Investing In Human Futures

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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Going Green: ER Shifts to Paperless Receipts

January 1, 2019

Starting January 2019, Extreme Response is shifting to electronic receipts. This is great news on multiple fronts. First, we’ll save at least $10,000 in costs of paper, printing, stuffing and mailing. Second, this shift frees up valuable staff time to pour into high-value projects. Third, this shift is possible because of a new $60,000 software […]

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Fearless Youth Sports Camp Inspires Kids

November 8, 2018

Sports are a great way to help vulnerable kids overcome adversity, especially in the Philippines where culture celebrates athletic achievement. So when ER Asia wanted to pour into kids living at children’s homes and struggling communities, the Fearless Youth Sports Camp was born. After months of planning, ER’s Jason Chappell, staff and volunteers launched the […]

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Iris and 100 Years of Jungle Oats

August 15, 2017

(Nov. 16, 2018) We love sharing stories that demonstrate the best of people and organizations. ER partner Living Hope recently posted the story of Iris Winstanley, a 100-year-old of Fish Hoek, South Africa. Read on and be encouraged. By John Thomas, Living Hope This year President Nelson Mandela would have turned a 100 years old […]

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Leadership Training Seeks New Building

March 21, 2017

By Alyssa Carrel, ER Staff Writer When I arrived to the Jabulani Africa Ministries base in 2015 I was excited, exhausted from traveling, and terrified. I didn’t know if I had it in me to lead—to teach, to challenge, to encourage. I now look back on that year with great pride. JAM helped train me into a confident leader, […]

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