Lise has been a disciple in Brazil for 30 years. After leaving the church for a few years, she returned to her hometown. There, she shared her faith with family and friends, who eventually became disciples. Now, Lise uses her home for Bible discussion groups, devotionals, and Bible studies. Unfortunately, a dam in her area recently broke, flooding the downtown area where she lives. Her house was flooded with over four feet of water, damaging all her furniture, appliances, and clothes. Her home will need repairs to remove the ensuing mold and damage to the walls and replace the household appliances. Lise is seeking financial help to replace her belongings and renovate her home.

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India's southern state of Tamil Nadu has been hit by heavy rainfall that has caused severe damage. Several districts have been paralyzed, with entire neighborhoods, roads, and railway tracks inundated. This comes just days after a cyclone hit the southeastern coast of India, causing widespread damage. Many areas are still isolated and without power, leaving them shrouded in darkness. This unexpected calamity has left countless lives impacted, and our brothers and sisters in the affected areas are in desperate need of help.

Janani has been a disciple for more than 20 years. She became a disciple in Chennai and moved to Tirunelveli with her husband, who is also a disciple, seven years ago. Janani currently works as a caretaker at the Home for the Children, which is run by the Hope Foundation. She tirelessly serves 26 boys who live there and are HIV positive. Recently, during heavy rainfall, Janani's house was flooded with water, resulting in severe damage to most of her household appliances, which are now beyond repair. Despite this setback, Janani and her husband remain devoted to their faith and continue to serve their community.

E. Athilakshmi, a faithful disciple for 15 years. She has two children and three of her family members are also disciples. Unfortunately, their home was affected by a recent flood and several household items such as the fridge, washing machine, cot, and mattresses were damaged due to water. They hired a motor pump to remove the water from their home and have temporarily moved to a nearby disciple's house. They plan to stay there for a few days until they can make proper arrangements.

Jones Jacob Arulkumar has been a disciple for twelve years and has two other disciples living with him in his house. His father runs a small tea shop, but during a recent flood, he lost his daily income. As a result, his family is struggling to meet their basic needs. Water entered their house during the flood and damaged all of their household items, including their washing machine, cot, mattress, fridge, and bike.

Gopi has been a disciple for 24 years. Unfortunately, during the recent flood, water covered his entire area, leaving him stranded in his house and unable to move around to provide for his family's basic needs. To make matters worse, his bike was completely destroyed during the disaster, which will make it difficult for him to recover it.

Anitha, is a 20 years old disciple, a mother of two, faced the unexpected challenge of a flooded home thanks to relentless rain. Yet, her spirit undimmed, she opened the doors of her first floor to fellow disciples, offering shelter amidst the rising waters. Unfortunately, the flood claimed many of her belongings, including a cot, refrigerator, washing machine, and even her scooter.

Shijiin, a devoted disciple for eight years, has become the sole breadwinner for his family. However, their village has been ravaged by floods triggered by the opening of a nearby dam, submerging everything under water. This devastating event has stripped Shijiin's family of their daily income, leaving them struggling to fulfill even their basic needs. The floods also wreaked havoc on their home, destroying clothes, kitchenware, and essential appliances.

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My name is Blessings, and I was born in 1964. My wife's name is Mary Chithila, and she was born in 1963. We reside in Lilongwe, Malawi. We were baptized into Christ in 1999. I was the first to be baptized, and when my wife noticed how spiritually transformed I had become, she was amazed and wanted to understand more about the Church that had helped and converted me from a whole mess, after that, my wife was also baptized. Our late firstborn daughter was later baptized, followed by our two boys who have now left the church. In general, our journey as disciples has been positive, but it only became more difficult when I lost my job.

I had a stroke while working for a brother in the church at the time, and we were printing publications (Media). At some point, he was compelled to close his business. But the brother did everything he could to keep me until the company was closed.

The difficulties began after I lost my job and had a stroke. This has resulted in both financial and health issues, since both my wife and I have high blood pressure and must take medication. In addition our city was severely destroyed in certain areas by Cyclone Freddy; many people are now homeless, and some have died, but God preserved our lives, and we are grateful.

Apart from that, the life of being a disciple is great. 

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Severe floods submerged many provinces of the Democratic Republic of Congo. In Kinshasa, small rivers, canals and sewers overflowed, flooding the streets.
These torrential rains caused enormous damage during the night of Monday 12/12/2022 to Tuesday 12/13/2022, nearly 100 people lost their lives in Kinshasa.
The Church of Christ in Kinshasa has seen many of our brothers and sisters lose their homes to the floods. Below is a list of 10 families including nearly 25 children and 20 adults who desperately need help during this extremely difficult time.

Name of Families
SHUNGU Family
Mabule Family
Makila Family
Lochanga Family
Mata Family
Ndaya Family
Boelly Family
Moke Family
KABWANBA Family
Kasongo Family

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Severe flooding has overwhelmed many areas in Nigeria. In Bayelsa State, more than 700,000 people have been displaced and unfortunately, the situation is worsening.

The Church in Yenagoa, Bayelsa have seen many of our brothers and sisters lose their homes due to flooding. Below is a list of 19 families including nearly 30 children and 30 adults who desperately need assistance during this extremely difficult time.

Request: $10,000

First of all we want to express our gratitude for your help and support. In the face of Hurricane Fiona, the brothers of the Church of Christ in Puerto Rico we thank God so much for preserving our lives and homes. God has allowed us to share in his victory because he has allowed us to reflect a sincere brotherhood, united and trusting in him in the face of the adversities that we have experienced as a country.

In these moments, our church is facing the aftermath of hurricane Fiona. One of the challenges that surfaced after the hurricane, is the lack of basic services of electricity, water and communication signals. This in turn triggered the damage of basic equipment, the loss of food, as well as exhaustion . That is why we are requesting funding to assist families in purchasing battery operated equipment such as fans, radios, and generators to allow families to resume vital functions in their homes. We truly believe that this assistance will allow 78 families and individuals to persevere through the loss of power during this hurricane season. We are extremely grateful to God and to you for any help you can give us. May the Lord continue to bless your lives and ministry!

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