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Five Reasons

Whenever we have the opportunity, Harvest Bridge seeks to partner with other established organizations on a range of projects.  For example, we work with The Voice of the Martyrs to meet the needs of our many persecuted pastors and missionaries. We’ve partnered with UMCOR, World Relief and Samaritan’s Purse on disaster relief and community development […]

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Peacemaking in Pakistan

Pakistan. The world’s sixth most-populated nation, with nearly 200 million people.  97% of the country is Muslim, and 384 of its 394 ethno-linguistic people groups are considered unreached with the Gospel. Pakistan is one of the world’s greatest remaining challenges to fulfilling the Great Commission. In this beautiful land, full of much need and much […]

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Arrests in Nepal Mark Growing Persecution

For several months, Nepal has been debating an anti-conversion bill in Parliament. The law stipulates,  “Preaching, testifying, and counselling people for religious matter and leading them to new religion other than their forefathers’ traditions is considered as crime. The punishment is 5 years imprisonment as well as Nrs 50000/ fine for those who break the Law.” Although […]

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The Joy of Tusher

Last June, I stepped into a village in Bangladesh whose residents, until they met me, didn’t know white people existed. At the time, over 175 people from animist and Hindu backgrounds had been discipled in the Christian faith for several months, and were ready to be baptized. They received the Gospel through three lay Bangladeshi pastors, […]

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A Journey Through The Himalayas

2 AM, southeastern Nepal. A car carrying three sleepless occupants cruises toward Kathmandu, the country’s capital. The passengers, myself and an Indian Harvest Bridge partner, had just visited church planters in Bangladesh, Bhutan and northern India, checking on projects and gathering reports from their ministries. We intended to do the same in Nepal, but our flight […]

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Reuben: Thrown Out of Teaching and Into Preaching

The Lord God has blessed Reuben’s* ministry in Bhutan. When Harvest Bridge began partnering with him and his wife, Priscilla*, in mid 2012, Reuben’s main church, consisted of over 100 members at the heart of Thimpu city, which is the capital of Bhutan.Through him and 11 other servants, 11 branch churches and 20 house churches had already […]

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Stories from Myanmar

Our 17 church planters in Myanmar, also known as Burma, work tirelessly to spread the Gospel, both in depth and reach. Discipleship is paramount in their ministries; accepting Christ in this country is a matter of physical life and death, not only spiritual. These men and women, along with their families, face beatings, imprisonment, rape, kidnapping, and even death. […]

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Stories from Bangladesh

Be encouraged. God is at work!  During a time of violent political turmoil in Bangladesh, in the last six months our 35 church planters in Bangladesh shared the gospel with 5,531 individuals, saw 1754 people accept Christ, and baptized 689 of those men and women! We would like to share just a few stories of joy and encouragement, along with prayer requests, from these indigenous church […]

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Pastor Jacob’s Testimony

Pastor Jacob is a man with kind eyes and encouraging smile. He is a pastor of one church, and is an overseeing pastor for two other churches. He is also a pastor to the Gypsy peoples in his area of Tamil Nadu, India.  The Gypsies are a hard people to work with. They can be harsh, unappreciative, […]

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“I Had Not Opened My Heart’s Door” | Mamun’s Story

Mamun* and his wife Tabitha*, have had a long and fruitful ministry within Bangladesh. They have faced extreme persecution, and many obstacles,yet have continued steadily in ministry. Here is Mamun’s testimony, followed by a look at his and Tabitha’s ministry. “I was born in an ethnic Hindu family and my group were very low in Hindu […]