An Appeal for Help

As you may or may not know, Gintas’ throat cancer has attacked him severely over the past year. We will have more details concerning his medical condition in some new articles that are being written, but for now we are asking for donations to help him through this most difficult time. His condition has left without the ability to earn a living right now to support himself, his wife and son and has wiped out his savings making it impossible for him to pay basic living expenses without help from others. He is responding well to chemotherapy so we are all very hopeful. Please read the letter below from his pastor at the River of Life church in Raleigh, NC. If you would like to donate, you can find the PayPal link below. Please note that the default donation amount has been changed from what was mentioned in the letter below. Thank you.

April 16, 2010

Dear Friends,

We are writing you this letter to ask you to help us bless Gintas and Violeta Abarius. They are our wonderful friends and Gintas is our Worship Pastor at River of Life. Gintas has such a gifting from God on piano, teaching, conducting, and directing muscians. He is so delightful with his humor and quick wit in his personality. He is anointed to lead worship. His leadership on the worship team is a direct blessing from God for our people. We enjoy their family so very much. Their wonderful family, David and Sylvia and David, and baby Ruth are very special to us as well as to you.

As you know they have been in a continuous financial issue with Gintas illness. The doctors have been giving him various treatments and he has responded very well. We know his healing will take place! Medicine for Gintas is very costly. That is why we are asking you to help and to bless their family with support.

Would you consider helping them financially each month? We are asking all their friends and relatives to give $20 each month to help them with living expenses, and with medicine and doctor visits. If all help, the needs will be met. If you care to give more, then we will rejoice with them! Our church loves them very much, and we support them financially and we will continue to do so.

To give your $20 each month for financial support, go to:

Click on the PayPal link and submit your credit card. It is not necessary to have a Paypal account in order to donate. Any credit card is sufficient.

You may also set up a pay plan to have the amount withdrawn each month.

Funds go directly to Gintas and Violeta and they use the Paypal card like a debit card. It withdraws the amount when they use it, and gives them the balance left in the Paypal. If you prefer to mail a check, please use this address:

Rev. and Mrs. Gintas Abarius
6612 Narrow Valley Way #1002
Raleigh, NC 27615 USA

David Newell
Senior Pastor

River of Life Church

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