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Jericho Goes Back to School

May 18, 2015

Sponsorship Program Rescues Filipino Youngster from a Life of Begging on the Streets In the suburbs just south of Manila, Philippines, lies Napacor, a community of shanties with no electricity or running water. Ironically, Napacor is built around an electricity tower and is named for the power company that owns it. ER partner IT Tender […]

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Nepal Relief Update: 49 Families Helped

April 30, 2015

July 23, 2015 update: ER Friends Karak and Premi Tamang sent this update for their most recent relief distribution to those struggling with the impact of the Nepal earthquakes. On July 23 we went to Gorkha district Gaikhur village and distributed 49 bundle of  zink sheets for (42 families and 1 church ) earthquake victim families. […]

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Healing A Mother’s Heartache

April 29, 2015

By Kelly McClelland, ER Director of Women’s Advocacy “Extreme Response stands for me in places I am not able to go, providing the resources to my fellow moms that enable them to protect and nurture their children.” – Jody Wachler Imagine this… A family is living in poverty, fumbling for scraps, not really making it. […]

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Family Overcomes Hardships, Helps Quito Dump Kids

April 21, 2015

By Tim Fausch, ER Communications Director At one point, Carrie and Josh Bower dreamed about moving to a foreign country and working to change the lives of people living in extreme conditions. The future seemed wide open for the couple, who reside in northwest Indiana. Their first daughter, Maddie, was born in 2005. But their dream […]

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Donated iPads Open Up New Worlds for Kids with Disabilities

April 6, 2015

“The most important thing in communication is hearing what isn’t being said”.                              ~Author Unknown Most of us never think about what a gift it is to be able to communicate using our words. That’s not possible for some of the children […]

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Changing Fear into Confidence

March 24, 2015

Thanks to Youth Mobilization’s Loving Approach, a Once-Fearful 5-Year-Old Has Blossomed into a Star Student Youth Mobilization (Youth Mob), an ER partner near Manila, Philippines, helps further the education of children through its Abot Pag-ibig (Reach Out with Love) program. Ramil is one such student whose life is being changed by the program. Youth Mob […]

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Tunnels to the Future

March 6, 2015

By Gerrit Kleynhans, Farm Manager, Living Hope Living Hope is a longtime ER partner located near Cape Town, South Africa. The following story reflects how its Agriculture and Business Training Programme is creating sustainability by teaching students tunnel farming (tunnel-shaped greenhouses) along with successful business practices. This story first appeared in Living Hope’s February 2015 […]

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A Fighter With A Future

February 22, 2015

Kenyan Teen Overcomes Extreme Circumstances to Graduate from Secondary School By Hilary Wolfe, ER Contributing Writer   Salome faced long odds as she entered adolescence. Growing up in poverty, losing a mother and living with an alcoholic father will do that to a person. But a fighting spirit, big dreams and a loving support network […]

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“Angel” Brings Hope to Ecuadorian Kindergartner

January 22, 2015

                    Wendy Gutierrez lives in Macas, Ecuador, where her husband, Robin, administers Emmanuel Christian School, an ER partner. Here Wendy (pictured with Robin and their daughter, Bethany) shares the story of Joselyn, a kindergartener at ECS who has “adopted” her American benefactor. Joselyn is in her […]

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Jordan Anderson does face painting at an ER Christmas celebration in Quito

True and Lasting Hope

December 21, 2014

 By Jessa Anderson, Extreme Response Volunteer Recording artists Jessa and Jordan Anderson have made six trips to Quito to work at ER Christmas celebrations. What inspires them to return every year, while juggling two kids and a hectic touring schedule?   This year my husband Jordan and I took our sixth trip to Quito, Ecuador, […]

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