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Dreaming Big: Building Pathways to Hope

Dreaming Big: Building 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 in order to provide pathways to hope.” — Jerry Carnill Have you ever experienced life-giving hope? If you are like me, you have spent nights wrestling with...

Lovable Rogue Shocks With Turnaround

Lovable Rogue Shocks With 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 a lovable rogue,...

Changing Lives Through Christmas Outreach

Changing Lives Through Christmas Outreach

https://youtu.be/jRJ3E1trIyg By Dawn Carnill, Director of Christmas Outreach "Gracias!" "Dankie!" "Enkosi!" "Salamat!" "Sulpayki!" "Thank you!" These words represent the spoken gratitude expressed among 3,500 men, women and children who celebrated Christmas with ER in...

Ed Newman’s Legacy: Service and Generosity

Ed Newman’s Legacy: Service and Generosity

The following stories are tributes to ER heroes - those who have lived sacrificially in order to serve others. We hope you are inspired by their lives. On Saturday, Dec. 14, Ed Newman went to be with his Lord. He had been visiting family in Colorado when he was struck...

Choosing Rags Over Riches

Choosing Rags Over Riches

ER’s Golden Hands Livelihood program experiencing something amazing. Six women enrolled in its sewing course are seeing their lives transition from hardship to joy, peace and answered prayers after trusting God with their lives and livelihood. For Connie, it happened...

A Star Pupil is Born

A Star Pupil is Born

Fast Stat: 33 kids who attend the South Africa Dream Center received 3,078 instructional hours from ER staff and volunteers during one 90-day term. Aziza* was born into a broken family in a settlement in South Africa. Aziza survived, somehow, despite her mom’s...

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 Packs Boost Quito Kids

School Packs 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...

Haiti Orphans Overcome the Odds

Haiti Orphans Overcome the Odds

  Food Arrives in Haiti! If you've been following the unrest in Haiti, you know 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 (Children's Home for...

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 serendipity is one reason why joining a team of volunteers is so rewarding. Team members think they are traveling to help others, but often return surprised at how...

Connect with ER

Connect with ER

So many ways to communicate...so little time. We want 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 guaranteed to...

Serving Overseas

Serving Overseas

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

We'd like to introduce you to three people who are working to escape generational poverty and oppression. We call them “The Overcomers”. They have the spirit, drive and perseverance to overcome huge obstacles – but they need love and support to get there. You’ll see...

ER Canada Rolls for Vulnerable People

ER Canada Rolls 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 their countries in order to survive. These desperate refugees are scattering throughout South America. Thousands of hurting and hungry people are streaming through Quito, Ecuador,...

Camps Inspire Manila Kids

Camps Inspire Manila Kids

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 Manila kids who asked me something in Tagalog (Filipino language). A co-worker...

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 regarding our South Africa Dream Centre! ER is expanding our Dream Centre near Cape Town. Thanks to generous donors, we were able to add a new...

Leadership Development Inspires

Leadership Development Inspires

Nepal Summit Inspires Leaders Question: When a young organization is helping vulnerable people in remote parts of the world, how do you make sure the work is sustainable? This is a real-life leadership development challenge faced by ER partner Xulon Project of...

Short-Term Team Impacts Community

Short-Term Team Impacts Community

Four years ago, a short-term team 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...

Quito Kids Find Hope in Education

Quito Kids Find Hope in Education

A Rebel with a Future By Robyn Wallace, Quito Dump Program (April 30, 2019) Emily* made some big decisions recently. One of our Quito Kids was under duress. Emily first attended the Quito School After-School Support Program as an eight-year-old in 2013. We've watched...

Dream Centre Boy Overcomes Chaos

Dream Centre Boy Overcomes Chaos

At the end of the first term of the school year, Victor* was failing math, despite his participation in ER's South Africa Dream Centre. He has continually struggled in school. When Victor was in first grade, his mother lost her leg in a train accident. Victor’s...

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