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Provision through Crisis

“I want to begin this letter by saying thank you to you and the donors for providing these food items for the people of Myanmar during this time of difficulties and hardships. Thank you for standing with us at this time.” ~Pastor Khaw*  As Covid-19 and its ripple effects have spread throughout the world, Myanmar […]

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COVID-19: Your Giving Impact

When lockdowns began in March, our local missionaries began carrying out small-scale food distributions in their communities, even before receiving additional support. As your support has grown, so too have their food relief efforts. As this work continues, below are a few updates and thank-you notes for the impact you are making along with our missionaries, […]

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Christmas for All

December’s newsletter is written by one of our Myanmar (Burma) directors, Pastor Thang*, whose name is changed for security. Pastor Thang teaches at a seminary, runs a children’s home, operates a Christian book publishing ministry, and oversees a team of 30 missionaries. Christmas greetings and thanks from Myanmar! As we are going to celebrate the […]

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International Women’s Day 2019

$540.  A couple of years ago, through a generous individual donor, Harvest Bridge gave Cing*, Lun* and Lian* $540 each. These three women have taken that and have not only created a new life for their families, but are also lifting up other women with them.  All three women were living on less than $1 a […]

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Serving with Peace and Joy

My recent visit with our partner Pastor Samuel* from Myanmar (Burma) reminded me the secret of serving God fruitfully, with peace and joy.  Before sharing the key, let me tell you a little about Pastor Samuel.  With few resources, Samuel and his wife Martha* care for their two biological children and 18 other children in […]

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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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On the banks of the Irrawaddy: Lydia’s Story

On the banks of the Irrawaddy, a 24-year old woman looks out on the river she’s grown up on.  This is the river she worked on with her parents, carrying goods across the water by boat, after stopping her schooling at age seven with only basic reading and writing skills. Lydia* grew up a Burmese Buddhist […]

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God Centered Goals

Happy New Year!  I always look forward to the last week of December – it’s an opportunity to reflect on the previous year, spend time with family, thank God for His innumerable blessings, and get some much-needed rest. It’s also when I assess my progress on annual goals and set goals for the coming year. […]

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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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By Any Means Necessary

“There are diversities of gifts, but the same Spirit. There are differences of ministries, but the same Lord. And there are diversities of activities, but it is the same God who works all in all.” ~ 1 Corinthians 12:4-6 I am unendingly impressed and humbled by the resilience and flexibility of our national missionaries. They are […]