As the COVID-19 situation continues to unfold, we will update this page with the work we are doing, opportunities for you to help, and prayer requests from our partners. Thank you for standing with us in this time.
June 1, 2020: Prayer Updates
May 14, 2020: Your Giving Impact
April 15, 2020: Food Distribution
April 8, 2020: How Your Support is Making an Impact
April 2, 2020: How NGOs, Churches, and Businesses Can Partner with Us
March 19, 2020:
As always, prayer is our first line of defense and offense. South Asian Christians want their brothers and sisters in the West to know they are praying for us, and they ask for your prayer too. As our Bangladesh director said, "Prayer is our only hope."
So, will you join us together in prayer? We will continue to update this page with new requests. We would love to receive your requests as well - we will pass them on for prayer to our South Asian partners. This is a two-way bridge.
You can send prayer requests here: firstname.lastname@example.org
March 17, 2020:
In these unprecedented, uncertain times, you are on our minds, in our hearts and in our prayers. Both in ordinary and difficult circumstances, we cannot thank you enough for the vital role you play in Harvest Bridge’s work.
Even as ministry in South Asia evolves during this time, Harvest Bridge is superbly-positioned to respond on the front lines. Your prayers and support – without which this work is not possible – are more vital now than ever. In such a time as this, there is tremendous opportunity for the church around the world to step up and shine through adversity.
Our US staff have always worked remotely, to minimize administrative costs and enable us to hire the best people for the job, regardless of location. Harvest Bridge’s operations on this side of the world remain unchanged.
Ministry in South Asia is changing in response to the need for physical distancing, but ministry continues. Like the early Christians who risked and even gave their lives to care for those suffering from devastating outbreaks, our Asian partners stand ready in this crisis to love their neighbors and live the Gospel however they prudently can. This is true despite South Asian Christians being likely to suffer more than most of their countrymen; as marginalized religious minorities, they may experience discrimination in receiving medical care and other assistance.
You can give online below or send a check to:
P.O. Box 284
Grove City, PA 16127
Did you know? The new CARES (Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security) Act allows all taxpayers to take a charitable tax deduction of up to $300 ($600 for married filers), even if you do not itemize. In South Asia, $300 - or any amount - goes incredibly far in the hands of our partners who are responding on the frontlines of this crisis.
For those who do itemize their deductions, the CARES Act allows for cash contributions to qualified charities, such as Harvest Bridge, to be deducted up to 100% of your adjusted gross income for the 2020 calendar year.