Ravindra Jadhav was unmarried and was staying with her married brother and his family. Things were normal till she started falling ill due to diabetes. Her sister in-law started grumbling due to Ravindra’s medical expenses and started mistreating her which made Ravindra feel insulted. 

She left her brother’s house and started living on the streets as a beggar. She started staying on the roads near her old house. She used to long to go back home but her brother was not concerned to take her back home.  She used to be fed by her old neighbours, sometimes she used to get sufficient food to eat and sometime not.  Many years she lived her life alone on the street as a beggar. Ravindra had a sorrowful and a lonely life. 

Then one day police saw her begging on the road and they removed her to the beggar’s home. Even in the beggar’s home, Ravindra was not happy because life in the home was challenging, lonely and no proper health and hygiene was available. Only once a month she would get her turn to take bath. She always thought no one loved her.

Ravindra was brought to the Home of HOPE in 2017. In the beginning Ravindra used to be very quiet and discouraged. But when she started to understand the love and the affection at the home, she started to be joyful and giving.  Her life was totally changed. She was happy at the home. She got food fresh food to eat, could take bath daily and she was given proper and clean clothes. Her needs were taken care of by the HOPE staff.

The HOPE staff used the have daily prayer time, with worship songs with all the aunties. They saw that Ravindra used to be very absorbed in singing and had learnt some songs also. There were times that others would not join the prayer time but Ravindra was first to join the prayer. Looking at her faith and heart to worship, some sisters from Virar sector initiated to read the Bible with her. The sisters saw that Ravindra was showing interest in Bible study and that’s when the sisters taught her about Jesus and salvation and on 23rd February 2018, Ravindra was baptized in Jesus. 

Now Ravindra knows that she has a true godly family and a God who protects her and will never leave her. Since that time, she is living a happy life and also shared that happiness with others. Ravindra is very good in serving and make sure others are taken care.

There are many women like Ravindra who need shelter and a loving home. They are deserted by their families to leave alone on the streets. They are lonely and many times stay hungry. These women need a family like the Home for Aged run by HOPE foundation.  HOPE would love to serve and take care of many aunties and women and give them a shelter and a home.

Request: $400

Paty has been a faithful disciple in Tijuana for twenty-one years. Due to economic constraints, she currently lives with her granddaughter and great granddaughter. Sadly, both Paty and her granddaughter lost their jobs as a result of the pandemic. At the moment, Paty and her family survive by working odd jobs whenever possible.

Paty and her family are in great need of support to makes ends meet. Your help to help them pay for utilities, groceries, and rent would be greatly appreciated during this very difficult time.

Felicien and his wife Reine are members of the Church of Christ in Abidjan and have been faithful disciples for nearly 20 years. Together they have a beautiful little girl named Balissan who is 6 and attends elementary school.
After graduating from university in 2003, Felicien took many steps to find stable employment, but he was only able to get temporary jobs. The last job he held at an NGO ended after the grant expired and this made the situation very difficult for Felicien.

When COVID spread, employment opportunities became scarcer and now it is near impossible for Felicien to pay for rent, groceries, and his daughter’s tuition. Your support for our brother and sister during this difficult time is greatly appreciated.

Request: $400

Our sister Nunudzai has been a disciple in Zimbabwe for 9 years. She was baptized in 2012 and three years later she lost her husband in an unfortunate car accident. Following her husband's death, she fell into a severe dysfunctional depression which strained many of her relationships and caused her to lose her job.

Thanks to much prayer, support, and medical attention she was able to work through her condition in 2019. Nunudzai is working to rebuild her life and care for her four children, but the pandemic has brought unforeseen financial difficulties that have deeply impacted her limited budget. Nunudzai and her children are seeking assistance to pay for the extra costs of online school materials, mental health services, and support for basic needs.

Your support for our widowed sister and her children is greatly appreciated.

Request: $300

Eze is a faithful disciple and single mother. When her husband abandoned her and their three children, she was left with the responsibility of providing for her entire household. The economic condition in Lagos has been very difficult for a long time and the situation was further exasperated by the pandemic. Eze is still in search of a permanent job, but for the time being she makes do by taking any odd jobs that come her way.

Though she is a hard worker, she struggles to make ends meet. She and her family are seeking assistance to pay for groceries, rent, and other daily needs. Your support for their needs would be of great relief as Eze continues her search for permanent work.

Request: $400

Irma is a single mother and has been a faithful disciple for more than 18 years. At the onset of the COVID pandemic, she lost her job and she is currently unable to pay for her food, transport, electricity, or water. Due to her situation, she had to move in with one of her children. Her son, unfortunately, doe not have a steady job at the moment and needs major repairs done to the roof of his home in order to make it livable.

They are requesting assistance to meet their basic needs and repair their roof while they find stable jobs. Your support is greatly appreciated!

Thanks to ETF generous donors,

this need has been met!

My name is Kwassenwui. I am thirty-eight years old and I have been a disciple for twenty two years. I was married to a wonderful man for eight years, but this year in September I lost my husband. After the death of my husband my son and I moved out of his family's house where we were living. We now rent an apartment and it has been difficult to keep up because I'm not currently employed. Previously I sold used clothing, but the amount I earned is not enough to sustain us without the support of my husband.

I am requesting your help to pay for groceries, rent, and day to needs while I continue looking for work and rebuild our lives. God Bless!

Thanks to generous ETF donors

this need has been met!

Treesa has been a disciple for three years and she is a faithful member of the Trivandrum church in Kerala. She has been a widow for fifteen years and she has been struggling to maintain her household which includes her two children, Blessy and Rejoy. She is currently unable to keep a full time job due to  her health issues related to diabetes, sinusitis, and joint pains. She provides for her family with the little income that she earns from doing odds jobs. Her daughter, Blessy, is a college student and she supports the family by tutoring neighborhood kids.

During the COVID 19, lockdown, the family went through tough financial struggles and the church in Trivandrum along with some of her relatives helped them to get through. However, the family still has many needs and your support for this family is greatly appreciated.

In the midst of dealing with a global pandemic the Philippines has also grappled with a ruthless typhoon season that has caused major damage in the country. Many have lost their loved ones, homes, and belongings leaving them with only the clothes on their back.
Yet even in the face of physical devastation, disciples have held tightly to their faith and continue to find strength in God's love. Our brothers and sisters are in desperate need of assistance during this incredibly challenging time.
Angie and Rose are cousins and both part of the campus ministry. Together they serve as song leaders in the worship ministry. Their home was flooded from the water that rose from a nearby river. They are in great need of help to restore their home, purchase groceries, and replace some of their lost items. Your help for these young ladies greatly appreciated.

Thanks to ETF generous donors,

this need has been met!

In the midst of dealing with a global pandemic the Philippines has also grappled with a ruthless typhoon season that has caused major damage in the country. Many have lost their loved ones, homes, and belongings leaving them with only the clothes on their back.
Yet even in the face of physical devastation, disciples have held tightly to their faith and continue to find strength in God's love. Our brothers and sisters are in desperate need of assistance during this incredibly challenging time.
The Valenzuela Family is a unique household comprised of a single sister who lovingly cares for two children who lost their disciple mom earlier this year. Their home was almost completely destroyed when a sign fell on their roof. God truly protected this family and kept them safe, but they are in true need of assistance as they work to rebuild their home. Your support for this very special family is greatly apprecaited!

Thanks to generous ETF donors,

this need has been met!

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