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Persevering Through August

As Covid-19 is still ravaging many of the communities we come alongside, there is unparalleled endurance among our partners who are more motivated than ever to share the love of God. Your immense support through our summer matching campaign, which received 130% of its target funding – a total of $69,000 given by you in […]

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Loving Mother And Baby – Priya

“For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well.” ~ Psalm 139:13-14 For Women’s History Month, we are sharing wisdom from our sisters in Christ on a very common and natural part of their lives and […]

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Gypsy & Tribal Empowerment

One of the first ministries Harvest Bridge supported was Gypsy and Tribal Empowerment (GATE). Started in the South Indian city of Chennai by our partner Priya*, GATE reaches gypsy and tribal peoples with the Gospel and demonstrates Christ’s love through holistic community development initiatives. Gypsies and tribals, generally considered to be below the lowest castes in India’s social hierarchy, […]

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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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Nonexistent in India

Imagine having no type of ID, not even a birth certificate. In fact, no one in your family has any kind of identification. Without this ID, you cannot go to school, be hired at a business, open a bank account, receive legal protection, or any number of  other things. And imagine that without outside help you will […]

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The Lord Has Not Forgotten Me; I Cannot Forget Him

Kani was born in a small village in Southern India into a Hindu family; they were in one of the lowest castes, Dalit, sometimes known as the untouchables. She had an arranged marriage at 16 and by the age of 21 she already had four children.  Her husband was an alcoholic and died soon after her fourth […]

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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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“If everything in the earth is the Lord’s, then so am I!”

Arun* was an idol worshiper; a Hindu, living in Tamil Nadu, India. In addition to being an alcoholic, he was also a heavy smoker and opium user. Almost all his money as an auto rickshaw driver went to these pastimes, as well as his gambling addiction. His wife and two young children suffered much from […]

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The Long Road to Baptism- Healed From More Than Leprosy

Raja was born into a Hindu family in a very poor Tribal village in Chennai India in the late 1950s. His father died when he was young and so, early on, it was just him and his mother. They were too poor for him to go to school, so he began gathering and reselling trash with his mother […]