Investing In Human Futures

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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Rebel with a Future

March 30, 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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JAM: A Vision to Develop African Leaders

March 28, 2019

Prior to joining Extreme Response, Alyssa Carrel left Michigan to serve as a short-term volunteer with ER partner Jabulani Africa Ministries in Cape Town, South Africa. Today, she serves as a staff writer and teaching assistant at our South Africa Dream Centre after-school program. By Alyssa Carrel, ER Staff Writer I arrived at the Jabulani […]

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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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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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Gifts Open Door to Boy’s Heart

January 9, 2019

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 troubling journey. During the 2018 Christmas […]

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Overcomer: “Greatest Week of My Life”

November 8, 2018

Vulnerable filipino kids are overcoming tragic childhoods with love, nutrition, education and mentoring. We’re adding another element – extracurricular activities – to help them learn competition, teamwork and fun. ER’s Walt Walkowski accompanied a team of volunteers from Ravenna Baptist Church who sponsored a sports camp near Manila. By Walt Walkowski, ER’s Global Impact Coordinator (May […]

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