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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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Overcomers: Girls Learn Life Skills

June 2, 2019

  Last month 11 at-risk girls learned basic sewing at the second Golden Hands Sewing Camp near Manila. The camp provides the girls with life and job skills to help propel them forward. All the girls had to learn to cut patterns and sew, and then make a reversible bag. Here, they proudly show off […]

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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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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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Homebuilders Reunite with Quito Family

May 21, 2019

Four years ago, volunteers 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 new outlook on life. The home construction […]

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A Rebel with a Future

May 1, 2019

Emily chose to stay. She chose to re-engage. She chose to accept the opportunities before her. She chose a future and she is thriving! By Robyn Wallace, Quito Dump Program (April 30, 2019) “Emily” made some big decisions recently. Emily first attended the Quito School After-School Support Program as an eight-year-old in 2013. We’ve watched […]

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What’s Cooking in Manila?

April 25, 2019

By John Coffey, IT Tender Team Leader (April 26, 2019) School is out for the summer in Manila, but the children are still hungry to learn. During the months of April and May, the learning continues at IT Tender with our summer projects and events. The temperature reaches almost 40 degrees celsius (104 degrees Fahrenheit), […]

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It’s Harvest Time in South Africa

April 16, 2019

Following is an excerpt from ER partner Living Hope’s latest eNewsletter. Here, John Thomas shares how teaching farming is helping vulnerable people learn a trade, gain confidence, build relationships and become sustainable. By John Thomas, Executive Director, Living Hope Trust Living Hope’s ‘Harvest Training Initiative’ program trains students in agriculture, business and missions. It is the […]

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Make Your Mom Smile

April 2, 2019

(April 25, 2019) Mother’s Day is May 12. Your mom is special! So don’t wait. If you buy her a gift on AmazonSmile, ER will receive .5% of your purchase. There’s no extra cost. Click here to shop and/or sign up. If you’re reading this blog, chances are you care about people. But with life pounding […]

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