Bright Hope News

Updates from Bright Hope and our partners around the world.

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.  


Together, We Can Break the Chains of Poverty!

Together, We Can Break the Chains of Poverty!

Friday, May 22, 2015

Hoffman Estates, IL – On Sunday, May 24 the Bright Hope Cycling Team will begin their 40-day, 3,000 mile cycling tour across America to Break the Chains of poverty.
 


From the Streets to a Schoolroom: Milton's Story

From the Streets to a Schoolroom: Milton's Story

Thursday, May 07, 2015

Oruro, Bolivia — Milton is 17 years old and works shining shoes in the city of Oruro. His family is from a rural village and when he was eight years old, his father left his mother and his five siblings. Milton was forced to drop out of school and work in the fields to help support his family. 


Ways to Support Disaster Relief for Nepal

Ways to Support Disaster Relief for Nepal

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Hoffman Estates, IllinoisOn April 25, 2015, a 7.8 magnitude earthquake struck Nepal, claiming the lives of at least 2,500 people and injuring thousands more. This catastrophic event has caused widespread damage to buildings and infrastructure, and many people are suffering without access to water, electricity, shelter, and medical care.  


Samfya Bible School Empowers Local Church Leaders

Samfya Bible School Empowers Local Church Leaders

Wednesday, April 01, 2015

Samfya, Zambia - Collins Samungole is a teacher at the Samfya Bible School in Zambia, in the heart of southern Africa. His life is centered around the satisfying task of training enthusiastic Christians to teach God’s Word effectively and plant new, thriving churches.  


Hope for Joel Acevedo, An Invisible Child

Hope for Joel Acevedo, An Invisible Child

Sunday, March 01, 2015

Santiago, Chile - La Pintana is a slum in Santiago, Chile with a population of about 200,000 people, 80 percent of whom are living below the poverty line. Many children in this neighborhood live or work on the streets with no one to care for them, and those who do have homes often deal with abuse or neglect.  


Hope Spotlight: Antonia, Segadores Missionary, Returns to the Jungle

Hope Spotlight: Antonia, Segadores Missionary, Returns to the Jungle

Thursday, February 05, 2015

Aoti, Peru – Antonia Yalta has worked as a missionary for Segadores in Aoti, Peru for more than 10 years. A few months ago, Antonia left Aoti and returned to Lima due to continued health problems with her back. She recently was cleared to return, and has been welcomed back into the community of Aoti.