The Power of Relationships Update: Together, We Will Rescue Vulnerable People


Update: Your generous support of our year-end Power of Relationships appeal allowed ER to qualify for 100% of the $125,000 in matching funds pledged by donors. The ER Fund has been bolstered as we begin 2023. Let’s pray for big things to happen!

Reflect with us on 2022 as we celebrate the many blessings God has given us. We are energized by our community of everyday heroes who help us provide pathways of hope to vulnerable communities. With the generous support of our faithful donors like you, we served more than 8,000 children, women, and community leaders through our global programs rooted in Education Reinforcement, Life Skills and Livelihood Training, and Leadership Development.

Here at ER, we believe that true life change happens in relationships. I’d like to introduce you to Annalie*, a child who attends our Fish Hoek Dream Center and is overcoming adversity while growing in her faith and pursuing big dreams.

Annalie*, left, and her sister Zonja* attend the Fish Hoek Dream Center.

Annalie experienced significant hardship at home and became increasingly withdrawn throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. However, through a close mentor relationship with Joanna, a volunteer at our Dream Center, Annalie transformed into a personable, confident, and motivated student. In fact, she recently excelled in an online high school placement exam. This is the first high school acceptance we have had at the Fish Hoek Dream Center!

While many local kids in this under resourced community drop out before high school, Annalie is on track to complete her education and pursue a meaningful career in teaching, which is a passion she discovered at our Dream Center. I encourage you to learn more about Annalie’s powerful story here.

Your philanthropic support made this life change possible for Annalie. To ensure we can achieve a greater Kingdom and community impact than ever before, I am reaching out today to ask you to renew or increase your gift to ER this year.
As you prayerfully consider making a contribution before year-end, please know that doing so is an investment in the lives of the families and communities we serve. I am thrilled to share that a generous donor, inspired by the life change that has taken place this year through ER’s ministry, has stepped forward to match all gifts up to $125,000. This means that the first $125,000 we raise will be doubled!
Whatever you give, another donor has agreed to give that amount as well, doubling your impact!

We are advancing a strategic vision to deepen our commitment to the communities we serve, but we cannot do this without an elevated level of support. Please join us as we continue to foster relationships with those in need. You play a vital role in ER’s ministry, and I am counting on your faithful support. Together, we will empower people living in challenging circumstances to disrupt the cycle of generational poverty.

Thank you for your partnership.


Brad McKenna, President & CEO

MAKE AN IMPACT TODAY! Every gift to ER affirms our mission and is fully tax-deductible. To give, please visit our Donate page or mail your gift to ER at P.O. Box 345, Snellville, GA 30078-0345. Donations to this appeal are applied where needed most, unless the donee designates otherwise.

*Names changed for privacy.

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