I am Justine Mulanga, disciple of Jesus Christ at the International Church of Christ in Kinshasa.

After the death of my husband, I struggled for several years to take care of my children, I had the idea of opening a small convenience store where I sold vegetables, soft drinks and other day-to-day. With this business, I was able to overcome my financial instability and support my children.

Due to the pandemic, a scarcity of goods on the market, thus causing the price to rise. I had to lose my capital, I find myself in difficulty paying the rent. I ask for financial assistance while I am going through these difficult times. God protects you!

I am asking for $750 to help with rent and food for my family. Thank you and God bless!

My name is Musawa Chantal, widow, disciple of Jesus Christ since 2020, I was invited by My big sister who helped me a lot to know Christ.

After Marie died, I started selling some food to help take care of my children. The situation relating to the Covid-19, which has brought all sectors of economic activity in our country to the ground. As a result most activities in the big city are slowing down. The result is a scarcity of goods on the market, causing prices to rise. I found myself at home with no money in the face of rising prices and huge currency fluctuations.

I am requesting $800. I am having difficulty paying rent and groceries for my children, I look to you my brothers and sisters for your love and support.

My name is Guelor Mikobi, I'm a disciple of Jesus Christ of the Church of Christ International of Kinshasa. I became a disciple on January 16, 2016.

I had a job in a travel agency that would allow me to pay the rent and provide for my family.

Due to the fourth wave of Covid 19, The agency has stopped its activities, I find myself without a job, unemployed, I have difficulty paying the rent, I appeal to you, my spiritual family, to help my family and I during this difficult time. Your support greatly appreciated.

I am asking for $850, to help pay rent and support my family. Thank you for your love and support.

My name is Takoma Mambucha from Blantyre, Malawi. My wife is Angela. We're both baptized disciples. I was baptized in January 23, 1999. We have 3 children - a boy and 2 girls. The 1st born is Maggie she's 13 years and in her first year in high school. Second born is Marcus, he in the 4th grade. And our youngest is Malaika, she is in the 1st grade.

I assist a colleague in a private Primary School. The problem is we don't have enough students enrolled to take care of our salaries through out each term, a term is made up of 3 months, as a result we have low salaries. At the end of each term we struggle in getting our salaries, because by that time most parents have not finished paying fees. I get almost 80 dollars as a salary per month, because of this I can't afford to pay for Maggie's school fees at the same time take care of my family. But also currently because of this covid pandemic government has been ordering closure of schools to protect the students and the teachers. At times for over 7 months, now that means 7 months without any salaries because we depend on the fees parents pay. That in itself has created more financial problems for my family.

Still need amount asking for $1000.

Thank You for your love and Support.

Anesu Gondongwe is 20 years old. He was baptized in October 2021.

He has Cerebral Palsy which keeps him wheelchair bound. He can neither read nor write. He listens to the bible on his phone for his bible studies. He also uses WhatsApp and Zoom for communicating with others. Recently his phone was stolen and he needs a replacement, as well as a new wheelchair which is getting worn down.

Anesu is looking asking for $600 to get a good second hand phone and a new wheelchair which will help him to stay close to God and connected to the world. Thanks for your love for our young brother!

Thanks to generous ETF donors,

this need has been met!

Rahma Ali is a 35 year old mother of two and is from a Islamic background. She became a disciple on July 1, 2018. Rahma's marriage broke down in 2019 and has been solely taking care of her 2 children Shane (4 years old) and Shazmeen (13 years old).

Rahma works for the Kenyan postal cooperation which currently is not able to operate and sustain its staff making them go months without pay. She has been job hunting, unsuccessfully. Her major challenges are in providing basic needs like food, school fees, shelter and clothes. Any help given will be deeply appreciated.

She is requesting $500. Thank you for your love and support.

Cecilia is a sister in the Luanda church of the Lake region ministry under the Kisumu church.  She was reached out to by Risper and James Opwondi in Luanda in the year 2017. She studied the bible and got baptized on the 29th October 2017. Ever since, she has been a true follower of Jesus Christ. She serves as a song leader in the Luanda church. She is married with four children though her husband is not a disciple. 

Her husband used to work with the Vihiga county council but was unfortunately retrenched. This has made it difficult for them to meet their financial obligations. Cecilia and her husband currently depend on casual labor (which is not consistent) to meet their daily needs. Cecilia needs financial support to feed her family, take care of her children’s education and other family needs.

The Middle East is a beautiful region rich in natural resources, history, and culture. Its significance to many has created unseemly never-ending wars and conflicts that have caused the displacement of over 20 million people. Research on the needs in the region show that nearly 35 million require daily humanitarian assistance. (Pew Research Center)

The hardships that follow from living in a conflict zone spare no one and many of our brothers and sisters in this area are in urgent need of our help. The financial instability that our spiritual family faces is grave. Toppled governments and civil unrest makes it nearly impossible to earn a living, especially when the valuation of your country's currency is on a steep decline.

Below are the present needs for 10 disciple families/individuals. As always, 100% of your contributions will go directly to assist our brothers and sisters. God bless!

Thanks to generous ETF donors,

this need has been met!

My name is Chimene and I have been a disciple for nearly seven years. I was fortunate enough to become a disciple when I started college and when my father passed away, the church stepped in to lend me both emotional and financial support as I finished my studies. In 2018, through the grace of God, I graduated and received a certificate in Commercial Management.

I have been looking for a stable job since I graduated, but in the meantime I have been selling clothing to cover my basic needs. Unfortunately, business has slowed down significantly since the pandemic and I am now struggling to make ends meet. I am requesting your assistance to help me get through this rough time.

Request: $200

India is a country with a population of 1.35 billion people. The first church planted in India was in Mumbai by the Boston church in 1986 and the next one was in Bangalore in 1987 by the London church. Since then the churches have expanded to 5 nations – India, Nepal, Pakistan, Srilanka, and Bangladesh. We are now 6982 disciples in 66 cities. India has 56 churches, Pakistan has 4, Nepal has 3, Srilanka has 2 and Bangladesh has one.

With the coronavirus pandemic, we have experienced a nationwide lockdown for 50 days and it is continuing. This has affected the whole nation and our disciples. Many of the disciples are daily wage earners, some working in private firms and some even doing small businesses. Some of them have no work, they have lost jobs and many are uncertain whether they will get their salary. Some got They are unable to work and earn to support their family. Some have gotten a salary with a huge cut. Things are not looking that good for people. We took a survey of how many people in the church needed help so far we have helped 34% of our church members with groceries worth $20 and cash of $20. This will last for 10-15 days depending on the family size and needs. The grocery kit we provided had 15kgs of rice, 5 kg of wheat flour, 2 kg lentil, 1 kg sugar, salt, tea, and some Indian spices. Most of our members live on rent and that is also a big need that disciples are worried about how they will pay [each family pays an average of $100-$150 per month as rent].

The immediate need is for disciples is to help them with support for groceries, medicines, and also their rent. Any help would be appreciated to support the disciples' families.

Dinesh George

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