Help Brother Bruce stay on the air

Fundraising campaign by Bruce Aitken
  • US$1,837.00
    raised of $25,000.00 goal goal
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17 Donors
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NEW BUDGET FOR 2022 – Including publication of my new book, "Prison Letters" – With My Faith I Can Scale Any Wall" – coming soon! (See more information below.)

My name is Bruce Aitken, but people call me Brother Bruce.

I'm on a mission!

Since Palm Sunday 2004, I've produced and hosted a popular radio program called The Hour of Love (AM1044 Metro Plus, Hong Kong). The program reaches out to foreign prisoners in Hong Kong's correctional institutions, as well as the city's hundreds of thousands of foreign domestic helpers.

For many listeners, the program is a lifeline. I read the letters they send me and play the music they request. Often, this is the only way for prisoners to send their love to their families and loved ones. I also play recorded messages from their families from all over the world.

"You have given us the light, the strength and courage to keep holding on to the hope", Sonny from India wrote me from Stanley prison.

"Physically I might never escape from you. But surely every Sunday from 8.30pm to 11.00pm I will escape from you through the air waves along with Brother Bruce", another prisoner wrote in a poem.

The program was also covered by the New York Times.

"Hundreds of prisoners in [Hong Kong] listen to 'Hour of Love,' a variety show that airs every Sunday on a local station and includes hymns and Bible readings, along with pop music in Igbo, Punjabi, Spanish and other languages.

The inmates say the show is a spiritual balm that helps them cope with life behind bars in a faraway land."

The history of the mission is well illustrated in the following article from the Sunday Examiner.

Now, I need your help to keep the program on the air. Only with your help can I continue what now has become a full-time mission.


IMPORTANT UPDATE:

Funding is necessary to print, market and promote a new and exciting book I plan to publish as soon as funding is raised entitled, "Prison Letters" – With My Faith I Can Scale Any Wall”.

The book contains a selection of more than 100 precious handwritten letters received from Hong Kong Prisoners, all read "live" over the years on the Hour of Love radio program, "Prison Visitation on the Air".

This important work, for the very first time, shines a light on a place where Hong Kong society needs a light to be shown, reflecting the life behind bars in Hong Kong correctional institutions, and is a Testament to humanity's ability to cope in an unnatural environment, based on faith, hope and love.

The budet for this book includes several parts of book publishing – from writing, editing, formatting and cover design, to printing and distribution and marketing and PR.

God Bless!

Fundraising Team

  • Bruce Aitken
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  • Campaign Owner
  • Johan Nylander
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  • Editor

Donors

  • Michael Lee Allen
  • Donated on Dec 04, 2023
  • Bruce—It was great meeting you in Hung Hom yesterday. Keep up the good work. Merry Christmas!

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  • Anonymous
  • Donated on Sep 03, 2021
$650.00
  • Anonymous
  • Donated on May 09, 2021
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Donors & Comments

17 donors
  • Michael Lee Allen
  • Donated on Dec 04, 2023
  • Bruce—It was great meeting you in Hung Hom yesterday. Keep up the good work. Merry Christmas!

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  • Anonymous
  • Donated on Sep 03, 2021
$650.00
  • Anonymous
  • Donated on May 09, 2021
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  • James
  • Donated on Jul 06, 2020
  • Tuned into hope, faith and strength.

$100.00
  • Anonymous
  • Donated on Jun 12, 2020
  • Hi bruce Good luck with your program. Keep up the good work

$50.00
  • Jeremy and Wing Mair
  • Donated on Jun 05, 2020
$50.00
  • Anonymous
  • Donated on Jun 04, 2020
  • Go Go Brother Bruce

$100.00
  • Anonymous
  • Donated on Jun 03, 2020
  • Thank you for you service!

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  • Anonymous
  • Donated on Jun 02, 2020
$100.00
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