Edith is 16 years old and she has been a disciple of Jesus for one year.
She has grown up in the church and attended childcare from the age of 6 years old. This year she will be in her 4th year of high school. She is a very intelligent girl. Her mother, Brenda, has been a disciple of Jesus for 10 years, she was the first disciple of the International Church of Christ in Malpaisillo.
Her father, Eddy, is not a disciple, and has restricted them from attending church, but both Edith and Brenda continue to love God and have found ways to serve Him and the church.

Paty has been a faithful disciple in Tijuana for twenty-one years. Due to economic constraints, she currently lives with her granddaughter and great granddaughter. Sadly, both Paty and her granddaughter lost their jobs as a result of the pandemic. At the moment, Paty and her family survive by working odd jobs whenever possible.

Paty and her family are in great need of support to makes ends meet. Your help to help them pay for utilities, groceries, and rent would be greatly appreciated during this very difficult time.

Francisco and his wife, Raimundinha, live with their three daughters: Sara (16), Aira (11) and Ana (8). Francisco is a trained technical electrician and has been going to night school to study electrical engineering. He and his wife have been disciples in Brazil since November 2019. When the quarantine hit their country, Francisco lost most of his business and fell behind in his payments for a lot he and Raimundinha bought to build their home. He has been doing all the construction himself and has already invested a lot of time and money. Currently, they rent a small home. When their own home is built, the savings on rent will help pay for their children’s education.

However, the family risk losing their lot due to failure to make payments in 2020. Both Francisco and Rai are dedicated disciples. Their daughters are excellent students and Sara has a good chance of making it into a federal (free) university next year. They hope to make the overdue payments before their case becomes unresolvable. Francisco is a hard-working, responsible man who fell on hard times due to circumstances beyond his control. He is urgently requesting US$1000 to help with the payment and prevent repossession of his lot.

Our sister Luisa is a single mom of two teenage daughters in Guatemala. She has been a committed disciple for the last seven years and in July of 2020 Luisa received some life-changing news. They found tumor in her brain that need to be quickly removed. After months of waiting for an opening in the surgeons schedule, Luisa was finally able to have her surgery in October.

The surgery was only partially successful and she is now in need of radiation therapy, which is not covered by the public healthcare benefits in Guatemala. Luisa and her family are in great need of assistance to pay for her treatments. Your assistance is greatly appreciated!

Results: $1,000

Luz has been a follower of Christ for the past 22 years. She is a beloved member of the Church in Tijuana and she is requesting assistance to pay for urgent dental procedures needed for her to eat normally and alleviate pain.

Luz has endured several small procedures in the past that caused complications and it is now imperative that she receives treatment as soon as possible. Your donations for our sister are truly appreciated!

Request: $1,000

Brothers and sisters,
I hope The Lord is allowing you to feel His mighty love in every blessing in your lives. My name is Jose and I have been a disciple in Guatemala for the last years.

I would like to share with you what happened on March 09, 2020. I had a motorcycle accident when I was getting home after work. I hurt my hand, arm, shoulder and the worst impact on my right knee. Our social security is deficient and our national hospitals are not assisting this kind of illness.
On Friday, August 14th 2020, I managed the reception of a donation and, as usual, I was counting, carrying, and unloading. While doing this I injured my right knee on the tailgate of a freight pick-up. This made the pain and mobility on my knee even worse. I could afford for the MRI scan and this allowed me to have the diagnostic: meniscus tear and partial tear of posterior ligament. An expert has evaluated my case and his best solution is a knee Arthroscopy and meniscectomy, unfortunately the cost of these procedures are higher than my possibilities.
I have been looking for a trauma orthopedics-surgeon. Therefore our sister in Christ Pamela has been interceding for me by finding a specialist who decided to donate his experience, time and willingness, so now he is only charging 40% which is $1,600.00 out of the total cost.

The necessity of the surgery is due to constant pain, swelling, limited mobility and the bone damage caused during these 6 months without treatment on the mentioned knee. The surgery is vital for mobility and my ability to continue working for the nonprofit that I serve in Guatemala, Having the surgery will allow me to restart working and help serve with the medical brigades, receiving donations, bringing food supplies, helping and supporting the ill disciples or any other necessity, and many other assignments.
I would like to share with you my deep desire to keep working in service of our brothers and sisters in Guatemala as I have been doing especially during this difficult time, but it is difficult for me because of the present situation. I know God never leave us and he always surprises us through His amazing love. Therefore, I come to humbly and plead for your support with this situation. I know that globally there are enough resources to cover up all necessities, but I would really like to have this surgery so I can recover and keep working to serve The Lord and our brothers and sisters in need.
Again, I want to thank our Lord first, and to all of you as well for your attention and generosity.

Thanks to ETF generous donors,

this need has been met!

Irma is a single mother and has been a faithful disciple for more than 18 years. At the onset of the COVID pandemic, she lost her job and she is currently unable to pay for her food, transport, electricity, or water. Due to her situation, she had to move in with one of her children. Her son, unfortunately, doe not have a steady job at the moment and needs major repairs done to the roof of his home in order to make it livable.

They are requesting assistance to meet their basic needs and repair their roof while they find stable jobs. Your support is greatly appreciated!

Thanks to ETF generous donors,

this need has been met!

Our brother Bismarck works at a farm in his hometown of Malpaisillo, in northwestern Nicaragua with his wife and daughter. 

Bismarck has been suffering from renal failure for about a year now, and this week, three different doctors have expressed concern that if he doesn't get dialysis done within the next few days, his life will be seriously in danger.

The problem is that Bismarck doesn't have any money to pay for the dialysis.  It costs the equivalent of around $1,500.00 to get him set up for it, and another $130 to $150 per session.  Depending on what the nephrologist says, he may need between 1 and 3 sessions per week.

This is an urgent plea to help Bismarck gather the funds to pay for the dialysis that will keep him alive and continue to support his family.

Koty is in a desperate situation and needs your help. Koty has a severe spine deformity that is now putting her life in immediate danger. She is a disciple of Jesus who lives in Mexico, with over 22 years in the faith. Her health is deteriorating rapidly as a result of her spinal deformity causing pressure on her vital internal organs. Click below to listen to her tell you about her story.

Thanks to ETF generous donors,

this need has been met!

Danilo and Mary have two children, Natalie (13) and Danny, (10). As a family, they have shown tremendous trust and strength in the service of God. They have continued to grow in their faith throughout the years and they are amazing disciples in the church of Comayagua.

Before the pandemic, Danilo lost his job and began a search for employment, but he was unsuccessful. Once COVID had spread, the situation became incredibly difficult. The church in Honduras along with friends and family have all helped to support the family as much as they could. However, the family still has many needs. Currently, they are in urgent need of assistance with groceries and tuition before their children are unable to finish out their school year. Your support is greatly appreciated. May God bless you.

Request $1,000

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