Niño - Digos, Philippines

My name is Niño, I am 49 years old and have been a member of the church for 25 years, along with my wife Lowina. I serve as a non-full-time (unpaid) minister at Digos Church (located in the southern part of Davao City). We are blessed with three children: Francis, who has been a member of the church for 10 years; Danica Jane, a member for 5 years; and Cristine Jane, who is 17 years old and will soon begin studying the Bible. In April 2022, after COVID-19 cases subsided, we decided to relocate to Digos City from Davao to dedicate more time to ministry.

This meant leaving behind business opportunities in Davao. We also brought my aging parents with us. Serving the church and reaching out to people bring us great joy. We lead a simple and contented life, while also supporting the needs of our aging parents during their later years. Unfortunately, my mother recently passed away at the age of 86. This event significantly impacted our finances due to pre-existing hospital bills and funeral expenses. It was a difficult loss. Now, I am the sole caregiver for my father, who is 92 years old. Sadly, he also passed away earlier this year (2024). These events, coupled with my wife's ongoing health needs (requiring medication) and the recent diagnosis of lymphoma in our son, his medication and doctor's appointment, have significantly depleted our savings.

With all due humility, I am reaching out to the ETF for some financial assistance. This would provide us with some breathing room and help us cope with the significant responsibilities and expenses that are, at times, honestly hindering my ministerial work. My family and I would be eternally grateful for any financial support you may be able to offer. We praise God for your generosity and for your role as stewards of God's blessings.

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