The Church in Tbilisi, Georgia is trying to finish their church location so they don’t have to rent a place anymore and have a more permanent meeting place where they can host regular times of worship. Construction has slowed down tremendously due to their lack of funding. They have received some support from US churches, but they have also had to use funds from their regular collection in order to keep things moving forward.

The church is seeking support to have the following items built/installed.

1. Wall

2. Electric system

3. Floor

4. Ventilation

5. Toilet

6. Equipment for entrance

7. Paint work

8. Furniture and some equipment for the hall.

Request: $21,000

Yevgenia is a sister who survived an intense bombing from her city of residence. She miraculously end up in a safe shelter; upon hearing from her neighbor that they need to find a shelter she right away gather her things together and ran, on her way she saw a Turkish citizens carrying their stuff she paused to help them. They in turn took her with them to find a safe place. After half an hour the bombing started and it continued for 4 days without ceasing, the place called Gostomel.
For 4 days all of them just sat in the basement facedown covering their heads with their hands with open mouth to prevent contusion. They ate only one time. When finally the bombing stopped and they were able to come out she saw many of her neighbors lifeless body lying around.
Her apartment building was one of the 4 buildings next to the military airfield which were totally ruined and reduced into rubbles.

Currently Yevgenia is in Warsaw. Before the war she's in the process of getting dental work. Now, in Poland she's trying to get her teeth to get restored, she found a Polish doctor that promised to help her but its not sure. Its all will depend on the price and resources that she can afford. Attached is her picture but she doesn't really feel comfortable to be seen with her current condition. Moreover, shes also having difficulties getting sleep. She constantly need someone to be with her even when she's taking a shower, somebody has to stand by the door for her to feel safe, this is normal considering what she's been through.

Hello church family. My name is Gertrude and my husband, Moliere, and I live in Les Cayes, Haiti. We have been disciples for 8 years and we love serving the church and helping with the children’s ministry. We live modestly and work as food vendors. As we age, it has become harder for us to provide for ourselves and our children are unable to help us due to the their own financial hardships. The political turmoil in our country coupled with the natural disasters that have recently occurred make it very difficult to move forward.

We are seeking your help to help us pay for necessities for the month as we work to recover from the difficulties of these past few years.

The war that Russia launched against Ukraine in February has shaken the world. Our brothers and sisters in the region are suffering tremendously, not only in Ukraine but also in the neighboring countries. As our sister Tatiana explains in the video below, financial support is needed to help our brothers and sisters to escape war, to gain access to life-saving medications, and much more.

Hundreds of families are in need of help, and each has their own unique circumstances. Some are trying to relocate to avoid harm, some are trying to reunite with their children and family members, some are trying to buy insulin and others have had their bank accounts frozen.

These needs are well aligned with the ETF mission because:

  1. The funding supports our brothers and sisters with urgent needs.
  2. The funding utilizes a network approach that allows support to get not only into the country but to those who are most in need.
  3. 100% of the funds are given too disciples in need.

Thank you for your consideration. Please pray for our ICOC family in Ukraine and the surrounding region.

My name is Lazarus. I am 47 years old and live in Omaha, NE, USA. I was born in Bentu, South Sudan. I contracted polio at the age of 7 and have been unable to walk since then. I grew up in a time where civil war and unrest was prevalent. Due to religious persecution, at the age of 17, I had to crawl for 9 months to Ethiopia where I spent the next 15 years in refugee camps.

I migrated to the US in 1998. Since living in the US, I have made several trips back to Africa to preach and teach. I started a house church in my home in Omaha, connecting to many Sudanese refugees.

I have spent most of my life working as a missionary in the Presbyterian tradition I was brought up under. In 2017, I made a missionary trip to Sudan, where I was given a flesh-eating bacterium. Ultimately, this required sixteen months of convalescent care. The bacteria took all the fingers of my left hand and left significant scarring up my left arm.

I was held hostage for almost two years in Sudan and Ethiopia on my last missionary trip, returning to the US in very poor health in January of 2021. My wife had decided to leave me during this time and left me with a lot of debt, including over $12,000 in back rent to the Omaha Housing Authority.

We have been able to secure some outside assistance, and the church in Omaha has really stepped up to support me. I got connected to the church in Omaha in Aug of 2021, and became a disciple, as outlined by God’s word, on September 2, 2021, when I was baptized into Christ.

I continue to connect with my former house church members and share with them the entirety of the good news and connect them to the church. Please pray for our planting and watering of God’s word.

I know the Omaha church will participate in helping my rent needs. I am faithful that God will continue to open doors for us here.

Thanks be to God.

Request: $10,000 for outstanding debts

Coordinator in Mexico City seeking assistance to support his family of four after losing his job due to COVID.

Request: 1,000

I was baptized on May 28, 2017, but my story began many years before in 2007, when a group of Mexican missionaries came to Nicaragua to evangelize my country and make disciples of Jesus.

God has changed my life, but it has been years of struggle with my ulcerative colitis disease that has led to the deterioration of my liver and even cirrhosis. It has not been easy for my family. I lost my job because I no longer have the strength to work due to the medications I have to take. I am fighting to stay hopeful and praying for physical recovery. Your love and generosity is a blessing!

*** Update in November 2021 Jaime was told he is in urgent need of surgery for biliary tract obstruction. Please help us as we continue to support our brother with prayers and financial assistance ***

Support for ICOC Families in Mozambique

Especially The Family, in partnership with the Ascend Academy, would like to bring the needs of eight disciple families before you for your consideration. Their local church members have organized themselves carefully and are striving to help these families overcome the economic devastation they are facing.

The church in Mozambique has estimated that the total cost to help these families is $3,900 USD in total, an average of about $488 USD per family. The church benevolence group plans to work with the recipients to help them be successful in their use of these funds. We pray we can rally together to help them and receive some much needed relief.

Thanks for your consideration!   

Educational fund for Rosika and Kevin's tuition and books for one full year.

Amount Requested: $1,520

or a monthly donation of approximately $126.67

Roberlo helps lead one of the churches in Mexico. He earns a modest ministry staff salary and is seeking assistance to help with his mother's critical illness.

Request $500

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