Just when you thought the world couldn’t get any crazier, it shows you it can. How else can you describe the last 3 years? As Covid panic settles down other things have crept into the mix to keep many areas in chaos: presidential assassinations, anti-conversion laws, and widespread inflation just to name a few. We should not be surprised. God told us this world would get worse as His day approaches.

But God’s work continues. Heart of the Bride has not pulled back; we have pressed on. We have leaned into our mission found in Isaiah 1:17:

“learn to do good; seek justice, correct oppression; bring justice to the fatherless, lead the widow’s cause.”

As God continues to lead, He is showing us more ways to join Him in reaching the forgotten and oppressed in this world.

We invite you to read our online newsletter and celebrate what God has been doing. See the stories of hope springing from this messed up world through the gospel of Jesus Christ.

Thank you for joining us on this journey. You are a huge part of the stories of hope you are about to read.

Brian Crisman

Stories from throughout the year.


One thing we want to do at Heart of the Bride is be as open and honest as we can.  As partners of our ministry, we want you to journey with us through the highs

Joy from pain.

Sometimes, all you need is a picture.  Take a look at these girls in our Daughters of Destiny program in Kitwe, Zambia.  From the picture you would never guess that Mapalo and Naomi were rescued

Is there something for us? (Zambia update)

For years, our missionaries and staff would pass Joe on the street and he would ask, "Is there something for us?"  Joe was an older boy who did not qualify for our residence program because

On the Emerald Coast there is HOPE in crisis.

After 23 years of working mainly overseas, you might be surprised to know that Heart of the Bride is working in the Florida panhandle. In October of 2021, Heart of the Bride became the implementing

Haiti update, there’s HOPE in chaos.

Since the assassination of the Haitian President in July of 2021, Haiti has been a country in chaos. There continues to be little government and much of the country is under gang rule. However, God's


[Note: because of the anti-conversion laws just passed in the state where our ministry functions in India, we are refraining from saying the name of the city and the name of our partner at

Hope from brokenness in Kenya

The gospel of Jesus offers us hope and, because of that, we can offer it to the many children God brings to us. The Eagles Christian Academy in Kithianio, Kenya, continues to offer hope through