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Fled the Ukraine two years ago with her 3 young children, ages 4, 6, and 11 years.

My name is Maria. I have been a disciple for 18 years and currently serve in the children's ministry. I have been married to a fellow disciple, Mario Vila Garcia, since 2007. We are blessed with two beautiful children- Yaretzi, who is 11 years old, and Liam Jared, who is 6 years old. Both my husband and daughter are actively serving in the Worship ministry.

On January 4th, I became a victim of fraud. An amount of $259,549 was fraudulently withdrawn from my account. I quickly reported the incident to my bank, who provided support by involving the CONDUSEF Government Institution to investigate my case. The fraudsters had called me pretending to be from HSBC Bank and claimed that my data was being hacked. I was given some information that matched my account and account data, which had already been entered through another electronic means. The Bank has already responded stating that I accepted all the operations that were carried out. They advised me to consult a lawyer to help me with the situation, and the lawyer's fees will be approximately around $20,222 pesos. I have been greatly affected by this incident in so many ways. I am finding it difficult to sleep and constantly feel anxious. Unfortunately, due to financial constraints, I am unable to hire a lawyer to help me retrieve my money. My husband's earnings are not enough to cover all of our household expenses, especially when we also have to pay for our kids' schooling. I have exhausted all options to resolve the issue with the bank and recover our money. I am reaching out to ETF to seek support for my family so that we can hire a lawyer and start the legal proceedings. This money is important for securing our children's future.

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Abeer Noshi, a faithful disciple of Egypt Church, has been a devout follower of Jesus Christ for the past 17 years. She was introduced to the church by her sister and despite her family's disapproval, she committed herself to studying the Bible and became a devout disciple. As a loving mother of three, she actively serves in the women's ministry, her warm and compassionate nature touching the lives of many. Each week, she selflessly organizes transportation for over 20 women, ensuring their access to have fellowship.

Despite facing numerous challenges throughout her life, Abeer has never wavered in her faith. However, recent economic hardships in Egypt have cast a shadow over Abeer's family. Her husband's work has been severely impacted by the devaluation in Egypt, making it increasingly difficult for them to meet their basic needs. Despite their financial struggles, Abeer remains steadfast in her faith and her commitment to her family and community. She is deeply grateful for any assistance that can be provided. With your generous support, Abeer and her family can navigate these difficult times with greater ease. Your contribution will make a profound impact on their lives, providing them with the means to meet their essential needs and continue their journey of faith and service.

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Art Franklin is a 56-year-old man who has been a dedicated disciple for the past 20 years. Unfortunately, he was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis. In 2014, his condition worsened to the extent that he now relies on a wheelchair to move around. As a result of his current situation, Art is severely limited in his movements, particularly when it comes to getting out of bed and changing his clothes.

We have started a private donation fund for Art to raise money for two pieces of equipment that he needs. The first is a bed that allows him to raise himself to a seated position without assistance. The second is a hydraulic stand-up lift that allows him to get up from the bed and get dressed, and then move into the wheelchair. As his only help now is his wife, he will need these tools to safely get up and down. The approximate cost of these two items is $4000.

Despite the challenges that Multiple Sclerosis has thrown at him, Art remains positive and in good spirits. We would like to thank you in advance for contributing and providing support to make Art's life a little easier.

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To help raise funds for the Croatian disciples to visit the United States for a month this summer. For them to meet the disciples and find encouragement in the fellowship.

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General profile for COVID needs, the construction of an elderly home and/or orphanage, and other urgent needs of families in India.

Michael (85) and his wife Danawathi have been faithful disciples of the Ceylon Christian Church for more than 23 years. 

Michael is not able to work now due to his poor health condition.   His wife and his son both work to support the family but since those jobs are low paid jobs, they have been able to manage only their very basic needs with their earnings. 

Due to Michael’s health condition, he stays home all day.  Their house is in a bad condition and has a lot of repairs and also there is no proper ceiling which makes it very difficult to stay inside the house during the afternoons as the Asbestos sheet roof gets heated and releases the heat inside the building. 

Sri Lanka’s current economic crisis has made it very difficult for families such as Michaels. They cannot afford to pay for ceiling right now even though it is an important need.  They have kindly requested for financial support to fix their ceiling.

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Nabil has been a disciple for 20 years. He works as a car mechanic. His wife is a disciple too. They are very committed to the church and very generous regardless of their financial situation in bringing homemade refreshments for the church. They have 5 kids 2 of which has hearing and speech difficulties. 

A few days ago his older son was helping him fixing a auto rickshaw and the engine caught fire causing the son to be burned and the rickshaw was burned as well. Any help providing for them to provide for their son treatment and fixing the rickshaw will be really appreciated. 

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

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