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 Betsy Deisroth

Helping children build brighter futures in Zambia

Episcopal Relief & Development would like to extend a great big THANK YOU to everyone that supported our recent campaign to help children thrive. We are delighted to report that we surpassed our $250K goal—enabling us to reach so many more of the world's most vulnerable children. In this blog, Vice President of Advancement, Betsy Diesroth, shares why we are driven to make a difference in this critical area. 

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By Rob Radtke

Fulfilling God’s Dreams in Zambia

"What I love about this program is that it speaks both to my head and my heart," says Rob Radtke as he reflects on his recent visit to Early Childhood Development centers in Zambia.

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By Mike Smith

Puerto Rico is "The Diocese of Hope"

Hurricane Maria devastated Puerto Rico last fall, but communities are recovering bit by bit and are preparing for the upcoming season.

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By Betsy Deisroth

Families have an impact on the world

Betsy shares what she feels is the power and purpose of close-knit relationships with a renewed perspective, having just returned from Zambia and experiencing great loss.

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By Archdeacon Luay Haddad

Celebrating Mother’s Day at Azraq Camp in Jordan

Experience a Mother's Day celebration in the Azraq Syrian refugee camp in Jordan.

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By Episcopal Relief & Development

Communities Take the Lead in Development

The In Conversation series offers up an opportunity for people to gain a deeper understanding about how Episcopal Relief & Development partners with communities around the world. In this blog we capture a conversation between long-time program officers Nagulan Nesiah and Abiy Seifu on the merits of Asset-Based Community Development.  

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By Hilary Asiah

A Day in the Life of a Lead Health Promoter in the Fight Against Malaria

Program Officer Hilary Asiah provides a glimpse into the experience of lead health promoters who walk alongside their communities to fight against malaria.

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By Vanessa Pizer

Expanding a Culture of Resilience

Expanding a Culture of Resilience tells the story of rural farmers in Nicaragua who have learned new ways to help alleviate hunger and end poverty within their communities for generations to come.

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By Rob Radtke

An Energetic Teacher in Jordan Stands Out

Marwan is a passionate teacher at the Holy Land Institute for the Deaf (HLID) in Jordan. Rob Radtke sat down with him to learn more about his story.

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By Josephine Hicks

Celebrating New Beginnings in Port Aransas, Texas

Josephine Hicks, our VP for Episcopal Church Programs, recently made a visit to West Texas and was encouraged by how the church is recovering from Hurricane Harvey. Discover more about the ongoing recovery

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