Orphans and Vulnerable Children

Dream Centre Brightens His World

November 29, 2018

By Alyssa Carrel, ER Staff Writer (Nov. 19, 2018) JoJo’s* world is very dim. He is one of our Grade 1 learners and among all his struggles, on this day his biggest challenge is that he battles to see because he needs to wear sunglasses to protect his eyes. JoJo comes into the Dream Centre […]

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Wanted: Short-Term Volunteers

November 16, 2018

ER is expanding our after-school program in South Africa and has openings for short-term volunteers. This opportunity involves instructing kids from local settlements who are in need of homework help and extracurricular activities. Volunteers would join our staff at the ER Dream Centre facility in Cape Town. Typically, volunteers commit to three months to one […]

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Beacons Of Light

October 7, 2018

Pierre and Sharon Roux traveled from South Africa all the way to Simcoe, Canada to share the incredible work they are doing with people living in settlements in their country. Pierre heads up ATAIM, a long-time ER partner operating near Cape Town and Beaufort West. Every year, ER Canada holds an annual banquet to bring […]

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NAPACOR City Kids

Find Your Life-Changing Experience With ER

July 18, 2018

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 with Extreme Response in the Philippines, Ecuador or South Africa. Our […]

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MCH Boy Wins Award, Buys Groceries

June 20, 2018

It’s always exciting when a child is recognized for his or her skills. It’s even more exciting when you know that kid has endured a rough start to life and you know every achievement is helping to change his life in a powerful way. That’s why we’re so excited when the boys at the Manila […]

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Bridge Team Mobilizes in South Africa

March 28, 2018

By Nick Carnill ER Africa Short-Term Teams A team from Bridge Church in Miami, Florida recently served with God’s Little Lighthouse and the Dream Centre. The team’s name is an apt metaphor for its work, for they bridged the sizable gap between South Florida and South Africa by strengthening previous established relationships and building new […]

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JT’s Breakthrough: 100 Books Read

November 15, 2017

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 going into grade 2 and didn’t recognize the alphabet. He couldn’t write […]

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ER Receives Inspiring Gift of AEDs

October 9, 2017

By Tim Fausch, ER Communications (Scroll to the bottom to read a brief update on this blog.) In 2016, ER’s Brian Wallace shared an important need. “Our Quito Dump Program is growing,” he said. “One day we’ll likely have to deal with a health incident.” Brian came to Ecuador with a medical background, knowing all […]

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ER Volunteer Invents ‘The Shoe That Grows’

July 15, 2017

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, did not have much experience with international travel and […]

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Malnourished Mel Overcomes the Odds

February 20, 2017

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 tuberculosis. Mel’s outlook was bleak. The third of four children, […]

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