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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...

COVID Craziness: Jason & Melissa Finally Reunite!

COVID Craziness: Jason & Melissa Finally Reunite!

Two Four Six Months of Limbo: COVID Craziness, Part 2 August 13, 2021 Update: It took half a year for Jason and Melissa to reunite in Manila. Jason had traveled to the US to attend his mother's funeral, only to encounter a never-ending series of setbacks when he tried...

Cycles For Life Mobilizes Barber

Cycles For Life Mobilizes Barber

Barber Overcomes COVID Hurdles Through Pay-It-Forward Program Yman was stuck. The 23-year-old was studying and working at a barber shop during COVID and it wasn't going well. He couldn't use public transportation to get to work or school. In fact, the barber shop was...

We Need You for Christmas Outreach

We Need You for Christmas Outreach

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...

Be a School Pack Hero

Be a School Pack Hero

Kids worldwide are heading back to school with their backpacks, uniforms and supplies. But some kids won't be returning because their families cannot afford the cost of these items, especially following COVID lockdowns that resulted in parents losing income. Sadly,...

Kindle Health Clinic Gets Electricity

Kindle Health Clinic Gets Electricity

Would you seek help at a health clinic that lacked power? When we first encountered the Katawa Clinic in 2017, it was the only rural clinic providing women's health services in Malawi. ER partner Kindle Orphan Outreach oversees the clinic and asked for our help. The...

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...

Newlyweds Donate Gifts to Belwop Kids

Newlyweds Donate Gifts to Belwop Kids

Paige Brenner Eubank was immediately intrigued when she heard about a ministry in Kenya that was helping vulnerable kids. In the summer of 2018, Canvas Church sent a team of volunteers through Extreme Response to serve at partner Belwop Child Rescue Center in Nyeri,...

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...

Skills Training: Patterns for Life

Skills Training: Patterns for Life

By Anne Benavidez, Golden Hands Director Our current Golden Hands Livelihood advanced sewing course trainees have finished their straight sewing projects. They've learned how to sew pillows, curtains, miniature bedsheets, reversible bags and aprons. They've also...

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...

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