Stories

Please enjoy the many stories illustrating how lives are transformed through the shared abundance of our partners and friends. Be sure to sign up to receive inspiring new stories and multimedia features throughout the month. Join us and be a part of this caring, compassionate community!

By Richard Hoff

Faithful Giving Impacts Generations To Come

A conversation with Reverend John Buenz, a long-standing giving partner of Episcopal Relief & Development, shows how faithful giving can impact generations to come. 

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By Sara Delaney

Farmers' Faces Tell A Joyful Story Despite Unpredictability

In this blog, Senior Program Officer, Sara Delaney celebrates the farmers she's worked with throughout the years.

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By Faith Rowold

E-CARE housing withstands earthquake in the Philippines

But there was a bright spot. Floyd’s email shared the news that in Sabang Bao, a neighborhood of Ormoc City that had been very badly hit by Typhoon Haiyan, the houses built by ECP after the typhoon were completely unscathed by the earthquake...

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By Dr. Cathy Slemp

When Floods Rose, Churches in West Virginia Connected Assets

Episcopal Churches in West Virginia pooled together their assets when rainstorms and flooding hit last June. In this blog, discover how asset recognition is vital to making it through a tumultuous time. 

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By Laura Lane-Reticker

#ForSuchATime | Alleviating Hunger in Nicaragua

Episcopal Relief & Development invites you to join The Episcopal Church and our ecumenical partners, to participate in the #ForSuchATime movement. On the 21st of each month through December 2018, the community is called to pray, fast and act to fight hunger and poverty around the world. In this article, we look at the successful agricultural training program that is helping to alleviate hunger and end poverty in Nicaragua.

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By Trevor LaVine

Healthy and Happy Futures Begin at ECD Centers in Zambia

Meet Trevor, a young person who is helping Episcopal Relief & Development heal a hurting world. Discover what Trevor learned from his recent trip to Zambia where he photographed our Early Childhood Development forum.

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By Rob Radtke

#ForSuchATime | A Prayer for Those Living in Poverty and Hunger

Episcopal Relief & Development invites you to join The Episcopal Church and our ecumenical partners, to participate in the #ForSuchATime movement. On the 21st of each month through December 2018, the community is called to pray, fast and act to fight hunger and poverty around the world.

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By Chad Brinkman

Happy Father's Day! A New Father Practices Empowerment

In this blog, Engagement Program Officer Chad Brinkman contemplates what it takes to raise a son in the age of women's empowerment. 

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By Rob Radtke

One Simple Way To Leave A Rich Legacy

President Rob Radtke explains why while he and his wife were getting their affairs in order, they chose to become members of Episcopal Relief & Development's Matthew 25 Planned Giving Society, ensuring that the organizations they love are taken care of when they pass on.

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By Chuck Hamilton

Beauty & Progress: Disaster Recovery and Savings Groups

Chuck Hamilton, Network Coordinator for the Diocese of Olympia, reflects on his pilgrimage to Sri Lanka in January. He shares insights about the disaster preparedness and response efforts over the year, the savings groups he visited and the work being done to heal trauma in communities. 

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