Bright Hope News

Updates from Bright Hope and our partners around the world.

$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.  


Calling Glory and Tanner Clark join Bright Hope’s #ProjectEmpower to combat poverty in Bolivia on Giving Tuesday

Calling Glory and Tanner Clark join Bright Hope’s #ProjectEmpower to combat poverty in Bolivia on Giving Tuesday

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Hoffman Estates, Ill. --- Christian music artists Calling Glory and Tanner Clark are partnering with Bright Hope to raise $10,000 for #ProjectEmpower on December 1 for Giving Tuesday! Through #ProjectEmpower, participants are invited to join arms and empower a community in Bolivia through the local church. 


Pambashe Brings Living Water to Communities in Zambia

Pambashe Brings Living Water to Communities in Zambia

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Beracah, Zambia — The Pambashe Drilling Team gives people in Zambia access to clean water—and leads them to the living water of God.
 


Pastor Godfrey Mobilizes Community to Get Kids Back in School

Pastor Godfrey Mobilizes Community to Get Kids Back in School

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Jinja, Uganda – Pastor Godfrey was troubled by one of the biggest challenges facing his rural island community in Uganda: that children were not attending school because the standard of education was so poor. Without a solid education, these children would be caught in the cycle of poverty that has plagued the community for generations.
 


Give Hope. Share joy. Experience transformation through Seasons of Hope!

Give Hope. Share joy. Experience transformation through Seasons of Hope!

Monday, November 02, 2015

Hoffman Estates, Illinois – Bright Hope is pleased to announce our holiday Seasons of Hope catalog


Jane, a Single Mother with Hope for Tomorrow

Jane, a Single Mother with Hope for Tomorrow

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Nairobi, Kenya – “As a single parent in the slum, life has not been a bed of roses as I had imagined, so I have had to be the provider in my house,” shares Jane Adhiambo, a 45 year old widow living in Mathare Valley Slum. Her husband died in 2006, leaving her to raise their three daughters alone. 


Ways to Support Relief for Syrian Refugees

Ways to Support Relief for Syrian Refugees

Friday, October 02, 2015

Hoffman Estates, Illinois – As of September 2015, an estimated 11 million Syrians have fled their homes due to a brutal, ongoing conflict in the country. Over half of those displaced are children. Described as “the worst humanitarian crisis of our time,” millions of refugees are facing desperate circumstances, without adequate access to clean water, shelter, food, and other basic needs.  


Pedro Finds God in a Potato Field

Pedro Finds God in a Potato Field

Friday, September 04, 2015

Santiago, Chile — Pedro lives in an indigenous Mapuche community high in the Andes Mountains of southern Chile. A short growing season and poor soil have led to increasing scarcity of food and declining nutrition. Like many Mapuche, Pedro was struggling to survive. There was barely enough income to put food on the table, and rarely any left over.  


Building Relationship on the Mountainside

Building Relationship on the Mountainside

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

“Pastor, what are you hoping to do together this week?” asked Stacey.
“Beautiful things... building relationships,” Pastor Telius replied.
 


Bright Hope Cyclists complete 3,000 mile, 40-day journey across America to Break The Chains of poverty and trafficking

Bright Hope Cyclists complete 3,000 mile, 40-day journey across America to Break The Chains of poverty and trafficking

Friday, August 07, 2015

HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill. – On July 2, 2015 the Bright Hope Cycling Team crossed the finish line at Sandy Point State Park in Annapolis, Md., dipping their tires in the Chesapeake Bay to mark the end of the Break The Chains Cycling Tour.  


Orphan to Family Initiative – Seeing the Vulnerable in Uganda

Orphan to Family Initiative – Seeing the Vulnerable in Uganda

Monday, July 27, 2015

Jinja, Mukono, and Luwero, Uganda – In January, Bright Hope launched the Orphan to Family Initiative, a program that empowers the local church to support vulnerable families and their children. From January until June, over 60 church leaders from Jinja, Mukono, and Luwero participated in training that focused on what causes children to become vulnerable, how the Bible calls the church to care for the vulnerable, and the best practices for how to care for orphans and vulnerable children.   


Marylou Brings Hope to 100 Kids in Bolivia

Marylou Brings Hope to 100 Kids in Bolivia

Monday, July 20, 2015

Oruro, Bolivia – Marylou has worked for the after-school program at Agua Viva de la Roca Church for 3 years. She has served more than 120 children over that time by providing meals, tutoring, basic hygiene education, psychological support and spiritual discipleship. She is a single-mother of 3 daughters, Tati, Ruby, and America; however over the years, she has become a mother to all the children of the program, loving and caring for each of them as her own.