Harvest Church has a heart for missions. Pastor Paul Tebbano wants to "plunder hell and to populate heaven". Harvest Church's vision is to fulfill Matthew 28:19,20: "Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age."
Click on one of the missions below to learn more about how God is touching the world today:
Feeding the Hungry | Prison Ministry | Lily of the Valley Orphanages | Mission Possible
Feeding the Hungry
Harvest Church supports various ministries that help feed hungry people around the world. We also support churches and agencies who respond to the critical needs of people in the aftermath of natural disasters. Currently we are supporting the JC Club Children's Feeding Center in Albany's Arbor Hill. The JC Club feeds inner-city kids a balanced hot meal every day. The children experience a clean, fun and safe environment where the love of Jesus Christ is shared with them seven days a week through puppet shows, skits, songs, games, and hugs.
"Remember those who are in prison as if you were their fellow prisoner..." Hebrews 13:3
The Harvest Church Prison Ministry was birthed in 1986 and is committed to bringing the Good News of Jesus Christ to the incarcerated. There are about 100 students enrolled in our Bible studies and lives are being changed by the power of the Word of God. We supply free Bible lessons to inmates incarcerated throughout the United States, and we have visitation teams that conduct services at NYS Correctional Facilities (Mt. McGregor; Great Meadow; Washington). Many men and women have been changed by the power of the Word of God.
Lily of the Valley Orphanages
From the beginning of time, God never intended for children to have to grow up in the abject poverty, abuse and suffering that is so commonplace in many regions of the world. In God's eyes, every single child is precious and is worth every possible effort and sacrifice to be given the basic necessities of shelter, food, and love. The vision of Lily of the Valley is to provide a well-rounded up-bringing for the children, which includes understanding the purpose for their existence and a daily, personal relationship with the Lord Jesus Christ.
In 1988, John and Marie Sorrentino found themselves in San Diego, California, only minutes from the Mexican border pastoring a fast-growing church. It was after several visits to the impoverished neighborhoods in Tijuana where little children were living in the most severely inhuman conditions, that John and Marie knew the time was right to begin to do something. There are literally thousands of abandoned children that run the streets struggling somehow to survive by begging, stealing, and working in conditions many times worse than slavery. Through an incredible series of miracles, the Lily of the Valley Orphanage started with 11 children in Playas de Tijuana, Mexico.
Since that time, Lily of the Valley has grown and flourished with the blessing of the Lord. They now operate two orphanages - one in Tijuana and one in Chihuahua. Hundreds of destitute, hopeless little children from the streets and dumps of Mexico have been healed and saved. Please remember these precious children in your prayers.
For more information about the orphanages, contact them at:
Lily of The Valley Orphanage
P. O. Box 1108
National City, CA 91950
"...He said, What is impossible with men is possible with God." Luke 18:27
Harvest Church has joined Christ for the Nations as a sponsor of churches in foreign lands. This offers us a means of showing Christ's love by sharing our financial blessings with needy brothers and sisters around the world. New bodies of believers are springing up all around the globe and each one of these precious congregations needs a place in which they can worship God. By supporting Mission Possible, you can be a part of the construction process.
Harvest Church has sponsored 100 churches around the world by giving them the necessary funds to complete their building projects. Each church that we sponsor has started construction and the donated funds help to put a roof on their facility.
Since 1995, we have completed churches in:
Mexico, Africa, Honduras, Philippines, India, Guatemala, New Guinea, Romania, Chile, Tanzania, Ethiopia, Bolivia, Ecuador, Balarus, Peru, Romania, Indonesia, Thailand, Moldova, Zimbabwe, Uruguay, Poland, Sri Lanka, Ukraine
For more information about church sponsorship go to: www.cfni.org