Making disciples, training future missionaries, caring for the poor.
We are preparing Filipinos for the harvest field, because they can get into several nations where Westerners usually cannot. (More than a million Filipinos are guest workers in Middle East nations. We are preparing missionaries to go disguised as guest workers.) And the Philippines is within the 10/40 Window as well as the Circle of Concentrated Population, so we are in close proximity to most of the world’s population & most of the unreached groups. Additionally, since there are thousands of students and businessmen in Davao who are from many Asian nations, & since there are several unreached people groups on our island, we are training workers to reach these harvest fields.
A big expense for this ministry is our feeding program. We also help the poor with medical expenses, school expenses, clothes, & occasionally home furnishings such as a counter-top stove. Meeting physical needs often leads to opportunities to meet spiritual needs, as our Lord Jesus demonstrated. Most of the people in our church are desperately poor. Acts 7:1-6, as well as many other New Testament passages, commend caring for the poor while we preach the Gospel.
Our passion is to do more to send laborers into the Lord’s harvest. We have already helped train many laborers, but so many more need our help to train, launch, & support them wherever the Lord sends them.
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Our personal expenses are covered by my small early-retirement pension from the USPS, so we don’t spend any donations to the charity on ourselves.*
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Please pray to the Lord of the harvest that he would send forth laborers into his harvest.
*I only mention this because we have had a couple of inquiries in the past:
If you would like to give a gift for Gina’s & my personal expenses, you should not send it via Ripe for Harvest. Please mail a check to:
John Allcott c/o Marty Clapp
658 E Park Avenue Chandler AZ 85225
Such gifts will not be tax deductible.