Francisco has been a faithful disciple for nearly 30 years and his wife, Kenia, for nearly 14 years. They live in Comayagua. a 30 minute drive outside of the Tegucigalpa Church. They loyally make the journey to church via bus and their devotion has lead one of their daughters to start studying the Bible.

Although Francisco is in search of employment, the economic situation in Honduras makes it difficult to find good paying jobs. Our faithful family has been struggling to make ends meet and they are asking for your help to purchase groceries and pay for their children's school fees. Any support you can lend toward their $500 goal will be greatly appreciated.

Dolapo, a faithful sister in Christ, endured a childhood of hardship. At the age of eight, Dolapo was forced to quit school and work at a bar to help provide for her family.  Working during school hours and late evenings, Dolapo’s uncle took notice of this and spoke with her father. Pleading for his niece and her future that was at risk, Dolapo’s father willingly released her into her uncle’s care. Dolapo’s has been in a great family unit since then and is an active member in the Lagos Church. She is currently attending school and is looking forward to  graduating.

When the pandemic struck in Nigeria, Dolapo’s aunt and uncle were both laid off from their jobs. Her aunt and uncle are seeking $300 in assistance from brothers and sisters to help them during this time. Their plan is to continue paying for Dolapo’s education and buy groceries for their family.

Six years ago, Chinwe made the best decision of her life and chose to follow Christ. As a member of the Ikeja-Ketu region of the Lagos Church, Chinwe and her family are a part of the family ministry and love God’s kingdom. She surpassed all the hardships of being a single mother in a low-income community and was able to pay for her children’s school fees. Chinwe works as an office assistant in a small local business that has suffered greatly during the pandemic.

The financial turmoil that Africa has faced due to COVID19 has left little to no relief for small business owners, thus, Chinwe’s job has decreased her hours and her income has dwindled. Chinwe is requesting $400 in financial assistance in order to feed her family and continue paying for her children’s education. She is truly appreciative of any help you can provide and thanks you for your giving hearts.

Bola has been a disciple for many years in the Lagos Church and has a young teenage son. Bola solely supported her family after her husband’s sudden death and works hard to pay for her son’s school fees on her minimal income. This pandemic has brought upon a tremendous hardship on Bola’s family and her son was forced to quit school because she was unable to continue paying for his education. With financial assistance, Bola will be able to buy groceries, and re-enroll her son in school - giving him the opportunity to succeed in the future . They are requesting $400 in assistance. Your consideration and support is greatly appreciated!

Hello my name is Rosine and I have been a disciple and a part of the Church of Christ in Abidjan since August 2015. I am grateful to have the opportunity to bring others to Christ and share my joy with them. Although I have lost both my mother and father and had to drop out of school due to financial issues, I am grateful for the family I have today. My husband and I have an eleven year old boy, Jean. We both work hard to provide for our family

When the pandemic hit the country, I lost my job and I have not been able to find anything new. I am seeking assistance of $600 to pay for my child’s school fees, my own school fees, and basic needs as we strive to make ends meet on one income for the time being. Your consideration for our needs is greatly appreciated. God bless!

Miriam has been a faithful disciple for more than eight years. She and her husband Efrain have two young children, Efraincito and Eva. Although her husband has not yet made the decision to become a disciple, he attends church regularly and his father was baptized earlier this year.

Honduras has experienced high levels of violence and impoverishment for many years. The country has gained wealth, but the gap between the rich and the poor is vast. As of 2019, nearly 50% of the population lived in poverty. This faltering economy does not lend itself well to maintaining stable employment and Efrain has recently been left without a job. The family is asking for $300 in assistance to buy groceries, pay for their children’s education, and assist Miriam’s elderly mother with the cost of her medication. Your support is greatly appreciated.

Wunmi has been a faithful disciple in the Lagos Church for 24 years. In 2017, her family suffered a great loss when her husband suddenly passed away in a tragic accident. Her four children suddenly found themselves without a father and their hopes for a bright future seemed impossible without his income. Wunmi, determined and optimistic, set out to create opportunities for her family and fought against all odds to provide what she could. Amid the pandemic, opportunities have become scarce and Wunmi’s family needs help. She is requesting $500 to buy groceries, pay rent, and pay the school fees for her four children. Your contribution will be greatly appreciated!

Sweety became a disciple in June 1998 in Mumbai. Her faithfulness and strong convictions have given her the strength to persevere through everything the world has thrown at her. She has helped her two sisters, brother, and late mother come to the Lord. 

Sweety has 3 amazing children - Yashika 20, Sakshi 16 and Nikhil 13. Yashika became a disciple when she was 15. She is very involved with Kingdom Kids and also helps in the Teen Ministry. Sakshi became a disciple two years ago and Nikhil has expressed a desire to study the Bible. 

Sweety’s husband who was a non-believer, was baptized in March of 2015, after 17 years of Sweety's relentless prayers. The joy of having her entire family worshiping and serving God together disappeared overnight when her husband, our brother in Christ, lost his life in a tragic accident about ten months ago. To help cover the family’s expenses, Yashika had to start working and at the same time juggle her college courses.  

The nationwide COVID-19 lockdown in India has made things worse for the family. Yashika earns $167 per month but she has not been paid in two months. The family is facing mounting debt for school and college tuition, books, and household expenses like groceries.

Sweety’s family has endured an exceedingly difficult year and seeks your assistance to work through this rough time.

Thanks to the generous donations of ETF contributors,

this need has been met! 

Hello! My name is Fatou and I was born to a polygamous family. My upbringing was very difficult due to my father’s abusive behavior and the financial strain he felt from having six children and three wives. I began to work from an early age and had to drop out of school to help support my mother. Thankfully, my half brother Eric adopted me and introduced me to me to me to Christ. In 2016, I became a disciple of Jesus and my life began to take a turn for the better. Later that year, I was also able to complete high school and today I am a second-year psychology student.

I am incredibly grateful for my brother’s support and I am thrilled to be a college student, but finances are still a major issue. Currently, I sell juice fruit juice to help make ends meet and pay for my tuition. My family and I face many struggles, but for the moment I am seeking $350 in assistance for our immediate needs which include tuition costs, groceries, and rent.

Hello my name is Bohui. I am a PhD student and I have been a disciple since 2016. I come from a family of six children and currently we live separately from our parents due to financial hardship. My father works as manager of a small hotel and stays there, my mother lives in the village to manage her business, and my brothers and I live with my aunt in a two-bedroom apartment. It is difficult to live this way and I wish nothing more than to change things for my family and help us to overcome these issues.

I am working hard to change our future by seeking higher education and researching ways to have our own chicken farm in the future. Presently, my family and I have many needs, but any donation towards our $300 request will assist with the basics like groceries, rent money, and tuition costs. Your generosity is greatly appreciated!

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