Bright Hope Blog

Thoughts on poverty and giving from the Bright Hope team.

Six Reasons Why Stewardship Goes Beyond Tithing

Six Reasons Why Stewardship Goes Beyond Tithing

14-Aug-2018
Living a life of purpose and significance begins with understanding the foundational principles of biblical stewardship. Unfortunately, many Christians have been taught a narrow definition of stewardship…


Meet two-time Dove Award winner Meredith Andrews, a Bright Hope Ambassador

Meet two-time Dove Award winner Meredith Andrews, a Bright Hope Ambassador

07-Aug-2018
Meet award-winning singer, song-writer and new Bright Hope Ambassador, Meredith Andrews. With a heart for worship music and serving the extreme poor, Meredith is eager to help support our ongoing youth music camps in Haiti.


A Big Miracle for a Tiny Baby—and a Big Sister (Part 2)

A Big Miracle for a Tiny Baby—and a Big Sister (Part 2)

31-Jul-2018
I approached the Ugandan woman lying stretched out on her stomach in front of a small fire. She was propped up on her elbows, cradling a baby on the ground as she fed her from a plastic cup.


A Big Miracle for a Tiny Baby (Part 1)

A Big Miracle for a Tiny Baby (Part 1)

24-Jul-2018
The first pictures I saw of Baby Sarah were startling and heartbreaking... her tiny body devastatingly depleted from malnutrition. She was several months old, yet only weighed around two pounds. She was losing her vision.


Relief Aid Versus Development Aid: What’s the Difference?

Relief Aid Versus Development Aid: What’s the Difference?

17-Jul-2018
Does hearing terms like humanitarian aid and sustainable development confuse you and make you tune out before you’ve even finished reading this sentence? I get it. But I can help you with this in 90 seconds or less!


Pray for Haiti: Violent protests over skyrocketing fuel prices

Pray for Haiti: Violent protests over skyrocketing fuel prices

10-Jul-2018
The day after steep fuel price hikes were announced, Haitian Prime Minister Jack Guy Lafontant repealed the tax increases after protests erupted in the streets and escalating mayhem ensued around the country.


Seeking Challenge & Competition

Seeking Challenge & Competition

03-Jul-2018
I’ve always loved sports and the competition and challenge that comes with it. The thrill of victory. The agony of defeat. Bring it on! So, being with the Bright Hope team it is not that different - just a different arena.


How to Best Help the Poor

How to Best Help the Poor

26-Jun-2018
There is a saying: “Americans have watches, but the rest of the world has all the time.”


Mob Action Threatens Life of Christian Leader

Mob Action Threatens Life of Christian Leader

19-Jun-2018
In a community where Bright Hope has been involved for many years, there is a leader associated with Bright Hope who has been accused of witchcraft and the killing of another Bright Hope staff member. These allegations are completely false…


6 Obstacles to Education for Kids in Developing Nations (Part 2)

6 Obstacles to Education for Kids in Developing Nations (Part 2)

12-Jun-2018
Last year, the U.N. reported that "69 million trained teachers are necessary to achieve global universal education by 2030." Many teachers in developing nations don’t meet national standards...


6 Obstacles to Education for Kids in Developing Nations (Part 1)

6 Obstacles to Education for Kids in Developing Nations (Part 1)

05-Jun-2018
It’s estimated that 263 million children in the world are not in school. Here are 6 reasons why.


Remembering Those in Need

Remembering Those in Need

29-May-2018
Sometimes living in the convenience of America, it can be easy to forget what others are experiencing in other parts of the planet. While the rates of extreme poverty have decreased in recent years, about 767 million people still live on less than $1.90 a day.