In the Middle East and North Africa, Fellow Believers Are Suffering

2021-09-16T12:52:00+02:00September 16th, 2021|Categories: Egypt, Prayer, Stories from the field|

As a unified Body of Christ, when one part of ourselves is hurting, we all feel it. In the Middle East and North Africa (MENA), fellow Christians are suffering. Pew Research Centre* reported that Christians experience more harassment than any other religion - in 145 of the 198 countries worldwide. Findings of Open Doors** tell

Reaching Out in Angola

2021-09-20T10:49:03+02:00September 2nd, 2021|Categories: Angola, Church Planting, Evangelism, Stories from the field|

Peter Kambulo is a church pastor from Chavuma, Zambia. He serves the Luvale people, who reside in the northwest of Zambia and the southeast of Angola. The Luvale traditionally recognise a sky god of creation, Kalunga, that has power over every other deity, as well as the mahamba, which are nature and ancestral spirits. Although

Pastors are hungry to grow in central Africa

2021-09-07T16:20:05+02:00August 26th, 2021|Categories: Democratic Republic Congo, Pastoral Training, Stories from the field|

We recently reported about the dedicated work of Pastor Decco in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) when he transported 20 heavy boxes of training materials using his bicycle. The grateful pastors eagerly awaited their Phase A and Phase B books so they could study Discipleship and Preparing for Ministry. Since then, Herbie Venter, Regional

Prayers for Myanmar in the midst of a Double Crisis

2021-09-07T16:20:05+02:00August 17th, 2021|Categories: Myanmar, Pastoral Training, Prayer, Southeast Asia, Stories from the field|

Myanmar Under Immense Strain The Southeast Asian nation of Myanmar (formerly Burma) has been under oppressive military rule since February 2021. According to the Burmese advocacy group Assistance Association for Political Prisoners, over 6,000 peaceful opposers, politicians, medics and journalists have been detained since the coup and over 900 have been killed. Including dozens of

The Fruit is Growing in South Africa

2021-09-07T16:20:06+02:00July 6th, 2021|Categories: Pastoral Training, South Africa, Stories from the field|

We are very proud of the outstanding work and commitment of our Harvesters Licenced Trainers (HLTs) who deliver our Pastoral Training Programme across the 52 countries we work in. Recently, HLTs Danie and Erika, who work in rural communities in eastern South Africa, journeyed for six weeks delivering training to 14 Hubs. A Hub is

Your Gifts Are Training Pastors in Brazil

2021-09-07T16:29:00+02:00June 29th, 2021|Categories: Brazil, Church Planting, Stories from the field|

It’s the largest country in South America – the fifth largest in the world – with a population exceeding 211 million people. It is the leading exporter of numerous commonly consumed products, including beef, sugar and coffee. It is home to both the world’s largest rainforest as well as its fifth most populated city. We

From Murderer to Church Planter

2021-09-07T16:29:00+02:00May 25th, 2021|Categories: Argentina, Church Planting, Stories from the field|

“A cry for new churches and discipleship in a troubled neighbourhood reached us and we decided to help,” explains Francois Rauch, Harvesters Director for South America. He is referring to Tucumán, the smallest (though most densely populated) province in Argentina. Argentina faces long-standing human rights problems that include police abuse, poor prison conditions, endemic violence against women, difficulty accessing reproductive services, and obstacles

A Bikeload of Books Arrives in the DRC

2021-09-07T16:20:07+02:00May 4th, 2021|Categories: Democratic Republic Congo, Pastoral Training, Stories from the field|

In some parts of the world, a training day may mean a minor adaptation to the daily schedule and a brief detour to the venue. Training materials can be downloaded or printed with ease. However, in other parts of the world, seemingly inconsequential requirements for training events actually require significant amounts of effort! Effort that

Two Successful Kick Off Events Take Place in South Africa

2021-09-07T16:29:01+02:00April 27th, 2021|Categories: Church Planting, Evangelism, South Africa, Stories from the field|

Harvesters Ministries has been working in South Africa for the last three years. In that time, 13 church planting hubs have started in five of South Africa’s nine provinces. The more established hubs were able to continue planting new churches even during the lockdowns over the last year. Namely in the provinces of Gauteng and

New Students Realise the Importance of Discipleship

2021-09-07T16:26:27+02:00March 25th, 2021|Categories: Discipleship, Kenya, Pastoral Training, Stories from the field|Tags: , , , |

Kenya, like many countries, was hit hard with the Covid-19 virus. As infection rates rose and lockdowns ensued, the ability to meet and train in Kenya was temporarily halted. After weeks of postponement, training was able to pick up again at the start of this year. Including in a new location. High up in the

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