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We Need You for Christmas Outreaches

We Need You for Christmas Outreaches

Got COVID cabin fever? We've got the perfect solution. Together, let's get off the sidelines and make a difference this Christmas! We need volunteers to join our Christmas teams to Ecuador and South Africa. The outreaches will be smaller and more intimate than past...

Volunteers Arrive Ready to Serve

Volunteers Arrive Ready to Serve

We welcome two volunteers to Fish Hoek, South Africa. Bethany Johnson, a Nashville, TN native, will spend six weeks shooting video and photos and writing updates on ER programs. Joanna Turner, from Athens, GA, will pour into kids at our Dream Center. They join Mary...

Fish Hoek First Graders Dream Big

Fish Hoek First Graders Dream Big

One of our favorite activities is "onboarding" new kids to our Dream Centers. We challenge them to dream big by asking them, "What do you want to be when you grow up?" Our Grade 1 students in Fish Hoek recently had fun thinking about that question and ER's Dawn...

Pandemic Response: Emergency Veggies

Pandemic Response: Emergency Veggies

"Relief update: 1,856 families received their veggies from Baguio, for a total of 3,927 families getting emergency food." When the coronavirus outbreak hit in the spring of 2020, ER responded by distributing emergency food to families in need in the communities we...

Drivers Survive Kidnapping; Lemuel Leaders Express Joy

Drivers Survive Kidnapping; Lemuel Leaders Express Joy

“After receiving the news, we were almost paralyzed with relief. All we could do was praise God and thank Him over and over." There was high drama in the Western plateau of Haiti for long-time Extreme Response partner Lemuel Ministries when two employees were...

Quito Dream Center Kids Get Crafty

Quito Dream Center Kids Get Crafty

Trying times call for creative solutions. The COVID pandemic continues to make in-person learning an elusive target for children in Ecuador. Their schools are a mix of distance learning, unusual schedules and much confusion. In response, our Quito Dream Center staff...

Brad McKenna Joins Extreme Response as President & CEO

Brad McKenna Joins Extreme Response as President & CEO

Our ER family is about to become stronger! I first met Brad McKenna in 2006, when he joined a short-term work team to Malawi, Africa, and I liked him immediately. He is from the same area of Michigan where Dawn and I grew up and where our sending church is located....

ATAIM Increases Impact with Guest Housing

ATAIM Increases Impact with Guest Housing

If you've been waiting to join a volunteer team serving with ER partner ATAIM in Beaufort West, South Africa, we have great news. ATAIM recently received and remodeled a sea container, making more room for you and your team. In his most recent newsletter, ATAIM's...

ER Canada Invites You to Its 2020 Virtual Dinner

ER Canada Invites You to Its 2020 Virtual Dinner

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y8tauxTJ_Kc&feature=youtu.be Help Make ER Canada's 2020 Virtual Dinner a Big Success Extreme Response Canada is not letting COVID-19 hinder its annual banquet. After some hearty discussions, the team has shifted to a virtual...

ER Scholarships: Quito Dream Center Reaches 26!

ER Scholarships: Quito Dream Center Reaches 26!

ER scholarships are launchpads to opportunity! We are thrilled to share that 17 26 (as of Oct. 21) new scholarships have been provided by donors for the kids in the Quito Dream Center. What a blessing! These scholarship will allow these kids, most of whom are part of...

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