Each year we host the Harvest Dinner in October to highlight current project needs. Last year we promoted the “Pente Project.” Usually we have a catered dinner, special music, a special guest speaker, and a video highlighting that year’s Bible translation project. We rejoice in the fellowship we have as we focus on what God is doing around the world. We do not ask God to bless what we are doing, but rather we witness what God Himself is doing and align ourselves in our prayers, service, and giving with what He is accomplishing. Unfortunately, this year we are forced to adjust our plans due to COVID-19. We will not be able to have our Harvest Dinner as we have had in the past because of venue restrictions. Therefore, we are adjusting our means of communication regarding what God is doing through a special Harvest Highlight.
First, we are asking that you might consider setting aside a Sunday in October or November in your church as Harvest Highlight Sunday. We have several BI missionaries who would love to come to your church to speak and explain what God is doing around the world, and to share our Harvest Highlight Project for the year. If you choose not to have a speaker come, we encourage you to consider showing our Harvest Highlight Video in your church. It will explain our 2020 project. You may click here to download the video. (It will be available the first of October.) If you are not able to have a BI speaker, nor have time to show the BI video, a third option would be to set a few minutes aside in your service to pray for the BI ministry and for our Harvest Highlight Project.
Your prayers are the lifeline to our ministry worldwide. We thank you for leading your church in celebrating BI’s Harvest Highlight with a speaker, video, and/or prayer.
Second, we are asking that you consider investing the resources that God has entrusted into your care toward our 2020 Harvest Highlight Project of Taking Light to the Darkness of Southeast Asia. Paul told the church at Corinth in 2 Corinthians 4:4, "the god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine unto them." Psalm 119:105 tells us that the Word of God is both a light and a lamp. There are eleven countries in Southeast Asia that are in spiritual darkness.
Three specific projects that have recently been adopted by BI in Southeast Asia are the Asho Chin (New Testament), the Goga (New Testament), and the Long Phuri Naga (Literacy). The evil one (Satan) delights in keeping mankind in darkness by blinding their eyes. We are told in 1 John 1:5 that God is light. In Jesus Christ there is no darkness at all. Who will deliver those who live in Southeast Asia from darkness and spiritual blindness? Only the Lord Jesus Christ through His Word. Millions are walking in darkness. Millions are spiritually blind. Would you help us take the light of God’s Word to the darkness of Southeast Asia? To take light to these three precious people groups will cost a combined total of $212,000. We hope you will join us in response to this urgent need through prayer and /or giving. Only the light of God’s Word can bring transforming hope through the good news of the gospel to a generation groping in darkness.
Click here to help fund the Southeast Asia projects (a sub-fund under BI General).
Click here to download the Harvest Highlight video (after the 23rd of October).