Bright Hope News

Updates from Bright Hope and our partners around the world.

Hope Spotlight: Oscar Tellos, Segadores, Peru

Friday, May 31, 2013

Lima, Peru — Oscar Tellos was 18 years old when he left Lima, Peru to visit his brother in the Amazon Jungle for two months. After arriving, Oscar was robbed and was left with no money or resources to return home. His brother’s abandonment left him stranded in the rainforest to fend for himself. Oscar slowly began to learn to live off the land and he befriended the different native tribes living deep within the jungle. 


Hope Spotlight: Pastor Collins Ochieng, Mathare Valley

Thursday, April 04, 2013

Nairobi, Kenya — Pastor Collins Ochieng came to the Mathare Valley slum of Nairobi, Kenya in 1991. He and his brother moved there because of the lack of money they had to live elsewhere. He made a living fixing shoes, but he felt his purpose was never fulfilled. He saw his friends killed, succumb to alcoholism and drugs, and fall off the grid. “Life in Mathare is hard,” he said. “To live, you need to live with your own power and no one else – or so I thought.” 


First JELLY Church-School Container Departs Chicago for Haiti

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Hoffman Estates, Illinois — Bright Hope's first JELLY container left the Bright Hope warehouse today, en route to Jacksonville, Florida, where it will be shipped to Haiti. 


Sahayak Spreading the Gospel, Drinking Clean Water

Saturday, February 09, 2013

New Delhi, India — 2012 was a fruitful year for Bright Hope's project, Sahayak.   


Income-Generating Ventures Provide for the Sick

Thursday, November 08, 2012

Samfya, Zambia — Care Providers from Samfya Community of Care Providers are sharing the love of Christ through home visits to those affected by HIV/AIDS. 


Bolivian Students Thank Supporters

Wednesday, November 07, 2012

El Alto, Bolivia — A card was made by the staff and students from Bright Hope's project in the Bethesda Church, located in one of the most dangerous cities of Bolivia. The card was made specifically for a serving team that went down in July. Some highlights from the heart-felt letter:  


Yolanda Reaches Out to Her Community

Sunday, August 26, 2012

Alto Bio Bio, Chile — Yolanda is a Mapuche Indian, living in an area where the people live on approximately 40 cents a day. Yolanda's husband was sent to prison over land right issues with the Chilean government. 


600 Specialists Attend Medical Seminar

Saturday, August 11, 2012

Atalaya, Peru — Partner Manuel Salazar reports that great strides have been made in the past two months through Segadores. 


Remote Peruvian Tribes Enthusiastic About Gospel

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Atalaya, Peru — In February, Peruvian partner Antonia Yalta spent time with Segadores preaching the Gospel to the local tribes. 


Zakhira Church Steadily Growing

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Zakhira, India — Over the last few months, the church that was started in this slum area has grown to 50 people attending every Sunday. The local people gather for church in the home of a man who recently became a Christian. 


Ongoing Programs Training Providing Brighter Futures

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Uttar Pradesh, India — A candle-making and food preservation training was held through Christian Fellowship to provide skills to 26 students. Additionally, there were 32 women, mostly from impoverished areas, who completed a sewing training class. 


Update from CEO Serving in India

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Uttar Pradesh, India — An update from Bright Hope's CEO/President C.H. Dyer and the team currently serving in India: