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!   

My name is Tendai Murove and I am 44 years old. I was born and bred in Harare Zimbabwe.

I came to the church in November 1997 and I was baptized on January 1998.

I had a great marriage with my beautiful wife Gertrude but unfortunately in April 2008 a few days after giving birth to our first-born son Kutenda my wife suffered a post-natal stroke and she died on the 7th of April 2008 leaving me and a 5-day old infant.

Ever since my wife passed away I have been raising my son on my own with the help of family members including my sister who played has been like a mother to him.

It has not been easy to provide for my son since I am usually only able to secure temporary jobs or contract work.

Your assistance will help me pay school fees for my son and my medical expenses since I have type 2 diabetes.

Any assistance you can grant me and my son will be greatly and deeply appreciated.

My name is Thabeth Moyo. I was baptized as a disciple in 1996. I am 87 years old. My life is for christ. I wish to imitate him till he calls me home. I pray to be faithful all the days of my life. These days, clinics and hospitals are unable to help me because they do not provide free medication for people with preexisting conditions like myself. I suffer from many ailments and I am seeking your support to purchase medication and basic needs.

Thanks to generous ETF donors,

this need has been met!

My name is Hilda Majuru. I was widowed in 1997 when my only son Tinomudaishe was 3 months old. From then I on, I never thought of going to church again because I was bitter towards the Lord. I always asked, “but why did God allow this to happen”. It was not easy raising a child under the economic hardships in Zimbabwe as a single mother. Before I came to church, I used to cry almost daily especially when my child became a teen. He totally changed. He was rude to me to say the least. Thank God he was baptized in 2012 and now he loves God more than anything else. In June 2013, I also got baptized. Now we are a happy family of disciples. 

Recently, my uncle gave me a 200 square meter plot.  We were able to get all the brickwork finished, but there are no window frames, no ceiling, no floor, and no water inside the house. We are currently using a bucket system for cooking and bathing. My son and I are kindly asking for assistance to purchase building materials for our home to make our space a more livable place for us to reside.

Your love and generosity is greatly appreciated!

Thanks to generous ETF donors,

this need has been met!

Hello brothers and sisters, my name is Elgie and I have been a disciple for two years in the Kinshasa Church of Christ. When my husband died the life of my children and I changed forever. We were unable to keep our home and we had to move to a more rural area.

Thanks to the advice and support of my sisters in Christ, I started to sell fried fish and prepared spices, but even with all this hard work it has been very difficult to provide for my children. I am seeking your support to buy groceries and other basic needs as we work through this difficult time. Thank you so much and God bless!

Thanks to generous ETF donors,

this need has been met!

Hello brothers and sisters, my name is Tania. I have been a disciple for 2 years at the International Church of Christ in Kinshasa after I was invited by my aunt who has been a disciple for 19 years.

My father has a small shop and sells basic goods. Following the third wave of COVID19, the transportation of goods between cities has been very slow and my father is unable to get the supplies he needs for his store. Due to this, my father is unable to pay for my school fees and our family is struggling to get by. Since I am one of five children, your help is the best chance I have to reenter school. Thank you in advance for your support and may God bless you!

Thanks to generous ETF donors,

this need has been met!

My name is Djan and my husband and I have been a members of the Abidjan Church for close to 30/20 years respectively. I am the mother of 7 children, 3 of which are still dependents and still live in our home. Before the pandemic, our budget was strained, but we were working to make ends meet. I was selling doughnuts at a local high school and the revenue was promising. But after the COVID outbreak, our economic situation has truly disintegrated.

My husband and I are tirelessly working to rebuild our business, but are in urgent need of assistance for rent, food, and other daily needs. I pray that you will be blessed for your support and that the Lord returns to you a hundredfold all that you give.

Request: $600

My name is Doumbé. I am 82 years old and in May 2019 I had the privilege of becoming a disciple. For the past 20 years, I have lived as a widow and worked tirelessly to provide for my 5 children. Presently, my challenge is my health; I can no longer see and I not well enough to attend church in person, but I am incredibly grateful to God for being a disciple.

I am seeking your help to pay for medical expenses that I am unable to afford on my own. Your support would be greatly appreciated!

Hello brothers and sisters, my name is Zumbel.  I have been a disciple and a member of the Church in Kinshasa for 22 years. For the past few years, I have worked as a household surface cleaner and although I do not make a lot of money it allowed me to pay for my basic needs.

In 2020 the pandemic shook the economy in my country and daily life has become very difficult. My salary has been reduced and I can no longer support my rent and grocery expenses. I am confident that as things continue to progress and the COVID situation improves throughout the world, I will be able to once again earn enough money to sustain my needs. For the time being, I appeal to your kindness and generosity to help me through this rough patch. Thank you and God bless!

Request: $500

Ikeh lost her husband in May 2016 after a brief illness. After his death, the responsibility of providing for her children and their needs fell completely on her shoulders and it has been a struggle to provide for them. Until the pandemic hit, she was working odd jobs to make ends meet, but since COVID, she has had almost no new job opportunities and is in great need of assistance. Your help for Ikeh will allow her to provide her family with the essential needs.

Request: $600

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