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Honoring the Life of Pastor Naomi

On March 4th, one of the missionaries who we have supported for seven years in the Andaman Islands entered into God’s presence. Our leader on the islands, Pastor Ram*, shares about her legacy (for others’ security, we have removed most of the specific ministry and location names, as well as keeping all names anonymous): “Obituary: […]

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Hope Through Education & Family/Child Sponsorship

Only 10% of the estimated 140 million orphans around the world have actually lost both parents. Worldwide, orphanages are full of children who have families who love them, but cannot care for them. Whether that’s a single parent or extended family members or a community that they grew up in. However, as money – especially international money […]

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COVID-19 Education Response

“Back to school” looks radically different in 2020. For many, 2020 will mark the year they never return to school.  “Since people’s economic status has been severely affected by this Covid-19 virus, most of the parents over here are thinking whether they should send a child for begging and collecting rubbish and waste on the […]

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Eden’s Children

We had entered another world – a small Bangladeshi village surrounded like an island by a sea of flooded rice paddies. Nine years ago, Santali tribal people migrated here, determined to build a better life. Although they earn less than a dollar a day working in the fields, they have built a good life. They […]

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Poverty, Opportunity, and You

Six years ago, I visited South Asia for the first time as a summer intern with Harvest Bridge. The internship involved working with local healthcare professionals and Harvest Bridge’s national partners to conduct free medical clinics for underserved populations and develop a set of best practices for HB’s medical programs. This work took us to […]

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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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The Heart of Missions

Serve the LORD with gladness! ~ Psalm 100:2 My visit to Myanmar (Burma) last month started off on the wrong foot. From a human perspective, we were focused and productive, but I lost sight of the heart of what we do. Thankfully, on my visit to a children’s home Harvest Bridge supports, God used the […]

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Following His Example

“I will honour Christmas in my heart, and try to keep it all the year…” ~ Charles Dickens  This time last year, I was spending Christmas in Myanmar (Burma) at a children’s home with 18 children. Four were the children of the pastor and his wife who run the home, and 14 were there because […]

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Kingdom Couples

Dear Friends, In light of Valentine’s Day, this newsletter is dedicated to the missionary couples Harvest Bridge has the privilege of partnering with.  These members of our Christian family serve Jesus together in difficult places; as couples, their ministries complement one another and facilitate deeper impact in their communities. Sunil* and Premila* are a perfect […]

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Doing Something with Nothing

“It is true that we may desire much more. But let us use what we have, and God will give us more.” ~ Adoniram Judson; 19th century missionary to Myanmar (Burma) In December I had the privilege of meeting and worshiping with dozens of pastors, missionaries, and their congregations in Myanmar (Burma).  As their sister in […]