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Churches in Bolivia receive training to impact the poor!

In Bolivia, it is rare for pastors and volunteer leaders to receive training or practical Bible education for one of two reasons – they either lack the funds to further their education or they lack the ability to travel the long distances to where good church training programs are offered.

Bright Hope’s Ministerial Development Program (MDP) however, equips church leaders in poor communities, right where they live. Currently 125 churches are participating, and hundreds of leaders have already been through the program.

“The subjects we decide to teach in this MDP were chosen because of our many years of listening to the church and understanding what their needs were,” said Carlos Sinani, a church coordinator in Bolivia.

“…we were ready to provide church leaders lessons on the topics they really need to learn the most.”

“With the Ministry of Development Program…now we can reach more churches and help far more of the poorest people,” Carlos said, “through the local church.”

While more than 200 participants have benefited from this course in five communities in need, Bright Hope wants to extend the program to to reach additional areas as well.

“I am so grateful that there’s such a great organization like Bright Hope who is helping Christian leaders in Bolivia, to learn more, and to serve our nation for Jesus Christ,” said Maria*, a church volunteer and MDG participant.

“Bright Hope is teaching us to live very integral lives… to give accountability to others, and to take care of our neighbors and watch out for their well-being.”

Your generous donation of $50, when combined with gifts from fellow Allies, can help make this life-changing training and other urgent Bright Hope programs possible.

With your partnership, pastors and volunteers will have the tools to better address their neighbor’s challenges, like domestic violence, school drop-out rates and the need to protect kids from violent households.

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Sowing Seeds of Change in Africa

In the dry landscape of Turkana, Kenya, families have fed themselves and earned a living for many generations by raising livestock. But as severe drought has made it increasingly difficult to feed and water their herds, pastoralists have had to embrace new ways to live off the land and nourish their families.

“We cannot achieve three meals a day through herding of goats alone because the world is changing,” said 40-year-old Elizabeth, a widow and mother of nine.

Through agriculture and the support of Allies like you, families like Elizabeth’s will be able to put food on the table and earn a sustainable income selling surplus crops.

As a solution to the food supply challenges in the region, Bright Hope has bought land suitable for farming and is teaching families to grow food to eat, as well as for sale. We urgently need your support to help vital projects like this one thrive.

Through your support, we can empower families to grow agricultural plots for sustenance as well as commerce.

One of the biggest challenges Elizabeth and her community members face is the scarcity of food. Many families in her community can only afford to have one meal a day, however, you can help change that.

With a small parcel of farmland, Elizabeth hopes to plant tomatoes and onions, as the ones that currently come to her village are grown over 180 miles away. The quality of the tomatoes is poor, and the quantity of produce limited. It is a good time for Elizabeth and others like her to enter the market.

“…the farm will create employment for our people [to] have income,” she said.

Please pray for families in Turkana, as they learn new ways to support their families.

Make a donation today to bring Hope and lasting change to families in Turkana.

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