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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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Generosity Trumps Haiti Turmoil

March 1, 2019

Hunger doesn’t wait for a boat filled with food to arrive. It gnaws at your stomach, leaves you listless and detracts from your ability to learn. That’s especially the case in Haiti where ongoing protests are making food even more scarce while inflating prices. Unfortunately, ER partner House of Hope has 100 mouths to feed […]

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Overcoming Evil in South Africa

February 28, 2019

By Alyssa Carrell 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 trafficker was through a woman. *Trafficked women, girls and […]

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How One School is Helping Rebirth A Community

February 28, 2019

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 the school might never rise again. What would happen to these vulnerable children? It’s […]

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First Living Room Furniture Delivered!

February 18, 2019

Story update: Fast forward less than one year, and the guys in the Quito Dump Community Men’s program are producing some stellar furniture. Check out this set below. Notice the recycled pallet wood. How awesome is this? ER’s Pete Emery shares: “We delivered our first living room set that the guys have been working hard […]

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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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10 Ways to Find Your Purpose

January 2, 2019

Having grown up in Ecuador, Rheanna Cline created an opportunities list to encourage you to engage with ER. We’ve updated it for 2019. (Posted Sept. 25, 2016, updated May 24, 2019) By Rheanna Lea Cline Through the work of Extreme Response, thousands of people living in extreme situations are experiencing significant life change. With programs […]

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Family is the Joy of Life

January 1, 2019

By Dawn Carnill, Director of Christmas Outreach In this blog, 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 for shopping, school programs, cookie baking, present wrapping, decorating and partying. It’s […]

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Nutrition Fruition

December 9, 2018

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 Saturday, 121 volunteers gathered in San Clemente, CA to pack […]

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