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Our Next Chapter

At the end of this year, I will complete my work at Harvest Bridge and retire, to write and speak about Christian ministry. This is not a change in plans, but something I intended to do from the beginning.  In 2007, I received a clear calling to start and establish Harvest Bridge. Now, I have an […]

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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 […]

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Five Years of Tears, Joy, and Lessons

I’ve grown up with the men and women Harvest Bridge comes alongside in South Asia. Much like the story of Harvest Bridge’s formation, my story of joining the mission is one that was supernaturally led by God.  The summer before enrolling at Grove City College, God gave me clear instruction and a vision to work with […]

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Preparation, Celebration, and Joy as One Body

The season of Lent, a period of preparation leading up to Easter, has probably been practiced in some form since apostolic times, though it wasn’t formalized until the early fourth century. In recent years, I’ve come to appreciate Lent’s ability to assist us in preparing to celebrate Easter.  The Lenten practice of giving up something […]

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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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Our Savior and Our Comfort

Miriam*, a widow in northern India, is in her early 70s. Her late husband Benjamin* was one of the first missionaries Harvest Bridge began supporting, nearly 10 years ago. After a life well lived, Benjamin passed away suddenly three years ago. Even in her grief, Miriam has continued her husband’s ministry.  Already looked down upon […]

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Thankful for God’s Presence

As Thanksgiving approaches, I have been thinking about the recent deliverance of Asha*, a young woman in Nepal.  Twenty-three-year-old Asha lived in hell.  From the age of five, she spent most of her days trembling and weeping in a corner. Occasionally, Asha would scream for no apparent reason. She bit and clawed anyone who approached […]

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Autumn Hope

Fall is my favorite time of year. It’s been over five years since I was formally a student, but I still associate fall with the excitement of new beginnings due to the academic year kicking off around the same time that autumn weather sets in.  Perhaps it’s a bit paradoxical to associate fall with new […]

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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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See a Need and Meet it

“If you can’t help 100 people, then just feed one.” ~ Mother Teresa In January I spent time with two indigenous missionaries in Dhaka, Bangladesh’s capital of 19 million people and the fastest-growing, most densely populated city in the world. One missionary was a 28-year old single man, Raj*, the other, a middle-aged woman who […]