Imomoh is a single mother part of the Ikorodu region of the Lagos Church in Nigeria. She works incredibly hard to support her family but unfortunately, her income is not enough to provide for the needs of her three children. Prior to the pandemic, Imomoh struggled to feed her children on regular basis. As COVID-19, continues to spread throughout Nigeria, Imomoh must fight even harder to gain a source of income for her family. She is requesting assistance to pay rent and purchase groceries to feed her family.

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Virginia is a 70-year-old sister who lives in Tlaxcala and has been faithful to Christ for 22 years. Two years ago she was diagnosed with kidney cancer and underwent surgery to help with her condition. She lives with her adult son who has an intellectual disability. Despite his challenges, managed to find employment and became the household financial provider. Virginia supplements their income by making and selling artisan dolls, but due to the pandemic, her son lost his job and she has been able to sell any dolls.

Their financial hardships have made it impossible for them to keep up with all their bills and they now owe five months of rent. They are at risk of losing their home, and Virginia has not been able to have any follow up medical care because they cannot afford it. Their situation is critical, and lately even having enough to eat has become a challenge. The church in Tlaxcala has stepped in to help, but their resources are very limited and Virginia and her son have many needs.

The family is requesting assistance with rent, groceries, and medical costs. Your assistance will go a long way to help this family through this very difficult time.

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Blanca was baptized 18 years ago in the Guadalajara church. She is an enthusiastic and helpful sister that often serves as a children's ministry teacher. Unfortunately, she is one of the many people who have been infected with COVID-19. After being hospitalized for five days she did not respond to the treatment well and unfortunately had to be intubated.

Blanca is a single mother of three children and the only source of income for her household. When pandemic began, Blanca’s company cut her salary drastically and now that she has been hospitalized, she will only be paid for a set amount of sick days. The church in Guadalajara has been helping as much as possible, but assistance is still greatly needed.

On the morning on morning of August 14, 2020 our dear sister passed away due to heart complications that were exasperated by COVID-19. Her passing was unexpected and the family is grieving and working through many issues. In the midst of this tragedy, the family has expressed immense gratitude to the generous ETF donors that provided assistance for Blanca's back owed rent and funeral expenses.

Sweety became a disciple in June 1998 in Mumbai. Her faithfulness and strong convictions have given her the strength to persevere through everything the world has thrown at her. She has helped her two sisters, brother, and late mother come to the Lord. 

Sweety has 3 amazing children - Yashika 20, Sakshi 16 and Nikhil 13. Yashika became a disciple when she was 15. She is very involved with Kingdom Kids and also helps in the Teen Ministry. Sakshi became a disciple two years ago and Nikhil has expressed a desire to study the Bible. 

Sweety’s husband who was a non-believer, was baptized in March of 2015, after 17 years of Sweety's relentless prayers. The joy of having her entire family worshiping and serving God together disappeared overnight when her husband, our brother in Christ, lost his life in a tragic accident about ten months ago. To help cover the family’s expenses, Yashika had to start working and at the same time juggle her college courses.  

The nationwide COVID-19 lockdown in India has made things worse for the family. Yashika earns $167 per month but she has not been paid in two months. The family is facing mounting debt for school and college tuition, books, and household expenses like groceries.

Sweety’s family has endured an exceedingly difficult year and seeks your assistance to work through this rough time.

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Patricia has been a disciple since July 8, 2001. She is married to Daniel, who is studying the Bible and together with they have a beautiful daughter named Sara. Patricia has suffered many health problems because of a surgical intervention she underwent in 2017, and she was hospitalized in the intensive care unit (ICU) for several days. Together with her husband, they work independently as graphic designers. Currently, their work has been reduced considerably and their attempts to seek employment have not been successful. Despite everything, Patricia has fought to remain faithful to God amid her trials and has been a great example of faith and strength.

The family is requesting assistance to help them with basic nutritional needs. Your donation is greatly appreciated.  

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Ramesh and Usha were baptized ten years ago in Mumbai, India. Both came from Hindu backgrounds, but their powerful discipleship paved a way for both their children to become interested in Christ. In 2017, their daughter Kareena was baptized and just two years later in 2019 their son Saahil was baptized as well. The family is grateful to be one in Spirit despite the trails they face.

Ramesh is limited by his heart and kidney condition but works diligently as a security guard and Usha, his wife, is a seamstress and works from home. Lately, Usha has not been able to find work, so the family has become dependent on Ramesh’s monthly income of $190. Kareena and Saahil are both in school and will be resuming classes soon. Kareena will be starting her second year of college soon and Saahil will begin his senior year of high school. School fees are due soon and will need to paid before they can attend class.

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Sunita lives in one of Mumbai's slums. Her tiny 8 x 8-foot room has no running water or private restroom. She stores water in huge containers outside of her home for daily use and shares a common toilet with others in the slum. She is a resilient woman and faithful disciple of Jesus.

Sunita came to know Christ in 2002 when her mother-in-law and sister-in-law reached out to her. Although her husband’s family loved God, he struggled with alcoholism and bouts of violence. Sunita endured verbal and physical abuse on a regular basis. Through all of this, she remained steadfast in her love for Christ and kept praying that her husband would change. Her daughter, Jennifer, was so inspired by her mother’s love for God that in the midst of so much turmoil at home, she was baptized in July 2016.

Sometime in late 2018, her husband was diagnosed with stage four lung cancer. Sunita immediately stepped in as his primary caregiver and never faltered in her care for him. The brothers in the church reached out to him once more and February of 2019 Sunita’s husband finally made Jesus Lord of his life. Only five months later, in July of 2019, Sunita’s husband passed away leaving behind a wife, son, and daughter.

Sunita is struggling to make ends meet. Her son who was working and helping with family expenses, is now stuck at home due to the nation-wide COVID-19 lockdown implemented in India. Sunita and her family are asking for assistance to pay college tuition and groceries as they bear through this tough time.   

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Filu is a strong disciple of Christ in Mumbai, India that has weathered many trials in her life. She is married and has three children ages 12, 11, and 9. Her husband is a skilled worker but, he is not a disciple and cannot be relied on to contribute towards household expenses. Filu is in constant prayer for her husband and has faith that his issues with alcohol and violent behavior will be changed as he sees Christ in her. Filu is also actively working to change the lives of her children by teaching them about God and encouraging them to work hard in school. Her children also learn from her example as she leads them in walking the six-mile journey to worship together to midweek services.   

Knowing that she cannot depend on the wages her husband earns, Filu has found work as a housemaid in various homes, but because of the COVID-19 pandemic, she lost those jobs. Her family's desperate need and resilient character drove her to continue searching for work and miraculously she found a position at a medical shop as a cleaning assistant. She is grateful to be earning some income, but there is still a big gap between what she is paid and the expenses she is forced to shoulder on her own. Filu and her children have requested assistance to pay for groceries and rent expenses.

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When the opportunity came for Savita and Vishal to move into a one bedroom flat, it was like a dream come true. They were ecstatic to move out of the hut they had been living in with their 7-year-old son, Joel, and finally have a bedroom, separate kitchen, and private bathroom. They could have never imagined that God had orchestrated their move for an even greater purpose. It just so happened, that the flat they moved into placed them in the same apartment block as Nilesh and Vaishali, two faithful disciples of Christ in Mumbai, India. The disciples shared their faith and in 2014 Savita and Vishal were baptized into Christ!

In March of 2020, India issued major lock-downs throughout the country due to the COVID-19 global pandemic. The shutdown made it impossible for Savita to continue her job as a housemaid and Vishal to work servicing sleep apnoea equipment. Although they do not currently have a steady income, the generosity of disciples around them has carried them through. Savita and Vishal are eager to renter the workforce, but as they navigate theses unusual times, they need your help.

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Juanita Mariano is a retired seamstress, and is a 77-year old disciple in the Makati Region of the Manila church. She was converted in 2018 after studying the Bible off and on for more than 28 years. Three of her children are faithful disciples, and are also married to disciples. Her late husband, who passed away a few years ago, died as a faithful disciple.

She also has three grandchildren who are baptized disciples. Coming from a staunch Roman Catholic background, Juanita has helped many senior citizens understand the Bible and God’s plan in its entirety.

Last Sunday, May 17, Juanita was found to be in septic shock and incoherent. She was sent to a local Level 1 hospital with no COVID-19 cases, but later the same day she had to be moved to a bigger hospital due to the complications of her sepsis and the related impact on her brain, heart and lungs. She is currently in the ICU and as of today, May 21, she is relatively stable and is scheduled to undergo a surgery to remove some urethral stones and to drain her infection.

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