Amadie is a single mother who have been a disciple for 7 years, in the Ikeja-Ketu region in Lagos church. Her son’s name is Michael and he is 8 years old. Amadie works as an office assistant in a small company, but her meagre monthly income can barely feed her small family. She is requesting financial assistance to buy groceries, pay rent, and school fees. Your help for this sister and her young son, would be truly appreciated thank you so much!

Jeanne was baptized in 2003. She is the mother of six children and a widow.

After struggling for several years to take care of my children, I had the idea to open up a small corner store where I sold vegetables, soft drinks, and other everyday goods. With this business, I was able to overcome my financial instability and provide for my kids.

With the pandemic shaking the world, the president declared a state of health emergency and economic activities in the big city have since slowed down. Large markets and shops are either closed or have very few customers. I have now found myself in a situation where I am unable to pay the rent or buy groceries for my children. I am requesting financial assistance to help while we navigate these difficult times in our world. God bless!

Laura and her husband faithfully help lead the church in Ensenada. She is 48 years old and has been a disciple for more than 26 years. For the last 14 years, she has suffered from a variety of health issues that have continued to progress with very little explanation. Doctors have diagnosed her with Fibromyalgia and chronic inflammation, but many of her symptoms have gotten worse. Currently she is dealing with blurred vision, chronic body aches, and severe pain in her left arm.

She and her family have a limited income and are seeking your help to pay for medical tests and lab work to help her find the root causes of her ailments. Your love, prayers, and generosity for our sister, are greatly appreciated!

Request: $1,000

My name is Tenwo and I am 65 years old. I have been a disciple for more than 15 years and both of my children are also disciples. About twenty years ago I lost my husband, and though I have been fighting to provide for my family, the struggles of being a widow are still difficult. Presently the biggest challenge I facing is the gradual loss of my eye sight. A while ago, my left eye got infected the consequences have been severe. There is a surgery that I can undergo, but it is costly and I cannot afford it. Additionally, my impaired vision makes it difficult to work as a maid making it nearly impossible for me to save enough to pay for the surgery.

Your assistance to help me pay for this surgery would make a world of difference in my life. Thank you for your consideration and God bless!

Request: $800

Dear family name is Rodolfo Ortíz I am 84 years old, together with my wife and three of my children were baptized 30 years ago in the Church of Mexico City, God has allowed us to live many blessings, my children were married in the Church and now my grandchildren are also putting their lives in God's hands.

Together with my wife, we have served the Church in many ways, as Bible Talk leaders, pastors, counselors, and currently discipling some couples of brothers in the wonderful Church of Cuernavaca, where we lived 15 years ago.

In the last six months, the ear problem that I have had since I was 3 years old, become more complicated and I have nearly lost all my hearing. This has made me feel very sad since I cannot join in on family conversations or talk to anyone over the phone, or even listen to the lessons at church. At the last consultation I had with my doctor they told me that I need to use a hearing aid specifically designed for my ears.

I am now retired and my pension along with the help that my children and the church provide me with  is not enough to pay for this hearing aid so I am requesting your assistance to pay for this. From the bottom of my heart I thank you so much in advance for your consideration!

Hello! My name is Adrian Espinosa, I am 19 years old, and I am from Mexico City.

I have grown up in the church and at the age of 15 I was baptized while I was part of the teen ministry. In high school, I studied hard and I was able gain admission to a great university.

I was able to cover the vast majority of my expenses like materials, meals and transportation by selling sweets at school. Today due to the pandemic I no longer have that income. throughout this period I have found job opportunities with which I have also been able to generate some income, but these have not been insufficient since the Architecture career is very expensive due to the materials that are used.

Looking for ways to cover my school expenses for the next few years, I developed a project to manufacture and sell cases for cymbals and drum sticks, since when I built mine, several people who saw them liked them a lot. I found it to be a good business opportunity and I am excited to undertake it.

I am currently working on this endeavor but until then, I am in need of your support to continue my studies. Your generosity could mean a  difference that could change my life.

Request: $850

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My name is Angel. In 1996, my wife and I were invited to church, but we struggled to truly commit to God. Years later, our 14-year-old son, began to attend bible talks and church services and his love for the fellowship was compelling. Eventually, we were moved by the love of the disciples to study the bible and both my wife and I were baptized.

Today after 24 years of discipleship I am appealing to you my brothers and sisters, for your help to pay for much needed medical attention. I was diagnosed with diabetes 8 years ago and this disease has had many repercussions including dental issues, hypertension, and most recently I even had a heart attack. Your financial support would allow me to obtain the proper medical attention I need to get my health under control. I truly appreciate your consideration and love.

Thanks to generous ETF donors,

this need has been met!

My name is Christine. I have been a disciple of Jesus since June 10, 2000. I am married to Digbé, he is also a disciple, and together we have five children.

From the time we got married, we have lived in a dangerous neighborhood, but have never been able to afford to live in a different part of the city. Lately, we have also had difficulty making enough money to buy groceries or to pay for or children’s school fees. My husband is a hard worker, but he does not have a stable job and I have still not been able to find work.

We are seeking your assistance as we strive to find financial stability for our family. Your love and care is greatly appreciated!

Request: $400

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this need has been met!

Thierry and Lucile met at the Church of Christ in Abidjan and got married in December 2005. Thierry became a disciple in November 1999, and Lucile in February 1997. They have a 13-year-old daughter. Thierry is a self-employed person in the field of electronic security, and his wife, who worked in an organization fighting against HIV / AIDS, has lost her job in September 2019, following the donor's decision to no longer fund the project she was working on. Since then, she has been looking for a new job, but so far, no luck.
With the onset of the Covid-19, Thierry's work took a turn for the worse and he is unable to find new customers. The family's savings, which made it possible to meet the expenses of the house (rent, bills and other necessities), are almost exhausted. To be able to make ends meet, Thierry's family is asking for financial assistance of at least to meet the family's basic needs. Your prayers and support are greatly appreciated!

Thanks to generous ETF donors,

this need has been met!

Fernando Arias and his family serve in a very poor community. They are very faithful and love God deeply. They are helpful in their community and they never complain.

They are requesting help to build a bathroom because they currently do not have a functioning toilet. Their kitchen is also in really bad shape and your support for this family could make a world of difference for them.

Request: $800

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