First of all we want to express our gratitude for your help and support. In the face of Hurricane Fiona, the brothers of the Church of Christ in Puerto Rico we thank God so much for preserving our lives and homes. God has allowed us to share in his victory because he has allowed us to reflect a sincere brotherhood, united and trusting in him in the face of the adversities that we have experienced as a country.

In these moments, our church is facing the aftermath of hurricane Fiona. One of the challenges that surfaced after the hurricane, is the lack of basic services of electricity, water and communication signals. This in turn triggered the damage of basic equipment, the loss of food, as well as exhaustion . That is why we are requesting funding to assist families in purchasing battery operated equipment such as fans, radios, and generators to allow families to resume vital functions in their homes. We truly believe that this assistance will allow 78 families and individuals to persevere through the loss of power during this hurricane season. We are extremely grateful to God and to you for any help you can give us. May the Lord continue to bless your lives and ministry!

Marcus E. has been a disciple for 28 years. He is a single brother from Ikeja region of the Lagos church.


It started in March 2020, when he noticed a lump in his mouth.  He went to his doctor who referred Marcus to LUTH (Lagos state teaching hospital), in August 26th, 2020. He ran some tests, after which he was told he will undergo surgery which did not happen, because the hospital went on strike that year.

In 2021 he went back, he was told to go get another referral letter, so his doctor gave him the letter, he went back, again he was asked to rerun the test all over again it took almost 3 months when the results came out he went back, the hospital went on strike again that lasted for 4 months. At this time the growth in his mouth was growing in such a way that he could not eat or breathe well.

His family used herbal, which brought the growth down, but he still requires major surgery for his condition.

Marcus desires to undergo a surgery, he sent his report to Narayana Health hospital in India, he got a reply that they will have to run their own test with 1,000 USD. The cost of surgery will be decided on the detailed evaluation. Marcus is soliciting for Support from ESPECIALLY THE FAMILY to be able to undergo this surgery so that he can have his health again. Thank you in anticipation of your consideration.

Olfania has been a faithful disciple for the past 20 years. She lives in a modest home in Nicaragua, a country currently suffering greatly economically, and spiritually.

Olfania earns a small amount of money each month and recently she was told she needed an urgent surgery. She has been able to save some money, but is still in need of assistance to pay for the rest of her medical bills and medications.

Your help can help this loving sister to receive the immediate care she needs.

Request: $500

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

Aruna grew up in a non-Christian household, but has been an amazingly faithful disciple for more than 20 years.

In the past few years she has suffered the loss of a daughter, and endured seeing her husband go through various near-death health challenges.

The financial challenges she now endures is heavy. The medical bills for her husband and the funeral expenses for her daughter have brought upon a tremendous amount of added worry.

She and her family are in need of assistance to pay down their debt as they persevere through the hardships of these past few years.

Thank you!

Request $1,000

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!

Vicky has been a disciple b for 2 years. Her sister and father both lived with her. A few months ago, her sister committed suicide and left behind an 8 year old son. Vick has taken guardianship of her nephew and is doing her best to care and console him. Sadly, she was also forced to take on the burden of paying for funeral expenses. She is in great need of financial assistance to pay for burial costs and expenses to care for her nephew. 
Your support for this grieving family would mean the world to them. Thank you! 

Thanks to 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! 

My name is Mayavati. I got baptized back in the 2020. We are a total of 7 members of the Buddhist family. My mom and all my sisters also became disciples of Jesus.

Our daily expenses are increasing day by day and my elder sister alone is working and taking care of all of us with her $15,000 (rupees) salary as of now. 17 years back we left our village and moved to town (Bidar,Karnataka) for higher studies. Since then we have been staying in a rented house which costs $4,000 (rupees) per month, and my elder sister stays in a rented house in Hyderabad.

After the death of my dad, my mom became weak and fell sick often. The doctors are saying her Blood Pressure is low and she needs to care for herself. Not only that my health has also not been good for 2 years. I have suffered from Anemia and I also need to take injections continuously to increase my blood level. Due to this not able not focus on my studies.

Recently 2 months back my grandmother fell down and her leg broken. She is not able to walk anymore and she is staying with us. Because of pain she is crying and shouting and our house owner is telling us to vacate the house. We need to move to another place at the earliest. We need to pay our debts also. It is very hard to find houses because prices are very high and facing a lot of water issues in many houses.

All these issues make us disturbed and stressed. No financial support from relatives and no one supporting us because we became disciples.

We all are praying and hoping in God only. We are requesting $1000.

Thanking you Sister.

Mayavati From Bidar Church, Karnataka, INDIA.

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

Nivine, a faithful disciple 21 years now, needs your help urgently. Her husband has cancer and it is spreading in the lungs and liver. She has been facing severe back problems as well. She already had 9 surgeries. 

Because of their current situation, Nivine is working as a part-timer and cannot even afford the medicine for her husband that is around 600$ per month, nor can she take care of her back problem.

She serves the church with all her heart, helping with the media, being responsible with another sister, for the kids kingdom, and even sharing all that she learns at her job with all the sisters through seminars.

We thank you in advance for your generous hearts and pray that God blesses you abundantly.

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

ETF Logo
Especially The Family (ETF) was started by a small group of disciples in 2012. ETF has been a registered not-for-profit 501c3 entity since 2012 so all donations made to it are tax deductible. Our EIN number, which you can use to verify our charity status, is 45-3788352.
Select an immediate need to support or If you prefer to instead make a general donation to the ETF program, please use the button below:



Custom Amount

Select Payment Method
Personal Info

Credit Card Info
This is a secure SSL encrypted payment.


Donation Total: $100.00 One Time

Please submit your email address here if you want to receive encouraging stories about changed lives.
Copyright ¬© 2022  - All rights reserved
Powered by GDN Web Media
linkedin facebook pinterest youtube rss twitter instagram facebook-blank rss-blank linkedin-blank pinterest youtube twitter instagram