Gift of a Loan
Since April 2006, Harvest Field Corners™(HFC) has embraced the local Christian churches in Pakistan. HFC has done this by distributing small loans (around $600) to Pakistani Christian entrepreneurs under the name Marketplace Champions™ (MC). HFC was founded by retired businessman Jerry Tuttle, who witnessed the impoverishment of Christians in Pakistan over his numerous visits beginning in 1997. Jerry’s vision was to increase their ministry outreach to the greater “majority community” while lifting up persecuted and downtrodden followers of Christ. Through micro-loans, these men and women are empowered to be self-sufficient entrepreneurs who contribute to their society and also support their local church. Now, through the efforts of HFC, these individuals have a tangible opportunity to move from being a burden to their church, to being a blessing.
• Work is both honorable and necessary (Gen. 2:15, Lev. 19:9-10)
• Those who are able to work must do so (1 Thess. 4:11-12)
• No handouts (2 Thess. 3:10)
• Christian entrepreneurs receive business training and resources to build competence and confidence to capitalize on hard work and dedication.