hello! We are mark and ruth harbour!
We are so excited that you want to learn more about Taiwan Harvest 119,
which began on March 1, 2016!
Our mission is to join hands with West Coast Churches to saturate their neighborhoods with the love of Jesus.
Our vision is to see transformational Christian Communities (or lighthouses) spreading like wildfire all along the coast! Our hope is one Lighthouse for every 1000 people!
Taiwan Harvest 119 aims to serve the towns along the west coast of Taiwan—averaging about 58,000 people—a total of about three million souls! And they are all precious to God!
Read up on the Birth of Vision 119 which God gave Mark on April 12, 2010, when he was Area Director of SEND Taiwan–in English, or Chinese. We are grateful for our roots, and for God’s grace and SEND’s blessing to continue running with our burden for the west coast of Taiwan even after retiring.
Founded on PRAYER! First, In 2011, before we had retired from SEND International, our team went on a two week Prayer Tour of all 60 cities which God had put on Mark’s heart. Now, it is a monthly commitment which the TH 119 staff makes to spend a day on Prayer Tour of a new area along the west coast–revisiting the 60 cities.
Telling God’s Story from Creation to Christ is the foundation for on-going discipleship, training disciples to train others, who will, in turn, train others. Our hope is in the Lord, and our calling is to 1) Pray for Spiritual Awakening on the island, 2) Train and Encourage West Coast Church Planters, and 3) Mobilise Resource Churches and/or individual missionaries (both in Taiwan and abroad) to connect with west coast church planting works and enable them to saturate their neighborhoods with the love of Christ.
In America, Taiwan Harvest 119 is a project of Global Outreach, International. At www.globaloutreach.org, look for Harbours Taiwan Harvest 119 for more information. Their mission is very much our mission–that is, to exalt Christ and engage people in mission by proclaiming the gospel, doing good, and equipping the church. 我們的使命是透過宣揚福音、行善和裝備教會來高舉耶穌. Our prayer and expectation is that God will send MORE missionaries to Taiwan from America through GO International! Yeah! Go GOD!
TAIWAN HARVEST 豐收 119
EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE AND STAFF
Our Taiwan Harvest 豐收 119 Executive Committee and Staff have been our guide, between the fall of 2015 to February 23, 2020.
Because of this godly group of pastors, we have our own mission center–the building shared with one of our project churches, the Yutian Living Water Church–at #91 Guangfu Rd, Sect. 2, Tianwei, Changhua County, Taiwan. WELCOME! There’s a place to stay!
Plus, we have our first full-time staff, Rita, who has become a real neighbor to the folks in Tianwei, AND, is serving as Taiwan Harvest 119 Caring Association’s Executive Manager. Praise God for her, and for the labors and love of this EC.
OUR NEW SISTER ORGANIZATION: TAIWAN HARVEST 119 CARING ASSOCIATION
As of February 23, 2020, we have become Taiwan Harvest 119 Caring Association, a non-profit organised in Taiwan to enable the work to go on! On this momentous date, TH 119 members gathered together to organise their new board. Now we can receive donations and receipt within Taiwan, arrange for visas for foreign missionaries coming, and together make plans, be accountable, and move forward with the vision and mission God has given us.
“Saturating the Coasts of Taiwan with the Love of Christ as we care for the Care-givers–that is, west-coast church coworkers!”Ruth Harbour