With every new opportunity to share the hope of Jesus, Harvest can count on an incredible group of friends. Harvest Partners are folks around the world who not only support the ministry financially but share our vision for the gospel and live out their faith in their communities.
The Apostle Paul says this:
Therefore if there is any consolation in Christ, if any comfort of love, if any fellowship of the Spirit, if any affection and mercy, fulfill my joy by being like-minded, having the same love, being of one accord, of one mind. (Philippians 2:1–2 NKJV)
Like team members pushing each other on, our Harvest Partners are of the “same mind,” working with us toward the same goal: knowing God and making Him known.
Richard, a Harvest Partner from Texas, lives out this mission. Through the impact Harvest made in his life, he was equipped to share Christ’s hope at the opportune time:
I began to listen to you early after I returned from being prodigal. I found your laid back style inviting and signed up for the “Go Tell Someone” Series. I then found your daily message and listened each day to your recorded radio show, each day growing a bit more. I often share your message and often your jokes with friends and with members of my Church. One of the areas that I grew in was an understanding of being generous in my heart.
I am proud that after a few years of only being able to make a token donation occasionally, God has allowed me to be a Harvest Partner . . . .
The power of a changed life
But Richard’s story doesn’t stop there:
I had the opportunity to plant the Seed of Christianity with one of the people I used to party with 40 years ago. I had the pleasure of watching the Holy Spirit transform this man’s life . . . . This last week we found out that many times the rants and strange behavior he would show, were not from alcohol or drugs, but because of a Stage 4 Brain Tumor. He was given 3–6 months to live.
Now I have the opportunity to really see how special a relationship with Christ is. [He] has no fear of death, he knows where he is going. He also does not want us to mourn, but to celebrate his coming to Christ. He wants to be that living and soon to be dying example of a Loving God.
I wanted to share this with you so you see yet another example of the impact your ministry has had.
Thank you, Richard, for sharing your story. In what ways has Harvest Ministries helped you minister to others? We’re listening.