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?
 


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!
 


Women in Haiti Equipped to Rise from Poverty

Women in Haiti Equipped to Rise from Poverty

Thursday, April 21, 2016

Haiti — Relentless drought. Nagging hunger. Desperation to find water. This is the harsh reality in Northern Haiti, where Bright Hope’s church partners in three communities are rallying together to help the extreme poor. 


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. 


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.
 


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 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.  


Stories of Transformation: Pastor Collins Ochieng, Kenya

Stories of Transformation: Pastor Collins Ochieng, Kenya

Monday, September 01, 2014

Collins Ochieng first came to the Mathare Valley slum in Nairobi, Kenya in 1991. To survive, he made a living as a cobbler, but he never had a sense of fulfillment. Without a sense of purpose or Hope, he resorted to alcohol and drugs to fill the void.  


Workshops Encourage Chilean Church Leaders to Return to School

Workshops Encourage Chilean Church Leaders to Return to School

Monday, June 02, 2014

Collín Alto, Chile – Pastor Eleuterio Cayulao from the Collín Alto Church in the Mapuche communities of Southern Chile recently graduated from high school at the age of 55. 


Ashaninka Children’s Project Growing and Impacting Communities

Ashaninka Children’s Project Growing and Impacting Communities

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Aoti, Peru – Since June 2013, the leaders of Bright Hope’s partner project Segadores in Aoti, Peru have made significant progress and transformation through the Ashaninka Children’s Project. Antonia Yalta, leader of the Ashaninka Children’s Project, has been building relationships with the local communities and church leaders.  


Santiago Gang Members Finding Hope in Feeding Program

Santiago Gang Members Finding Hope in Feeding Program

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Peñalolen, Chile – Fuente de Vida, a partner program of Bright Hope, is located in a community notorious for high rates of child abandonment, teen pregnancy, drugs, crime and homelessness. Every Thursday night, a team from the local church comes together to cook hot, nutritious meals for homeless adults in their community. Esteban, who leads the feeding program for Fuente de Vida, has invested his time and energy in getting to know the homeless in his community and will often visit nearby slums to drop off food and supplies.  


Hope Spotlight: Pastor Jacques Francois, Haiti

Monday, August 19, 2013

Haut Savanette, Haiti — In 2011, Pastor Jacques Francois took over as the leader of the Haut Savanette church-school in rural Haiti.