What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul? As a Christ-centered ministry, we can’t just focus on helping people break free from the chains of extreme physical poverty, knowing that they are spiritually bound, separated from Jesus Christ. There has to be more…

We call it Hope for Eternity. We are very church-centric. Just about everything we do is done through the local, in-country church. They’re already an established pillar in the community, and we want to spiritually strengthen them, their ministries, and their communities. A large number of our projects focus specifically on discipleship and training, resourcing church leaders and Bible clubs, and strengthening and rebuilding family relationships.

(And even programs like agriculture training are taught from a biblical perspective, so the mission of Hope for Eternity is woven in across the spectrum of projects.)

We seek to demonstrate the love of Jesus in tangible ways, and we serve the extreme poor regardless of religious background, but it is our ultimate hope that everyone we come into contact with will hunger to know Christ and come to salvation.

Click on each topic to learn more about our Hope for Eternity projects.

Resourcing Church Ministries

The average family in North America has four Bibles, yet in remote villages and urban slums around the world, most simply cannot afford one Bible of their own. The majority of us probably can’t imagine living the Christian life without access to the Word of God. Or running a children’s ministry without any materials.

We sow into a churches’ spiritual ministries by giving them resources such as:

  • Bibles
  • children’s Bible storybooks
  • children’s ministry curriculum
  • children’s ministry training
  • pastoral resources and training
  • resources for outreach activities
  • resources for church growth and development

We also encourage churches to come together across denominations for joint church projects that address specific issues within their communities. These are often economic initiatives like grinding mills or oil presses. Multiple churches work together to run a business and 30% of the profits are given back to the churches to help the poor and vulnerable in their communities.

The Bible club has changed my life, my behavior…I act better because of all of the things I learn at church.

—Hertzley, 11-year-old in Haiti

Our work

Bright Hope, a Holistic Ministry Meeting the Needs of the Poor
Jesus Met the Physical Needs of the Poor When Jesus walked the Earth and began his ministry, it was very tangible. It was a “holistic ministry,” so to speak. He…
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“We’ve Not Eaten All Day and Had Nothing for Lunch”
In El Alto, Bolivia, the children’s care center is closed for quarantine, leaving families desperate for food and information.  The Sinai Church in El Alto has been working with Bright Hope since 2019. They run a childcare center that before the quarantine,…
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Breaking the Cycle of Poverty
This story is the continuation of “A Grandmother’s Love.” If you haven’t read it yet, you can read it here on our website. Elina raised her four daughters alone after…
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Leadership Development

Our goal is to help devoted indigenous pastors make the biggest impact in their churches and communities. They’ve proven to be the best at creating long-term change and sustainability, and they’re committed to sharing the message of Jesus Christ with people desperate for Hope, so, those are leadership skills we want to invest in! Through training and implementing what they’ve learned, a church’s influence for positive change is increased.

Leadership training includes:

  • administration, diversified roles and responsibilities
  • financial stewardship and reporting
  • leading and mobilizing people
  • spiritual gifts
  • asset-based development
  • advocating for the vulnerable

Church leaders are also challenged to share their knowledge and skills with other churches and leaders. By empowering the church to lead and influence the community, they can have greater impact and reach for sustainable growth.

I really do not know how to express my joy; I am never usually a laughing person; but since I got my pigs I have been laughing. I feel so happy.

—Teddy, a single mother in Uganda

Our work

From the Shadows to the Pulpit
I grew up in a poor village with no electricity. We scrounged for whatever food we could find. We had no bathrooms and showered behind bushes. My parents couldn’t afford…
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From Hopeless to Harvest
Razia became desperate as her family slipped further into poverty. None of her children were in school, their clothes were in tatters and they had to go so far as…
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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…
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Discipleship

We want to help churches develop and grow in their Christian faith, compassion and spreading of the Gospel.

We strive to do this in several ways:

  • Bible trainings in rural communities
  • workshops
  • Bible school scholarships

Through outreach activities (like rebuilding a widow’s home or repairing a road) and Bible extension programs (the local Bible school we partner with sends Bible trainers to rural churches), churches are able to reach the greater community for Christ.

We all claimed Christ, which was all well and good, however, our lives did not show it. In particular, there was no unity within our churches…The Knowing and Doing Training has brought unity between us…And I believe that if we continue in this way as churches, then we will be able to overcome any obstacle that comes our way.”

—Anton, from partner church in Zambia

Our work

Gramma Ida
Do you want to go to Uganda?    I had just started my third month at Bright Hope as Operations Manager when I was asked that question.  And there was no…
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Stories of Hope and Transformation

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Around A Mother’s Dinner Table: Hope for Kenya

Kenya – Increasing COVID cases. Food insecurity. Rising unemployment rates. With so many odds against you, it can be easy to feel hopeless and simply want to give up. Struggles like…
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Video: Combatting COVID-19 Hunger in Kenya

Hunger has been one of the biggest, harshest secondary effects of the COVID-19 pandemic in developing nations like Kenya. “Children don’t even understand; they know there’s COVID, but when they’re…
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Video: Food Distribution in Nairobi’s Slum Schools

Schools in Kenya have been closed for the last three months, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and it’s been an incredibly challenging time for the children, their families and the…
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