March 7, 2018

Spring 2018 Update

God has been moving in powerful ways and providing for Hope Village. In this post, we cover Hope Village receiving a new truck, new roof and generator and work on the guest house. Also, a team from South Dakota will be visiting Hope Village soon!
June 16, 2016

Bridges of Hope 5K Run Walk 2016 Results

On Saturday, May 28th, 2016, roughly 90 men, women, and children gathered together at Rapid City’s Old Storybook Island for our first ever Bridges of Hope 5K Run/Walk. It was a beautiful morning, a great turn out and such an amazing spirit among all the participants and volunteers. All our board members […]
February 6, 2016

Some Hope Village needs met

In our winter 2015 newsletter, we reported on the need for a generator for the school and we promptly received a check in the mail from one of our generous readers! We also received funding to hire a “helper” for our farm manager. Farming, especially cash crops, such as palm oil and […]
January 6, 2016

Christmas Blessing Challenge Update

Thanks to those who contributed to December’s Bridges of Hope Christmas Blessing effort. Over $3,500 was raised which allowed us to send a gift of $50 to each of the teachers and staff at Hope International Christian Academy at Hope Village. Extra funds were also sent to purchase food items with which […]
December 31, 2015

2015 Fundraising Efforts Report

While our organization is small, Bridges of Hope is doing big things for the children of Hope Village through our support of a school and an orphanage there. As a board of directors, we trust God to bring us the funds necessary to care for children, pay teachers, maintain buildings and to […]
December 15, 2015

Hope Village School Update

Despite the Ebola Virus attack we experienced during the last school year in Liberia, we managed to carry out tutorial classes for students and those who did well and were promoted. During that abbreviated academic year 2014-2015, we enrolled 257 students, 133 male and 124 female. We were encouraged by the number […]
December 7, 2015

Farming Project Update

Materials to begin processing rubber from the trees planted almost 7 years ago have been purchased and the rubber harvest will begin in January. Last planting year, 1,500 cacao seedlings of good quality from the Ivory Coast were acquired. It is hoped that in three years’ time, we will have a cacao […]
December 6, 2015

Recent donor funds provide new homes for Hope Village

Members of the Hope Village community expressed special thanks to the many donors to Bridges of Hope for the funds recently committed to the construction of new homes this year. Two buildings, one – a duplex of four rooms with two bath rooms including adjoining porches and a second building, and a […]
March 14, 2015

New Orphans in-spite of an Ebola Free Hope Village

Reverend Victor Padmore, founder of Hope Village along with his wife Marie, are happy to report that Hope Village was spared from the Ebola crisis. As the crisis developed last summer, the Liberian Government decided not to implement the school year as a means of avoiding the spread of the disease. Additionally, […]
March 6, 2015

School Resumes at Hope Village

Hope International Christian Academy (HICA), our Hope Village school, resumed classes on Monday, February 23rd. Liberian schools were originally slated to begin their delayed school year on February 2nd but government leaders postponed the opening in order to give schools, many of which do not have running water, time to set up […]
March 5, 2015

Thank you Supporters!

Bridges of Hope, Inc. received in excess of $38,000 in 2014 of which approximately $28,000 went to support teacher’s salaries & rice purchases. Almost $5,000 went for repairs and up-keep to the existing Hope Village structures along with $500 to overhaul an aging truck’s engine. Almost $3,000 was set aside for anticipated […]