My name is Yolina. I am 33 years old, and I have had the great blessing of being a disciple for 18 years. I came to church at the invitation of my brother and got baptized when I was 14 years old. I have gone through difficult situations, in which God has always been in control, but also been blessed with so many things in life.

I humbly come to you, because a few days ago I noticed a yellow coloration in my skin and eyes. After several doctor visits, they discovered that they I have gallstones and will require two procedures to help me with my condition. The hospital fees and medical costs for this exceed my ability to pay so I am seeking your assistance. I thank you so much for your generosity and your hearts to help those in need. May God continue to bless you!

Request: $1,000

Hello, I am a disciple, teacher in childcare, servant in the sacrament, spiritual brother in the congregation, friend, dreamer, entrepreneur, husband and father of a 13-year-old son who is in high school. I am 38 years old, and I was recently able to graduate from high school thank God! I work in construction in my country as a bricklayer's assistant. The pandemic has brought a lot of work challenges and there have been many times that I have gone without pay.

My son needs the internet to attend classes online. He is a senior in high school and I would like him to finish school on time and not have to postpone the way I had to. At the moment, I do not have the money to pay for the registration fees and hope in Christ is the only thing that keeps us going. My son and I are seeking your help to pay for his schooling and assist us with our household needs as we go through this difficult time. Thank you for your consideration!

Request: $1,000

Laura and her husband faithfully help lead the church in Ensenada. She is 48 years old and has been a disciple for more than 26 years. For the last 14 years, she has suffered from a variety of health issues that have continued to progress with very little explanation. Doctors have diagnosed her with Fibromyalgia and chronic inflammation, but many of her symptoms have gotten worse. Currently she is dealing with blurred vision, chronic body aches, and severe pain in her left arm.

She and her family have a limited income and are seeking your help to pay for medical tests and lab work to help her find the root causes of her ailments. Your love, prayers, and generosity for our sister, are greatly appreciated!

Request: $1,000

My name is Edmilson (48), Ana, is my wife (48), we have been disciples of Christ for 3 and 5 years, respectively. Our household consists of the two of us and my sister, Izilda (63) and my mom, Dona Ana (91). Thankfully, they are disciples as well and have been since 2018 and 2019! My wife and I lead a family group in the church in Ribeirão Preto, São Paulo, Brazil. 

Due to COVID-19, we have faced months without steady income. At first, we had some savings that were helping us get by, but that ran out last month. Ana, who works in a salon, has not been able to work consistently due to shutdowns and quarantines.  My job at a wireless carrier as a customer service attendant has been our only source of income. Until this month, we have been able to pay for our basic bills, but from this point on, we will not be able to pay our water, electric or food bills. And an even more critical situation is my mom has several prescriptions drugs she needs for hypertension and diabetes. Currently, all of us, except for my mother who was vaccinated, have COVID. 

We are asking for help to get us through these next few months. Thank you to all our brothers and sisters who are able to contribute and help us in our time of need. Please keep us in your prayers.

Request: $1000

The Saracays are young disciples in the faith, but their love has been felt throughout the church. They have four beautiful children. Shortly after having her twins, she became seriously ill with a stomach tumor and she had to stop working. It has been very difficult for them to cover their expenses and would greatly appreciate your support as they work through this trying time in their lives.

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My dear brothers in Christ, receive a cordial greeting, my name is Yolanda, I am 75 years old and 25 years ago I heard the good news and I was baptized. I have had the privilege to serve in the church in various capacities and I am so grateful for the family I have in Christ.

Last December, I contracted COVID and the aftermath of the disease has been very difficult. After many costly medical tests, the doctors discovered that an autoimmune disease called systemic lupus which, fortunately, can be controlled with medication, but they are very expensive.

I am seeking your help to pay for this medication so that I am able to recover and continue working. Thank you so much for consideration!

Request: $1,000

Dear family name is Rodolfo Ortíz I am 84 years old, together with my wife and three of my children were baptized 30 years ago in the Church of Mexico City, God has allowed us to live many blessings, my children were married in the Church and now my grandchildren are also putting their lives in God's hands.

Together with my wife, we have served the Church in many ways, as Bible Talk leaders, pastors, counselors, and currently discipling some couples of brothers in the wonderful Church of Cuernavaca, where we lived 15 years ago.

In the last six months, the ear problem that I have had since I was 3 years old, become more complicated and I have nearly lost all my hearing. This has made me feel very sad since I cannot join in on family conversations or talk to anyone over the phone, or even listen to the lessons at church. At the last consultation I had with my doctor they told me that I need to use a hearing aid specifically designed for my ears.

I am now retired and my pension along with the help that my children and the church provide me with  is not enough to pay for this hearing aid so I am requesting your assistance to pay for this. From the bottom of my heart I thank you so much in advance for your consideration!

José was invited to visit the church in 2014, in 2015 he studied the Bible and was baptized, and his life was completely impacted. He has been a disciple in the La Paz church for the past 5 years. Despite his age, he is an example of true faithfulness.

José is a great worker, although he is elderly, he continues to practice his profession as a lawyer. Since a health emergency was declared in Bolivia due to COVID, he had to limit his work because of his vulnerability to the virus. At this time, he needs surgery to correct a previous one where the bladder and prostate were affected. Because of the pandemic, our public health system is currently overwhelmed and cannot take many cases. Jose was forced to seek attention at a private hospital which is much more expensive and beyond what he is able to manage on his own. During this difficult time, José requests financial assistance to cover expenses for surgery and other medical costs.

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Hello! My name is Adrian Espinosa, I am 19 years old, and I am from Mexico City.

I have grown up in the church and at the age of 15 I was baptized while I was part of the teen ministry. In high school, I studied hard and I was able gain admission to a great university.

I was able to cover the vast majority of my expenses like materials, meals and transportation by selling sweets at school. Today due to the pandemic I no longer have that income. throughout this period I have found job opportunities with which I have also been able to generate some income, but these have not been insufficient since the Architecture career is very expensive due to the materials that are used.

Looking for ways to cover my school expenses for the next few years, I developed a project to manufacture and sell cases for cymbals and drum sticks, since when I built mine, several people who saw them liked them a lot. I found it to be a good business opportunity and I am excited to undertake it.

I am currently working on this endeavor but until then, I am in need of your support to continue my studies. Your generosity could mean a  difference that could change my life.

Request: $850

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My name is Angel. In 1996, my wife and I were invited to church, but we struggled to truly commit to God. Years later, our 14-year-old son, began to attend bible talks and church services and his love for the fellowship was compelling. Eventually, we were moved by the love of the disciples to study the bible and both my wife and I were baptized.

Today after 24 years of discipleship I am appealing to you my brothers and sisters, for your help to pay for much needed medical attention. I was diagnosed with diabetes 8 years ago and this disease has had many repercussions including dental issues, hypertension, and most recently I even had a heart attack. Your financial support would allow me to obtain the proper medical attention I need to get my health under control. I truly appreciate your consideration and love.

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