My name is Pushpa I became a disciple in the year 2012. My childhood was very difficult so I married very early in life. After having one daughter, my husband passed away from a massive heart attack the same year I became a disciple. Sharon, my daughter, is 12 years old and enrolled in the 8th grade.

I work as an office assist at a nonprofit organization and earn a little less than $200 per month. Our economic situation is not good. I have to pay her school admission fees for this year, and I have a lot of fears about our future, my child's education, and keeping up with household expenses.

Please pray for us and also if possible, please extend your generous support, we will ever be grateful to you!

Request: $650

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

Jagdish and Shobha have been faithful disciples since 2001. They live in Bangalore, India. At the age of 2, Jagdish was infected by polio which affected his overall health and mobility.

Despiste the challenges they have faced over the years, Jagdish and Shobha are happily married and have 3 children: Natalia (13 years old), Melonia (12 years old), and Samuel (9 years old).

When Jagadish was diagnosed with Tuberculosis, he quickly slipped into critical condition and he was hospitalized for many months and his condition left him in a unfit for work.
Jagdish still has medical conditions that have not been treated due to financial restraints and his health is an ongoing concern.

Jagdish is the only bread earner of the family. At present, his family is surviving thanks to the generosity provided by the brothers and sisters in the Bangalore Church. However, resources are limited and they are seeking assistance to help them get through this difficult time and address medical necessities so that Jagdish is able to regain his ability to work. Your kindness is greatly appreciated!

Request: $900

In 2003, a group of disciples opened a home for elderly women in response to the increasing need for housing for older women without support or a place to live.

Currently, there are 14 women staying in the group home. Before joining the home, many of these women were sleeping on the street without food, access to healthcare or anyone to even talk to. Thanks to the love and care that the disciples have provided, 9 of the women in the home have become Christians.

Sadly, there are still many more women in need and it is the dream of the sisters that run the home to expand and provide services for others in need. There are many needs for our sisters who currently live in the group home. They are in need of support for their meals, healthcare costs, and other basic needs. Your financial contributions will make a big impact for our sisters that have already endured so much!

Thanks to generous ETF donors,

this need has been met!

Leena and her husband Vijay are a vibrant part of the church in Mumbai. They have served in many ministries and they have two lovely daughters. They are hard workers, but despite their endeavors, they live in very poor conditions in a slum outside Mumbai.

Leena suffered a terrible fall in the shower and severely injured her back. To deal with the pain, Leena took painkillers, but they only masked the injury and now her back is much worse. During the COVID outbreak, Leena lost her job and she and her family do not have the means to pay for her healthcare. Given her worsening condition, it is possible she may need surgery. Leena and her family are seeking your financial assistance as they endure this incredibly difficult time.

Thanks to generous ETF donors,

this need has been met!

There are more than 56 baptized members in the Churches of Christ in Vijayawada, Penamaluru, and Nunna, India. The faithfulness of our brothers and sisters in these areas is inspiring as they gather to worship together despite the prosecution that some of them have faced because of their faith. The living conditions that many of them endure are difficult to imagine, but their faith and conviction is unwavering regardless of their circumstances.

The world pandemic has made the situation for those who were already struggling to survive unbearable. This is a very trying time for many in our family of believers in these regions. The Church of Christ is asking for assistance to purchase every day food such as rice, millet, pulses, masala, and oil to help the families in its church with dire needs. Your donation will make a world of difference to these families and are greatly appreciated.

In the course of a year and a half, India has registered nearly 30,700,000 cases of COVID, Many lives have been lost, and many others have been changed forever. By the grace of God, the number of new cases has significantly dropped, but the needs of our brothers and sisters are still growing everyday.

Throughout the churches in India, there are many brothers and sisters in search of help with medical bills, funeral expenses, and assistance with rent, groceries, and basic needs.

As our family of believers fight to overcome the affects of this terrible virus, they need your help! Please consider donating to help some of the most hard hit people in the world. God bless!

For the past few months, the rate of COVID infections in India have broken records throughout the world. Thanks to the generosity of many brothers and sisters, Especially The Family (ETF) has been able to directly help more than 700 of our spiritual family members in the region. The help that the disciples have received has provided them with the means to feed their family, pay for healthcare, and maintain a roof over their heads during a time of turmoil and suffering in their country.

Your help has brought life-changing support and inspired many in their faith as they face the troubles that surround them, but THERE ARE MANY MORE IN NEED! Please continue to join us in prayer and giving as we continue to send help to our brothers and sisters in India.

Click below to see an update from India

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In just the past six days, India has recorded more than 1.8 million new COVID-19 infections. The healthcare system is overwhelmed with patient needs for oxygen, ventilators and medication. Hundreds are being turned away while others wait in endless lines outside of hospitals for a chance to get medical attention.

Our brothers and sisters in Mumbai, New Delhi, and all throughout India are suffering greatly due to this distressing situation. Some are sick themselves, while others scramble to find help for sick loved ones. Our spiritual family is in desperate need of our support! The most common need is for funding to help pay for medical care, oxygen machines, medications, funeral expenses, and for those who have lost their jobs - support to help pay for groceries and rent.

100% of the funds received at the ETF website will be given to the 26 individual families in need, as listed below. These specific requests for support were provided to ETF by church leaders in India, and the average request in the list below is $535 USD. Below is a list of the individual disciples and disciple families who are seeking assistance. Your generosity during this time will go a long way to help!

Thanks to generous ETF donors,

these needs have been met!

In just the past six days, India has recorded more than 1.8 million new COVID-19 infections. The healthcare system is overwhelmed with patient needs for oxygen, ventilators and medication. Hundreds are being turned away while others wait in endless lines outside of hospitals for a chance to get medical attention.

Our brothers and sisters in Mumbai, New Delhi, and all throughout India are suffering greatly due to this distressing situation. Some are sick themselves, while others scramble to find help for sick loved ones. Our spiritual family is in desperate need of our support! The most common need is for funding to help pay for medical care, oxygen machines, medications, funeral expenses, and for those who have lost their jobs - support to help pay for groceries and rent.

100% of the funds received at the ETF website will be given to the 26 individual families in need, as listed below. These specific requests for support were provided to ETF by church leaders in India, and the average request in the list below is $535 USD. Below is a list of the individual disciples and disciple families who are seeking assistance. Your generosity during this time will go a long way to help!

Thanks to generous ETF donors,

these needs have been met!

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