Bright Hope Blog

Thoughts on poverty and giving from the Bright Hope team.

An Unexpected Encounter with a Bolivian Grandmother

An Unexpected Encounter with a Bolivian Grandmother

18-Sep-2018
I had a plan: pop up to see the kids, take some fun pics, and hop back across the street to join my team—but what I wasn’t expecting was an impromptu encounter with a little grandmother that became one of the most impacting moments of my trip.


10 ways to pray for the poor

10 ways to pray for the poor

11-Sep-2018
Prayer is the believer’s way to petition God Almighty, and to seek His favor, help, grace, strength, provision—and sometimes even a miracle—on behalf of a person or situation in need our Savior’s deliverance.


Combating Charity Criticisms

Combating Charity Criticisms

04-Sep-2018
We share the world with all kinds of people. Some think and feel like us, and others don’t. We can’t all be passionate (or even compassionate) about the same things, and that’s ok.


We asked our international staff for traveler advice. This is what they said...

We asked our international staff for traveler advice. This is what they said...

29-Aug-2018
Here are the top six things you should be mindful of the next time you travel internationally.


Life-changing Actions

Life-changing Actions

21-Aug-2018
When you are a recipient of God’s help, he wants you to share it with others. He wants you to be a helper to those who are hurting around you.


Six Reasons Why Stewardship Goes Beyond Tithing

Six Reasons Why Stewardship Goes Beyond Tithing

14-Aug-2018
Living a life of purpose and significance begins with understanding the foundational principles of biblical stewardship. Unfortunately, many Christians have been taught a narrow definition of stewardship…


Meet two-time Dove Award winner Meredith Andrews, a Bright Hope Ambassador

Meet two-time Dove Award winner Meredith Andrews, a Bright Hope Ambassador

07-Aug-2018
Meet award-winning singer, song-writer and new Bright Hope Ambassador, Meredith Andrews. With a heart for worship music and serving the extreme poor, Meredith is eager to help support our ongoing youth music camps in Haiti.


A Big Miracle for a Tiny Baby—and a Big Sister (Part 2)

A Big Miracle for a Tiny Baby—and a Big Sister (Part 2)

31-Jul-2018
I approached the Ugandan woman lying stretched out on her stomach in front of a small fire. She was propped up on her elbows, cradling a baby on the ground as she fed her from a plastic cup.


A Big Miracle for a Tiny Baby (Part 1)

A Big Miracle for a Tiny Baby (Part 1)

24-Jul-2018
The first pictures I saw of Baby Sarah were startling and heartbreaking... her tiny body devastatingly depleted from malnutrition. She was several months old, yet only weighed around two pounds. She was losing her vision.


Relief Aid Versus Development Aid: What’s the Difference?

Relief Aid Versus Development Aid: What’s the Difference?

17-Jul-2018
Does hearing terms like humanitarian aid and sustainable development confuse you and make you tune out before you’ve even finished reading this sentence? I get it. But I can help you with this in 90 seconds or less!


Pray for Haiti: Violent protests over skyrocketing fuel prices

Pray for Haiti: Violent protests over skyrocketing fuel prices

10-Jul-2018
The day after steep fuel price hikes were announced, Haitian Prime Minister Jack Guy Lafontant repealed the tax increases after protests erupted in the streets and escalating mayhem ensued around the country.


Seeking Challenge & Competition

Seeking Challenge & Competition

03-Jul-2018
I’ve always loved sports and the competition and challenge that comes with it. The thrill of victory. The agony of defeat. Bring it on! So, being with the Bright Hope team it is not that different - just a different arena.