Bright Hope News

Updates from Bright Hope and our partners around the world.

3 Girls Rescued, 1 Brothel Madam Arrested in Raid

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Northern India — Praise God! Three girls were rescued and one brothel madam was arrested in the raid we conducted last evening. Thank you to those who prayed for our raid to rescue trafficked minors in Northern India. These young girls will find renewed Hope, restoration, and strength through their freedom. 

First Resident at Safe House Finds Hope

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Northern India — Jyoti began dancing at traditional Indian weddings at the age of 18. With her parents’ death, the responsibility to support her younger siblings living in extreme poverty was overwhelming. 

Pray: Raid Scheduled on Brothel

Monday, October 22, 2012

Northern India — Within the next 48 hours, a raid will be initiated on a brothel to rescue young trafficked girls in our partner area. Will you please pray for safety for the girls and those rescuing them?  

Trafficked Minor Missing

Wednesday, September 05, 2012

Northern India — Several months ago, Bright Hope held a viral campaign and raised enough money to rescue and rehabilitate several girls out of human trafficking. But one girl, the girl who inspired Bright Hope to launch into action, is missing. 

First India Sponsorship Program Students at Top of Class

Wednesday, June 06, 2012

Uttar Pradesh, India — Uvais and Abuzer were the first children enrolled in our school sponsorship program eight years ago. Now they are bright young men full of promise and hope to enter fifth and sixth grade. They are top of their class and work hard in school. The youngest in a family of 14 kids, these boys and their family know the difference it will make for everyone if they finish twelfth grade and enroll in college.  

Bus Services to Generate Income for School and Teachers

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Nairobi, Kenya — March 6 was a special day for two Bright Hope partners – Outreach Community Church in Mathare Valley, Kenya, and Hope Church from Springfield, Illinois. 

Children Praise School Feeding Program

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Pignon, Haiti — Colladere is one of the locations in which Bright Hope runs a school feeding program. Marc-Rose Bolivar is a student at the Colladere School, and she recently told us about her experience with the feeding program.   

Kony: Who, What, Why?

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Apac, Uganda — The Invisible Children (IC) campaign, “Kony 2012,” has brought to light the terrorist activities of Joseph Kony, a Ugandan rebel leader. IC’s video about Kony has been viewed over 100 million times in just the past few weeks and created a firestorm of controversy and increased pressure for his arrest. In support of this call for justice, Bright Hope's CEO/President, C.H. Dyer, want to share with you some actions you can take that will help African churches minister to those who have experienced the pain and destruction of Kony’s nightmarish civil war.  

Students Working Hard for a Better Future

Monday, April 02, 2012

Northern India — Even though they live at the poverty line, young students and their families in the Hope for Artisans school sponsorship program are full of Hope for Today, Tomorrow, and Eternity. 

Four Trafficked Girls Rescued from Brothel

Friday, March 23, 2012

Northern India — This morning our partner in India contacted us to say that four girls have been rescued thanks to your support – praise God! A safe house has been set up for rehabilitation; training and counseling can now start for these girls as well as many others to come. We believe as many as ten girls may be rescued and rehabilitated from your efforts. 

Church-Based Response to Human Trafficking

Friday, March 23, 2012

Northern India — Bright Hope has made significant progress with our in-country, church-based anti-human trafficking program since our last update. We have a three-pronged approach including awareness, rescue and rehabilitation focused in Northern India. Many of the extreme poor in this area are at risk for being lured into human trafficking.   

Refugee Children Receive Parental Support

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Nairobi, Kenya — To further support the children in the scholarship program in their studies, a meeting was held with the parents and guardians of the students to coach them in their role concerning their education. The parents were encouraged to provide their children with moral support and to make sure their children attend school regularly.