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.

Francisco and his wife, Raimundinha, live with their three daughters: Sara (16), Aira (11) and Ana (8). Francisco is a trained technical electrician and has been going to night school to study electrical engineering. He and his wife have been disciples in Brazil since November 2019. When the quarantine hit their country, Francisco lost most of his business and fell behind in his payments for a lot he and Raimundinha bought to build their home. He has been doing all the construction himself and has already invested a lot of time and money. Currently, they rent a small home. When their own home is built, the savings on rent will help pay for their children’s education.

However, the family risk losing their lot due to failure to make payments in 2020. Both Francisco and Rai are dedicated disciples. Their daughters are excellent students and Sara has a good chance of making it into a federal (free) university next year. They hope to make the overdue payments before their case becomes unresolvable. Francisco is a hard-working, responsible man who fell on hard times due to circumstances beyond his control. He is urgently requesting US$1000 to help with the payment and prevent repossession of his lot.

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

Luz has been a follower of Christ for the past 22 years. She is a beloved member of the Church in Tijuana and she is requesting assistance to pay for urgent dental procedures needed for her to eat normally and alleviate pain.

Luz has endured several small procedures in the past that caused complications and it is now imperative that she receives treatment as soon as possible. Your donations for our sister are truly appreciated!

Request: $1,000

Brothers and sisters,
I hope The Lord is allowing you to feel His mighty love in every blessing in your lives. My name is Jose and I have been a disciple in Guatemala for the last years.

I would like to share with you what happened on March 09, 2020. I had a motorcycle accident when I was getting home after work. I hurt my hand, arm, shoulder and the worst impact on my right knee. Our social security is deficient and our national hospitals are not assisting this kind of illness.
On Friday, August 14th 2020, I managed the reception of a donation and, as usual, I was counting, carrying, and unloading. While doing this I injured my right knee on the tailgate of a freight pick-up. This made the pain and mobility on my knee even worse. I could afford for the MRI scan and this allowed me to have the diagnostic: meniscus tear and partial tear of posterior ligament. An expert has evaluated my case and his best solution is a knee Arthroscopy and meniscectomy, unfortunately the cost of these procedures are higher than my possibilities.
I have been looking for a trauma orthopedics-surgeon. Therefore our sister in Christ Pamela has been interceding for me by finding a specialist who decided to donate his experience, time and willingness, so now he is only charging 40% which is $1,600.00 out of the total cost.

The necessity of the surgery is due to constant pain, swelling, limited mobility and the bone damage caused during these 6 months without treatment on the mentioned knee. The surgery is vital for mobility and my ability to continue working for the nonprofit that I serve in Guatemala, Having the surgery will allow me to restart working and help serve with the medical brigades, receiving donations, bringing food supplies, helping and supporting the ill disciples or any other necessity, and many other assignments.
I would like to share with you my deep desire to keep working in service of our brothers and sisters in Guatemala as I have been doing especially during this difficult time, but it is difficult for me because of the present situation. I know God never leave us and he always surprises us through His amazing love. Therefore, I come to humbly and plead for your support with this situation. I know that globally there are enough resources to cover up all necessities, but I would really like to have this surgery so I can recover and keep working to serve The Lord and our brothers and sisters in need.
Again, I want to thank our Lord first, and to all of you as well for your attention and generosity.

Thanks to ETF generous donors,

this need has been met!

I am Trinicris Santos a disciple from ICOC Makati who has a father named Cecilio Santos a disciple from ICOC Taguig. My father has been confined in the ICU since last December 3, 2020 and still there now. He has had three strokes and has suffered through many complications like pneumonia, ulcers and septic shock. Our local church has been incredible helpful and supportive, but we understand that their funds are limited. I am humbly asking for your help to pay for hospital bill expenses and other medical expenses. This is a very difficult situation for me because I am the only child and breadwinner, but due to the pandemic I lost my job (and only source of income) on March 15, 2020.

With the prayers of our brothers and sisters and your support I pray that I will be able to bring my father home for Christmas. The current hospital bill is close to $5,000 (as of December 20, 2020) not including the doctor's fee. The doctors believe that my father can be discharged in the next few days, but hospital requires us to fully settle our bills before discharging the patient.

Your hearts for helping us are greatly appreciated!

Thanks to ETF generous donors,

this need has been met!

Our brother Bismarck works at a farm in his hometown of Malpaisillo, in northwestern Nicaragua with his wife and daughter. 

Bismarck has been suffering from renal failure for about a year now, and this week, three different doctors have expressed concern that if he doesn't get dialysis done within the next few days, his life will be seriously in danger.

The problem is that Bismarck doesn't have any money to pay for the dialysis.  It costs the equivalent of around $1,500.00 to get him set up for it, and another $130 to $150 per session.  Depending on what the nephrologist says, he may need between 1 and 3 sessions per week.

This is an urgent plea to help Bismarck gather the funds to pay for the dialysis that will keep him alive and continue to support his family.

Koty is in a desperate situation and needs your help. Koty has a severe spine deformity that is now putting her life in immediate danger. She is a disciple of Jesus who lives in Mexico, with over 22 years in the faith. Her health is deteriorating rapidly as a result of her spinal deformity causing pressure on her vital internal organs. Click below to listen to her tell you about her story.

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.
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.
Ms. Conde is part of the senior citizen ministry. Her family endured a lot of damage to their homes so she was pressed to send them financial help. Unfortunately shortly after the typhoons hit, she developed skin allergies that caused a lot of pain and loss of sleep. She is in need of assistance to purchase medication and pay for her rent.

Thanks to ETF generous donors,

this need has been met!

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