About This Cause
David and Elizabeth Tolman started Seedtime and Harvest Ministries in response to the great need they saw for developing more indigenous ministries in world missions. Having been forced to leave South Africa in the 1960s due to apartheid, they sorrowfully watched mission station after mission station being burned by the “rebels” but noticed that the indigenous churches were left alone. From this experience, Seedtime and Harvest Ministries was born with the express goal of developing indigenous works and indigenous missions in a unique way.
Presently located in Mexico, there are two main centers. In the North, they are based in San Pedro, Coahuila, where Stephen and his wife Marcela live. They are joined in ministry by Donald Kamese, a Ugandan missionary who is working in Mexico. The work there has been based in evangelizing the “lower end” of society, those who live as outcasts due to their addictions, cartel work, or abandonment by absent parents. These people are won through rehab centers, soccer programs, education programs, and social assistance. They are subsequently discipled and sent out into ministry according to their personal capacity and the help of the Lord. The ministry is now in the process of sending forth missionaries from Latin America to the rest of the world.
In southwest Mexico, the ministry is based in the city of Tepic where Philip and his wife Lucy live. They have developed many works in the villages and cities over the years. Their philosophy of missions is to constantly work oneself out of a job, so they are continually starting new outreaches. Once developed, these works are handed over to a local ministry. In addition, Philip directs the only Christian school in the state of Nayarit and also oversees Rios de Agua Viva Ministry Training Center. Hundreds of ministers and pastors have graduated from this hands-on training program and are now in active ministry..
God has proven faithful in bringing the light of the Gospel to Mexico through His servants as they toil to reap a harvest of souls — one village at a time. We join our praises with them in proclaiming, “God has done it — He has done it all!”
And He continues to do so. Will you join them in this harvest?