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Silverbacks Rise at L327-Fitness Camp

Silverbacks Rise at L327-Fitness Camp

In 2021, ER's Gabe Fisher launched L327-Fitness to mentor young men in South Africa to lead successful lives. To end the year, he invited six "Silverback" boys (interns) to participate in a fitness camp. This took place at a community farm in Beaufort West operated by...

Major Expansion Coming for Dream Centers

Major Expansion Coming for Dream Centers

This year will be a game-changer for dozens of vulnerable kids attending our Dream Centers. You will want to be a part of our plans. Watch for an announcement regarding scholarships on ER's social media platforms on Jan. 24. Currently, ER fully operates Dream Centers...

MCH Boys Overcome Hard Starts

MCH Boys Overcome Hard Starts

Have you ever wondered what happens to kids who beg on the street? It's beyond sad. Most end up as drug abusers, homeless, uneducated and hopeless. That was Roland's future because his family was locked in a never-ending cycle of poverty. But then everything changed....

Quito Dream Center Graduates Two Kids

Quito Dream Center Graduates Two Kids

Until recently, kids whose parents work in the Quito Trash Dump rarely made it through high school. Most drop out early to become recyclers themselves. This cycle is breaking and dreams are coming true. Thanks to your support, we celebrate the success of Cristina and...

COVID Grinch Fails to Cancel Christmas

COVID Grinch Fails to Cancel Christmas

By Dawn Carnill, Director of Christmas Outreach No, the COVID grinch did NOT cancel Christmas in South Africa. In fact, ER's Christmas outreaches were a huge success, despite the hoopla that surrounded the country when the Omicron strain was first detected by...

Life Skills Grads Conquer COVID

Life Skills Grads Conquer COVID

The six women who just graduated from Golden Hands' Advanced Seamstress course define perseverance. Normally this Life Skills course requires eight months of training, but because of multiple COVID restrictions, it extended beyond a year. Finally, these hard-working...

Rayne Dance: From Tragedy to Triumph

Rayne Dance: From Tragedy to Triumph

Investing in vulnerable children gives us a front row seat to seeing incredible life change. Take Rayne*, who experienced a severe childhood accident that could have left her crushed and hopeless. Instead, Rayne dances with joy. By Amy Townsend, Fish Hoek Dream Center...

COVID Craziness: Visas Finally Renewed!

COVID Craziness: Visas Finally Renewed!

ER Staff Overcome COVID Hurdles (Part 1) October 19 update: Great news! Two ER staff members in south Africa just got their official credentials renewed. Ron Townsend and Nick Carnill have waited many months to learn if they would be able to continue on serving in...

Summit Renews Leadership Community

Summit Renews Leadership Community

By Russ Cline ER Co-Founder, Director of Leadership Development I didn’t realize how much I missed connecting with our leaders and coaches over the past 18 months. While we’ve been able to spend lots of time on virtual calls, it’s really different when we can sit...

Bethany Shoots Video on Two Continents in One Summer

Bethany Shoots Video on Two Continents in One Summer

It was a whirlwind summer for volunteer Bethany Johnson, who took her camera to South Africa and Ecuador during a hectic 10-week trip. A student at King's College in NY, Bethany had previously served with ER through our partner Living Hope in South Africa. Bethany...

Find Your Fulfillment by Volunteering

Find Your Fulfillment by Volunteering

Hannah Pours Into Dream Center Kids Hannah Townsend spent her formative years helping her family serve vulnerable kids at what is now the Fish Hoek Dream Center. Her parents, Ron and Amy Townsend, oversee the Center. After graduating high school in South Africa, she...