Christmas Celebrations

Family is the Joy of Life

December 13, 2018

By Dawn Carnill, Director of Christmas Outreach In this blog, Dawn Carnill gives you a front-row seat to the journey of a young Filipino enduring cancer and how he radiates hope despite his circumstances. It’s the most wonderful time of the year again! Time for shopping, school programs, cookie baking, present wrapping, decorating and partying. It’s […]

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Celebrating the Bishops

September 13, 2018

When Mike and Carol Bishop left for language school in 1984, they had no idea what their lives would look like once they landed in Ecuador. They just knew they wanted to help people. Fast forward to today and they are now enjoying 34 years of memories collected while serving through HCJB (now Reach Beyond), […]

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NAPACOR City Kids

Find Your Life-Changing Experience With ER

July 18, 2018

By Tim Fausch, ER Communications So you’ve heard about short-term volunteering overseas and you’re intrigued. But, you wonder, where in the world should you go and how can you make a real impact? Fortunately for you, we have the solution to your dilemma –  connect with Extreme Response in the Philippines, Ecuador or South Africa. Our […]

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It Takes Teamwork

November 12, 2017

By Dawn Carnill Director of Christmas Outreach The 23-member 2017 South Africa Christmas team is already back home, decorating their own trees and gearing up for their own family holidays in the U.S., Canada and the United Kingdom. They spent 10 days in South Africa in late November, putting on 17 parties and going on […]

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7 Reasons to Join an ER Christmas Team

March 7, 2017

By Tim Fausch, ER Communications So you’ve survived winter and are looking for something exciting to do this year. You’ve thought about planning a vacation, but the idea of another beach trip leaves you empty. Fortunately for you, we’ve got the perfect solution: Join an Extreme Response Christmas team and help change lives! Join an […]

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Matching Funds Goal Exceeded!

January 2, 2017

(Jan. 2, 2017 Update) We Love Our Supporters We made it! Thanks to your generosity, ER was able to receive $200,000 in matching funds. Generous donors had offered to match up to $200,000 in donations given to ER as part of our year-end Love-Hope-Opportunity 2017 Impact Campaign. Many of you responded. ER exceeded the $200,000 threshold […]

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Help ER With Custom Cards For Your Event

November 11, 2016

Have you ordered your invitations or announcement cards yet? Hopefully not because there is now a great way for you to order beautiful custom cards at a reasonable price and at the same time help Extreme Response. We are pleased to announce a partnership with Cards For Good, a new ecommerce store that gives 50% […]

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Let’s Celebrate! 20 Ways To Engage With ER

September 25, 2016

Having grown up in Ecuador and experiencing ER’s outreach to the poorest of the poor first-hand, Rheanna Cline created the following list to encourage everyone to celebrate 20 years of ER Christmas parties in the Quito Dump. By Rheanna Lea Cline Through the work of Extreme Response, thousands of people living in extreme situations are […]

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Paul Cripps: Faithful Leader, Lover of People, Life-Changer

September 21, 2015

By Tim Fausch, ER Communications There are many ways to measure the value of one’s life on earth, but perhaps the greatest is to consider the lasting impact he or she has on those they encounter. Paul Cripps, co-founder of ER Canada with his best friend and wife Linda, was someone who had a life-changing […]

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Jordan Anderson does face painting at an ER Christmas celebration in Quito

True and Lasting Hope

December 21, 2014

 By Jessa Anderson, Extreme Response Volunteer Recording artists Jessa and Jordan Anderson have made six trips to Quito to work at ER Christmas celebrations. What inspires them to return every year, while juggling two kids and a hectic touring schedule?   This year my husband Jordan and I took our sixth trip to Quito, Ecuador, […]

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