Children's Emergency Relief International (CERI)

Children's Emergency Relief International (CERI) is a faith-based health and human services organization that has been bringing hope to children who are impoverished and deprived since 1999. CERI strives to break the generational cycle of poverty through a holistic program of nutrition and health services, educational achievement, biblical social values, and spiritual discernment. The goal is to give every child a lifestyle of self-determination and self-reliance that provides hope for the future. CERI is the international arm of BCFS, a system of health and human service non-profit organizations.
Aug 25, 2014

Kids 'n Boots, Here We Come!

Baby is happy to receive new boots
Baby is happy to receive new boots

Would you believe December is around the corner? It may seem far away, but December will be here before you know it. Each December CERI travels to Eastern Europe with teams of mission volunteers to fit orphaned children, youth, and adults with disabilities with brand new warm, winter boots.

Kids 'n Boots is a signature project of CERI's, reaching thousands of children and youth every year. This year will be no different. Mission teams are almost complete as volunteer applications keep pouring in. Now, we just need to reach our goal so we can purchase new boots. $25 buys and delivers one pair of warm, winter boots to a child in need.

We will again purchase boots from the Zorile Shoe Factory in Moldova, stimulating one of Europe's poorest economies. As teams return to Moldova again this year, we are humbled by your gifts to support this project. Thank you for your faithfulness to CERI and the children we serve!

How many children will you clothe with winter warmth this Christmas season?

Mission volunteer dotes on little girl
Mission volunteer dotes on little girl
Girl gets new winter hat to accompany new boots
Girl gets new winter hat to accompany new boots

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Aug 25, 2014

Medical Mission to the Rescue!

CERI Medical Mission
CERI Medical Mission

It has barely been a year since CERI implemented its Child Relief and Support Program (CRSP) in Coatzacoalcos, Veracruz (Mexico). As a follow-up to this new sponsorship program designed to reach children living in extreme poverty, CERI returned to Coatzacoalcos this summer with a medical mission team.

Dr. Saul Camacho, MD (CERI's Senior Advisor to Latin America) led a team of mission volunteers in a medical mission that was open to the public, treating children and families from surrounding communities. Many families traveled miles on foot just to receive the blessing of qualified medical treatment.

CERI Missions & Sponsorship Coordinator Billie Earley reported the remarkable sparkle in the eyes of children and adults alike as they received care from the CERI mission team. While their lives are wrought with hardships of many kinds, CERI missions never fail to inspire hope and demonstrate to hurting people that someone truly care.

Patients
Patients
CERI mission volunteers
CERI mission volunteers
Kids playing games as they wait to see the doctor
Kids playing games as they wait to see the doctor
Slums across the street from clinic
Slums across the street from clinic

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May 29, 2014

Support Life, Sponsor a Child!

Medical Mission in Mexico
Medical Mission in Mexico

Summer is officially upon us! For many of us, that means plans for a summer of fun with friends and family, ocean and waves, picnics and BBQs, hikes at dawn, and ballgames at the park. For CERI, summer means mission trips traveling the globe to help children in need.

This summer CERI will be in Moldova for the sponsor trip, a special opportunity for child sponsors to spend quality time with the children and youth they support through child sponsorships. Also in Moldova, teams from across the U.S. will travel in and out of the country all summer long conducting fun summer camps for children and youth.

Teams will also serve in Mexico and Paraguay through medical missions, while teams return to South Africa and Sri Lanka to plant sustainable trench gardens and encourage the continued development and growth of CERI’s microenterprise program. Mission season comes to an end with our December Kids ‘n Boots mission to Moldova where teams of volunteers personally fit children in need with brand new warm, winter boots.

Your gifts continue to impact children in need of child sponsors in Mexico! Thank you for trusting CERI to be a vessel of your generosity to the world. On behalf of the those we serve every single day…

Gracias ~ Multumesc ~ Ngiyabonga

CERIkids Camps
CERIkids Camps
Kids
Kids 'n Boots in Eastern Europe
Moldova Sponsor Trip
Moldova Sponsor Trip
Sri Lanka Microenterprise Development
Sri Lanka Microenterprise Development
Trench Gardening in South Africa
Trench Gardening in South Africa

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