Orphans and Vulnerable Children

Meet The Overcomers

June 17, 2019

By Jerry Carnill, President & CEO (June 1, 2019) I’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 yourself in […]

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Surf’s Up: Why Toby is an Overcomer

June 4, 2019

By Amy Townsend, Dream Centre Co-Director (June 1, 2019) “Toby” is a grade 4 learner at Star of the Sea. He is Congolese and his family speaks French in the home. Both parents work very long hours in the tourist industry. He faces many life challenges beyond school. Toby is one of the first kids at […]

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Dream Centre Expansion Helps Kids Thrive

May 24, 2019

(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! ER is expanding our Dream Centre near Cape Town, South Africa. Thanks to generous donors, we were able to add a new campus to serve the older kids enrolled in our […]

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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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ER Canada: Beacon of Light

April 1, 2019

Pierre and Sharon Roux traveled from South Africa all the way to Simcoe, Canada to share the incredible work they are doing with people living in settlements in their country. Pierre heads up ATAIM, a long-time ER partner operating near Cape Town and Beaufort West. Every year, ER Canada holds an annual banquet to bring […]

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Orphans Cheer Water

March 30, 2019

These are exciting days for the kids at Belwop Child Rescue Center in Nyeri, Kenya. The 38 children and staff residing at Belwop have been struggling to get by with expensive – and inconsistent – water delivered by truck. They’ve been hoping and praying for a dependable source of clean water for years. Now that wait […]

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MCH Kids Embark on Right of Passage

March 11, 2019

Remember your teen years? If you’re like most people, you worked really hard to figure out who you were and where you were headed – all while filled with teenage angst and confusion. Now add to that mix that you live in a children’s home because of abandonment, abuse, neglect or a tragedy that left […]

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Learn, Love, Live in South Africa this Summer

February 12, 2019

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 Summer Intern Program in South Africa! During this 10-week intensive outreach opportunity you will live in community with like-minded people, serve at ER’s South Africa Dream Centre, and visit amazing scenery like Table […]

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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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Am I Beautiful?

January 4, 2019

By Walt Walkowski, ER Global Impact Coordinator Last month while in Manila to help Ravenna Baptist Church sponsor a youth soccer 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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