Bright Hope News

Updates from Bright Hope and our partners around the world.

A fisherman’s tale: how the Gospel changed an entire family

A Fisherman's Tale: How the Gospel Changed an Entire Family

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Peter’s life changed forever when a traveling pastor came to his village in Zambia sharing the Hope of Christ.  


Elika Learns to Stand Out in the Slum

Elika Learns to Stand Out in the Slum

Tuesday, June 06, 2017

Nairobi, Kenya – Elika is much like most 23-year-old women around the world. As a college graduate, she dreams of attaining a master’s degree, getting a job and moving into her own place so she can be independent.   


Stronger Together: Roger Discovers His Worth

Stronger Together: Roger Discovers His Worth

Monday, June 05, 2017

Lugazi, Uganda – Unstable jobs. Food insecurity. High levels of illiteracy. With so many odds against you, it can be easy to feel hopeless and simply want to give up. These are the thoughts and struggles that continue to trap many people like Roger in extreme poverty in Uganda.
 


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. 
 


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. 


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. 


$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.  


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


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. 


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.  


Back to Mathare: How Francis Inspire's Hope

Back to Mathare: How Francis Inspire's Hope

Monday, September 01, 2014

An orphan at 12 years old, Francis quickly learned how to fend for himself in the Mathare Valley Slums. He was able to complete primary school, but could not afford secondary school. He and his sister had hoped that she would be able to send him to school, but her untimely death prevented that.