Sonia is a faithful sister who has been a true inspiration with her unwavering determination. As a single mother, she demonstrates incredible courage in supporting her son, who faces challenges that require ongoing care. Her son's medication helps him maintain focus in school, but since Sonia recently lost her job and the associated benefits, she is struggling to afford both food and his medication. We are praying to raise any amount to help this family through these difficult times.

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For 34 years, Michelle has been a faithful member of the Kingston Church of Christ. Her mother, then delving deep into biblical studies, first introduced her to the community. Michelle's dedication has shone through in her diverse roles: from ushering in Children's ministry to leading Bible Talks and supervising the Count Team. Michelle, a woman of unwavering dedication, has spent her life serving others. Her calling initially led her to children's ministry, and later, she found herself contributing to the catering business. Unfortunately, over twelve years ago, hereditary ataxia dealt a cruel blow, severely limiting her mobility and speech. Unable to care for herself anymore, and with her ability to earn income significantly hampered, she even exhausted her savings due to the illness.

Yet, despite these trials, Michelle's spirit remains resolute, her joy undimmed. Her faith and the Church continue to be the steady pillars of her strength. Your help with covering her daily needs, medication, therapy and other essential caregiving support would make a significant difference.

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My name is Delia Guadalupe Zatarain Arias. I am 64 years old and have been a disciple of Christ for 20 years. Twelve years ago, I started using orthopedic devices and special shoes because of a physical condition in my legs that required me to go through several surgeries. A few years later, I was diagnosed with scoliosis, which meant that my spine was deformed in an S-shape. I had to wear an orthopedic device from chin to hip that limited my movements, caused sores on my waist, and had to use it for two years.

Recently, I was diagnosed with an infection in my pancreas known as Malta Fever. Now, I need to take pills every day and get a vaccine regularly. Due to my health condition, I had to leave my job and depend on my husband's work. However, now that my husband is retired, the pension he is receiving is not enough to cover our basic needs and my medication. My husband is 69 years old, and it's challenging for him to find a job because of his age. He is planning to work again so that he can provide for both of us. I am reaching out to ETF for financial assistance in covering my medical bills for the next few months. This will help alleviate the burden of my expenses and allow me to focus on improving my health. Thank you for considering my request.

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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 Hatikariri Muzanamombe. I was baptized on February 10th, 1998, at the Harare Church. My wife, Suellen, was baptized on January 26th, 2002. We got married on March 14th, 2003, and we are blessed with two sons, Terrence (19) and Lawrence (13). I am self-employed and run my own business in the printing industry. Unfortunately, the economic challenges faced in Zimbabwe have made it difficult to earn a steady income, and there are times when money does not come in.

My wife suffers from epilepsy and hypertension. After experiencing her first epilepsy attack in early 2012, she was prescribed medication for both conditions. It has been on and off for all these years, and she has suffered some burns and wounds. Her hands have become too weak to handle things, and she has difficulty feeding herself due to a stroke on her left side. Despite frequent hospital visits, her health has deteriorated to the extent that she is unable to bathe herself. Balancing work and attending to my wife's needs has been challenging. Witnessing Suellen's vibrant spirit trapped in a weakened body is the most immense heartache of my life. The fear in her eyes after a seizure haunts me. But she fights every day with a courage that fills me with awe. Eeach slight movement of her hand, sends a surge of hope through me, only to be dashed by the next setback.

Physiotherapy could be the turning point. The doctor believes it can help her regain control of basic movements, like feeding herself or tending to her hygiene. This wouldn't just ease her physical burden but restore a tiny piece of her independence and dignity. It would mean I could breathe easier while working, and while the kids are at school, knowing she's not alone in her struggle. We've exhausted our savings; every penny we earn goes towards her medication, medical bills, and the kids' education. Yet, we're stuck in a relentless cycle of hope and despair.

Please, Grant our request; give my wife a chance to reclaim a part of her life. Your kindness wouldn't just heal her body; it would mend our broken hearts and fill our home with the echoes of her laughter.

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For over 20 years, Yomi has been a devoted disciple in Ojodu Isheri. She thrived as a caterer, but life took a turn when her mother, also a disciple, fell ill, placing the financial burden squarely on Yomi's shoulders. Tragically, Yomi's mother lost her sight, requiring ongoing care. Amidst a struggling business and her mother's dependence, Yomi's younger sister received a mental health diagnosis. Balancing her sister's needs further impacted Yomi's income, culminating in the loss of their home due to unaffordable rent. Now, exposed and vulnerable, Yomi seeks ETF's support to secure housing for her family and vital medication for her blind mother and sick sister. This assistance would be a lifeline, enabling Yomi to navigate these challenges and rebuild stability for her loved ones.

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Pa Kofi, a devoted member of the Accra church for over two decades, faces a challenging medical journey. He's battling seizures following a stroke last year and requires ongoing medication to manage them. Unfortunately, the high cost of medicine in Ghana, coupled with inflation, makes it difficult for his family to afford his treatment.

Your generosity can help him access the vital medication he needs and continue his recovery. Every contribution, big or small, can make a significant difference in his life.

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Dorothy Ansah, a dedicated member of the Accra church of the International Church of Christ Ghana, faces challenges due to Bipolar Affective Disorder. Managing her illness requires consistent medical care and medication, which she struggles to afford. This, in turn, impacts her ability to find stable employment and support herself financially.

Dorothy is seeking financial assistance from ETF to help cover the costs of her medical needs.

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Chiedu Williams, a vibrant 26-year-old, a disciple from Banjul Gambia, shoulders the burdens as his father left behind. Living with his mother and siblings, Chiedu has stepped up to fill the void, despite the immense financial challenges. His side jobs provide some support, but the harsh economic climate makes ends meet a constant struggle. Their family faces the pressing concerns of unreliable rent payments, infrequent meals, and even accessing church activities due to transportation difficulties. Chiedu longs to pursue his dreams of greatness, but these anxieties weigh heavily on him.

Chiedu and his family would greatly appreciate any financial assistance you can provide. Thank you for considering their request.

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Johnny and his wife, devoted members of El Salvador Church for nine years, face unforeseen hardship. As a mechanic, Johnny recently lost his job, and despite diligent searching, hasn't found stable employment or sufficient income to cover their family's needs. Being the sole provider, Johnny feels the heavy burden of not being able to provide for his wife, a homemaker, and their two children. With rising food costs and living expenses, covering basic necessities has become increasingly difficult.

In this challenging situation, Johnny reaches out to ETF for financial support. This vital assistance would provide much-needed relief for their family. Your contribution, in any amount, can make a significant difference in alleviating their financial strain and easing their worries.

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