Missions & Outreach
The Lord called Harvest to start international missions in the year 2000. Since then, we have been to India, Madagascar, Malawi, Kenya and Uganda, often returning to many of these countries. The aim of participating in international missions includes:
- Obedience to God’s call for us to be a blessing to all nations.
- The opportunity to serve people in other parts of the world who are less fortunate than us.
- For God to expose us to His work in all nations of the world and in so doing sow seeds in our lives for the work he has called us to.
- The opportunity for exponential spiritual growth through being part of a team serving in another country.
Grade 8 to 12 students may participate in these missions and are required to commit to a five-month training program before leaving for a two-week mission during the holidays. The training program covers group dynamics and unity, prayer, gifts and abilities and all cultural aspects.
The focus of the missions is to bless and uplift communities, to establish relationship with the people, and to impact their lives for the Lord. Most of the work takes place in local schools and churches where we build or improve classrooms, assist teachers, lead devotion and worship times, share the gospel and bless the people in every possible way. Pupils are trained and encouraged to use their unique gifts and abilities in the various aspects of the mission.
Regional missions take place from time to time, providing opportunity for our pupils to partner with the local church on a three to four day outreach into the surrounding Eastern Cape or Transkei areas. Cultural and team training will be provided in the same vein as for an international mission.
Community Service and Outreach
Harvest strives to impact the lives of those living in our own community through loving service. Each High school pupils is expected to complete at least 30 hours of service per year at an organization or place of their choice. Regular outreach events are arranged through the school providing opportunities for pupils to get involved in community activities. Our pupils serve in animal shelters, old-age homes, orphanages, pre-schools, hospitals, crisis centres etc. Each pupil is encouraged to identify the area they believe God has called them to serve, with the hope and prayer that service into that arena will continue long after school.