Bright Hope News

Updates from Bright Hope and our partners around the world.

Bright Hope goes 360°!

Bright Hope goes 360°!

Sunday, April 17, 2016

Oruro, Bolivia — In March, we sent a small camera using the latest 360-degree technology to our field staff in Bolivia. The results were incredible! We think you’ll love watching a Bolivian church service and experiencing worship with our partner church bringing Hope to the extreme poor. 


The Gospel Comes to Life: Claude Fanor on Transformation in Haiti

The Gospel Comes to Life: Claude Fanor on Transformation in Haiti

Saturday, April 16, 2016

Lake Zurich, Ill. — Claude Fanor of Pignon, Haiti is an eyewitness: transformation is happening in his country.  


Country Update: Peru

Country Update: Peru

Friday, April 15, 2016

Machu Picchu, Peru — Do you dream of visiting Machu Picchu? This ancient marvel, built by the Inca people in Peru, is visited by thousands of tourists every year. But did you know the Inca’s direct descendants, the Quechua Indians, are widely regarded as lower class and plagued with serious social and spiritual ills, like alcoholism and physical abuse? 


International Women's Day 2016

International Women's Day 2016

Tuesday, March 08, 2016

Hoffman Estates, Ill. — In honor of International Women's Day, we want to celebrate inspiring women across the world who have been empowered through the local church! This Hope and transformation would not happen without the faithful support of our allies. Donate today to ensure women and their families have Hope for Today, Hope for Tomorrow, and Hope for Eternity.  


America: A Bolivian Girl Transformed through Church After-School Program

America: A Bolivian Girl Transformed through Church After-School Program

Friday, February 12, 2016

Oruro, Bolivia — “I have many dreams,” shares 18-year-old America. “The main one is, since I was little, I’ve always wanted to be a missionary.” Seeing the smile on America’s face and the confidence in her voice, you would never know the difficult life she has endured. 


Snacks from a Wheelbarrow: Training Turns Fabienne's Despair to Hope

Snacks from a Wheelbarrow: Training Turns Fabienne's Despair to Hope

Monday, February 01, 2016

Hoffman Estates, Ill. — Where there is great despair there is also God’s Spirit, ready to inspire and bring Hope and help. 


A Walk Through the City in India

A Walk Through the City in India

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Hoffman Estates, Ill. — Envision a bustling street in India, teeming with life. The smells are unusual, some pleasant, some challenging. Jostling foot traffic mixes with vehicles of all shapes and sizes—bicycles, rumbling diesel trucks, motorcycles with whole families aboard, even ox carts. Along the road, open sided stalls and vendors sell fruit and sizzling food in endless variety. Cows and dogs wander aimlessly. People. Noise. Confusion. 


Peter Otieno: Once Alone, Now Empowered!

Peter Otieno: Once Alone, Now Empowered!

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Nairobi, Kenya – Left by his family at a young age, Peter Otieno knows the struggle of providing for himself in order to survive. 


Victor Invests in the Next Generation

Victor Invests in the Next Generation

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Peru — Living deep in the Amazon jungles of Peru, Victor knows the challenges faced by his community. With limited access to food and clean water, parents struggle to provide for their child’s basic needs, and thinking about their emotional and spiritual development is often a far-off dream. This used to be the reality for Victor and his wife Natalia. With five children, they struggled for years to barely make ends meet. 


Cleto

Pastor Cleto's Greenhouse Feeds Kids in After-School Program

Monday, December 14, 2015

Oruro, Bolivia — A third grade dropout and orphaned at just 12 years old, Cleto never thought he would become a pastor. At 17, he married his wife Julia, and together they had nine children while he spent more than 20 years working on the railroad in the countryside of Bolivia.  


Microenterprise Grows Lila as a Community Leader

Microenterprise Grows Lila as a Community Leader

Tuesday, December 08, 2015

Beganabe, Haiti — Lila Etienne is a woman with a vision to help lift her home village of Beganabe, Haiti, out of extreme poverty. Yet not long ago, Lila’s focus was much narrower—simply putting food on the table for her three children. 


$10,000 goal for #ProjectEmpower reached in one day!

$10,000 goal for #ProjectEmpower reached in one day!

Friday, December 04, 2015

Hoffman Estates, Ill. — On Giving Tuesday, December 1, we reached our goal of $10,000 at 6:00 p.m. CST thanks to the generosity of Bright Hope allies like you! This $10,000 will fully fund #ProjectEmpower, launching a sustainable small business through a local church in Bolivia.