Exciting BUDUDA HARVEST Video!!!

Bududa, Uganda – Mission Video 2011:

As thousands of people crowded in to the city-center to hear the Gospel of Jesus Christ (approximately 3x the total remote village population each night), we wondered, “Where are all these people coming from?” This area had NEVER had a gathering of people this large!!!). Many walked long distances. Multitudes repented to God and turned from their witchcraft and/or Islamic practices. Harvest Ministry was also able to preach the Gospel in a secondary (high) school, and minister at a special training meeting for pastors and church leaders.

Over the entire outreach (in combined total attendance over all of the meetings), about 29,000 heard the Gospel message and about 5,000 to 6,000 precious people prayed to surrender their lives to the Lord Jesus Christ. Many were dramatically set free, as people turned from witchcraft and false religions. (One particular testimony involved a leading sorceress woman who publicly proclaimed Jesus Christ as Lord, surrendering to the Lord from the platform. Her example led to two other prominent business women coming for prayer, and surrendering their lives to Jesus the following day).

Here are a few highlights . . .

Audio Summary:

The local pastors were very encouraged, and are now working hard to follow-up on these new believers. We praise God for the opportunity to GO with God’s Good News to BUDUDA, and praise Him for all that He did among these people. Please continue to pray for the churches in this area.

“For God so LOVED the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life” (John 3:16).

Thank you for praying and for sending us!

Bududa, Uganda:

Background: Bududa, Uganda is a remote area in S.W. Uganda, in East Africa. Last year, many in this area died from a large mud slide, and Harvest Ministry was able to come in with a small semi truck, with greatly needed benevolence help. Other religions in the area: witchcraft/sorcery, tribal practices, and Islam. 55 local Christian pastors and church leaders were involved in this outreach, including 4 major churches helping with followup.

A Beautiful Baptism in INDIA!!!

One of the most beautiful praise reports from Josh & Anna’s recent PROJECT INDIA mission outreach (ministering throughout many remote villages in S.E. India), was a water baptism service for new believers with N.E.T.S. Minister, N. J. Paul Sundersingh Babu. What a joy to be a part of baptizing new believers, as they fully commit their lives to follow Jesus Christ.





Please pray . . .

As we continue to rejoice in the work that God has done (and is doing) in India, we also need to remember to keep these precious new believers in prayer, as new believers and Christians in this part of India are often persecuted for their faith in Jesus.

For more, please see Josh & Anna’s PROJECT INDIA VISION,
More about Harvest Ministry’s N.E.T.S. Minister, N. J. Paul Sundersingh babu
And here’s a Glimpse of Josh & Anna’s Mission Adventures in India

Kids 4 Orphans – (MyCause4Orphans #0008)

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Home Grown Mom Project: Kids 4 Orphans


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MyCause4Orphans: Beds, Blankets, Mattresses, & Food for needy orphan children at Guma Na Yesu Children’s Center, in Mbarara, Uganda. East Africa.

Creative Idea: Share the need @ HomeGrownMom.com

Mission#: MyCause4Orphans #0008




“If anyone is interested in helping with a particular orphan project, something that’s a BIG need right now is BEDS for hundreds of orphan children at Guma Na Yesu Children’s Center, in Uganda, East Africa. (Harvest Ministry recently purchased a truckload of mattresses and blankets, but these mattresses are still lying on the dirt floor.)

Our Kids 4 Orphans vision is to encourage our kids to find the need that tugs on their heart, and then to use their creativity to help. Beds are $20/each, blankets are $5/each, mattresses are about $10/each. There is also a big need for food.

Encourage your kids . . . Offer services!  Get creative!  Sell junk!  Ask!  Think outside the box! — Angela Mills, See more @ HomeGrownMom.com

To join up with Angela Mills Home Grown Mom and Kids 4 Orphans (specifically for greatly needed beds, mattresses, blankets, and food for Guma Na Children’s Center, in Uganda, East Africa) . . .

CLICK HERE to donate through TheCause.org for Harvest Ministry's 'MyCause4Orphans' outreach - Add #0008 to designate BEDS4Orphans

Click on the PIGGY to go to thecause.org.
On the DONATION page, select MyCause4Orphans from the drop-down menu.
Add mission number #0008 to designate Kids 4 Orphans.

Specifically for this “MyCause4Orphans” youth and family missions outreach for orphans, HARVEST MINISTRY is partnering with THE CAUSE, a Christian mission facilitation organization, based in Bend, Oregon.

Return to MyCause4Orphans – List of Mission Projects

A Glimpse of Josh & Anna’s Adventures in INDIA!!!

Joshua & Anna Dunagan have only been married four months, yet they’ve already had many adventures of a lifetime: preaching in remote unreached villages, launching PROJECT INDIA’s orphan ministry with – “Aasha (Hope) Children’s Home,” ministering with wonderful national pastors in isolated churches, and experiencing the JOY of evangelism.

Here’s just a glimpse . . .

ABOVE: Josh & Anna with NETS Minister, Paul Sundersinghbabu & his wife Krishna, who worked very hard, and prayed even harder for this mission outreach to be so productive for God’s Kingdom. GOD BLESS YOU, Paul & Krishna!

BELOW: See the 10 children in Project India’s new “Aasha (Hope) Children’s Home”

For more about Josh & Anna’s vision, see PROJECT INDIA . . .

GUMA NA YESU Children “Keep with Jesus!”

The need and the vision . . .

In Southern Uganda – our dear longtime friends, Naboth and Alice, have been helping over 700 needy orphan children. This African couple haven’t had much to work with, but they’ve been doing everything possible to extend the love of Jesus. Because of this need, and our long-time ministry relationship with Naboth and Alice, Harvest Ministry has decided to focus orphan efforts towards these precious kids at GUMA NA YESU Children’s Center.

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A few Guma Na Yesu children:

DID YOU KNOW?

1 Startling Orphan Statistic:
Every 2.2 seconds, another orphan ages out of an international orphan facility, with no family and no home. Older orphans are vulnerable . . . to abuse, suicide, prostitution, slavery, becoming child soldiers, and immorality (and as a result, they become most vulnerable to AIDS and disease). Yet, as orphans are rescued, saved by Jesus Christ, and brought into God’s Kingdom, the enemy’s plans are thwarted: instead, these older orphans can live happy, productive, lives and help to advance God’s cause and mission purposes.

1 Special Highlight @ GUMA NA YESU Children’s Center:
At Guma, each of the children and teenagers are connected with a caring Christian family and a local church (who they live with during holidays). The children are educated in academics, and they are trained in the Word of God, with daily worship, fervent prayer, and opportunities for ministry (including dance performance, special music, preaching, and prayer for others). Over the years, we have had opportunities to spend time with Jennifer, and she growing into a beautiful young woman with such a heart of service to the Lord. Please do keep her and all the children at Guma in your prayers.

gumTo remember this African word (from the Runyankole language), just think of the word “GUM” . . . and imagine chewing a sweet, delicious, sticky wad of GUM . . . and to keep chewing it for a long, long time. The name of this new orphanage project is Guma Na Yesu (pronounced “Goom-uh nuh Yay-soo”) – which means “Keep with Jesus!”

The long-term vision is to care for hundreds of orphan children through the support network of a strong Christian church and caring Ugandan families.

The vision is to build a Guma Na Yesu Children’s Center – with a free orphan school, basic provisions (of food, clothing, and educational supplies), and a family support base – to enable hundreds of orphans to be adopted into Christian families. Our prayer is for each of these orphan children to “keep” with Jesus for their entire lives! The heart of this orphan project is to train children to be mighty in God’s Word and to experience a life of knowing God personally – so they can fulfill God’s purpose. These children experience the presence of God daily – through prayer, child-led preaching, and through fervent worship and dancing. These children love Jesus, and their heavenly Father loves them.

Who we are . . .

naboth1N.E.T.S. Ministers, Naboth & Alice
Directors of Guma Na Yesu Children’s Center

The Lord is just begining to give a new vision for Guma Na Yesu and through His wisdom and direction, He’s showing us how the needs of these children can be met. This orphan ministry is founded and directed by African ministers, Naboth and Alice of Southern Uganda, and now supported and overseen by Jon & Ann Dunagan of Harvest Ministry. The vision for Guma Na Yesu is for it to be nationally-led by Ugandan ministers, teachers, and church families — under the blessing and direction of JESUS and the authority of God’s Word.

Where we’re located . . .

600ugandamapThis African orphan ministry is being built in Mbarara, Uganda. It’s a needy area, with many orphans. Guma Na Yesu Children’s Center is currently under construction – on a hilltop property near one of Naboth’s new church facilities – directly above a Ugandan military base.

Prayer Focus: Please pray with us for God’s abundant provision for the orphan children of Guma Na Yesu Children’s Center. And if you want to help, do let us know. Also, we would really appreciate your prayers for God’s wisdom concerning the future of this orphan project, and what Harvest Ministry’s long-term involvement should be.

Startling Orphan Statistics

These startling orphan statistics are more than mere facts; remember that each number is a precious child . . . a real little kid. Every one is precious in the eyes of God, and He has an extra-special place in His heart for those children who are orphans (see verses here). But whatever you do, don’t let these overwhelming statistics discourage you. Instead, allow God to take these needs . . . and move your heart . . . to do something.

Anything.

Even something small.

Maybe you could help . . . even one.

143,000,000 ORPHANS:

It is estimated that between 143,000,000 and 210,000,000 children are orphans. That’s at least 143 MILLION children in the world today. (Recent UNICEF report.)

To give you an idea of the enormity of this need, keep in mind that the approximate population of the US is 300,000,000; and the population of Russia is 141,800,000.)

ORPHANS in Africa:

Every 15 seconds, another child in AFRICA becomes an AIDS orphan. (At the end of every year, 2,102,400 more children will become orphans, in Africa alone.)

Think: “D-I-N-C-S”: There are more orphans in Sub-Sahara Africa than ALL of the children
in Denmark, Ireland, Norway, Canada, and Sweden – combined!

Every day . . .

EVERY DAY, 5,760 more children in the world become orphans.

EVERY 2.2 SECONDS another orphan ages out, with no family and no home.

Older orphans . . .

Older orphans are vulnerable . . . to abuse, suicide, prostitution, slavery, becoming child soldiers, immorality (and as a result, vulnerable to AIDS and disease).

Yet, as orphans are rescued and saved by God, and brought into His Kingdom, the enemy’s plans are thwarted; instead, these older orphans can live happy, productive lives and help to advance God’s cause and mission purposes!

“Defend the cause of the weak and the fatherless; Maintain the rights of the poor and
oppressed. Deliver the weak and needy from the hand of the wicked.”
Ps 82:3-4

More ORPHAN verses:

Ex.22:22-23 NIV, Is.1:17 NASB, Ps.10:17-18 NASB, Hos. 14:3c NASB, Pr. 31:8-9 NKJV

There are so many wonderful ministries helping and loving orphans. At Harvest Ministry, our passion is to not only feed, educate, and provide for the physical needs of these children, but to raise them to LOVE GOD and to glorify Him through their lives!!!

  • For ideas about how to pray and to help orphans, click here.
  • Listen to a short motivation audio with Ann Dunagan: COMPASSION for ORPHANS