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A Month In Bangladesh

It has been a very full month in Bangladesh with floods, food relief, persecution, and baptisms. Dated messages from Pastor Darpan*, our Bangladesh director, paint the picture. July and August saw severe flooding in many parts of the country. Several million people were displaced in early August alone. August 10th “I would like to share […]

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July 2022: The Reunion

After 2 1/2 years of a pandemic, with all communication with our leaders in Asia being through messaging and video calls, I’ve been able to take two trips to visit our leaders since March. One to Chennai, India in April, and the other to multiple parts of Nepal and Bangladesh in June. Honestly, it was […]

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Baptisms in Bangladesh – September 2021 Update

So much is happening in all of our ministries, both in terms of the ministries themselves and the challenges impacting them – Covid, flooding, and the civil/defense war in Myanmar are all playing major roles right now. We are hoping to have individual country prayer and update pages here on our website soon, so that you […]

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Pastor Training

Perhaps the single greatest need in the church in Asia is for trained leaders to shepherd the growing number of people coming to the Christian faith. This need is especially acute in the countries where we work. Many church leaders from poor backgrounds cannot afford much formal education, and their communities tend to have immense […]

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Women’s History Month – Equality in Jesus

“In Nepal, from the early days, women are the ones who are expected to care for the family and do all the hardest work. It has been true for generations. Women do not have opportunity for education or learning job skills or being involved in social things. If they want to do something, including getting […]

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People, not Populations

As I pore through six month reports from our South Asian missionaries, A.W. Tozer’s wisdom comes to mind:  “God does not love populations, He loves people. He loves not masses, but men.”  Reading through stories of persecution, miracles, prayers and answers to prayer, six-month goals, and current ministry emphases is a reminder of how unique […]

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Building a Better World

Dear Friends,  Ordinarily, our newsletters focus on the work of our South Asian missionary partners.  Harvest Bridge exists to be a bridge between the harvest in South Asia and the church in the West, so we advocate for our South Asian brothers and sisters, sharing how the Lord is working through them. In most cases, […]

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Resurrection Life

It was only 10AM, but the temperature was already nearing 100 degrees. Pastor Ritesh* led the way up the hill, first on a rough gravel road and then a narrow footpath.  As we ascended, I couldn’t resist turning around frequently to catch glimpses of the beautiful sun-dried landscape in this remote district of western India. […]

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In the Ordinary and the Incredible

Every six months, we receive reports from our national missionaries in the eight countries where we work. They range from stories of persecution and miracles, to prayer requests and future goals.  From ordinary to heartbreaking to awe-inspiring, these stories are a reminder of how God is working in South Asia.  Below, are several examples for […]

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International Women’s Day ~ Thank You Sisters

International Women’s Day is, according to the UN, “a time to reflect on progress made, to call for change and to celebrate acts of courage and determination by ordinary women who have played an extraordinary role in the history of their countries and communities.” Thankfully, Harvest Bridge gets to celebrate women like this all year […]