Edgard has been a disciple of Christ since 2002. He has two children, and tragically he has been left to raise them on his own since he became a widower.

Five years ago, Edgard lost his job and began selling cookies and candy to provide for his family. Following the COVID19 pandemic, the traffic between Kinshasa and other cities which supply most essential goods has slowed down tremendously. This has resulted in a scarcity of goods in the market, causing the price to rise, making it impossible for him to afford the supplies he needs for his business. Edgard is unable to pay rent and groceries for his children have become very difficult to secure so he humbly appeals to you, his brothers and sisters for financial assistance. Your gift to this family will be greatly appreciated!

Grace is a disciple in the Ibadan church and also a single mother. She is in her mid-thirties and has 4 children including Daniel, who is pictured above. She was abandoned by her husband a few years ago because he was unwilling to shoulder his responsibilities as a husband and father. This has left Grace with the heavy burden of caring for all of her families' needs.

Despite the difficulties that she is faced with on a daily basis, Grace has stood her ground as a faithful disciple of Jesus and refused to be discouraged by her circumstances. Currently, Grace takes odd jobs just cover the needs of her large family. The disciples in the region also provide assistance for her children when possible, but there are many needs in the are and at times she and her children go without food. Grace is very hard worker and she is always searching for better job opportunities, but employment can be difficult to find. Your help for Grace, Daniel and the rest of the family will allow them to secure basic needs while Grace is able to secure a more stable job. Your consideration for our sister and her children is greatly appreciated.

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My Name is Nkosilathi and I am a disciple in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe. I am 39 years old, married, and I have two daughters.  

In 2017, I was diagnosed with severe chronic kidney failure and hypertension. Presently, both my kidneys are failing and I am undergoing hemodialysis at Mpilo Central Hospital. A few days ago, the catheter they placed in my heart for dialysis, began to cause me issues and I need to undergo an immediate AV fistula surgery. If I miss a dialysis session, my health suffers greatly so I am humbly requesting your immediate assistance to pay for this urgent surgery.

Request: $750

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My name is Bibiche and I have been a disciple of Jesus Christ since 2018. I
I run a small clothing boutique in one of the city marketplaces. For many years, my business has allowed me to provide for myself and care for my biological siblings.

In March 2020, when the pandemic shook the world, our President declared a state of emergency and since that time the economy has slowed down greatly. Many of our markets and shops are closed, with the exception of a few food stands. The current restrictions have made it nearly impossible for me to care for my family.

I am requesting your assistance to purchase groceries and pay for our monthly expenses. Thank you so much in advance for your help!

Request: $400

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Emmanuel has been a member of the church in Kinshasa since 1999. I have been a disciple for 22 years and my wife Elisabeth and I have eight children together.

I had been working in a bakery to support the needs of my family, but when COVID brought the world to its knees the economy in Congo suffered greatly and I lost my job. Since then, I have had difficulty paying rent and my children's schooling. So I am humbly requesting your help to support my family while we work through this difficult time. Thank you so much!

Request: $800

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My name is Anastasie and I have been a disciple since February 1, 1991. It has been wonderful to be a follower of Christ for the past 30 years.

I have been working full time to take care of my son who has a disability, but I lost my last two jobs due to loss of funding for the company and COVID 19. I am in search of another job, but at the moment I am in need of assistance to pay for our rent, food, and healthcare costs for my son.

May God bless you abundantly!

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Grace and her husband were both baptized in the Lagos Church. When her husband decided to leave the faith, Grace was left as the sole provider for her family. Although our loving sister is a hard worker, she is unable to earn enough to cover the costs of both household expenses and her children’s tuition. This terrible situation has resulted in her children not being able to attend school for the past few months and they are in dire need of assistance to get back on track with their studies.

Your assistance for Grace and her children will provide this family with great encouragement as their work to reestablish their lives and persevere in their faith.

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this need has been met!

My name is Adohouannon. I was baptized on July 21, 2004. Since my baptism more than 16 years ago, I have had the opportunity to bring many women to church and helping them with their journey to follow Christ.

My walk with God has been filled with many joys, but when my husband decided to leave the faith, my world was turned upside down. Due to the difficulties in our relationship, my children and I had to leave our home and we are currently living with a couple from church. This family has graciously allowed us to stay with them for a few months, but I am hopeful that my children and I will be able to find our own place soon.

COVID-19 has been very disruptive to many businesses in our country. The dry-cleaning company where I work has taken a big hit and my current income is not enough to cover all of our expenses, so I am seeking assistance to help cover the rent for the first couple of months as we transition into our own apartment.   

Thanks to generous ETF donors,

this need has been met!

Hello brothers and sisters, my name is Debora, and I have been a disciple of Jesus Christ since 2009.

I started selling everyday items to help our family pay the rent and supplement our income. I am grateful to my mother for teaching me to be a self-starter and showing me the ins and outs of the business. Before the pandemic, I was able to build up a consistent clientele, but since then, business has been terribly slow.

Our family is facing serious financial hardship and we are requesting your support to pay for our rent as we bear through this time.

Request: $500

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this need has been met!

My name is Adolphe, I have been a disciple of Jesus Christ since 2003. I am an entrepreneur working in the bottled water industry here in Kinshasa.

The COVID19 pandemic has been very damaging to the Congo. The entire country's economy has suffered steep repercussions including my water bottle business. This has put me in a very precarious situation which has made it difficult to provide for my family. My hope is that I can appeal to you, my spiritual family, to assist me with our rent and living costs as I work to catch up on our expenses. I appreciate your generosity and thank you in advance for your care.

Thanks to generous ETF donors,

this need has been met!

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