Brethren Supporting Brethren

Welcome to Brethren Supporting Brethren!

We are encouraged to live lives focused on giving rather than receiving. There are so many brethren going through trials throughout the world and we can help alleviate some of their burdens! With Brethren Supporting Brethren, we seek to connect brethren in need with those looking to give back. Fundraisers, meal services, and other needs are all included in the list.

If you have a need, or know of one posted by brethren, do not be shy to submit it — that’s what Brethren Supporting Brethren is for! If you would prefer to remain anonymous, we currently allow anonymous submissions through the Brethren Supporting Brethren submission form (included below). You may also email requests and details to Wesley Kendall (wesken20@gmail.com). Please note that assistance for education and business expenses are in most cases more suitable for the Educational & Business Development Grant Program, and those requesting such assistance will be directed to apply for the grant.

We are aware that sometimes there are requests, especially financial, that are not entirely legitimate. While Church of God Network is not responsible for the validity of requests listed on Brethren Supporting Brethren, we strive to include only legitimate requests. We ask that you use diligence to verify requests prior to submitting them.

“Then the righteous will answer Him, saying, ‘Lord, when did we see You hungry and feed You, or thirsty and give You drink? When did we see You a stranger and take You in, or naked and clothe You? Or when did we see You sick, or in prison, and come to You?’ And the King will answer and say to them, ‘Assuredly, I say to you, inasmuch as you did it to one of the least of these My brethren, you did it to Me.’” (Matthew 25:37-40, NKJV)

Organizer: Abigail Coble

Benefiting party: The High family

Link to support: https://www.gofundme.com/f/v58fb-help-emily-afford-a-home

From the GoFundMe page…

We are a family of soon-to-be 6 who have fallen on rough times. At the start of COVID, we moved into an RV as a temporary place to live while we worked on getting a permanent home built or purchased, but I had a massive health crisis earlier this year and my husband has had to stay home from work for an extended period of time to take care of me and our children, putting us incredibly far back on our plans, as well as our finances. I am thankfully on the path to good health, and he is back to work full time, but we now find ourselves financially confined to our RV as his several months spent away from work has put a dent in our ability to save money for a house. I am posting this to ask for support from our friends and neighbors, and we do so humbly, as we know that we are not the only ones who have fallen on rough times. Our goal is high, but any bit helps, as well as sharing our story. We thank you so much for taking the time to read this.

Organizer: Rebekah Rydholm

Benefiting party: The Fletcher family

Link to support: https://www.gofundme.com/f/dan-fletcher-family-fund

From the GoFundMe page…

We are raising funds to help relieve a small portion of the heavy burden of a dearly-loved family in our local Church congregation. That burden includes recent medical expenses, current memorial expenses, and upcoming transitional living expenses necessary following the December 2, 2021 death of Dan Fletcher. Dan leaves behind his severely disabled wife, Carol, and his three adult children, Dana, Jamie, and Hana.

After experiencing a brain aneurysm and stroke in 2017, Carol suffers extensive disabilities, including extremely limited speaking, and significant inability to walk, to feed herself, or to take care of her daily needs.

The Fletcher family asks us to share with you that they do not wish anyone to feel any sort of obligation to contribute anything toward their needs; however, every donation will be gratefully accepted and deeply appreciated.

GoFundMe collects 2.9% + $0.30 per donation. The remainder of your donation will go directly to the Fletcher family.

(See the GoFundMe page for the full story)

Organizer: Katelyn Creps

Benefiting party: Katie-Jo, baby “Rowdy” and family

Link to support: https://www.gofundme.com/f/help-baby-rowdy-and-his-family

From the GoFundMe page…

Friends and family, we are asking for your help and support to raise money for our dear friend Katie-Jo and her little family. Here is their story:

On Sep. 30th she had a regular OB appointment and her blood pressure was running high. The previous week at her biophysical profile, baby “Rowdy” was in the bottom 3rd percentile for size for his gestational age, and those results combined with her just having covid a few weeks ago meant she was at very high risk for pre-eclampsia. They admitted her to run more tests, most of which came back with less than ideal results. While all of his movements and heart rate looked good on the ultrasound, he had dropped into the bottom 1st percentile for growth. Her blood pressure remained high, and her urine tests came back frighteningly high for proteins, leading them to an official diagnosis of pre-eclampsia. She was transferred to a different hospital with a more advanced NICU that was better equipped to deliver a baby that small. The goal was to keep him in there until 34 weeks, and at that point it would be safer for both her and the baby if he’s on the outside. She received steroid shots to help his lungs develop faster in case he came even earlier than they were expecting, which he did. Just a week after transferring her (just shy of 31 weeks) her test results were steadily getting worse and the baby had been non-reactive on the monitor for the last few days. They decided it was time to do an emergency C-section. On October 8th, baby “Rowdy” was brought into this world weighing only 2 lbs, 9oz. Both mommy and baby are healthy but obviously being that small he will be in the NICU for quite some time.

Since the baby came so early they weren’t yet prepared for his arrival and obviously weren’t expecting to have such a small baby. We are asking for your help to raise money to cover their hospital bills and premie baby supplies, as Mommy will be out of work for awhile. Anything you can give would be greatly appreciated, and would mean so much to this family. Thank you!

Organizer: Martha Gilley

Benefiting party: Scott Familetti and his family

Link to support: https://www.gofundme.com/f/scott-familetti

From the GoFundMe page…

The Familetti family has had a very difficult few weeks. Scott was admitted to the hospital with COVID Pneumonia on August 7th. They quickly transferred him 1.5 hours away to La Crosse, WI. After just 2 days, he was placed on a ventilator. Five days later, he was still under limited sedation, and still on the ventilator, but he was cogent and able to respond to questions from his doctors and nurses. We’re hoping that Scott’s condition will continue to improve to the point of his release from ICU and subsequently from the hospital in the coming days. However, even after his release, he’s going to face an uphill climb to a full recovery. Being confined to a hospital bed for more than a week with no muscle movement will require some physical therapy, and there is concern about any damage that might have occurred to his lungs, which will take time to heal.

We’re starting this GoFundMe for Scott and his family for a few reasons. Scott’s job is the primary source of income for the family, and it will likely be many weeks before he’s strong enough to return to work. Additionally, while the family has good health insurance that will cover most of the costs, there are likely to be some hefty medical bills as a result of his hospitalization. The proceeds from this GoFundMe account will be used to support the family during Scott’s recovery, and to pay the family’s portion of the medical bills not covered by insurance. We wish to thank each and every one of you for your prayers and for helping the family through what could have otherwise be a very stressful financial time.

Organizer: Victor Ochieng

Benefiting party: Victor Ochieng’s mother

Link to support: https://secure.changa.co.ke/myweb/share/47808/

(Verified with the CCoG pastor in the area | https://ccogafrica.org/ndhiwa/, who William Goff of VWCoG also knows | https://vwcog.org/)

We have also been informed by his pastor that Victor is fatherless and is also struggling with paying for food and school fees. However, Victor is currently only asking for assistance to get treatment for his mother. If he loses his mother, he will be without parents.

From the M-Changa page…

Victor Ochieng, a 18 year old boy and is a member of Continuing Church Of God in Kenya has a mother who needs Cancer Treatment. They are very poor and he is the only one to look after his mother as his father died when he was one year old many years ago.

Recently, Victor took her mother to hospital and the doctors told him that his mother has only Three months to live if she is not treated. He was told that it would take him more than $ 20,000 to help cover his mother’s cancer treatment bill. Please help Victor to save his mother’s life.

For those outside Kenya,you can as well send through PayPal to Victor Ochieng Ologi directly at: vicochieng423@gmail.com.

This is a legitimate request and this has been both approved by his Pastor Evangelist Evans Ochieng and a friend Wesley Kendall.

Please help Victor.