Orphans and Vulnerable Children

Children’s Home Kids Excel, Staff Trains

April 19, 2018

The staff and boys at the Manila Children’s Home home have enjoyed a busy and productive start to 2018.  Last month, local safety officials presented them with safety tips, including how to respond to a fire and natural disasters, as well as how to prepare an emergency kit containing water, food and medicine. The staff […]

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2018 Bike Ride Scheduled for June 23

April 19, 2018

ER Canada will be hosting its third group bike ride in Simcoe, Ontario, Canada. “Cycling 2 Change Lives” will take place on Saturday, June 23. “We are offering a choice of three bike routes – a 10k or 30k trail ride or a 50k road ride,” said ride coordinator Ron Erauw. Registration details will be announced […]

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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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Interns and Short-Term Volunteers Thrive

January 8, 2018

Gapper Thrives in South Africa ER volunteer Shelby Watson discovered the benefits  of taking a “gap year” between high school and college to volunteer to help kids and experience adventure at the same time. “I found out about the Global Gap Year Fellowship (GGYF) program at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The […]

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JT’s Breakthrough: 100 Books Read

November 15, 2017

By Amy Townsend, South Africa Dream Centre Amy and Ron Townsend oversee ER Africa’s South Africa Dream Center (DC). Here, Amy shares this heartfelt update about JT, a young student who attends our after-school program. At the beginning of this school year, he was going into grade 2 and didn’t recognize the alphabet. He couldn’t write […]

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ER Receives Inspiring Gift of AEDs

October 9, 2017

By Tim Fausch, ER Communications (Scroll to the bottom to read a brief update on this blog.) In 2016, ER’s Brian Wallace shared an important need. “Our Quito Dump Program is growing,” he said. “One day we’ll likely have to deal with a health incident.” Brian came to Ecuador with a medical background, knowing all […]

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NAPACOR City Kids

Find Your Life-Changing Experience With ER

July 28, 2017

By Tim Fausch, ER Communications So you’ve heard about short-term volunteering overseas and you’re intrigued. But, you wonder, where in the world should you go and how can you make a real impact? Fortunately for you, we have the solution to your dilemma –  connect with Extreme Response in the Philippines. Our ER Asia team is […]

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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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‘Big Dreams Require Hard Work’

March 16, 2017

We’ve learned something while launching the South Africa Dream Centre: It takes incredible effort to change to course of a child’s life. Sure, we knew tutoring, homework help and nutrition would be foundational to giving these kids a good chance of succeeding in their lives. But we’ve seen that engaging them in activities is equally powerful for […]

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Malnourished Mel Overcomes the Odds

February 20, 2017

By John and Gela Basiwa, Manila Children’s Home When Mel* was rescued from the streets at age nine, he was underweight and had severe health issues. Having spent years on the street with his family, he was diagnosed with primary complex disease, a precursor to tuberculosis. Mel’s outlook was bleak. The third of four children, […]

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