Bright Hope News

Updates from Bright Hope and our partners around the world.

#BrighterThan: This Easter, YOU helped save after-school programs in Bolivia!

#BrighterThan: This Easter, YOU helped save after-school programs in Bolivia!

Monday, April 18, 2016

Bolivia — Last month, we asked you to help us meet a critical need of our church partners in Bolivia: A $38,000 gap in funding for church after-school programs. 


Bright Hope goes 360°!

Bright Hope goes 360°!

Sunday, April 17, 2016

Oruro, Bolivia — In March, we sent a small camera using the latest 360-degree technology to our field staff in Bolivia. The results were incredible! We think you’ll love watching a Bolivian church service and experiencing worship with our partner church bringing Hope to the extreme poor. 


International Women's Day 2016

International Women's Day 2016

Tuesday, March 08, 2016

Hoffman Estates, Ill. — In honor of International Women's Day, we want to celebrate inspiring women across the world who have been empowered through the local church! This Hope and transformation would not happen without the faithful support of our allies. Donate today to ensure women and their families have Hope for Today, Hope for Tomorrow, and Hope for Eternity.  


America: A Bolivian Girl Transformed through Church After-School Program

America: A Bolivian Girl Transformed through Church After-School Program

Friday, February 12, 2016

Oruro, Bolivia — “I have many dreams,” shares 18-year-old America. “The main one is, since I was little, I’ve always wanted to be a missionary.” Seeing the smile on America’s face and the confidence in her voice, you would never know the difficult life she has endured. 


Cleto

Pastor Cleto's Greenhouse Feeds Kids in After-School Program

Monday, December 14, 2015

Oruro, Bolivia — A third grade dropout and orphaned at just 12 years old, Cleto never thought he would become a pastor. At 17, he married his wife Julia, and together they had nine children while he spent more than 20 years working on the railroad in the countryside of Bolivia.  


$10,000 goal for #ProjectEmpower reached in one day!

$10,000 goal for #ProjectEmpower reached in one day!

Friday, December 04, 2015

Hoffman Estates, Ill. — On Giving Tuesday, December 1, we reached our goal of $10,000 at 6:00 p.m. CST thanks to the generosity of Bright Hope allies like you! This $10,000 will fully fund #ProjectEmpower, launching a sustainable small business through a local church in Bolivia.  


Calling Glory and Tanner Clark join Bright Hope’s #ProjectEmpower to combat poverty in Bolivia on Giving Tuesday

Calling Glory and Tanner Clark join Bright Hope’s #ProjectEmpower to combat poverty in Bolivia on Giving Tuesday

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Hoffman Estates, Ill. --- Christian music artists Calling Glory and Tanner Clark are partnering with Bright Hope to raise $10,000 for #ProjectEmpower on December 1 for Giving Tuesday! Through #ProjectEmpower, participants are invited to join arms and empower a community in Bolivia through the local church. 


Marylou Brings Hope to 100 Kids in Bolivia

Marylou Brings Hope to 100 Kids in Bolivia

Monday, July 20, 2015

Oruro, Bolivia – Marylou has worked for the after-school program at Agua Viva de la Roca Church for 3 years. She has served more than 120 children over that time by providing meals, tutoring, basic hygiene education, psychological support and spiritual discipleship. She is a single-mother of 3 daughters, Tati, Ruby, and America; however over the years, she has become a mother to all the children of the program, loving and caring for each of them as her own.  


From the Streets to a Schoolroom: Milton's Story

From the Streets to a Schoolroom: Milton's Story

Thursday, May 07, 2015

Oruro, Bolivia — Milton is 17 years old and works shining shoes in the city of Oruro. His family is from a rural village and when he was eight years old, his father left his mother and his five siblings. Milton was forced to drop out of school and work in the fields to help support his family. 


Pastor Edwin Sews Empowerment in Bolivia

Pastor Edwin Sews Empowerment in Bolivia

Monday, September 01, 2014

Edwin is the pastor of a small church in the city of Oruro, Bolivia. When he became a Christian, he devoted himself completely to serving the Lord. He wanted to go to seminary to become a pastor, but could not afford it, so he decided to get creative. A friend gave him an old sewing machine and he began teaching himself how to sew, selling every piece of clothing he made. That machine, he said, not only paid for his seminary courses but also his apartment rent and food while he was studying. For him that machine was his most prized possession. 


In Memory of Franz Saravia Quispe, Pastor of La Roca Church

In Memory of Franz Saravia Quispe, Pastor of La Roca Church

Friday, August 01, 2014

El Alto, Bolivia – On Thursday night, July 31, 2014, Pastor Franz Saravia Quispe went to be with the Lord, after suffering complications from peritonitis.  


Esperanza Reaching the At-Risk Youth in Bolivia

Esperanza Reaching the At-Risk Youth in Bolivia

Wednesday, June 04, 2014

El Alto, Bolivia – Esperanza Chuquimia is currently the Director of the Children’s Program at Bright Hope’s partner church, Bethesda. Her name, Esperanza, means “Hope” in Spanish, which fits her perfectly as she is truly a beacon of Hope for the at-risk children of El Alto.