Summer 2021 Giving Match

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Pastor Peter*, Kashmir Regional Director
Summer Match!

We are holding our 3rd annual Summer Giving Match! A generous supporter is matching $30,000 raised. That means up to $60,000 can be raised between now & July 24th! In this worst moment of the pandemic, half of the match will go directly to Covid-19 relief & half will go to our general ministry funds.

You can give below, fill out an ACH Form or send a check to the address below with Summer 2021 Match on the memo; designate the amount above your normal giving that is being contributed toward the match. Only donations designated to the match will be doubled. All Summer 2021 Match donations postmarked on or before July 24th will be included, until our goal of $30,000 is reached.

P.O. Box 284

Grove City, PA 16127

Continue reading to hear the heart behind this year’s Summer Giving Match.

“Dear partners in Christ, I greet to you in the name of Lord Jesus Christ.

Fear. Loss. Grief. Masks. Mourning. Lockdown. Uncertainty. Unprecedented.

These words brought us to a standstill this year. But God carried us and continued His work unabated, in and through us. The Gospel continued to grow and bear fruit. Many people from different groups of our various ministry fields came to the saving grace of our Lord Jesus Christ. All glory goes to Him. As we look back and see this pandemic, The Lord granted us wisdom when we prayed. We are still praying; now slowly getting a better situation, but we are still in lockdown.

Change is a universal principle, but no one was ever prepared for the change that Covid-19 has brought. It has made the lasting impact on every stage of human life. I thank you for all your food relief given at the time of pain and sorrow. Thank you for your kind contribution towards our Kashmir ministry…”

~ Pastor Peter

Addressing the realities of Covid-19 and the coup in Myanmar is the ministry of the church right now. Visit our Pray page to understand the current situation.

When the donor for this match reached out to confirm their commitment, they mentioned their conviction, realizing that as life returns to “normal” here in the US things are worsening so much elsewhere. This confirmed something that our US team, and our leaders in South Asia have been praying over – miraculous generosity in this moment when, as things go back to a sort of normal here in the US, they are at their worst point in many places – all of our countries, except for Bhutan, are in their deadliest moment with the pandemic thus far. The news of death is never-ending. The desperate need for food and oxygen continues. The coup in Myanmar only continues to worsen, and some of our leaders there are also ill with the virus. 

We come alongside the Body of Christ in South Asia. Our heart is to connect the Body of Christ across countries and cultures. As we see reiterated throughout the early church in the New Testament, the Body of Christ – both the local church and the global church, is called to use their individual gifts and resources for the benefit of the whole Body, and therefore God’s glory. As the local church in South Asia and Myanmar pours out to serve the needs of their communities – sharing the Gospel in word and deed – our role as their brothers and sisters in the US is to build them up – ministering to the needs of the saints (Romans 12:13). 

Pastor Peter continues to share his pastoral heart:

“As the Bible says in James 2, 

“What good is it, my brothers and sisters, if someone claims to have faith but has no deeds? Can such faith save them? Suppose a brother or a sister is without clothes and daily food. If one of you says to them, ‘Go in peace; keep warm and well fed,’ but does nothing about their physical needs, what good is it? In the same way, faith by itself, if it is not accompanied by action, is dead…” ~ James 2:14-17

As we have seen in the early church, they started their ministry by giving sacrifices. Acts 2:43-47 says, 

“Everyone was filled with awe at the many wonders and signs performed by the apostles. All the believers were together and had everything in common. They sold property and possessions to give to anyone who had need. Every day they continued to meet together in the temple courts. They broke bread in their homes and ate together with glad and sincere hearts, praising God and enjoying the favor of all the people. And the Lord added to their number daily those who were being saved.”

As we are working among Muslim neighbors, it’s very hard to proclaim the Gospel to them. Our ministry coworkers who work among the neighbors – when they go for outreach they have to face so many obstacles and problems. They have traveling expenses and other needs. As the word of God says in 1 Timothy 5:18, “For Scripture says, ‘Do not muzzle an ox while it is treading out the grain,’ and ‘The worker deserves his wages.'”

Acts 20:35 says, “In everything I did, I showed you that by this kind of hard work we must help the weak, remembering the words the Lord Jesus himself said: ‘It is more blessed to give than to receive.’”

The ministry of our Lord Jesus Christ is carried out by coworkers in ministry as soldiers for Christ; they are the model of society and the watchmen for the nation and the valley of Kashmir to win souls for Christ. So, we have to take care of them. It is very important to help them in their needs, so please support them spiritually and physically so that the Kingdom of God will be established on earth. May God bless you.

With love and prayers,

Pastor Peter

We are so thankful for Pastor Peter’s compassionate leadership; it reflects the hearts of all of our country and regional leaders. We encourage you to read more updates from him and others on our Pray page.

The donor also shared that they love to spread the reach of an organization, “Especially with something like Covid-19 which is one of the only universal things that has connected us all over the globe, every country, etc.”

We invite you into that vision! Not just in this moment, but also in the long-run. As we love to connect the local church to the global church – if you support Harvest Bridge individually, we encourage you to use this giving match as an opportunity to share our work with your own local church! We would appreciate if you shared this with your own church board or pastor. We would be happy to talk with them!

We know this past year and a half has been difficult for everyone. If you are unable to give at this time, we understand. Please join us in prayer for the full amount to be raised. We are beyond grateful for your continued generosity – both in financial giving and prayer. Thank you!


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