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Children’s Home Overflows with Achievements

Children’s Home Overflows with Achievements

In January, ER's Manila Children’s Home (MCH) celebrated six years of excellence and compassion with a rousing ceremony and awards recognition program. 2019 was a banner year for the 10 boys who live there. MCH co-director Gela Basiwa shared some very impressive 2019...

Dream with South African Kids as a Short-Term Volunteer

Dream with South African Kids as a Short-Term Volunteer

ER has openings for short-term volunteers July 7-Sept. 18 and Sept. 29-Dec. 2 at our Fish Hoek (Cape Town) Dream Centre after-school program. If you love working with kids and would enjoy a cross-cultural experience in beautiful South Africa, then this opportunity is...

KIDStory Teacher Training Inspires

KIDStory Teacher Training Inspires

ER's Robyn Wallace of the Quito Dream Center shared her team's excitement regarding KIDStory training they received, along with other like-minded organizations, in early January 2020. "ER hosted a two-day training on the art of storytelling with the most important...

Dreaming Big: Building Pathways of Hope

Dreaming Big: Building Pathways of Hope

“Based upon the success with our current kids, we feel led to open three new Dream Centers in the next 24 months in order to provide pathways of hope.” — Jerry Carnill Have you ever experienced life-giving hope? If you are like me, you have spent nights wrestling with...

Raising Human Trafficking Awareness

Raising Human Trafficking Awareness

There is an atmosphere of evil when you enter Beaufort West, South Africa. This city of 45,000 is plagued by human trafficking. According to Justice International: *600,000 women and children are sex trafficked every year in Africa. *80% of their first contact with a...

Lovable Rogue Shocks with Turnaround

Lovable Rogue Shocks with Turnaround

Fast Stat: 46 kids in the Quito After-School Program receive 7,500+ hot meals annually, providing valuable nutrition and energy to learn. Miguel* is no newcomer to our Quito After-School Program. This 12-year-old has been with us for four years. He’s a lovable rogue,...

Ed Newman’s Legacy: Service and Generosity

Ed Newman’s Legacy: Service and Generosity

The following stories are tributes to ER heroes - those who have lived sacrificially in order to serve others. We hope you are inspired by their lives. On Saturday, Dec. 14, Ed Newman went to be with his Lord. He had been visiting family in Colorado when he was struck...

A Star Pupil is Born

A Star Pupil is Born

Fast Stat: 33 kids who attend the South Africa Dream Center received 3,078 instructional hours from ER staff and volunteers during one 90-day term. Aziza* was born into a broken family in a settlement in South Africa. Aziza survived, somehow, despite her mom’s...

Five Things on ER’s Thankful List

Five Things on ER’s Thankful List

Happy Thanksgiving! If you had to choose one word to define Thanksgiving, what would it be?  For me, it’s the word “gratitude”.  We give thanks on Thanksgiving out of grateful hearts. Take a moment and put aside the distractions in your life. What brings you joy,...

Haiti Orphans Overcome the Odds

Haiti Orphans Overcome the Odds

  Food Arrives in Haiti! If you've been following the unrest in Haiti, you know shortages of food, water and fuel are creating frightening conditions throughout the country. ER's two partners in Haiti, Lemuel Ministries and House Of Hope (Children's Home for...

Volunteers Experience Life Impact in Ecuador

Volunteers Experience Life Impact in Ecuador

Every short-term team has a unique experience based on the country, culture and timing of its trip. This serendipity is one reason why joining a team of volunteers is so rewarding. Team members think they are traveling to help others, but often return surprised at how...

Connect with ER

Connect with ER

So many ways to communicate...so little time. We want to connect with you using your favorite platform, whatever that is. Help us understand! We want our communications to be fun and engaging, but on which platforms? We have inspiring life-change stories guaranteed to...

Meet The Overcomers

Meet The Overcomers

We'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...

ER Canada Rolls for Vulnerable People

ER Canada Rolls for Vulnerable People

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...

Venezuelan, Colombian Refugees Overcome

Venezuelan, Colombian Refugees Overcome

Like you, we have deep compassion for the people of Venezuela and Colombia who have left their countries in order to survive. These desperate refugees are scattering throughout South America. Thousands of hurting and hungry people are streaming through Quito, Ecuador,...

Camps Inspire Manila Kids

Camps Inspire Manila Kids

Am I Beautiful? 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 Manila kids who asked me something in Tagalog (Filipino language). A co-worker...

Short-Term Team Impacts Community

Short-Term Team Impacts Community

Four years ago, a short-term team 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...

IT Tender Preps Kids for Life

IT Tender Preps Kids for Life

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...

School Helps Rebirth A Community

School Helps Rebirth A Community

After a 7.8-magnitude earthquake struck coastal Ecuador in April 2016, Mariana López experienced a momentary loss of hope. The beloved Faith & Hope School building that was providing vital help to the kids in Pedernales was in ruins. The thought struck her that...

Seven Reasons to Join a Christmas Team

Seven Reasons to Join a Christmas Team

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...

Nutrition Fruition

Nutrition Fruition

A nutrition project months in the making came to fruition on in San Clemente, CA. ER staff members have been working with two like-minded organizations on a big project - providing nutritious meals for vulnerable people in Malawi. ER's Russ Cline shares: "Last...

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