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Pray for the Persecuted 2020: Kashmir

Thank you for joining us in prayer for the persecuted church in South Asia each weekend of November, in a continuation of International Day of Prayer for the Persecuted Church (November 1st)! We pray the stories and wisdom shared by our country leaders have been an encouragement and challenge in your own walk with God.  […]

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Pray for the Persecuted 2020: Bangladesh & Bhutan

This fourth weekend of November, we once again share the wisdom of some of our country leaders on persecution, building on the International Day of Prayer for the Persecuted Church on November 1st. This week, Pastor Darpan* who leads our Bangladesh ministry and Pastor Jagan* who leads the ministry in Bhutan give their insight. Open […]

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Pray for the Persecuted 2020: Myanmar (Burma)

On this third weekend of November, following the International Day of Prayer for the Persecuted Church, we continue to share the wisdom of our country leaders on persecution. This week, Pastor Pan* and Pastor Thang* in Myanmar (Burma) give their reflections. Myanmar is 18th on Open Doors’ World Watch List, which lists the top 50 […]

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Pray for the Persecuted 2020: Nepal

International Day of Prayer for the Persecuted Church took place on November 1st. Throughout this month, we will focus on prayer for our brothers and sisters in South Asia who face opposition for their faith. Each Sunday we are sharing thoughts on persecution from our country leaders. This week, we share the wisdom of our […]

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2020 International Day of Prayer for the Persecuted Church

November 1st is the International Day of Prayer for the Persecuted Church. Many of the believers we come alongside in South Asia are heavily persecuted – they face imprisonments, beatings, deprivation of their rights, rejection by their families, and other forms of opposition. As we pray for the persecuted church, each Sunday of November (starting […]

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Thoughts on Persecution: Moved and Convicted

Throughout the last five months of being on staff with Harvest Bridge, I have heard countless stories of pastors, families, and other Christians in South Asia enduring persecution for their faith. Before working for HB, stories such as these remained mainly in anecdotes from missiology books I’d read, or were tales I heard from a friend […]

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Remarkable Resilience

A few weeks ago, my plane touched down in the beautiful island nation of Sri Lanka. As I traveled to several regions of this Buddhist-majority country and observed its Independence Day celebrations on February 4th, it was easy to forget that Sri Lanka suffered a series of horrific terror attacks less than ten months prior. On […]

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Good, Hard Work

Chara* has rescued hundreds of children from human trafficking in Dhaka, the capital of Bangladesh, home to nearly 20 million people.  Chara has raised two strong, smart, Jesus-loving daughters. She and her husband have shared the Gospel with countless people, with many turning to Christ and being discipled. She and her family have experienced God’s […]

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Persecution and Prayer

The first Sunday of November is the International Day of Prayer for the Persecuted Church.  So you can be equipped to pray, below are a few stories of persecution from the last few months, directly from the men and women you support through Harvest Bridge. These stories come from areas where we have seen increased […]

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Advancing the Kingdom in Kashmir

Without a doubt, the highlight of my visit to South Asia last month was my stay in Kashmir, a beautiful region that is disputed between India, Pakistan and China.  The Indian-administered part of Kashmir is the only Muslim-majority state in Hindu-majority India. When Britain left the Indian subcontinent in 1947, partitioning it into India and […]