help poor families and help kids like me stay in school. But most importantly, I hope to spread God’s word to others.

Thanks to generous ETF donations,

this need has been met!

Cambodia Education Fund

The Cambodian Education Fund is designed to help the children of disciples go to private schools. Public schools in Cambodia provide a very substandard level of education, and do not equip the students for success in the future. The students we support have been sponsored by ETF since they first started school, and they are required to keep good grades. The support they get for tuition and books is only offered to families in the church with limited income. By supporting the education of these amazing people, they are able to grow up and become leaders in the church and in their community. All of them want to be disciples someday, and two of them already made this decision. On the SEE YOUR IMPACT page you can read many of their stories because, they have been sponsored by many generous people over the years. Thanks for your consideration.

About Mao Sokvisal:

My name is Mao Sokvisal and I am in second grade. I am happy to report that I am doing well in school and I am in level 2 English. I am still not sure what I want to be when I grow up, but I do know that one day I want to follow God like my mom.

Thanks to generous ETF donors,

this need has been met!

Cambodia Education Fund

The Cambodian Education Fund is designed to help the children of disciples go to private schools. Public schools in Cambodia provide a very substandard level of education, and do not equip the students for success in the future. The students we support have been sponsored by ETF since they first started school, and they are required to keep good grades. The support they get for tuition and books is only offered to families in the church with limited income. By supporting the education of these amazing people, they are able to grow up and become leaders in the church and in their community. All of them want to be disciples someday, and two of them already made this decision. On the SEE YOUR IMPACT page you can read many of their stories because, they have been sponsored by many generous people over the years. Thanks for your consideration.

About Charim Darith

Hello my name is Darith and I am 12 years old. My father and I live with a family of five. We don't have much material-wise, but I am grateful that last year my dad became a disciple and I have gained a great spiritual family. School is going ok for me and in the future I hope to become a doctor and a disciple so I can teach people about the Bible. Thanks for your help; the opportunity to go to a good school is truly life changing!

Thanks to generous ETF donors,

this need has been met!

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