The Great Harvest 2027 Call is too daunting for any one church, organization, or even a denomination to take on. In order to accomplish the task, we need churches, denominations, organizations, clergy, and laity to all work together in the spirit of unity and as one body.
To that end, we are looking for churches and organizations to take up various roles for the Great Harvest 2027 Call. Currently, Reah International — a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that has over 15 years of experience of raising awareness, mobilizing the body of Christ to engage with the people of North Korea in the spirit of unity, and connecting Christians to opportunities to serve — is spearheading this effort.
But again, nobody can do this alone. We need each other to make this happen. One of Reah’s core values, which we also bring to this Call, is to do this work in the spirit of unity, as Jesus prayed in John 17:22-23 — that through Christ’s unity with the Father, and our unity in Him, we will be brought to “complete unity … then the world will know that you sent me and have loved them even as you have loved me.” We believe unity is a key component for our witness to be effective in a secular, pluralistic world, and especially in the context of a peninsula and people that are currently divided. We want to encourage each part to flourish in its unique God-given role, and also see the diverse parts come together in unity to work as one Body and also thrive collectively. In this way, we embody and display God’s love, Good News, and glory.all
What can we do?
First, we encourage you to prayerfully discern if your church’s or organization’s vision, mission and core values are compatible with the Great Harvest 2027 Call. Then, please consider getting further involved through one or more of the following ways:
1. JOIN THE GREAT HARVEST STEERING COMMITTEE
Shape and give direction to the “Great Harvest 2027” vision and strategy. This also includes participating in organizing the Empower 2021 conference where we will launch the Great Harvest 2027 Call, as well as adopting one of the 27 cities for prayer and/or research (see below). Commit to prayer and financial support toward the Great Harvest 2027 Call.
2. JOIN THE GREAT HARVEST PARTNERSHIP NETWORK
Recruit my church/organization to pray for and participate in the Great Harvest 2027 Call. Raise awareness about “Great Harvest 2027” within my church and other local churches, and mobilize prayer for North Korea and the Korean Peninsula. Adopt 1-2 fellows (see below).
3. ADOPT A CITY
Strategically adopt one of the 27 cities of North Korea and begin praying and preparing for the “Great Harvest” that will surely come. In order to engage and reside in North Korea, everyone must have a platform/project that provides residence visas. As a result, it is imperative that the fellows are part of a project. One of the major distinctive of adopting a city and planning a project through the Great Harvest 2027 is that we are advocating a collaborative and a unity approach. It won’t be up to an individual, nor one church, nor one organization, but we are asking the Korean and the global church to create a comprehensive plan that would benefit the whole of North Korea. We are not just interested in a secular city planning, but a holistic planning that would benefit the people and creation according to the biblical mandate of Ephesians 1:9-10 and John 17:23.
4. ADOPT A FELLOW
Commit to adopting 1-2 fellows and provide prayer, financial, advocacy, and practical support.
5. BE A FINANCIAL/RESOURCES DONOR
Donate finances and (people and material) resources to run the Great Harvest 2027 Call and its many components. We need people with experience and expertise to help train fellows or provide consultation to fieldworkers. We need sponsorships for fellows as well as fieldworkers and trainers to teach them. We need funding to secure a site for collaboration and training. Please consider how you can give generously to this cause.
6. EMPOWER YOUR CHURCH MEMBERS TO JOIN THE CALL
Encourage your members to pray, individually and together, for the Great Harvest to come upon the Korean peninsula. If you have members that sense a North Korea calling, help them explore their gifts, calling, and vocation to see how they might be able to participate in the Great Harvest 2027 Call. Send a short-term team to the field to support long-term workers. There are countless possibilities to activate the local body.