Orphans and Vulnerable Children

Celebrating the Life of Josh Carnill

October 4, 2019

With great sadness, the ER family shares the passing of Josh Carnill, eldest son of ER founders Jerry and Dawn Carnill. “It is with very heavy hearts we share that our son, Joshua, went to be with the Lord early Friday morning, Sept. 27. We were with him as he peacefully passed. His struggles here […]

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Filling Hungry Bellies Through Food Packs

July 25, 2019

How’s this for filling hungry bellies? On Sunday, July 13, 120 passionate volunteers from Grace Chapel of Lancaster, CA, came together with Russ and Gina Cline of Extreme Response and Kids Around the World to pack 20,000 meals to feed orphans and vulnerable children in the Philippines. The food is vital. Kids who are undernourished […]

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Serve in South Africa, Ecuador, Philippines

July 16, 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 Mobilization Program! We operate programs for vulnerable kids and women in Ecuador, South Africa and the Philippines. You’ll be working alongside ER staff and our partners who are stationed in those countries. […]

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Meet The Overcomers

June 27, 2019

By Jerry Carnill, President & CEO (June 28, 2019 Update) Thank you to all the donors who have given to the Overcomers campaign thus far. We greatly appreciate your support. Please know the women and kids enrolled in our programs appreciate it as well. Despite some generous gifts, we’re well short of our goals for funding our […]

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Victor Overcomes Chaos, Aces Exams

June 27, 2019

By Alyssa Carrel, ER Staff Writer At the end of the first term of the school year, Victor* was failing math. He has continually struggled in school. When Victor was in first grade, his mother lost her leg in a train accident. Victor’s grandparents have been raising him and his sister. During the chaos of […]

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Bikers Roll to Invest in Vulnerable People

June 24, 2019

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 the world. This year’s bike ride raised nearly $8,000. The funds will be used to […]

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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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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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