Bright Hope News

Updates from Bright Hope and our partners around the world.

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.
 


Ugandan Church Fights for Girls' Education

Ugandan Church Fights for Girls' Education

Sunday, December 11, 2016

Jinja, Uganda – When girls are educated, they are able to pull themselves out of poverty and communities are transformed. Yet, millions of girls around the world are still forced to drop out of school, simply because of their gender.
 


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. 
 


Actions Speak Louder Than Words: Hope in Uganda

Actions Speak Louder Than Words: Hope in Uganda

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

How can you bring a Muslim family to the Hope of Jesus? Just ask Pastor Patrick of Jinja, Uganda.
 


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.
 


Orphan to Family Initiative – Seeing the Vulnerable in Uganda

Orphan to Family Initiative – Seeing the Vulnerable in Uganda

Monday, July 27, 2015

Jinja, Mukono, and Luwero, Uganda – In January, Bright Hope launched the Orphan to Family Initiative, a program that empowers the local church to support vulnerable families and their children. From January until June, over 60 church leaders from Jinja, Mukono, and Luwero participated in training that focused on what causes children to become vulnerable, how the Bible calls the church to care for the vulnerable, and the best practices for how to care for orphans and vulnerable children.   


Ebonny Empowered by ABCD Workshop

Ebonny Empowered by ABCD Workshop

Monday, September 01, 2014

When facing extreme poverty year after year, it is easy for a person to believe that anything he or she can give is not substantial enough to actually make a difference in the broader community. This is exactly why Bright Hope brought the Asset Based Community-Driven Development program to Apac, Uganda. 


ABCD Workshop Promotes New Vision for Ugandan Church

ABCD Workshop Promotes New Vision for Ugandan Church

Monday, September 01, 2014

Apac, Uganda—Following the success of its microloan program for the extremely impoverished in Apac, Uganda, Bright Hope implemented the Asset Based Community Driven Development program, or ABCD workshop, on June 11 and 12, 2014.  The ABCD workshop is designed to further a community’s development by helping it discover its strengths, skills, and passions.  The ultimate hope for ABCD workshops is that each community, as well as each individual who participates, will move from a sense of deprivation and helplessness to an understanding that everyone has something to provide for the betterment of the community.  


Susan Builds Home with Microloan Profits

Susan Builds Home with Microloan Profits

Monday, June 24, 2013

Apac, Uganda — Uganda’s microfinance program is on track for success in the Apac community. Planned activities are being implemented and transformation is apparent in the local communities. Regular trainings in farming and business are being offered for all microloan beneficiaries in the community.  


Atala Receives New Home

Sunday, April 29, 2012

Apac, Uganda — Back in October, we brought you the story of Atala Tericania, a handicapped widow who lost her house and business in a fire last September. Several Bright Hope allies heard her story and responded to her situation. We are blessed by these allies who made it possible for Bright Hope to come alongside Atala and build her a new brick house. 


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.  


A Call to Bring Atala Hope

Tuesday, October 04, 2011

Apac, Uganda — I (Mike Rutter, Bright Hope staff) met an incredible woman today. Her name is Atala Tericania. She is a handicapped widow whose husband died in 1990, but she is an amazing example of God's love and faithfulness.