Bright Hope Blog

Thoughts on poverty and giving from the Bright Hope team.

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.


When God Speaks

When God Speaks

22-May-2018
If we simply wait for God to speak, we may wait a long time. My experience has been that while fully serving the Lord with all my strength and gifts, God gives me promptings.


Someone’s Child Needs My Help

Someone’s Child Needs My Help

15-May-2018
It does not matter what part of the world we live in, or how much money we make or don’t make. We all want the same thing for our children…We want our children to be healthy and happy.


What’s Most Important: Running Water, a Toilet, or a Cell Phone?

What’s Most Important: Running Water, a Toilet, or a Cell Phone?

08-May-2018
Have you heard that more people in the world have access to a cell phone than to a toilet? Or piped water? Or electricity?


Respond To The Calling, God Will Provide

Respond To The Calling, God Will Provide

01-May-2018
My joy is to know that the work I do serves the Lord’s people. I have worked in many places, but there is nothing I find more gratifying than knowing people’s lives are being impacted by my decision to use my God-given talents to respond to His call.


Why are “Poor” Countries Poor?

Why are “Poor” Countries Poor?

23-Apr-2018
Have you ever wondered why some countries seem so incredibly poor and dirty, while others don’t? Maybe you’ve wondered: “Are ‘poor countries’ poor because they don’t have natural resources?”

In most cases, the answer would be no.


Why I Serve on an International Ministry Board

Why I Serve on an International Ministry Board

17-Apr-2018
I’ve been asked a few times why I serve on the board of a ministry that helps people in far away countries when there is so much poverty and injustice right where I live.


Doing Short Term Missions Wisely

Doing Short Term Missions Wisely

10-Apr-2018
"Short-term mission trips carry potential for much good and harm. Wise engagement is critical, especially when we hope to benefit children." -Christian Alliance for Orphans


Bright Hope, a Holistic Ministry

Bright Hope, a Holistic Ministry

27-Mar-2018
When Jesus walked the Earth and began his ministry, it was very tangible. He laid hands on people; some were blind or crippled, and others faced physical challenges including death. Most of the people who came to Jesus, did so because they had a physical need.


On the Ground in Bolivia: Salvation and Llama Pizza

On the Ground in Bolivia: Salvation and Llama Pizza

20-Mar-2018
When you visit a country for the first time, there’s always a lot of “firsts”—like your first time eating llama meat on a pizza, or your first time seeing the Andes Mountains…