The best way to recall the story of Bridges of Hope is to frame it as a faith exercise, a heart exercise, and a moral exercise.
First, Bridges of Hope began as a "Faith Exercise". The founder(s) of Bridges of Hope were motivated by the Christian principles of compassion, love, and mercy. The intention was to create a safe place to speak up effectively and efficiently for those who cannot speak for themselves; for the rights of all who are destitute; to speak up and judge fairly" Proverbs 31:8-9.
Secondly, Bridges of Hope represents a "Heart Exercise". The founder(s) of Bridges of Hope believed that we must not delegate care to any one government or para-governmental organization. We must each exercise our own hearts, do our parts and embody the change the world deeply needs. Bridges of Hope represents the collective responses of various individuals, donors, businesses and organizations working to advance humanity's cause.
Thirdly, Bridges of Hope is a "Moral Exercise." The founder(s) of Bridges of Hope believed that though "it is unlikely we will bring an end to global poverty this decade, we can put an end to chronic hunger." We have a moral responsibility to fight poverty and eradicate global hunger while building the capacity of people to care for themselves and move from the role of beneficiary to that of benefactor.
Our network has extended to places like Benin, Bolivia, Burkina Faso, Canada, Chad, Dominican Republic, DR Congo, Ghana, El Salvador, Ethiopia, Haiti, Guatemala, Kenya, Nepal, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda, USA, and Zambia.
Our story is yet becoming and we welcome you to join the movement.
"The problem is big, but the solutions have begun in the hearts of many. We need more people to join the cause, we need more people to exercise their hearts, to reach out to those in need." - Daniel Zopoula