We never thought it would get to this point, but here we are.
In two weeks, we'll face a very patient landlady who's been very tolerant of our delinquency. We're
going to be seven months in arrears when we meet her and as of now, we have nothing more to give her so far.
I've done all I could within my capacity to earn money for my family, despite my heart condition. Ever since a mild heart attack in May 2016, functioning normally has not been possible and my work options are severely limited. My doctor wants me to rest and recover but I simply cannot do that with my wife (bless her strong heart) supporting us alone - keeping us in food and paying the utility bills that allow her to teach Japanese executives conversational English online.
While I've been looking for suitable virtual assistant jobs for myself, I haven't been successful. There have been the odd jobs and business arrangements that have been concluded, yet oddly, payment is elusive While I try to keep believing that God has a good plan for us, I have to prepare for the worst possible outcomes. And that includes my continuing expenses for medical diagnostics.
I know I can make it back and pay back what I need, which is around US $ 4,000 to pay off arrears, repair our vehicle to move out to a much smaller and more affordable place just so my wife can continue working and I will continue to try to get work as a virtual assistant, like my friends have - for US based clients.
I find myself now in the very same position where I helped participate in a fundraising campaign for two friends who needed help several years ago - one, I initiated myself. Both were successful. One friend, who used to be homeless got to recover his car and is now working and has a roof securely over his head. Another has paid all his medical bills and is currently in Germany, working and hopefully will be married soon.
I thank God for my friends and some family that have stood by us and bridged our gap for us when
needed, but this one requires much, much more. Something like 200 people sparing 20 dollars each to help out. And within such a short time. I hope it's possible. I've participated and initiated similar drives for other friends online in the past and now, I find myself in the same situation. May God help us all.
(I had to update the total amount, as advised by a friend, to make room for deductions. Thanks!)