Shehan and Pavithra have been disciples at the Ceylon Christian Church for over 6 years.  Shehan works as a manager in a cafe while his wife Pavithra is also employed as a marketing executive in a private organization. Their son Joshua (4) is currently attending pre-school. 

Just like many of the other families in Sri Lanka that are struggling due to the recent declining economic situation in this country, Shehan and Pavithra too are finding it difficult to manage their finances. 

They are requesting for assistance to support their house rent, grocery and utility bills especially due to the current economic crisis in Sri Lanka that has resulted in the heavily rising cost of living even for professional families. Your love and understanding during this unprecedented time is greatly appreciated!

Request: $1,000

Olufemi has been a disciple for 13years and his wife has been faithful for 8 years in the Ebeda region of the Lagos church. Olufemi is a photographer and used to have a photo studio, but presently he is struggling to take care of his family. His wife also used to be a dress maker but she had an accident that has left her unable to continue as a seamstress and she can no longer generate an income to help her family. Presently, it is very difficult to survive as a family. Olufemi and his family are soliciting help to buy groceries, and pay for rent at this time of difficulty.

My name is Fernando. I have been a faithful follower of Christ for 15 years, in the Church of Christ in Monterrey. Currently, my family and I are going through a very difficult time with our 3-year-old daughter, Eva Victoria, who is receiving chemotherapy due to a tumor in her brain. Fortunately, her surgery was successful and they were able to remove the majority of the tumor.

It has been a very difficult journey for us as Eva recovers. Emotionally we are exhausted and financially we are hurting badly since we depend solely on my income and I have had to miss many days at work due to various emergencies that required my presence at the hospital. My reduced salary has not been enough to cover the cost of healthcare services, rent, transportation, medication and food. I am asking for your generosity as we strive to make it through this time. Thank you so much!

Request: $1,000

Conceição is a single mother with 3 children and been a disciple of the International Church of Christ in Belo Horizonte since 2002. She needs to have surgery on her uterus, but due to a heart problem, it was postponed, and it was a greater risk to do so. In addition to bleeding and heart and circulation problems, she has high blood pressure, high glucose, swelling and dizziness.

Two of her children, Samuel and Jamara, have psychiatric problems and are monitored by the public health system.

The father does not pay the pension stipulated by the court. The family pays rent and depends on donations to support themselves, as the mother does not have a steady job due to her poor health and the need to provide regular follow-up check-ups for herself and her children, in order to earn an income. Conceição only does sporadic cleaning when she’s able to work and her daughter Jamily has an internship with a scholarship and receives only R$ 400.00 (US$ 80) per month.

Conceição requests assistance with her unpaid back rent and medical needs (transportation for visits and medication) in the amount of $1000. She is forever grateful for any monetary assistance and for all prayers for her and her family.

Thanks to generous ETF donors, this need has been met!

Iris has been a loving sister in the Church of El Salvador for more than 20. Throughout the church she is known for her servitude and strong spiritual character. During the economic downturn that the pandemic caused in 2020, Iris lost her job. Since then, she has been unable to find a stable job and things have been really difficult for her and her family. She has two daughters that depend on her and she is asking for your help to pay for rent, groceries, and basic needs for her and her girls.

Thanks to generous ETF donors, this need has been met!

Adalinda has been a faithful sister in the Church in el Salvador. She was sick with cancer about a year ago.
Unfortunately, the health system here is so bad that her case was not treated on time.
Now she is in the last stage of her life.
Everyone in the church has helped but the needs in recent times are very great. Adalinda is in great need of assistance at this moment. Please consider helping her in these last few months. 

Thanks to generous ETF donors, this need has been met! 

Andrew and his wife Esther have been faithful disciples of the Ceylon Christian Church for over a year.  While Andrew is employed full time in an organization as a Quality Evaluator, his wife takes care of their 5 year old daughter Sofia’s needs.

They have been extremely disciplined in their financial management and have been an example by living within their means even during very difficult times.

The current economic situation is the country has made them stretch to the maximum and they are struggling to manage their basic expenses.  Thereby they are reaching out for help to manage their food, medical and utility bills.

Thanks to generous ETF donors, this need has been met!

Lakshmi (a single Mother) has been a faithful disciple of the Ceylon Christian Church since 2019.  She is a full time mother of her 3 children Chrishoni (15), Chrishon (12) and Nadeesha (4).  She also takes care of her aged parents who live with her.

Currently she is financially supported by her Brother who is a three-wheeler driver, who is a daily wage earner and they struggle hard to meet their daily needs. 

The current economic crisis of Sri Lanka has made things even worse for families such as Lakshmi’s as their income depends mainly on fuel to run the three-wheeler for hires.  The current fuel shortage and limitations have crippled their source of income to a large extent.

During this very difficult situation, Lakshmi’s family has requested for financial support to meet their house rent,  grocery bills, and also the medical needs of her aged parents who are currently living with them.

Thanks to generous ETF donors, this need has been met!

Please meet Abeer from Jordan.
Abeer is a 56 years old mother of 7 children. She has been a faithful disciple for 23 years. She met God through a friend who was a teacher whom taught her kids. Since then she tries to show Jesus’ love in her daily life.
Abeer helps in kids kingdom ministry and is known for her genuine love and care for the brothers and sisters but whoever knows her cannot but distinguish how much she is devoted for the kids.
Currently Abeer helps with the finances at home by working as a babysitter. But the family can barely afford the the basic needs .
She is in need of all the help she can get so she can pay for her daughter’s education. Lydia, the youngest, skipped two years from getting her education because of the financial issues the family was facing.
She will be grateful for your support.
Thank You & God Bless

Request: $1,000

Hello Family! I am Alba Elena Martínez Tijerina, I am 65 years old, and have been a disciple for 20 years. I have been unemployed since the start of the pandemic, I was packing boxes in a grocery store that is close to the house of a sister that allows me to live with her. I have been living off the spare change that customers from the store would give me for bagging their groceries. The store now permits me to continue working a few days at packing boxes and on other days I try to clean houses, but it is not enough. There are weeks that I am unable to find any kind of work. I no longer have a family to rely on and it's both sad and difficult, but I try to push forward. Thank you for your help!

Thanks to generous ETF donors, this need has been met!

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