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Family is the Joy of Life

Family is the Joy of Life

By Dawn Carnill, Director of Christmas Outreach In the following story, Dawn Carnill gives you a front-row seat to the journey of a young Filipino enduring cancer and how he radiates hope despite his circumstances. It’s the most wonderful time of the year again! Time...

Nutrition Fruition

Nutrition Fruition

A nutrition project months in the making came to fruition on Nov. 17 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...

ER Achieves GoldSeal Status with GuideStar

ER Achieves GoldSeal Status with GuideStar

We're pleased to announce Extreme Response International has reached GuideStar's GoldSeal of Transparency in 2019. This achievement helps demonstrate our desire for accuracy and accountability in all that we do. Whether you are making your first gift to Extreme...

Family Evicted from the Sidewalk

Family Evicted from the Sidewalk

While ER helps hundreds of vulnerable women annually, we focus our blogs on just a few so readers can follow their journeys. The following story updates Gina's journey, which we introduced in fall 2017.  By Anne Benavidez, ER Asia (Oct. 19, 2018) Gina Tublag was one...

Celebrating the Bishops

Celebrating the Bishops

When Mike and Carol Bishop left for language school in 1984, they had no idea what their lives would look like once they landed in Ecuador. They just knew they wanted to help people. Fast forward to today and they are now enjoying 34 years of memories collected while...

Quito Conference Inspires Teachers

Quito Conference Inspires Teachers

Extreme Response is committed to providing educational support to children and adults who come from the struggling communities where we serve. In Quito, Ecuador ER staff identified a critical need to strengthen the teaching skills of our partners who engage with...

Find Your Life-Changing Experience With ER

By Tim Fausch, ER Communications So you've heard about short-term volunteering overseas and you're intrigued. But, you wonder, where in the world should you go and how can you make a real impact? Fortunately for you, we have the solution to your dilemma -  connect...

Aiysha Overcomes a Broken Family

Aiysha Overcomes a Broken Family

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...

Nutrition is Helping Kids Fight Cancer

Nutrition is Helping Kids Fight Cancer

Imagine learning that your child has cancer and needs treatment at a hospital in a distant city, but you have no resources because you are poor. Out of love for your child, you travel from your home anyway and hope for the best. Many families in the Philippines face...

Brunsch Bunch on Epic Journey in Haiti

Brunsch Bunch on Epic Journey in Haiti

By Tim Fausch, ER Communications It sounded like fun. A friend was assembling a team of volunteers to “go somewhere in Haiti to help” following the devastating earthquake that rocked the country in 2010? Would he join the team? Brad Brunsch not only accepted that...

Trafficking Awareness: Healing the Scars

Trafficking Awareness: Healing the Scars

While completing her time helping trafficking victims at a home for girls in the Dominican Republic, Jessica wrote this heart-felt blog that demonstrates the impact such abuse has on women. Through It All By Jessica Sanders, ER Orphans & Vulnerable Children...

JT’s Breakthrough: 100 Books Read

JT’s Breakthrough: 100 Books Read

By Amy Townsend, South Africa Dream Centre Amy and Ron Townsend oversee ER Africa's South Africa Dream Center (DC). Here, Amy shares this heartfelt update about JT, a young student who attends our after-school program. At the beginning of this school year, he was...

Elegant Fashions Helping Trafficked Girls

Elegant Fashions Helping Trafficked Girls

Many people are angry at the injustice of human trafficking. Katie Martinez is doing something awesome in response. By Tim Fausch, ER Communications As a farm girl in Iowa, Katie Martinez didn't set out to help human trafficking victims. Inspired to pursue fashion by...

From Diaper Duty to Company President

From Diaper Duty to Company President

By Tim Fausch, ER Communications "'The secret to living is giving'. That concept has really impacted my heart." - David Brackett While in his early twenties, David Brackett traveled thousands of miles to change the diapers of infants and work in the Quito Dump...

Tell Us How You Want Your ER Information…

Tell Us How You Want Your ER Information…

So many ways to communicate...so little time. We're trying 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...

ER Volunteer Invents ‘The Shoe That Grows’

ER Volunteer Invents ‘The Shoe That Grows’

By Tim Fausch, ER Communications After graduating from college, Kenton Lee thought he might become a missionary. He wanted to help people, especially kids, and set out on a journey to discover his life course. Having grown up in the small town of Nampa, Idaho, Kenton,...

Listening Ears Lead to Joy for Jandry

Listening Ears Lead to Joy for Jandry

By Robbie Murdoch, Quito Dump Program From the beginning, we struggled with Jandry in our Quito After-School Program. If he did something to get into trouble, he would often compound the problem with rather explosive behavior. He used to shout over any teacher who...

ER Volunteer Scores Awesome Grant

Mikayla Bridges is going to have an exciting summer in South Africa thanks largely to a grant from Clemson University. The Clemson student was awarded a $3,000 Educational Enrichment Travel Grant in order to serve at ER's Dream Centre located near CapeTown. The grant...

Malnourished Mel Overcomes the Odds

Malnourished Mel Overcomes the Odds

By John and Gela Basiwa, Manila Children's Home When Mel* was rescued from the streets at age nine, he was underweight and had severe health issues. Having spent years on the street with his family, he was diagnosed with primary complex disease, a precursor to...

Caro: Growing Up in the Dump Community

Caro: Growing Up in the Dump Community

Written By Dawn Carnill Caro was born just days after our daycare center opened in the Quito garbage dump. Her mother had been working there since she was a child herself– gleaning things she could use and mining for recyclables to sell. Caro’s two older sisters spent...

Fanning the Flame

Fanning the Flame

By Dawn Carnill   Mrs. Zione Maloni is a widowed mother of eight from a small village in Malawi. She’s also a beneficiary of the Kindle Orphan Outreach Kolezani program. Kolezani means “kindle a fire” and comes from the idea of fanning a small spark into a brightly...

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