My name is Leonor and my husband Aarón and I have been disciples for 30 years. Currently, we serve as ministers in the church of Mexico City in the South zone. We have been so blessed to see so many of our family members become Christians and today I want to tell you about one of my nephews, Evan.

Evan is six years old; he is a wonderful boy, and we love him dearly. Evan was born with many medical problems, including an unknown syndrome which causes severe neural damage. Currently, he is unable to speak, has no control of his bowels, and is unable to connect with his surroundings. Most recently, Evan was diagnosed yet another condition called renal tubular acidosis.

For the past few years, our mother cared for Evan while my sister worked. When our mother passed away, my sister became Evan’s fulltime caregiver, and we all came up with different ways to fundraise to pay for Evan’s medical expenses. We have organized raffles, solicited donations, etc. and our church family has been very generous as well, but Evan’s expenses continue to rise.

We are asking for assistance to pay for medicine, therapy, lab work, consultations, and supplements. With your help, we are hopeful that Evan will be able to have the medical care that he needs.

Thanks to generous ETF donors,

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Grace is a disciple in the Ibadan church and also a single mother. She is in her mid-thirties and has 4 children including Daniel, who is pictured above. She was abandoned by her husband a few years ago because he was unwilling to shoulder his responsibilities as a husband and father. This has left Grace with the heavy burden of caring for all of her families' needs.

Despite the difficulties that she is faced with on a daily basis, Grace has stood her ground as a faithful disciple of Jesus and refused to be discouraged by her circumstances. Currently, Grace takes odd jobs just cover the needs of her large family. The disciples in the region also provide assistance for her children when possible, but there are many needs in the are and at times she and her children go without food. Grace is very hard worker and she is always searching for better job opportunities, but employment can be difficult to find. Your help for Grace, Daniel and the rest of the family will allow them to secure basic needs while Grace is able to secure a more stable job. Your consideration for our sister and her children is greatly appreciated.

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Dear brothers and sister in Christ, through this letter I wish to share with you about our dear brother Pedro in our International Church of Christ in Saltillo.
Pedro has been a faithful disciple for more than 26 years, and has served as a missionary in Cuba and Toluca as a full-time minister. He is a great husband and a great father to his children.
The last few months have been very difficult for Pedro as he has faced health problems which has led to countless lab studies and treatments. Additionally, his mother who had been battling cancer passed away earlier this year and his sister also passed away less than month later from COVID-19 complications.
Pedro and his family are grieving and deeply troubled by the expenses they have incurred due to his medical treatments and the funeral arrangements for both his mother and sister. The church in Saltillo has done their best to provide support, but they are unable to assist him with all their needs. Your assistance for our brother will help to alleviate some of their financial burden and ease their emotional pain.
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Hilda is a faithful member of the Caracas Church and unfortunately, she recently suffered a second stroke in early March. The health system in Venezuela is very unstable which makes it difficult for someone like our sister Hilda, who currently has no health insurance, to receive critical care.

By the grace of God and the kindness of a neurologist at a private clinic she was able to receive care and is currently recovering at the facility. However, her medical care at the clinic and the aftercare she will need is very expensive.

Hilda is humbly requesting your support to pay for critical aftercare and current medical bills.
The church in Venezuela and her family have all helped them as much as they can, but their limited income prevents them from being able to afford her healthcare costs. Your donations are greatly appreciated!

Thanks to generous ETF donors,

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My Name is Nkosilathi and I am a disciple in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe. I am 39 years old, married, and I have two daughters.  

In 2017, I was diagnosed with severe chronic kidney failure and hypertension. Presently, both my kidneys are failing and I am undergoing hemodialysis at Mpilo Central Hospital. A few days ago, the catheter they placed in my heart for dialysis, began to cause me issues and I need to undergo an immediate AV fistula surgery. If I miss a dialysis session, my health suffers greatly so I am humbly requesting your immediate assistance to pay for this urgent surgery.

Request: $750

Thanks to generous ETF donors,

this need has been met!

John Doe, a person in need that prefers to remain anonymous, is a well known member in the church of Battambang, Cambodia. He presented with a difficult head injury that could not be treated at the local hospital and was transferred to another hospital. The amount of $2,150 was required to pay for the surgery.

Andy is a young man in his twenties, and he has been a member of our church for seven years. Andy is an active member of the congregation and currently serves in the worship ministry. From a very young age, Andy has suffered from vision problems, but in the last two years his eyesight has deteriorated greatly.  After a series of examinations and lab work, the doctors diagnosed him with a disease called Keratoconus. The disease has significantly progressed and Andy has lost 80% of his visibility in the right eye and 20% in his left eye. Due to the aggressive deterioration the disease has caused, Andy’s doctor is urging him to undergo surgery within 30 days to avoid full detachment of his cornea and to lose his sight completely.

Your assistance to help our young brother to retain his sight is urgently needed and profoundly appreciated. Your love and generosity will have a tremendous impact for this brother’s life.

Thanks to generous ETF donors,

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Mommy Jane, as she is affectionately known in her congregation, has been a faithful member of the Davao Church for more than 22 years. She and her late husband had three children, John, Joyce, and L.A. They all became disciples, but after some hardships, they walked away from the faith. Jane has remained faithful through all of the difficulties and late last year after many prayers her son John was restored.

Unfortunately, John had to undergo brain surgery and now the family is under a lot of stress due to the debt they have incurred. Mommy Jane and her family are humbly seeking your support to help pay for the hospital expenses. Your love and generosity is greatly appreciated!  

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José works from time to time in construction. Two years ago, Jose suffered a serious injury to his back and leg which has prevented him from being able to keep a regular job. Jose lives alone in a house that has been lent to him, but it doesn't have running water or electricity. The house is barely livable and needs countless repairs, but he is unable to afford anything else at the moment.

Jose is in need of assistance to cover his basic needs like clean water and food as well as urgent repairs to his house. Jose's needs are pressing and any assistance you are able to provide would be of tremendous value to our brother!

Request: $1,000

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Esmeralda’s husband of 47 years suffers from several serious medical conditions including diabetes, renal failure, and a tumor in his colon.  Every week he receives dialysis treatments and currently needs oxygen to survive. The doctors think that he will likely need chemo treatments in the near future.

He has been the sole provider for his family for many years, but given his increasingly delicate condition, he will no longer be able to work. Esmeralda has applied for disability benefits on her husband's behalf, but it has been more than three months since they have had an income and they are still waiting for the disability benefits to come in.

Your support for this family would be greatly appreciated as they work through this very difficult time.

Request: $800

Thanks to generous ETF donors,

this need has been met!

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