I became a disciple in the church of Tijuana 19 years ago. Life has been very difficult lately and currently I live in a one-bedroom house with 9 other people. My entire household is in great need of assistance at the moment. My parents have many medical issues, my sister and her children lost husband/father to COVID and because I have rheumatoid arthritis, I am limited in what I am able to contribute to our household.

I am seeking your help brothers and sisters, as I do my best to help my family through this difficult time in our lives.

Abigail has been a follower of Christ for the last two years. Her circumstances are really difficult and her father her currently supports her financially lost his job. She and her family are in great need of help. Your financial support will help her and her family with much needed groceries while they search for another source of income.

God bless!

Request: $800

My name is Mery, my husband is Varnel, and we have two sons: Christian and Ronaldo.

My husband and I have been disciples for twenty two years we've been married for 20 years. We became disciples in Port au Prince, but now live in les Cayes. Since we became disciples, we have served the kingdom of God in many ways. We have happily helped with Kids Kingdom, marriage counseling, training people to study the Bible, and more. For many years, we have sold cakes called "Roulo Cok", as our main source of income. We have tried many times to find permanent jobs, but they are very difficult to find in our region.

After the earthquake, our business has suffered greatly. We do not have a safe place to sell our pastries and sales are very low. We are in great need of your help, and we would be so grateful if you can help us to move forward. May God bless you!

Request: $1,000

José and Gerlyn used to be our brothers in the faith from the Church in Guatemala. They left the church got married, and had two girls: Ester and Scarlett. After several years, Gerlyn decided to restore her relationship with God and the entire church rejoiced as she rejoined the fellowship.

Sadly, shortly after her restoration she was diagnosed with cancer and she passed away. Her husband Jose, while working through his own restoration, contracted COVID, and also passed away.

Ester and Scarlett are now young teenagers who have suffered the traumatic experience of losing both of their parents in less than a year. They have been taken in by a loving disciple family, who is in need of financial assistance to care and provide for these sweet girls.

Your support for them is greatly appreciated!

In 2003, a group of disciples opened a home for elderly women in response to the increasing need for housing for older women without support or a place to live.

Currently, there are 14 women staying in the group home. Before joining the home, many of these women were sleeping on the street without food, access to healthcare or anyone to even talk to. Thanks to the love and care that the disciples have provided, 9 of the women in the home have become Christians.

Sadly, there are still many more women in need and it is the dream of the sisters that run the home to expand and provide services for others in need. There are many needs for our sisters who currently live in the group home. They are in need of support for their meals, healthcare costs, and other basic needs. Your financial contributions will make a big impact for our sisters that have already endured so much!

Request: $10,000

Hello brothers and sisters, my name is Kestia, a disciple of Jesus at the International Church of Christ in Kinshasa. It brings me great joy to meet you!

I am a clothing entrepreneur, I sold skirts, shirts, and other imported items. My business was doing very well, and it allowed me to take charge of paying the rent and the groceries. When COVID 19 started, all borders were shut down and the government declared a state of emergency. Purchasing power fell dramatically and our economy is barely surviving. Daily life has become difficult, and my sales have declined dramatically. To this end, I find myself in a very precarious situation and I do not always have the means to pay rent and groceries.

This is why I am asking for financial assistance of $500 which will allow me to pay the rent and the groceries. My God bless your kindness!

Thanks to generous ETF donors,

this need has been met!

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!

Leena and her husband Vijay are a vibrant part of the church in Mumbai. They have served in many ministries and they have two lovely daughters. They are hard workers, but despite their endeavors, they live in very poor conditions in a slum outside Mumbai.

Leena suffered a terrible fall in the shower and severely injured her back. To deal with the pain, Leena took painkillers, but they only masked the injury and now her back is much worse. During the COVID outbreak, Leena lost her job and she and her family do not have the means to pay for her healthcare. Given her worsening condition, it is possible she may need surgery. Leena and her family are seeking your financial assistance as they endure this incredibly difficult time.

Thanks to generous ETF donors,

this need has been met!

Hello, my name is Miguel. I was baptized on May 28, 2008, in Monterrey, MX. My wife Jovany and I have two children, a 3 year old and a 6 year old.

Approximately 10 months ago, the company where I worked had financial problems, and I was left without income. The company that I worked at for many years couldn't afford to my severance package according to the law in my country, and I was left penniless. I have been looking for a job, but it has been challenging with COVID. We are behind on our monthly rent and we are at risk of losing it soon. We are trying to pay loans that we requested in order to pay for food. We are in a very difficult situation at the moment and we are seeking your support of $1000 to help us with our needs. May God multiply you in every area of ​​your life. Thank you dear brothers and sisters!

Thanks to generous ETF donors,

this need has been met!

My name is Jonathan. I was baptized a little over nine years ago on July 08, 2011. I come from a large family of 9 children. I am an entrepreneur working in food product marketing to help my widowed mom and my siblings pay for their groceries and tuition.

When COVID spread, I became unable to earn enough money to cover all of the expenses for educating my siblings. I am calling on you, my spiritual family, to help my family and I during this difficult time. Your support greatly appreciated.

Thanks to generous ETF donors,

this need has been met!

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