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Women’s Empowerment & Social Enterprise

We assist local ministries in establishing vocational programs, including job training and support for micro-enterprises.  A women’s empowerment program provides one-time investments to equip extremely poor women and their families with the skills, productive assets, and social support necessary to increase their incomes and escape poverty. The responsibility is always in the hands of each woman. […]

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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 […]

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People, not Populations

As I pore through six month reports from our South Asian missionaries, A.W. Tozer’s wisdom comes to mind:  “God does not love populations, He loves people. He loves not masses, but men.”  Reading through stories of persecution, miracles, prayers and answers to prayer, six-month goals, and current ministry emphases is a reminder of how unique […]

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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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Going Where Others Won’t Go

Last month, as I ascended into the Himalayas with our Nepalese ministry leader, I was struck by both the beauty and brutality of our surroundings.  The Nepal-Tibet border region is a land of high peaks and steep slopes, raging rivers and unpredictable weather. Evidence of flooding, landslides, and damage caused by the 2015 earthquakes was […]

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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 […]

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In the Ordinary and the Incredible

Every six months, we receive reports from our national missionaries in the eight countries where we work. They range from stories of persecution and miracles, to prayer requests and future goals.  From ordinary to heartbreaking to awe-inspiring, these stories are a reminder of how God is working in South Asia.  Below, are several examples for […]

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International Women’s Day ~ Thank You Sisters

International Women’s Day is, according to the UN, “a time to reflect on progress made, to call for change and to celebrate acts of courage and determination by ordinary women who have played an extraordinary role in the history of their countries and communities.” Thankfully, Harvest Bridge gets to celebrate women like this all year […]

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Kingdom Couples

Dear Friends, In light of Valentine’s Day, this newsletter is dedicated to the missionary couples Harvest Bridge has the privilege of partnering with.  These members of our Christian family serve Jesus together in difficult places; as couples, their ministries complement one another and facilitate deeper impact in their communities. Sunil* and Premila* are a perfect […]

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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 […]