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OUR MISSION AND APPROACH

Our mission is to participate in the Great Commission by assisting, supporting, and encouraging national missionary initiative at the local level.

We accomplish our goals in partnership with ministries that are locally led and Serving Their Own Communities in Africa and Asia. With an intrinsic understanding of local language, culture, and customs, they are best able to provide the day-to-day delivery of our Holistic approach to ministry that seeks to meet the spiritual needs of their community through church-planting and evangelism, and the physical needs through orphan care, water, education, and other relevant Long-Term efforts. 

Harvesters’ role includes Equipping our partners through fund management, training, fundraising and advising. Likewise, we are a bridge of Communication with donors regarding progress, opportunities and celebrations of success. Harvesters brings strategic Accountability through project management, updates, financial reporting and regular visits to the field by our staff. 

The results are encouraging. Donors gain Confidence that their support is being used in an Effective, Efficient way. Success for us is measured in lives that have been Transformed by choosing to become followers of Jesus, communities experiencing a Better Quality of Life as their physical needs are met, and ministry partners who are Thriving in their spiritual and emotional well-being.

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Our Initiatives

We feel strongly that children and young people should be equipped to rise above their circumstances and have the tools they need to become productive members of their communities.

Education is a key element of our partners’ holistic strategy in helping individuals reach their full potential. To achieve this, they operate schools, training centers and Bible colleges. In other locations, students are assisted with school fees, obtaining required uniforms, and transportation to and from school. Each partner is different, but each has the goal of helping people develop into the men and women that God intended them to be.

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It’s easy to take medical care for granted.  Many of our partners work in areas that lack roads, sanitation, and electricity, making adequate health care a challenge and in many places, nonexistent.  Even when available, getting medical attention is often difficult due to poverty.

Several of our partners engage in medical initiatives including the operation of mobile and permanent clinics, pharmacies and also covering the cost of needed treatments in local hospitals and facilities. The results are truly life-changing, especially for those who would otherwise not have access to medical care.

As with all our humanitarian efforts, no one is denied help due to their religious or ethnic background. Rather, everyone is served with compassion by ministry staff who use difficult cultural or religious situations to build bridges to people and communities rather than to erect walls.

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Seeking opportunities to tell people of God’s love, encouraging them to begin their relationship with Christ, and then teaching them to live life in the way He showed us in His Word is at the heart of everything Harvesters and our partners do each day. 

The process of evangelism takes many shapes. Efforts include quiet door-to-door outreach in restricted areas, establishing “preaching points” where evangelists speak to those who gather, as well as large-scale events held in city streets and rural fields. Likewise, showing love through meeting people’s material needs opens doors to share the Gospel. The Jesus Film is also a wonderful tool used to capture people’s attention and inform them of Jesus’ life and purpose.  

Establishing churches where believers can regularly gather to worship and be taught from the Bible is recognized as essential to fulfilling the command of Jesus to “go and make disciples”. This happens under trees, in homes, and in buildings solely dedicated for that purpose. 

Continually training and equipping evangelists and pastors is likewise an essential element of successful outreach and church planting.

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