My name is Elisha aged fifty one years and will be turning fifty two in October this year. I was baptized in  1992 in the Harare International Church of Christ. 

I used to work for an organisation called Warehouse Wholesale Industries (WWI) a Canadian based company. My boss would constantly ask me to go and start a branch in another city  (Mutare) and would refuse saying there was no church of disciples in that city. One day she came to me and said "Elisha why don't you get some guys from your church and go and start a church in Mutare and at the same time open an office for business". 

In short l went with two brothers to Mutare (297km from Harare) in 1995, and we met in my rented room for our church meetings Sundays, and it became a brothers church and later as we grew we rented a hall in town where we were meeting for services.

It was a men's ministry until 1997 when l got married to Ella who was baptised in 1991 in the Harare International Church of Christ. 

The ministry grew to about 30 disciples, marrieds, and singles, and I and Ella continued to lead and we were not in full time ministry. 

I  was self employed and Ella being a typist/secretary for a specialist physician then. 

Ella and I have four children, 3 girls and 1 boy. 

As years passed by some disciples moved to Harare and Bulawayo, other cities, and some left the church so we are much smaller now.

Our economy performed badly and life became challenging and paying of rentals for residence and a place to do business in town became even tougher. We experienced challenges in payment of school fees for our children as well.

As the COVID 19 pandemic affected the whole world we were not spared either, when our government introduced lockdowns and we were to stay home for long periods - rental bills still await us monthly, school fees as well. Our eldest daughter who has just finished high school, has had to forego going to school this year because of no funds. We have had times where we even struggled to put food on the table for our children. Consequently we are in need of financial support to meet our month on month life expenses.

I am still self employed, but my wife's employer (the physician) retired in 2020 so now she is unemployed. We hope that your help will allow us find our footing while we restructure our lives to provide for our family.

Request: $1,000

Jomaa is a 30 years old brother. He is the oldest of a family of 7. He has 4 brothers and 1 sister in north Sudan and his father lives in South Sudan. 

He was met in Juba 7 years ago and got baptized there.

He then moved to Egypt to study, work, and help his family financially. He enrolled in the school of business at a public university where he can get the education he needs to earn enough to support his family.

He is a very loving brother. He loves God, and his siblings deeply. He is always willing to help and serve his brothers and sisters. He is asking for your help to pay for school, and living expenses while he studies and continues to support his family.

Request: $1,000

Shola Osewa, has been a disciple in Festac Sector of Ojo/Apapa region of Lagos church. Her Dad has been sick and down with stroke and she's spent so much caring for him. Her Dad needs consistent physiotherapy but this has stopped because of lack of funds. This family is requesting for financial assistance from ETF to buy groceries and medical bills at this time of pandemic difficulty. Thank you so much for your support. God bless.

Giom & Vicky Danvi of Badagry sector of Ojo/Apapa region of Lagos church, have been disciples for over 24 years. Giom was a teacher, but lost his job because he was evicted from the building housing his school. Vicky his wife is not able to do tedious job because of health reasons. They survive on menial jobs right now. This family is requesting for financial assistance to buy groceries and pay medical bills at this time of difficulty. Thank you so much for your support. God bless

Hello Family. My name is Jean Tjock. I am married and have 2 boys. I work as a carpenter. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic I am struggling to even pay the kids school fees. Due to this they have been out of classes for 2 months now. I am reaching out and asking for $750 to help pay their school fees. God Bless!

Hello there. We are Felix and Christine Madeira. We were baptised in the South region of the Harare international Church of Christ, Zimbabwe. We are not gainfully employed currently. I Felix, am working at a local company as a general hand but am not getting much. Our daughter was knocked down by a car and stayed in hospital for about 2 months. She is out of hospital now but still using walking sticks. As such we are forced to transfer her to a school which is closer to our neighbourhood where she can walk to since i do not have a car. We currently are failing to raise the school fees and buying new uniforms which require about $800. We are appealing for assistance to raise this amount. Thank you and God bless.

My name is Shameyou Mutambariko and I am a disciple in the Harare International Church of Christ. I was baptized on the 14th of February in 2020. I am at a phase in life where I would like to start college but I am financially incapacitated. I do not have parental support as I lost my mother back in 2012 and my father remarried and has other families he is taking care of. I stay with my brother and his wife and things are not stable on their side. I am kindly asking for assistance to raise $1000 dollars to be able to start college.

Mozambique is ranked the third poorest country in the world according to the World Population Review results for 2022, with a Gross National Income of $460 per year. In the 3rd week of March, a cyclone hit the city of Nacala, Mozambique where there is a small church of about 30 disciples. The larger church in Maputo is organizing relief for several families of disciples who have suffered massive damage to their homes, as you can see from the pictures. The church leaders in Maputo request the amount of US $5,000 to distribute among various families of disciples after assessing individual situations. This money will be used to make repairs to their homes, ensuring they are structurally sound. Other needs, such as food, medicine and water are being provided locally.

Thank you in advance for you kindness and desire to serve the brothers and sisters in Mozambique.

My name is Luc, I am 31 years old in faith, I am married to Sister Thérèse who is also a disciple of Jesus. I serve as a deacon in the church. But today, I can no longer stand on my feet because the disease has weakened me. I had a stroke some time ago and I also have diabetes which means that I take medication repeatedly.
I am therefore asking you for assistance of 1000 dollars for the purchase of my medication and for hospital expenses.

My name is Janette, I am 9 years old in the faith and I have 2 children. My husband died in March. I find myself a widow with two children who still go to school. I worked in an NGO which terminated my contract because of some difficulties encountered. I am asking you for help of $750 dollars for my rent and to provide food for my family.
Be blessed in the Name of our Lord Jesus!

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