Participants in the New Jersey 2017 5K Run Run in May

5K Walk/Run for Literacy

Help non-readers in Africa and Colombia walk across the … One Mission Society’s Bridge to Reading is equipping people in churches overseas to volunteer as literacy tutors in their villages and towns.  3000 adults and teens are learning to read right now because of B2R.  Read about us at www.Bridge2Reading.org Join us so adults and […]

Literacy for one multiplied to others

Nyassa is a woman from the Democratic Republic of the Congo whose church began to offer literacy classes.  She studied in a small group of Bridge to Reading adult students for three years.  Nyassa’s husband was very glad to have a wife who could read and write.  So he gave her money to buy materials […]

I preached to a military officer

In Matthew 10:17 and 27 Jesus said, “Be on your guard; you will be handed over to the local councils and be flogged in the synagogues… Whatever I tell you in the dark, speak in the light; and what you hear in the ear, preach on the housetops.” Though John had been an evangelist in […]

Literacy brings dignity

Jack had been humiliated by his illiteracy for many years. Here’s his story. “Three years ago I could not approach a girl. They laughed whenever I tried to build a friendship with anyone who knew my life story. I had never been to school because my parents were very poor so I could not read […]

Disrespected, but now befriended

Sister Nzigire is the mother of five children whose life changed when the church brought Bridge to Reading to her village. “A lady used to let her goats in my field where they destroyed my crops.  One day she saw me with my Bible, an exercise book, and a pen.  She was surprised and declared […]

Couldn’t help her children with school work

Yvonne is a young mother in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo.  When she was a girl her parents sent her to school for just two years.  Then she stopped to take care of her younger sisters and brothers.  Yvonne married Rutikanga, a pastor who became a Bridge to Reading trainer.  They had six children when […]

First a Bible student, now a pastor

Matayo’s father died when he was just a nine year old child.  From then on he and his mother lived alone.  In 2010 Matthieu went to the Mujumba, DRC  literacy center where he studied for three years.  He then went to the Imani Bible school.  Today he is Pastor Matayo (Matthew) of the Sinai ka […]

From learner to tutor

Furahisha, in the eastern DRC,  was married to a man who studied; but she was not able to either read or to write.  When the literacy ministry was implanted here; she said that she’d have to ask advice from the pastor about it. The pastor invited her husband to agree that his wife could learn […]

Learn or be left alone

In eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo, Neema said: “When I didn’t know how to read and write, my husband did not respect me.  He couldn’t give me money to buy something in the market and he said that a wife who doesn’t know how to read and write is not smart.  He said he […]