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!

Request: $1,000

Dear brothers and sisters,

My name is Norma and together with my husband Armando we have been a part of the church in Mexico for 27 years. He arrived in 1994 at the age of 17 and has served fervently in the youth and worship ministry for most of his discipleship. I can share as a faithful witness of my husband’s walk with God that he has been an inspiration to many and a great example to our children Sebastián, 14 years old and Fernanda, 12 years old.

My husband is 44 years old and currently hospitalized (since July 8, 2021) for COVID and complications from pneumonia. At home, my children and I are also all positive for COVID.

In April 2020, I lost my job due to the pandemic and I am still unemployed. My husband has been the sole provider of the family for more than a year now and since he is unable to work, I am requesting your support to cover the expenses of medical costs, and daily expenses while we endure this trial with faith and hope. May God bless you abundantly!

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

I came to the church through a disciple I met at work, we became friends, he invited me to church and though I resisted at first, I stayed because they introduced me to God and I saw His love in them.

More than three years ago I began to have difficulty sleeping at night and during the day I did not have the strength to do anything. My symptoms became worse, and eventually a doctor diagnosed me with depression and anxiety. I was prescribed an antidepressant and later some additional medications to help me cope. After I received treatment, things improved tremendously.

At the beginning of the pandemic, the government suspended my medical benefits and I was no longer eligible to receive medication. Without the assistance of the public health sector, the cost of the treatment I need is beyond my reach. I am seeking your assistance to finance my healthcare costs so that I can regain the strength to start working again. Thank you in advance for your compassion and generosity.

Request: $1,000

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!

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

Juana has been a disciple for 23 years and she has served in many different ministries. In their good moments, she and her husband supported many disciples in difficult situations with their finances, but life has take a very different course this past year. The company where her husband worked for more than 25 years filed for bankruptcy and he has not received a severance package.

In recent years, her husband developed serval health challenges. He has had surgery on both his spine and foot, and his disability, has made it very difficult to find a new job. They have started a small workshop from their home to earn money, but so far the little bit of money they’ve made has been barely enough to buy groceries.

Juana and her husband are in great need of help as they work through this difficult time in their lives. Your financial support would mean the world to them.

Request: $700

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

Martin is a disciple who lives in Kampala, Uganda. Martin was one of the three mission team members that planted the Kampala church in 1997. He started a not-for-profit organization in Kampala helping vulnerable children in the community and has started six orphanages in several districts in Uganda. Martin and his wife Flavia and a small team made a trip to Kasese, Uganda, a six-hour drive from Kampala a few weeks ago help start a new church planting. Martin baptized six new disciples during the trip, and there are many more studying the bible. 

COVID rates are very high in Uganda, and Martin and his wife were likely exposed to it during their trip. After Martin became very sick, he was admitted to the ICU when his oxygen levels dropped to 40%. He is currently being treated, and thank God his condition is improving.  Like most people in Uganda, Martin does not have access to health insurance, so all of their medical expenses have to be paid out of pocket and their income forces them to rely on the goodwill of well-wishers. Their current hospital bill is already close to $10,000 and they will need a lot of assistance to pay this off.

Uganda is still under lockdown, and most families are struggling to put food on the table. The brothers and sisters in the region are truly hard pressed and simply are unable to help financially. On behalf of Martin and Flavia, your prayers and donations are greatly appreciated to get Martin back on his feet, helping the poor and spreading the good news!

Amadie is a single mother who have been a disciple for 7 years, in the Ikeja-Ketu region in Lagos church. Her son’s name is Michael and he is 8 years old. Amadie works as an office assistant in a small company, but her meagre monthly income can barely feed her small family. She is requesting financial assistance to buy groceries, pay rent, and school fees. Your help for this sister and her young son, would be truly appreciated thank you so much!

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