Bright Hope News

Updates from Bright Hope and our partners around the world.

Leadership Trainings Transform Local Church in Bolivia

Leadership Trainings Transform Local Church in Bolivia

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Oruro, Bolivia — Imagine going to church every Sunday to hear a sermon from your pastor who had never attended seminary, studied theology or even read many books of the Bible. How would this make you feel? How do you think this would affect other ministries in your church?
 


Vocational Scholarship Allows Victor to Pursue His Dreams

Vocational Scholarship Allows Victor to Pursue His Dreams

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Nairobi, Kenya — Peter Otieno is a 23-year-old micro-savings group member who owns and manages a small business in a slum community selling cosmetics, shoes, nail art, and pedicure services. 


Hurricane Matthew Hits Haiti and Cuba

Hurricane Matthew Hits Haiti and Cuba

Wednesday, October 05, 2016

Haiti Update, Tuesday, November 15, 2016 – Bright Hope's CEO, C.H. Dyer, is in Haiti this week visiting our partners and seeing the recent damage caused by Hurricane Matthew. Major cities are on the process to recovery, but the rural areas have received little to no help. Many roads are impassable, damage to crops and livestock have limited food availability and there is a high risk for the spread of cholera.  


#ProjectEmpower is Complete!

#ProjectEmpower is Complete!

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Oruro, Bolivia – What’s the first thing that comes to mind when you hear the word “microenterprise”? You might think of a family receiving a loan to jumpstart their business, or an individual attending job skills training to work towards self-sustainability. But what about an entire church coming together to generate income for their ministries? That’s exactly the model Bright Hope is implementing in Bolivia, and it’s changing how the local church can impact their community. 
 


Discipleship Program Unites Churches in Zambia

Discipleship Program Unites Churches in Zambia

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Chishi Island, Zambia – Thirty-eight church leaders recently graduated from the discipleship training program on Chishi Island in Zambia!
 


Breaking the Cycle of Poverty, One Student at a Time

Breaking the Cycle of Poverty, One Student at a Time

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Nairobi, Kenya – Six hundred thousand people packed into one square mile. Rampant crime, prostitution and alcoholism permeate the narrow streets. Inhabitants struggle to find clean water and sanitation facilities, while access to medical care or a quality education remain a far off dream. This is the Mathare Valley Slum. In this harsh reality is where Dorothy was born, with countless obstacles in her path right from the start. 
 


Ally Spotlight: Major League Baseball Wives

Ally Spotlight: Major League Baseball Wives

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Hoffman Estates, Ill. – This past July, four wives of Major League Baseball players stepped out of their comfort zones and traveled with Bright Hope to Kenya and Uganda. They spent a week visiting partner churches, building relationships within the community and learning first-hand about interventions that make lasting change. We recently had the opportunity to sit down with each of them and hear about their experiences. 
 


The Daily Blessings Challenge

Family Devotional: The Daily Blessings Challenge

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Hoffman Estates, Ill. – Just by living in America, we are extremely blessed. We often take for grated the “daily blessings” we have access to, like a good education, clean water, or enough food to feed our children. As parents, many of us want to talk to our kids about poverty, but may not know where to start. Take one of Bright Hope’s “Daily Blessings Challenges” together as a family to begin the conversation (or if you’re up for it, do all three!).
 


A Message From C.H. Dyer, President/CEO - Fall 2016

A Message From C.H. Dyer, President/CEO - Fall 2016

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Hoffman Estates, Ill. – Do you remember your first roller coaster ride? I do. It was called the Whizzer at Great America, near Chicago. It didn’t turn you upside down, but it was a thrill for a teenager in the early 1980’s. 


Actions Speak Louder Than Words: Hope in Uganda

Actions Speak Louder Than Words: Hope in Uganda

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

How can you bring a Muslim family to the Hope of Jesus? Just ask Pastor Patrick of Jinja, Uganda.
 


Ally Spotlight: David Weir and the Valic Group

Ally Spotlight: David Weir and the Valic Group

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Hoffman Estates, Ill. — We have all heard of churches sending teams on mission trips and families sponsoring a child, but what about a group of co-workers coming together to support a community in extreme poverty? For David Weir of Zionsville, Indiana, this type of opportunity was exactly what he had been waiting for. 


Bolivian Church Has Big Plans for Using Their #ProjectEmpower #GivingTuesday Funds

Bolivian Church Has Big Plans for Using Their #ProjectEmpower #GivingTuesday Funds

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Oruro, Bolivia — In December of last year, our incredible allies proved that #GivingTuesday really could be just as big as Black Friday and Cyber Monday by surpassing our fundraising goal and raising over $11,000 in less than 12 hours!