In 2011 our family moved from Texas to Colorado to plant Harvest Community Church. Over the years we have seen many great things happen while advancing the Kingdom.
This past December, we celebrated 10 years of ministry in Olathe. The last couple of years have been a little challenging with COVID-19, but Harvest Community Church has continued to make strides in impacting our community with the gospel.
Making an eternal impact
Last fall we held community revival services, and one of the boys from our youth group invited his mother to attend services with him. She showed up every night of the revival services and came forward to accept Christ. About two months later she passed away due to non-Covid related health complications. We are so thankful for her life, her salvation and her excitement to follow Christ. Our church was packed from wall to wall for her memorial service where more people heard the good news of the gospel.
In September, we were able to partner with Calvary Baptist Church in Delta, Colorado, and Shield 616 to provide the Olathe Police officers with free emergency tactical gear. This gear was of the highest quality and something that our local police department would not have been able to afford on their own.
This outreach event also provided an opportunity for the members of Harvest Community Church to adopt local police officers to pray for and support.
With the help of Colorado Mission Offering funds, our church was able to host our annual Vacation Bible School during the summer of 2021, give out 72 backpacks to kids at the Olathe Elementary School at the beginning of the school year, set up our National Day of Prayer Drive Through event and help host the Fellowship of Christian Athletes Fields of Faith event.
These funds are a huge blessing and allow us to do more than we ever could have imagined!
In the small town of Olathe, Harvest Community Church was able to see 19 people baptized in 2021 as well as identifying several others that are ready to take that next step of faith. God is at work!
EDITOR’S NOTE — This story was written by Jeff and Tammy Bachman and was originally published in Momentum, the magazine of Colorado Baptists.