Bright Hope News

Updates from Bright Hope and our partners around the world.

Discipleship Program Unites Churches in Zambia

Discipleship Program Unites Churches in Zambia

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Chishi Island, Zambia – Thirty-eight church leaders recently graduated from the discipleship training program on Chishi Island in Zambia!
 


Breaking the Cycle of Poverty, One Student at a Time

Breaking the Cycle of Poverty, One Student at a Time

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Nairobi, Kenya – Six hundred thousand people packed into one square mile. Rampant crime, prostitution and alcoholism permeate the narrow streets. Inhabitants struggle to find clean water and sanitation facilities, while access to medical care or a quality education remain a far off dream. This is the Mathare Valley Slum. In this harsh reality is where Dorothy was born, with countless obstacles in her path right from the start. 
 


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. 
 


The Daily Blessings Challenge

Family Devotional: The Daily Blessings Challenge

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Hoffman Estates, Ill. – Just by living in America, we are extremely blessed. We often take for grated the “daily blessings” we have access to, like a good education, clean water, or enough food to feed our children. As parents, many of us want to talk to our kids about poverty, but may not know where to start. Take one of Bright Hope’s “Daily Blessings Challenges” together as a family to begin the conversation (or if you’re up for it, do all three!).
 


A Message From C.H. Dyer, President/CEO - Fall 2016

A Message From C.H. Dyer, President/CEO - Fall 2016

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Hoffman Estates, Ill. – Do you remember your first roller coaster ride? I do. It was called the Whizzer at Great America, near Chicago. It didn’t turn you upside down, but it was a thrill for a teenager in the early 1980’s. 


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.
 


Ally Spotlight: David Weir and the Valic Group

Ally Spotlight: David Weir and the Valic Group

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Hoffman Estates, Ill. — We have all heard of churches sending teams on mission trips and families sponsoring a child, but what about a group of co-workers coming together to support a community in extreme poverty? For David Weir of Zionsville, Indiana, this type of opportunity was exactly what he had been waiting for. 


Bolivian Church Has Big Plans for Using Their #ProjectEmpower #GivingTuesday Funds

Bolivian Church Has Big Plans for Using Their #ProjectEmpower #GivingTuesday Funds

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Oruro, Bolivia — In December of last year, our incredible allies proved that #GivingTuesday really could be just as big as Black Friday and Cyber Monday by surpassing our fundraising goal and raising over $11,000 in less than 12 hours!
 


A New Well in Ferrier, Haiti! Clean Water for a Drought-Ravaged Community

A New Well in Ferrier, Haiti! Clean Water for a Drought-Ravaged Community

Monday, May 23, 2016

Ferrier, Haiti — When leaders of Ferrier Baptist Church in Northeast Haiti examined the needs of their congregation and community a little over a year ago, their focus turned to the Grand Rue neighborhood. 


No More Dependency: Local Church Bakery Supports Given Lungu's Education in Zambia

No More Dependency: Local Church Bakery Supports Given Lungu's Education in Zambia

Monday, May 23, 2016

Samfya, Zambia – Given Lungu grew up in a small fishing village just south of Samfya, Zambia. At the age of 18 she married and had a son. Life seemed to be off to a good start. However, within a few years of their marriage, things took a dark turn.
 


Two Sacks of Potatoes and Renewed Hope: Jeniffer Aoko's Story in Nairobi, Kenya

Two Sacks of Potatoes and Renewed Hope: Jeniffer Aoko's Story in Nairobi, Kenya

Monday, May 23, 2016

Kariobangi, Kenya – At 28 years old, life was promising for Jeniffer Aoko, married and raising her four daughters in the family’s humble shelter in the Kariobangi neighborhood of Nairobi, Kenya. Nothing could have prepared her for the tragedy before her.
 


Urgent Call to Prayer

Urgent Call to Prayer

Monday, May 23, 2016

Hoffman Estates, Ill. — Bright Hope has seen amazing provision and growth in past years, allowing our ministry overseas to grow and have tremendous impact. Yet over the past year, Bright Hope has experienced financial difficulties. We are making changes to stabilize our U.S. operations while remaining faithful to Bright Hope's long history of serving the poorest of the poor through the local church.