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Together, Let’s Build Pathways to Hope

Together, Let’s Build Pathways to Hope

“Based upon the success with our current kids, we feel led to open three new Dream Centers in the next 24 months.” — Jerry Carnill Have you ever experienced life-giving hope? If you are like me, you have spent nights wrestling with despair. Something happened or...

Lovable Rogue Does Shocking Turnaround

Lovable Rogue Does Shocking Turnaround

Fast Stat: 46 kids in the Quito After-School Program receive 7,500+ hot meals annually, providing valuable nutrition and energy to learn. Miguel* is no newcomer to our Quito After-School Program. This 12-year-old has been with us for four years. He’s one of our...

Five Things on ER’s Thankful List

Five Things on ER’s Thankful List

Happy Thanksgiving! If you had to choose one word to define Thanksgiving, what would it be?  For me, it’s the word “gratitude”.  We give thanks on Thanksgiving out of grateful hearts. Take a moment and put aside the distractions in your life. What brings you joy,...

School Supplies, Uniforms Boost Quito Kids

School Supplies, Uniforms Boost Quito Kids

Imagine being "that kid" who shows up hungry for school every day and barely keeps up with your classmates. When your school says you have to buy your own uniform and supplies to stay enrolled, you learn a harsh reality...your family cannot afford these items. So you...

Food Arrives in Haiti!

Food Arrives in Haiti!

If you've been following the unrest in Haiti, you know that shortages of food, water and fuel are creating frightening conditions throughout the country. ER's two partners in Haiti, Lemuel Ministries and House Of Hope (HOH), continue to bravely minister to their...

Volunteers Experience Life Impact in Ecuador

Volunteers Experience Life Impact in Ecuador

Every short-term team has a unique experience based on the country, culture and timing of its trip. This bit of serendipity is one of the reasons why joining a team is so rewarding. Team members think they are traveling with a specific agenda to help others, but often...

Tell Us How You Want Your ER Information…

Tell Us How You Want Your ER Information…

So many ways to communicate...so little time. We're trying to connect with you using your favorite platform, whatever that is. Help us understand! We want our communications to be fun and engaging, but on which platforms? We have inspiring life-change stories...

Serve in South Africa, Ecuador, Philippines

Serve in South Africa, Ecuador, Philippines

Are you interested in serving overseas? Do you love children? Do you seek a life-changing, cross-cultural experience? If yes, then check out ER's Mobilization Program! We operate programs for vulnerable kids and women in Ecuador, South Africa and the Philippines....

Meet The Overcomers

Meet The Overcomers

By Jerry Carnill, President & CEO (June 28, 2019 Update) Thank you to all the donors who have given to the Overcomers campaign thus far. We greatly appreciate your support. Please know the women and kids enrolled in our programs appreciate it as well. Despite some...

ER Canada Bikers Roll for Vulnerable People

ER Canada Bikers Roll for Vulnerable People

Extreme Response Canada's third annual bike ride attracted some passionate cyclists who participated in the June 22 event. Cycling 2 Change Lives is a bike ride designed specifically to raise funds for people living in extreme, often life-threatening conditions around...

Venezuelan, Colombian Refugees Overcome

Venezuelan, Colombian Refugees Overcome

Like you, we have deep compassion for the people of Venezuela and Colombia who have left the country in order to survive. These desperate refugees are scattering throughout South America. Thousands of hurting and hungry people are streaming through Quito, Ecuador,...

Am I Beautiful?

Am I Beautiful?

By Walt Walkowski, ER Global Impact Coordinator Last month while in Manila to help Ravenna Baptist Church sponsor a youth sports camp, I was approached by one of the girls who asked me something in Tagalog (Filipino language). A co-worker interpreted. The girl asked,...

Overcomers: Girls Learn Life Skills

Overcomers: Girls Learn Life Skills

Last month 11 at-risk girls learned basic sewing at the second Golden Hands Sewing Camp near Manila. The camp provides the girls with life and job skills to help propel them forward. All the girls had to learn to cut patterns and sew, and then make a reversible bag....

Dream Centre Expansion Helps Kids Thrive

Dream Centre Expansion Helps Kids Thrive

(May 24, 2019) Do you have compassion for children who are at risk of dropping out of school? If so, then we have great news! ER is expanding our Dream Centre near Cape Town, South Africa. Thanks to generous donors, we were able to add a new campus to serve the older...

Nepal Summit Inspires Leaders

Nepal Summit Inspires Leaders

Question: When a young organization is helping vulnerable people in distant, sometimes remote parts of the world, how do you make sure the work is sustainable? This is a real-life challenge faced by ER partner Xulon Project of Pokhara, Nepal and others in the region....

Homebuilders Reunite with Quito Family

Homebuilders Reunite with Quito Family

Four years ago, volunteers from Bridge Church, Easton, PA, traveled to Quito, Ecuador to help build a home for a family who gleans its existence from the trash at the Quito Dump. After many hours of work, the home was completed and one family of recyclers had a new...

ER Heroes Focused Lives on Helping Others

ER Heroes Focused Lives on Helping Others

Celebrating ‘Aunty’ Pam By Amy Townsend, Co-Director, South Africa Dream Centre (July 19, 2019) ER’s Amy Townsend shares a heart-felt tribute to Pam Keightley, AKA “Aunty Pam” to thousands of children she poured into at God’s Little Lighthouse (GLL). Pam died in her...

A Rebel with a Future

A Rebel with a Future

Emily chose to stay. She chose to re-engage. She chose to accept the opportunities before her. She chose a future and she is thriving! By Robyn Wallace, Quito Dump Program (April 30, 2019) "Emily" made some big decisions recently. Emily first attended the Quito School...

Victor Overcomes Chaos, Aces Exams

Victor Overcomes Chaos, Aces Exams

By Alyssa Carrel At the end of the first term of the school year, Victor* was failing math. He has continually struggled in school. When Victor was in first grade, his mother lost her leg in a train accident. Victor’s grandparents have been raising him and his sister....

What’s Cooking in Manila?

What’s Cooking in Manila?

By John Coffey, IT Tender Team Leader (April 26, 2019) School is out for the summer in Manila, but the children are still hungry to learn. During the months of April and May, the learning continues at IT Tender with our summer projects and events. The temperature...

It’s Harvest Time in South Africa

It’s Harvest Time in South Africa

Following is an excerpt from ER partner Living Hope's latest eNewsletter. Here, John Thomas shares how teaching farming is helping vulnerable people learn a trade, gain confidence, build relationships and become sustainable. By John Thomas, Executive Director, Living...

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