Investing In Human Futures

Aiysha Overcomes a Broken Family

June 19, 2019

By Alyssa Carrel, ER Staff Writer Life is often tragedy. We struggle and fight to claw our way out of the sadness that wants nothing more than to pull us back down. Tragedy can be intoxicating, telling us we were never anything special and now that we’ve suffered, we will never be anything special. In […]

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Am I Beautiful?

June 17, 2019

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, “Am I beautiful?” I told her, “Yes, absolutely, you are beautiful!” And she […]

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Nepal Summit Inspires Leaders

May 24, 2019

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. Answer: The solution is to train the current and next […]

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Manila Trauma Training Benefits the Vulnerable

May 22, 2019

By Walt Walkowski, ER Global Impact Coordinator (May 23, 2019) How do you help a child learn when that child is dealing with the trauma of being abandoned by his parents? How do you help a woman with livelihood training when she is struggling with homelessness? Sadly, abandonment, abuse, hunger, thirst, shelter, deaths, typhoons, fires, flooding, […]

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It’s Time to Join a Christmas Team

January 9, 2019

Gifts Open Door to Boy’s Heart By Alyssa Carrel, ER Writer Since his arrival in 2012 at African Hope Trust, an ER partner operating safe homes for children located in South Africa, Ekundayo* has kept himself at arm’s length from everyone aside from his house Mama. He doesn’t show affection and rarely expresses emotion, reflecting his […]

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