Lasting Harvest first began to work with the Ngobe Indians in Western Panama working with Ngobe churches using agriculture projects (especially aquaculture projects) to build up the church and spread the Gospel by showing the Ngobe that Jesus is a God that cares for their needs both in this life and the one to come. After several years working in Panama, Lasting Harvest expanded its scope and began to work in Ecuador as well as a limited amount in Haiti. In these new project areas, Lasting Harvest continued to do Christian community development work through agriculture projects that were both culturally and geographically appropriate. Every project that Lasting Harvest undertakes falls under at least one of the three following goals:

1. To obey the Gospel and help those in need.

2. To build up the church by helping those in the church have better agriculture production and through teaching about tithes and offerings helping to support the local church.

3. To evangelize a lost and dying world by showing them the love of God through agriculture projects that train and equip them to feed their families.

Today, LHI is undertaking an expansion in its ministry by developing a demonstration farm that will continue to work with the Ngobe Indians, as well as, train Bible college students, missionaries, and cross-cultural workers in Christian community development.

Why Christian community development?

James 2:15-17, Matt. 28:18-20, 2 Cor. 9:11-13, and Matt. 25:31-46

Dr. Corey Courtwright

Bethany Courtwright 

  LHI Board of Directors



Mission & Vision

Our mission is to serve the Lord while serving our fellow man in helping to improve the lives of those in need, as well as, spreading the Gospel of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ (the gospel as presented in the Holy Bible and no other) to the ends of the earth.