Short-Term Volunteering

Bridge Team Mobilizes in South Africa

March 28, 2018

By Nick Carnill ER Africa Short-Term Teams A team from Bridge Church in Miami, Florida recently served with God’s Little Lighthouse and the Dream Centre. The team’s name is an apt metaphor for its work, for they bridged the sizable gap between South Florida and South Africa by strengthening previous established relationships and building new […]

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It Takes Teamwork

November 12, 2017

By Dawn Carnill Director of Christmas Outreach The 23-member 2017 South Africa Christmas team is already back home, decorating their own trees and gearing up for their own family holidays in the U.S., Canada and the United Kingdom. They spent 10 days in South Africa in late November, putting on 17 parties and going on […]

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David’s Journey: From Dump Diaper Duty to President of Linguava Interpreters

August 10, 2017

By Tim Fausch, ER Communications “‘The secret to living is giving’. That concept has really impacted my heart.” – David Brackett While in his early twenties, David Brackett traveled thousands of miles to change the diapers of infants and work in the Quito Dump Daycare. Diaper duty wasn’t highlighted in his short-term volunteer job description, but […]

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Scholarship Fund Delivers Priceless Payoffs

July 28, 2017

By Amy Townsend, ER Dream Centre Three years ago, Olivia Hoppen from Hope College in Holland, Michigan, traveled to South Africa with a team to serve ER’s South African partners. God’s Little Lighthouse greatly benefited from their work, which included painting and spending time with the children. As the team left, Olivia remembers thinking she […]

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ER Volunteer Invents ‘The Shoe That Grows’

July 15, 2017

By Tim Fausch, ER Communications After graduating from college, Kenton Lee thought he might become a missionary. He wanted to help people, especially kids, and set out on a journey to discover his life course. Having grown up in the small town of Nampa, Idaho, Kenton, did not have much experience with international travel and […]

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ER Volunteer Scores Awesome Grant

April 6, 2017

Mikayla Bridges is going to have an exciting summer in South Africa thanks largely to a grant from Clemson University. The Clemson student was awarded a $3,000 Educational Enrichment Travel Grant in order to serve at ER’s Dream Centre located near CapeTown. The grant will cover her travel and living expenses. Congratulations Mikayla! “We couldn’t […]

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ER Intern Captured by the Land and People of Her Heritage

March 24, 2016

By Allen Allnoch, ER Staff Writer Tonya Williams’ father always hoped that his children would one day visit the Philippines. His own father was from Turburan in the Cebu province, and he wanted Tonya to experience “The Land of our People,” as he called it. Santos Talaugon passed away in 2001, but his daughter has […]

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Amanda Moxley

Not For the Faint of Heart

October 13, 2014

Not for the Faint of Heart By Amanda Moxley Amanda Moxley spent the last year as an intern at Extreme Response’s Manila Children’s Home, a newly launched project caring for 10 boys who were orphaned, abused, abandoned or neglected. She also volunteered for IT Tender, an ER partner. Amanda shares her experience in this Changing […]

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