Anesu Gondongwe is 20 years old. He was baptized in October 2021.

He has Cerebral Palsy which keeps him wheelchair bound. He can neither read nor write. He listens to the bible on his phone for his bible studies. He also uses WhatsApp and Zoom for communicating with others. Recently his phone was stolen and he needs a replacement, as well as a new wheelchair which is getting worn down.

Anesu is looking asking for $600 to get a good second hand phone and a new wheelchair which will help him to stay close to God and connected to the world. Thanks for your love for our young brother!

We are Blessing and Charity Mufakwese. We have been disciples in Harare Church in Zimbabwe. We got married in the Harare Church in 2003. We are blessed with three boys, Billy (17) years, Mako (13) and Blessed (10).

Blessing and Charity are not gainfully employed since 2019. He lost his job in 2019 and has been struggling to raise school fees for the boys. This is their major challenge since both of them are not working and have been. The total amount required for school fees is USD750 and USD250 for examination fees for all the kids. They are struggling to raise the money as they have been striving to put food on the table.

They are requesting $1000. Thank you in advance for your love and support.

Thanks to generous ETF donors,

this need has been met!

Fred has been a faithful disciple in the Kampala church of Christ, in Uganda. Fred has been a disciple for 16 years, and his wife has been a disciple for 24 years.

Fred was diagnosed with stage 4 cancer four years ago. He also gets occasional seizures and heart problems. He needs medical attention that requires $500 USD every three months. He is bed ridden for over three years now. The fund will be used for this medical expenses.

Betty is a primary school teacher. In Uganda schools have been closed for two years now because of the corona pandemic. The two have three small children who will soon start school. Your help Will go a long way to help this family.

Thank you in advance.

Ronald became a disciple about two years ago. He was baptized during our total lockdown here in Uganda. He was a music teacher in school before they were shut down. He was reached out by a friend who was studying the bible and miraculously, both of them were baptized on the same day. They were baptized in a drum of water since there was a total lockdown in April 2020 and could not access any swimming pool.

Ronald is a single father. His child suffers from a disease called hydrocephalous which now requires for this one year old to get a wheelchair and special shoes that will help her move around. She will also need medical treatment once every three months.

Your support will go a long way to help him with the needs for his infant.

Appollinaire and his wife Marie live in Bujumbura, Burundi. They have 6 children. Appollinaire was baptized on 17th May 2013. In that year, he was invited to bible talk by a disciple and he loved it. He then came to church and started studying the bible. It didn’t take long before he was baptized. He is a faithful disciple and a great servant at church. His wife studied the bible but she is yet to commit her life to Jesus. 

Appollinaire is the only bread winner in the family. He is hardworking in the construction field. Since Covid 19 struck the construction industry in Burundi was badly affected and rendered him jobless. He goes to construction sites regularly in search of work but he gets very few opportunities. He is requesting support to buy food for his family of eight.

Thank you so much for being of support to us and may God continue to bless your giving.

Cecilia is a sister in the Luanda church of the Lake region ministry under the Kisumu church.  She was reached out to by Risper and James Opwondi in Luanda in the year 2017. She studied the bible and got baptized on the 29th October 2017. Ever since, she has been a true follower of Jesus Christ. She serves as a song leader in the Luanda church. She is married with four children though her husband is not a disciple. 

Her husband used to work with the Vihiga county council but was unfortunately retrenched. This has made it difficult for them to meet their financial obligations. Cecilia and her husband currently depend on casual labor (which is not consistent) to meet their daily needs. Cecilia needs financial support to feed her family, take care of her children’s education and other family needs.

Alphonsine, has been a faithful disciple for more than two years in the Kinshasa ICOC church. She is a single widower who sells timber for a living.

After the pandemic, the cost of timber skyrocketed and it has become impossible for Alphonsine to buy and resell timber. As a widower, the burden to provide for her children is very heavy. Her income now is next to none as she is still seeking a new way to earn a living. Our sister and her children need financial help to pay for the most basic of things such as groceries, rent, and school fees.

Your help for this family is greatly appreciated!

Request: $1,000

Hello, my name is Benedicte, and I have been part of the campus ministry at the International Church of Christ in Kinshasa for the last year and a half.

Recently, my father who has been a government employee for the last 10 years, lost his job following reforms to state institutions. My father has always been the breadwinner in our household so the loss of his income has been devasting. Daily life has become difficult, it is difficult to pay for our everyday needs let alone my tuition. It is very important to me to continue my education so that I can secure a better life in the future.

So I turn to you my brothers and sisters, hoping that you can help me pay for my schooling and support my family with expenses for food and rent while my father finds a stable job. Thank you and may God bless you richly for your kindness.

Request: $1,000

Hello brothers and sisters, my name is Christine. I am a single widowed sister who has been a disciple for 4 years in the International Church of Christ of Tshikapa.

After the death of my husband, I decided to leave the city of Tshikapa, to settle in Kinshasa, in order to start a new life with my children. My daily experience in Kinshasa was not easy. I started selling food staples (rice, bean, fish, etc.) to make a living.

Following the COVID19 lockdowns and restrictions, I found myself at home without money in the face of rising prices and a considerable economic fluctuation.

I am having a lot of difficulty paying the rent. This is why I am turning to you, my spiritual family, to help me with $700 to pay for the rent. May God bless you!

Thanks to generous ETF donors,

this need has been met!

My name is Dorothy. I am a 56 year old single woman and I have been a disciple of Christ for 23 years now. I am glad to be part of God's family. I make a living by cleaning houses and doing laundry to pay my bills.

Over the last few years, I have not been able to afford to pay rent so have moved in or lived with relatives or friends. Although things have been very difficult, God has encouraged my faith tremendously. Some years ago, through a low-income housing program that I joined I was blessed with a small plot of land to build a house. My hope is to build the house, so that I can have a permanent place to call home.

Due to a terrible crime committed against me, I now live HIV. I am very grateful to those who have taken me in when I was in need, but I have found that it can be difficult for people to host someone with my medical needs. I am asking for your support to build my home and end my homelessness. God bless!

Thanks to generous ETF donors,

this need has been met!

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