Stories

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Our Stories of Lasting Change are filled with hope, inspiration and love in action. They reflect the experiences of Episcopal Relief & Development partners, staff, participant communities, volunteers and friends who are moved to make a measurable difference in the lives of vulnerable women and children and help communities adapt to the effects of a changing climate. Join us on this life-changing journey. Subscribe below!
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Monday, Dec 30, 2019

Reasons to Be Hopeful: Engaging God’s Plan for Us

“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” – ...

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Monday, Dec 23, 2019

Together, Let’s Make a Joyful Noise! A Letter from the President & CEO

Joy is not just an emotion or a feeling. It is the assurance of great things to come. During Christmas, we celebrate with joy the birth of Jesus Ch...

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Wednesday, Dec 04, 2019

In Conversation | An Act of Love Begins with a Single Step

“God equips us, guides us and gives us enough light for the next step after we step out.” – The Rev. Peter Munson   Chad Brinkman, the D...

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Tuesday, Nov 26, 2019

Thankful – Today and Everyday

I am always thankful for family at Thanksgiving. This year, I find myself particularly thankful for my mother. She turned 90 in September. We had a...

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Wednesday, Nov 20, 2019

One Thousand Days of Love: A Father’s Story

My son is on the cusp of turning three. That is exactly 1,095 days that my wife and I have managed to keep him healthy and safe. It’s an acco...

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Thursday, Oct 24, 2019

The Rev. Jose Rodriguez shares tips on Asset-Based Disaster Response

After Hurricane Maria, the Episcopal Diocese of Central Florida became a key player in serving displaced families from Puerto Rico. The Abuelitas volunteer program connects Spanish-speaking “grandmothers” from local churches with displaced families to help them apply for services and to offer advice on adapting to the new environment. 

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