Joe and Nadine Klinkenberg moved from Canada to South Korea in 2013 to start a new church. After serving for five years in South Korea, they felt the call to go to Southeast Asia to share the gospel, with the Philippines as it's mission base.
While there were many other steps that the Lord had directed them through, the Kingdom Harvest ministry began on Saturday, March 19, 2016. Joe Klinkenberg was preparing a message to give the following Sunday at church and it was a message on reaping the kingdom harvest. This message birthed a new direction by the Holy Spirit to go while we still can to those who will receive the gospel message instead of simply waiting for God to come to us and staying where there is little to no fruit. “We were never called to share the gospel to those who will continually reject it, but rather to go and reach out to those who will readily receive the word of God as one who is thirsting for water.” It’s true, they are out there. The harvest is really plentiful and it will be so until Jesus returns! There are many people who need Jesus and will readily receive the gospel message…. if we go. The only question was, where do we go?
On Friday, April 8, 2016, almost three weeks after that message, God gave another message for the church that we are fast approaching the end times with the key verse of Matthew 24:14, “And this gospel of the kingdom will be preached in the whole world as a testimony to all nations, and then the end will come”. The big question of "What was it that will happen right before the end of the world comes? is answered in this verse. It says that the gospel will have gone out into all the world. That is the key to all the other signs of the end times. With it, we can determine just how far away or how close we really are. So how far has the gospel gone in the world? How close are we really? After much research, we have found that throughout the whole world there remains only two small windows where the gospel has yet to reach. One is in South America and the other is in Southeast Asia, in an area that we call the 10/20 window. There are a few key areas left where the gospel has yet to reach and we want to be part of that great end times harvest! Now is the time to go and reach these groups/nations/tribes with the gospel of Jesus Christ. The vision of Kingdom Harvest to reach the unreached and uncontacted with the gospel and Southeast Asia is where the Lord is leading us. Our goal is not to save them, because Jesus does that. Our goal is simply to let them hear about Him through the gospel message. Our job is to obey the call. God began moving us out of our comfort zone and into places where there was a hunger for the gospel. From this point on, our focus has been dramatically changed from finding a place to serve to finding people to serve.
Still without a missions base for Kingdom Harvest and still with little connections throughout the 10/20 window, God began to work on the hearts of pastors to partner with us. He began to open doors for partnership through many of the churches in the Philippines.
Joe Klinkenberg traveled to Cagayan de Oro on the southern island of Mindanao for 4 meetings in 3 days. This was the first mission work for Kingdom Harvest. The people there were very receptive and during the four meetings the power of God was evident with many healings taking place. There was a strong sense the the Holy Spirit was leading us to this area for ministry.
We took a second trip to the Philippines to gain a deeper understanding of the ministry that God has called us to and ultimately to gain confirmation that this was actually the place God wanted for us. During our time there we were greatly touched by the needs of the people and also the great kindness they showed to us. Through the second Philippines trip we gained clear confirmation and direction for the ministry of Kingdom Harvest.
A major part of Kingdom Harvest is to offer pastors free discipleship and leadership training to use in their churches. We were able to develop solid biblical training and also the FastTrack for those pastors.
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The main office of Kingdom Harvest moved to the Philippines. This was the last step before officially launching Kingdom Harvest, though it had already been in motion for over a year.
With the first church ready to receive the Kingdom Harvest Training, we officially launched into service. Over the following 4 months, Basic Discipleship Training was given to reuse in their church successfully. We believe that training goes far beyond the letter, that there are spiritual gifts of the Holy Spirit for today and that those gifts are vital to establishing and bringing the church to maturity through prayer, the power and the presence of God.
We expanded our ministry to include all of Lanao del Norte with an office in Maranding and 11 local church partners.
(Major news pending. This is the date when it started. We will release the information upon confirmation)
Due to the high demand for pastoral equipping, we had our first equipping of pastors training on October 4, 2019. This is a temporary 3 day Summit for pastors to come and get the essentials doctrine and equip them to study the word and walk in the power of the Holy Spirit. During this time, one pastor came and asked for prayer for his kidneys and he was completely healed by the power of God.
What is now known as the great takeover. Years later and we are still trying to work through the challenges given to us. Still, we know God is moving and still touching hearts, turning them back home to whomever may listen. and we will be that vessel God uses to reach them.... to the very end.
It is with great anticipation that we look forward to what God has in store for this ministry. We see church history as something that is still unfolding in front of us today as God moves through humble hearts. The backbone of Kingdom Harvest is not conferences, speakers and meetings but the relationships of humble people coming together in prayer and unity for God's kingdom harvest.
We believe that Kingdom Harvest will fulfill its purpose to share the gospel to the unreached with many churches being planted in the remote tribal mountain villages of the world.