A Bridge of Hope in Portglenone
A Bridge Of Hope in Portglenone & Ahoghill….
…..This is Bridge of Hope Charity – the brain child of Pastor Norman Worthington, Snr.Pastor of Bethel Temple, Portglenone.
Eleven years ago when Pastor Norman was going to Africa, a family member encouraged him to raise funds and take the money to help where needed in Burkina Faso. After prayerful consideration, and a local sale of work in the Community Centre in Portglenone which raised £700, Norman knew that this is what God wanted him to do.
Now in Burkina Faso, Bridge of Hope has built three schools, three churches, a Bible College with dormitories and a Christian Radio Station. This year Pastor Norman is returning to finance the completion of a much needed clinic in West Africa.
The other charities which receive help from Bridge of Hope are a church in the Amazon Basin, Brasil which helps orphaned children. In Uganda a school was built to encourage street children and orphans, and a church in Cuba is helped financially. The government of Tanzania give ground to Displaced Persons to help rebuild their lives, and Bridge of Hope provide funds to teach Life Skills, to get these people back into mainstream living.
Bridge of Hope not only helps people in other countries but also here in Northern Ireland, when the needy are referred to the charity, Pastor Norman always finds a way to assist, both spiritually and physically.
Pastor Norman has encouraged many comimg under his guidance, to help with the work done by Bridge of Hope. Bridge of Hope has been blessed by the work freely given by these kind people.
When you buy from, or donate to any of the three Bridge of Hope charity shops, two in Portglenone and one in Ahoghill, ( Ahoghill shop’s Facebook page here) you are helping reach people in many continents as well as here at home in Northern Ireland. Bridge of Hope have built up a large returning customer base here in County Antrim for pre- loved and recycled items. Bridge of Hope are happy to collect and deliver free of charge all large household items. Do you want to be part of a Bridge of Hope, caring for others in need? Come and buy from the shops or donate your unwanted items in reasonable condition and watch what God can do.
My God shall supply all you need according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus. Phil. 4:19.
The Bridge of Hope charity shops in Portglenone are located on Main Street and are open from 10am-4pm. The Ahoghill emporium is at The Diamond on Main Street and operates from 9am-3pm. Both outlets are open from Tuesday to Saturday.