“Go and make disciples of all nations” is the familiar commission of Christ to his followers. It’s also the core focus of our ministry partners throughout Africa and Asia. On the front lines of this effort are the evangelists, church planters, and pastors that God has called to the daily task of making disciples.
Harvesters is offering you the opportunity to participate in the “sending” of evangelists, church planters, and pastors through regular giving that is designated to equip these vital ministry workers.
Our goal is for all those working in these evangelistic roles to become, whenever possible, self- supporting through the giving of those they serve. Often, as they begin new works, evangelize various groups, or find themselves in other challenging circumstances, financial assistance is needed to provide for themselves and their families. Your giving allows them to more fully dedicate themselves to the ministry work to which they’ve been called and progress toward being taken care of financially by the local congregation. Below you’ll learn more about a few of the pastors that you will help.
As a regular monthly donor, you’ll receive quarterly updates about how God is working through the ministry and pastors you support. The cost to fully support a pastor is $100 a month. You may also choose a partial support level that fits your budget. To partner with us to support a pastor, simply click donate.
Pastor A.I. – Closed Country
I was dying from cancer when a pastor from the ministry I now serve came to visit and pray over me. The Lord miraculously healed my body and changed my heart.
I have been a pastor for 22 years and currently travel between 10 preaching points. None have a permanent church structure. It is my desire to have meeting places that provide protection from the weather. I hold bi-monthly discipleship sessions that are open to all believers and also go door-to-door in the community sharing the Gospel.
My wife and I have three daughters and one son. They do chores in other’s homes to help provide for our family. I long to be able to provide them with an education.
Krupa Rao – Sion Assembly Church, India
I live and minister in one of the poorest slums in India. Daily, I visit house-to-house to pray and offer comfort to the sick and share with them the hope of the Gospel. Through showing the love of Jesus, many have come to Christ and are now active church members. The Lord has led me to step out in faith and start construction on a church that will provide shelter for our congregation.
I have been a pastor for eight years and am privileged to minister along with my brother. My wife and I have two daughters.
Nshimiye Theophile – Union of Baptist Churches, DR Congo
I was born into a family with a pagan father and Christian mother and followed the wicked teachings of my father. After my father’s death when I was 15, I lived a life filled with drinking, prostitution, and looting, with no respect for others or myself. My mother faithfully prayed and shared the Gospel with me; and at 19, I became a Christian.
I began serving as a pastor in 2003. Since then, the Lord has allowed me to plant two churches in Goma. My goal is to continue to plant new churches, train disciples, and bring others to Christ.
My wife, Furaha, and I have six children. Sponsorship would allow me to better provide food and an education for them as I work to grow God’s church.
Pastor OT – Fellowship Bible Church, Myanmar
The Lord has allowed me to be involved in His ministry since 1994. I was born into a Buddhist home and accepted Christ as a young man. I was fortunate to attend Pastor Training College and Evangelism Training College to prepare me for ministry.
I currently serve in They Phyu village and have started a church there. We also began an orphan care ministry in 2014. Our church regularly goes door-to-door sharing our personal testimonies and distributing Gospel tracts. We have discipleship training for new believers so that they have a firm foundation in Christ.
In order to support my children’s education and their health care, I run a family business. Sponsorship would permit me to focus on spreading the Gospel.