Was there a time in your life when someone Extended Life to You?

BridgesUS Wants to Extend Life This Year

Our theme this year is focused to Extend Life. Our Bridge Leaders act in many ways, physically as well as socially, to help their communities.

All our Bridge Leaders Extend Life to people by helping them connect to God for the help that only God can give. 

Below are just a few examples of how Bridge Leaders are making a difference in the lives of people.

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Walter's Story

New immigrants in America often struggle with language, employment, and housing when they arrive. With your help, Bridge Leaders Walter & Cecilia and Bridge Leader Felipe provide food, clothing, counseling, and connections to local services, as well as the good news of God’s love in Jesus.

One immigrant, Tatiana, wrote: 

“Thank you for your love and for your kindness… and the most important thing – you’ve stopped me from having more nightmares.”


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Mike's Story

Your gift helped Extend Life through Bridge Leader Mike V- a computer engineer who uses his weekends to help disadvantaged students through computer trainings. One of those students is Jason who was only 15 years old when his family was on the brink of homelessness. Mike created a Bridges’ internship for Jason and just recently, Jason received an acceptance letter from one of the best universities in the United States, University of California, Berkeley! 

Norm's Story

Grade school children across the country are in a desperate situation after Covid. Reading levels dropped precipitously. In Germantown, MD, 75% of low-income 2nd graders were behind and in danger of never catching up. With your help over the past year, Bridge Leader Norm and his group of community volunteers have Extended Life by educating over 20 children to help “catch up” with their reading skills to their grade reading level.


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Pauline's Story

This generation grew up with phones and social media practically glued to their hands. Now, many 20-somethings are yearning for deeper connections and true purpose in their careers, relationships, and lives. Navigating a world filled with distractions and pressures is challenging, but Bridge Leader Pauline has launched “Pause, Sip and Ponder” to help her own generation.

The program offers purpose-driven events, creative safe spaces, and mental health resources, helping young adults thrive and contribute to our community using their unique gifts. “I wish I had this type of support when I was in my 20s,” said Jennifer, an appreciative mom who witnessed her daughter flourish through Pauline’s ministry.

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Florence Story

Your gift helped Florence Extend Life working with unsupervised children in Pasadena after school essentially waiting to get into trouble. She has organized play and study groups. Moreover, she saw neighborhoods of people of color whose interaction with the Pasadena Police was often hostile — on both sides. Florence won community representation in communicating with the police department, which has helped both the community and the police to feel that they are partners in making the neighborhood safe.

You Can Help Extend Life!

You’ve read just a few samples of our leaders’ work in their ministry. Our leaders have made an impact in their communities, helping the homeless and children in need and training youth in new skills. These are just a few examples of how our Bridge leaders make a difference.

A monthly gift of $100, $200, $500 or any amount that is right for you, makes a tremendous difference for people who are desperate for the life that only God can give. Month after month, each Bridge Leader is helping connect people to the God of life.

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