29 episodes

The Bright Hope World podcast discusses poverty, missions and just about everything that has to do with efforts to alleviate poverty and bring the gospel to the poor.

Hosts Fraser Scott (Bright Hope World's Executive Director) and Kevin Honore (Bright Hope World's New Partnerships Facilitator) look into the nature of poverty, how it can be alleviated and the mistakes westerners often make as they try to help the poor. Oversimplistic solutions are challenged because when it comes to poverty...it ain't that simple mate!

More info: www.brighthopeworld.com
Feedback: podcast@brighthopeworld.com

It Ain't That Simple Mate‪!‬ Bright Hope World

    • Religion & Spirituality
    • 5.0 • 6 Ratings

The Bright Hope World podcast discusses poverty, missions and just about everything that has to do with efforts to alleviate poverty and bring the gospel to the poor.

Hosts Fraser Scott (Bright Hope World's Executive Director) and Kevin Honore (Bright Hope World's New Partnerships Facilitator) look into the nature of poverty, how it can be alleviated and the mistakes westerners often make as they try to help the poor. Oversimplistic solutions are challenged because when it comes to poverty...it ain't that simple mate!

More info: www.brighthopeworld.com
Feedback: podcast@brighthopeworld.com

    29 - Community and Agricultural Development Partnerships

    29 - Community and Agricultural Development Partnerships

    In this episode we look at Bright Hope World's Community and Agricultural Development partnerships.



    In the first half of the podcast, we look at how community development is done and the kinds of issues our partners in this area are grappling with, such as water and sanitation. We look at the difference that community development makes, and why it is so difficult and time consuming to do well. We also explain why Bright Hope World doesn't do buildings and how we are responding to climate change issues.



    In the second half of the podcast, we focus in on Foundations for Farming and agricultural development. We talk about the basic principles and strategies involved, as well as the impact and potential for sustainable agriculture and why this will be key strategic focus for us in the future.



    To find out more about our work, visit the Bright Hope World partnership page at ⁠https://www.brighthopeworld.com/partnerships.asp⁠.



    Send comments and feedback to ⁠podcast@brighthopeworld.com

    • 50 min
    28 - Evangelism and Church Planting Partnerships

    28 - Evangelism and Church Planting Partnerships

    In this episode we look at Bright Hope World's Evangelism and Church Planting partnerships.



    In the first half of the podcast, we talk about what evangelism looks like among the poor in the developing world and what it means to be a believer in these environments. We look at the role of persecution and suffering and how these shape evangelism.



    In the second half of the podcast, we look at practical strategies for communicating the Gospel, including small groups, bivocationalism and Disciple-Making Movements. We finish off by discussing the power of fearlessness!



    To find out more about our work, visit the Bright Hope World partnership page at https://www.brighthopeworld.com/partnerships.asp.



    Send comments and feedback to podcast@brighthopeworld.com

    • 52 min
    27 - Education and Training Partnerships

    27 - Education and Training Partnerships

    In this episode we look at Bright Hope World's Education and Training partnerships.



    In the first half of the podcast, we talk about some of the real issues around traditional schooling and the challenges one faces in trying to support schools in a developing context. We also chat about some of the emerging new ways of supporting education that address the challenges and are yielding great results.



    In the second half of the podcast, we look at other ways of supporting families and communities, particularly through vocational training, which focuses on teaching skills that enable people to actually get jobs in their local economies.



    To find out more about our work, visit the Bright Hope World partnership page at https://www.brighthopeworld.com/partnerships.asp.



    Send comments and feedback to podcast@brighthopeworld.com

    • 48 min
    26 - Microloans and Microenterprise Partnerships

    26 - Microloans and Microenterprise Partnerships

    In this episode we look at Bright Hope World's Microloans and Microenterprise partnerships.



    In the first half of the podcast, we look at the nature of good microloans schemes and the four big factors that help microloans programmes succeed. We also chat about table banking - an interesting alternative to microloans programmes.



    In the second half of the podcast, we consider how COVID has impacted microloans and microenterprise, and the benefits, dangers and challenges in pursuing business, including for those in ministry. This includes a discussion on bivocationalism which is a bit controversial!



    To find out more about our work, visit the Bright Hope World partnership page at https://www.brighthopeworld.com/partnerships.asp.



    Send comments and feedback to podcast@brighthopeworld.com

    • 52 min
    25 - Orphans and Vulnerable Children Partnerships

    25 - Orphans and Vulnerable Children Partnerships

    In this episode we look at Bright Hope World's Orphans and Vulnerable Children partnerships.



    In the first half of the podcast, we discuss the realities and challenges faced by orphans and vulnerable children, and look at why poverty impacts them even more acutely than adults. We consider the realities children face living in poverty and how it impacts their development.



    In the second half of the podcast, we discuss some good - and some not so good - responses to the challenges faced by these young people. We talk about how Bright Hope World supports orphans and vulnerable children and our view on orphanages and sponsorship programmes.



    To find out more about our work, visit the Bright Hope World partnership page at https://www.brighthopeworld.com/partnerships.asp.



    Send comments and feedback to podcast@brighthopeworld.com

    • 48 min
    24 - Humanitarian and Relief Partnerships

    24 - Humanitarian and Relief Partnerships

    In this episode we look at Bright Hope World's Humanitarian and Relief partnerships.



    We look at the ways Bright Hope World gets involved in relief and aid around the world and how easy it is to get this space wrong! Interested to know how to respond to natural disasters and conflict in a helpful way? Well, we have some ideas.



    In the second half of the podcast, we take a look at the rise in the number of refugees in the world, what is causing this, and how we are responding.



    To find out more about our work, visit the Bright Hope World partnership page at https://www.brighthopeworld.com/partnerships.asp.



    Send comments and feedback to podcast@brighthopeworld.com

    • 49 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
6 Ratings

6 Ratings

MikeO343 ,

Challenge how you think about poverty and missions.

Love these guys and love this podcast. Bright Hope World is doing good work in distinctive ways, and they have a lot to share. Plus Fraser and Kevin are fun to listen to. But what’s a fortnight?!? 😉

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