One other bridge we’re excited about in 2020 across the ocean has been our partnership with Work for Life:
Brian and I have built a friendship working together with a mutual vision to set people free from the physical challenges many people face. These challenges may be immediately related to water, hunger, education, war, and even slavery that face the majority of the world.
Through building a partnership with People Bridge, we’ve been able to connect with hundreds of students immediately in Kenya and potentially thousands of students for 2021. These students learn about entrepreneurship and the opportunity it presents to break the cycle of poverty without the foundation of a handout. The results have been immediate and amazing
"Brian and his connections through People Bridge are making this holistic approach of physical and spiritual healing a reality through bridging relationships of leaders in Kenya.”
— Randy Wilson, Executive Director, Work for Life
People Bridge has brought back life to our organization. Brian visited me in Kenya when I was almost giving up. Our encounter was a turning point. We have managed to feed over 100 families weekly since Covid started. We’ve managed to minister to children and their parents through the funding from People Bridge. I have also have a small weekly pay now which has allowed me to feed my family as well as supporting the work in Mathare. Even more vital is talking on the phone each week through struggles and hardships, good times and celebrations with Brian. It is a true partnership and I am grateful.”
I have really enjoyed doing life together with you. I really appreciate despite being miles away, you make me feel like you next door. I just love that you care so much about my wellbeing as a family man and you make time weekly to keep me encouraged. I don’t feel the bridge anymore, you have become a brother.
Walking with People Bridge allows me to discover the real meaning of caring even people that are strangers. Working part time with Sir Brian and Ma’am Erin is like a new fresh air when you wake up in the morning and look outside then see the vast ocean; a kind-hearted couple who listen and help others. Sir Brian is aware of his flaws which blend us together to work smarter but be competent enough to finish the task.
People Bridge is not just a place to work, it is an organization that really cares and a bridge that helps people. For example, when my relative needs a surgery, sir Brian helped put up a fundraising through Facebook, when he sent a budget here to help people affected by coronavirus and our country was hit by the typhoon Ulysses (Vamco). They helped a lot of family and they made me feel like I can share what I can because we all deserve it.
— Asher Galano (People Bridge PH, VA)
Brian and his wife are the most selfless people you will ever come across. Brian took the initiative of following me and every time he encourages me not to forget where I am going and what I want to achieve and become. He always says “START WHERE YOU ARE WITH WHAT YOU HAVE.” This statement has really changed the way I see things. Instead of waiting for big things to start, I am making a step with what I have and there is a big difference. Thank you People Bridge for believing in me.”
“Let’s talk about People Bridge. Set Apart, The Priceless Project, The HELPS Organization, APAM, Father House Ministries. This list represents what happens when we join together and link arms. I was introduced to PeopleBridge through a mutual friend who knew we had common vision and hearts.
PeopleBridge caught the vision of The Priceless Project which is a program of The Helps Organization is for girls focusing on self-worth. PeopleBridge immediately started doing what they do best…creating bridges. I was introduced to Set Apart Ministries in Nakuru, Kenya, one of their partners. Soon we planned a trip to Kenya and started creating bridges there!
From March 2020 til now, we have started four Priceless Project groups in Kenya reaching around 150 girls a month. A new group started at an orphanage this week! I got a message today! Our time in Kenya was spent developing leaders at Set Apart (People Bridges partner) From these partners we have created all the other connections. We are watching the amazing fruit of what can happen when we care more about bringing like minded, passionate people together, that want to serve humanity, and work together for the greater good! So thankful for the divine bridges God has created for us as we have partnered with People Bridge!
For 20+ years, my wife and I have been blessed by Brian and Erin's friendship. They have continually modeled to us what it means to connect with people, breathe life into others, and passionately fight to reach people for Christ.
I work for Ramsey Solutions (Dave Ramsey's team). We focus on delivering HOPE to people by helping them get out of debt and into a life of financial freedom.
Earlier this year, Brian connected me with a debt forgiveness broker. When Dave heard about the idea, he wanted to go BIG. So we found a way to forgive $10 MILLION worth of debt for 8,000 families across the country!
When Dave shared the idea with our entire team (900+ team members), there was a standing ovation for the hope that would come to these families who have been struggling this year. Our entire company started calling each of the families to share the news and celebrate with them. The stories we’re hearing are amazing - an outpouring of gratitude, eyes lifted up, and hope in their life.
God did this, and He used Brian to create something beautiful. It unleashed a tidal wave of hope to thousands of people who need Jesus in their lives right now. I'm so thankful for Brian's hard work in making this a reality.”
For details go here: https://www.daveramsey.com/forgiven
— Jim Ebert, Executive Director of Technology at Ramsey Solutions
The Lord put it upon my heart to help enslaved widows in Pakistan. I didn't know how to begin or know anyone willing to genuinely help me navigate this mission.
Then, the Lord sent, via my friend Olwyn Deputron, Brian.
Brian believes in caring for others and expressing the love of Christ, not just in the USA, but globally, He decided to jump in with me and help me.
From the beginning to the end of this mission to free a widow and her children, Brian stood in the trenches to make it happen. He built a fundraiser page for me. He created an account to receive the funds. He contacted the pastor in charge of the process to free the family. He help me think about all the challenges and ask the hard questions.
Above all he was there to encourage me, build me up in my efforts to see it through. He simply believed in me and in caring for humanity.
Thanks Brian for you heart and positive energy the throughout the process. This mission has been fulfilled because you cared enough to sacrifice and share you time, energy, resources and experiences.
I am forever grateful for a forever friend in missions that change lives and make the world a more loving place to live.
I've been working for People Bridge along with Asher Galano for a while now.We hit it off right off the bat! It’s been almost two years now ever since we started working with Sir Brian.
We witness how he built People Bridge and I am very proud to be a part of it!
I myself had the experience first hand of how Sir Brian became a bridge - he helped me in more ways than one in crossing bridges despite my fears and insecurities. He wasn’t just a boss or client to us, he became our father in a spiritual sense. He would listen to us without judgement or prejudice. He wouldn’t just encourage not just by listening but through understanding how we actually feel or what our train of thoughts is. He really became like a dad (a very cool one) - from boy troubles, parents and crucial life decisions. He was there, despite not meeting in person. We know how he really cared for us and worked with us with utmost concern that we are comfortable every time with each task.
PeopleBridge for me was one of the shoulders that I leaned on. I felt secure and confident about sharing my stories, cleansing my weary heart of all its worries. I will be forever grateful and I pray that the relationship and all the connections I’ve built with PeopleBridge will last until my last breath as this is one of the good things that kept me going.