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.  


A Crocodile, a Witch Doctor and the Church

A Crocodile, a Witch Doctor and the Church

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Mbabala Island, Zambia — This picture was taken on Mbabala Island, Zambia of a group of community leaders. In the middle of the picture is the Chief on the Island who is also a Christian leader in the church. Three days after the picture was taken, he was accused of a crime by a witch doctor and murdered by a mob.
 


Vocational Scholarship Allows Victor to Pursue His Dreams

Vocational Scholarship Allows Victor to Pursue His Dreams

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Nairobi, Kenya — Peter Otieno is a 23-year-old micro-savings group member who owns and manages a small business in a slum community selling cosmetics, shoes, nail art, and pedicure services. 


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!
 


No More Dependency: Local Church Bakery Supports Given Lungu's Education in Zambia

No More Dependency: Local Church Bakery Supports Given Lungu's Education in Zambia

Monday, May 23, 2016

Samfya, Zambia – Given Lungu grew up in a small fishing village just south of Samfya, Zambia. At the age of 18 she married and had a son. Life seemed to be off to a good start. However, within a few years of their marriage, things took a dark turn.
 


Hope is Restored in Zambia After Devastating Storms

Hope Restored in Zambia After Devastating Storms

Monday, May 23, 2016

Samfya, Zambia — In November of last year, a horrific storm hit the town of Samfya, bringing down more than 250 homes in just a few minutes. Roofs were torn off and walls collapsed, leaving many people injured and entire families homeless.
 


Seasons of Hope Gift Saves Bentry’s Life

Seasons of Hope Gift Saves Bentry’s Life

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Samfya, Zambia — When her husband left her, Veronica returned with her three children to her hometown of Mulisha, Zambia with nothing more than a few items of clothing. Weeks later she gave birth to a baby boy, Bentry.  


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.  


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.
 


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.  


Moses Mungo Plants Seeds of Hope

Moses Mungo Plants Seeds of Hope

Wednesday, October 01, 2014

Kasuba, Zambia—After successfully launching a program to care for those hit by the HIV/AIDS pandemic, Samfya Community Care Providers (SCCP) has now branched out and is caring for a multitude of vulnerable community members. SCCP recently expanded their efforts to include other rural villages.  While only in the beginning stages of this project, one of those communities—Kasuba—has already made tremendous strides toward sustainability. 


SCCP and Bright Hope Feed Bodies and Minds in Zambia

SCCP and Bright Hope Feed Bodies and Minds in Zambia

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Mbabala Island, Zambia—Samfya Community Care Providers (SCCP) recently made a visit to Mbabala Island to discuss rural poverty and nutrition.