USA-Harvest Kids “Child Evangelist Fellowship”

On Saturday morning, the 10th a group of young believers came together in His name.  We would like to thank our sister Veronica an Erica for the great leadership shown to the young disciples. What a beautiful morning it was. They started the day by crushing cans then moved on to a lesson on forgiveness. Reading in Matthew 6:14-15. They came together counting change that has been donated by many, collecting another $50 for mosquito nets for the vulnerable children in Africa. Adding another 5 nets to the total. After Lunch they were joined by Lynn Griffin with CEF. What a true blessing it is to welcome her to teach the children through interactive lessons & prayer. Thank you to everyone who supports these young disciples in every area of need.       

Africa-Kings Store House 03/16/18

What a blessing it was to have the opportunity to deliver water filters and solar powered audio bibles to our co-laborers in Africa. All of this was made possible by the generous donation of Kings Store House located in Ferndale, WA.  We were supplied with 11 different languages of audio bibles and 75 water filters that were distributed among our coordinators here in Africa. They were distributed by need among the areas.  We were able to receive many first hand testimonies on the positive effects that both the audio bibles and water filters have hand with the people of Africa. The water filters have drastically reduced the deaths among the people and the audio bibles have assisted in bringing many people to salvation.       

Africa-Feb Salvation Report 2018

We have been blessed to share time with all of our co-laborers in Africa at the 2nd annual conference held in Uganda. It is always a blessing to witness many people reaching out to share the love of Jesus in so many different ways. We were able to receive the February reports for every coordinator at this time. In the previous 2 months many have chosen to follow our Father. There were a total of 27 outreaches held and an astounding 2,087 salvations in the month of February.  We are thankful for these and the many more that are being saved throughout the world through the sacrificial and tireless efforts of the saints that pray and share the gospel in so many different ways.  We ask God to use all that we say and do to draw each person that we meet into His loving arms.


What an amazing journey! I was blessed to be raised by a wonderful Christian mother with my dad and 3 brothers in Oklahoma. Fifteen years went by until my best friend was killed in an accident and my world was shaken. Ten years later, when I was 25 years old I stumbled into a room with 9 older men, all recovering alcoholics and they welcomed me into their lives. That was 45 years ago today, March 15th. After two tours to the South Pacific in the military, I ended up in prison in Portsmouth, MA. Then 5 years of alcoholic marriage, fatherhood and constant thoughts of wanting to not wake up the next day. Then that day 45 years ago. Hope and love that came with no condemnation and the opportunity to help others that battled alcoholism and addiction. In the next 22 1/2 years, Linda and I were blessed to help many people even as God blessed us with a wonderful life. Then I realized that there was something missing. Through a set of incredible miracles, Jesus revealed Himself to me and the last 22 1/2 years have even been more amazing. Linda and I are still blessed by helping others, but we no longer need to be receiving any worldly blessings in return. We are now able to give freely because we have the greatest and most important gift and that is eternal life through our relationship with Jesus Christ. This morning, as I reflect on that night when I was 25 years “old” and came into the Fairhaven Hall in Sedro Woolley, WA, I am 70 years “young” and am on mission in Africa to bring light where there is darkness, hope where there is despair and life where there is death. Now, I know that the miracle of life given to me through my mother 70 years ago in Oklahoma and resurrected in me 45 years ago in Washington were ordained by God when He created us and released freely to us when Jesus died on the cross on that hillside over 2,000 years ago. Humbly grateful for every breath and every heartbeat. In Jesus Name, Amen

Africa-coordinators care confrence

Jesus said, “When I am lifted up from the earth, all men will be drawn to Me.” 
“Arise, shine, for your light has come, and the glory of the Lord rises upon you. See, darkness covers the earth and thick darkness is over the people’s, but the Lord rises upon you and His glory appears over you. Nations will come to your light, and kings to the brightness of your dawn.” Isaiah 60:1-3
Six disciples from the USA joined with disciples representing Uganda, Kenya, Burundi, South Sudan and the eastern DRCongo for the first day of the Harvest Vision Ministries conference. We have also been blessed to have two young women from South Korea join us in the evening. Men and women delivered and made new. Alcoholics, a witch doctor, a child of a prostitute, orphaned and a former Muslim, all now sharing testimonies of their journey of faith and new lives in Christ Jesus. The joy of the Lord found in bringing the gospel of Jesus Christ to those in darkness. Testimonies of ridicule, persecution, including from their own families. Beaten, poisoned, attacked, shot at, sickness and many sacrifices for the gospel. But the joy of the Lord is their strength as they witness those that are lost receive their eternal inheritance and are swept up into the loving arms of our Father.

USA – To serve, not to be served, Feb 22, 2018

Linda and I just finished our devotions and, as always, the Holy Spirit fills us with joy as He pours out His peace into our lives. One of our readings this morning was from Oswald Chambers and with all the miraculous testimonies of those in our fellowship that are broken for those that don’t know how much God loves them and so driven to overcome any obstacles, even in themselves, that would stop them from fulfilling that purpose – this is for all of us.

“The Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve..” Matthew 20:28

“We somehow have the idea that a person called to the ministry is called to be different and above other people. But according to Jesus Christ, he is called to be a ‘doormat’ for others – called to be their spiritual leader, but never their superior. Paul said, ‘I know how to be abased…’ Paul’s idea of service was to pour his life out to the last drop for others. And whether he received praise or blame made no difference. As long as there was one human being who did not know Jesus, Paul felt a debt of service to that person until he did come to know Him. But the chief motivator behind Paul’s service was not love for others but love for his Lord. If our devotion is to the cause of humanity, we will be quickly defeated and broken-hearted, since we will often be confronted with a great deal of ingratitude from other people. But if we are motivated by our love for God, no amount of ingratitude will be able to hinder us from serving one another.

Paul’s understanding of how Christ had dealt with him is the secret behind his determination to serve others. ‘I was formerly a blasphemer, a persecutor and an insolent man…(1Timothy 1:13). In other words, no matter how badly others may have treated Paul, they could never have treated him with the same degree of spite and hatred with which he had treated Jesus Christ. Once we realize that Jesus has served us even to the depths of our meagerness, our selfishness and our sin, nothing we encounter from others will be able to exhaust our determination to serve others for His sake.”       


USA – “Harvest Kids”, Feb 24, 2018

What an exciting morning spent with His young disciples. We would like to express a heartfelt thank you to the many people whom pray and support all His children. Despite God showering us with about 6 inches of snow we were blessed with 19 kids today. Due to the weather the kids were unable to crush cans today so we started by counting the collected change for mosquito nets. The kids collected $70 today. This allows for the purchase of 7 more nets for schools in Africa. God placed on Chelsey’s heart a complete lesson on Healing Hearts. This lesson was based on Psalms 73:26. There was worship & an interactive lesson on personalizing the scripture. We shared a short video that was created to send to Andy, Molly & Paul,  faithful servants in Christ & a part of the Harvest Kids family, whom now live in Oregon. Everyone signed a card that will accompany the video. This video helped us share with the kids that Harvest Kids excludes no one. We all then shared in lunch prepared by Linda followed by a craft that coincided with the lesson “Healing Broken Hearts”. We spoke to the kids about the upcoming team leaving for Africa & the purpose of going. The kids all signed personalized cards for the coordinators in Africa that will be taken to them personally by the team. Chelsey then blessed our Harvest Kids family by placing Zander,  Xavier, Georgia-lyn & Kylie’s hand prints on the wall. What an awesome day of events to be honored in sharing His words with our young.

USA – Children’s Museum, Feb 17, 2018

Thank you to the Children’s Museum for giving us an amazing opportunity to come together in fellowship in His honor. What a blessing it was. There were approximately 80 people in attendance  over half of them being children. We would love to give thanks to the parents, guardians, family or friends that brought or dropped off the children, and to those who also brought cookies, chips, pizza, ect… Jesus said “Unless you change and become like little children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven”. It gives us the knowledge that it isn’t about doing something for our children but granting us the opportunity to learn from them. There were many families that we have known and others that we were given the opportunity to get to know. With hopes of continuing these newly established relationships at Harvest Kids on the 2nd & 4th Saturday of every month from 10-12:30pm located at 9467 Pierce Lane Sedro Woolley, WA. As family of Christ we are exploring new thoughts on locations for future fellowships, granting the opportunity for all family & friends to come together in his name.    


USA – Blessings from Africa , Feb 17, 2018

Many say that a picture is worth a thousand words and often that can have a merit of truth. We have a photo of Peace with Susan, our Harvest Vision Africa admin coordinator and founder of Comfort Africa, after Peace passed her interview to be accepted into the Ebenezer primary school in Kampala, Uganda. Blake and Kylee Walker with their children, Madilyn, Hailey and Clara are supporting Peace and working to adopt her. She has been taken care of since she was a baby by Pastor Jonathan Lubega at the Canaan Foundation in Mukono, Uganda and Kylee and the kids met her in June 2013 when they visited Africa for the dedication of Madilyn’s House that was built for the orphan girls that live at the school. Peace started her first day of school on Feb 4th. We also have a photo of Pastor Jonathan after he purchased the 42 mosquito nets for the orphan girls that live at Madilyn’s House at the Canaan Foundation. The Harvest Kids recently sent that money and now have money for 19 of the 38 nets they need for the mosquito nets for the orphan boys that live at the school. The Harvest Kids also donate $100/month to support the Comfort Africa vulnerable children’s ministry that Susan over-sees.     

Africa – January crusades, Feb 17, 2018

“Proclaim this among the nations: Prepare for war! Rouse the warriors! Let all the fighting men draw near and attack. Beat your plowshares into swords and your pruning hooks into spears. Let the weakling say, ‘I am strong!’ Come quickly, all you nations from every side, and assemble there. Bring down your warriors, O Lord!

Multitudes, multitudes in the valley of decision! For the day of the Lord is near in the valley of decision.” (Joel 3:9-11, 14)

We are so thankful to be given the privilege to pray and support our co-laborers in the harvest fields of central Africa. During the month of January, they used the sound and video equipment and coordinated 27 outreaches (door-to-door evangelism, teaching, movie ministry and crusades) over 81 days that witnessed 3,078 new believers accept Jesus and who are now being discipled in local church families in their communities. What a blessing to know that God has allowed us the opportunity to know that through the course of each day in the month of January, 100 people received their true inheritance and leaped into the arms of their loving Father.

“This is what the Lord says: ‘In the time of My favor I will answer you, and in the day of salvation I will help you; I will keep you and will make you to be a covenant for the people, to restore the land and to reassign its desolate inheritances, to say to the captives, ‘Come out,’ and to those in darkness, ‘Be free!’” (Isaiah 49:8-9)


USA – The Harvest Kids vision is growing, Feb 16, 2018

The vision continues. We are thankful that the Holy Spirit has given our sister, Veronica, her artistic gifts and that she chooses to share them freely for the expanding of God's kingdom. She is also stirring up these gifts in her precious daughter, Laly. The tree that was originally painted by Kylee in 2013 was filled with handprints and a palm tree representing Africa was added. Over 200 handprints have filled these trees and now the cactus representing Mexico has been added and the entire wall has been consecrated and set apart for Harvest Kids and their work to share the love of Jesus with those in their families, schools and neighborhoods and to reach out to those that are alone, homeless, in the hospital or in prison. All this while helping share the love of Jesus with vulnerable children in central Africa. Thanks to the older youth that set an example for these younger kids and to the adults that are sacrificing time to pray and financially support these young people because God has put them on the front lines.

"O Lord, our Lord, how majestic is Your Name in all the earth! You have set Your Glory above the heavens. From the lips of children and infants You have ordained praise because of Your enemies, to silence the foe and the avenger." Ps 8:1-2


USA – Lot’s of items going to Africa, Feb 15, 2018

We have a team of six people coming together with all our coordinators from Uganda, Kenya, South Sudan, Burundi, Rwanda and the DRCongo the first week of March. The conference will give our team the opportunity to hear the testimonies, including praise reports and difficulties, for each of the coordinators as they take care of their families, work with other pastors and leaders to coordinate outreaches, establish and, if necessary, facilitate pastor’s and leader’s bible schools, plant new church families and support existing church families that use God’s Word to help new believers become true disciples and help meet the basic needs in the communities in their sphere of influence. We will participate in the discussions they jointly have to identify opportunities to more effectively fulfill their mission and we will identify ways in which we can help pray for and if possible help meet these needs. We are also leveraging this unique opportunity to bring additional supplies with us to Africa because we have a larger group and because we fly as missionaries we are allowed 3 bags per person. For this reason, we have bought an additional set of sound and video equipment and some extra ministry supplies to take advantage of getting them over there. This has also made the financial burden more than ordinary so we are hoping some of you might be called to help. It’s kind of a “pay forward” plan for expanding the ministry. We appreciate your prayers for the trip and the provisions needed.  

USA – Homeless bags with the Harvest Kids, Feb 10, 2018

After a wonderful morning with the Harvest Kids and Child’s Evangelism Fellowship, Grandma Linda cooked up some yummy chili before we took off shopping with Gary and Reggie to purchase items to make up bags of goodies for the homeless in our community. Gary is very active, along with others, in the Hope on the Street outreach and is acquainted with many of those that are homeless in Skagit Valley. We were also able to purchase some triple antibiotic ointment which will be taken to Africa in March. Grandma rewarded the team with a cup of ice cream before we got to work. Madilyn, Hailey, Laly, Noah and Sara took turns making special love cards to be placed in every bag and Gary and Reggie helped over-see the plastic bags being filled with an assortment of items that might be helpful to those in need. Toothbrush, toothpaste, deodorant, wipes, lip balm, combs, razors, gloves, paper, pens, snack bars and applesauce. Afterward, the kids laid hands on the bags and Madilyn prayed that God would touch everyone that handed them out and that everyone that received them would feel the love of Jesus.     

USA – “Harvest Kids Child Evangelist Fellowship”, Feb 10, 2018

We were blessed with another fruitful day of fellowship with many young disciples. Mark 10:14 “Let the little children come to me”.  We are full of thanks to all of those that pray and support these young disciples in their diligence to raise money to help vulnerable children in Africa. It was a beautiful morning for crushing cans. Cans can be dropped off at 9467 Pierce Lane, Sedro Woolley, WA 98284. We started the day with the younger children creating Valentines for those who are special to them. The older children counted the change brought and donated for the mosquito nets. They were excited to add another 8 children to the net, equaling a total of $80. The worship song today was “Thank you by Ray Boltz”, this brought tears to everyone. It is always glorifying God to see the growth and changes witnessed in and by all in these young lives daily. Mathew 18:3 “Unless you change and become like little children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven”. After lunch, we were joined by Lynn Griffin, who currently serves as the Director of Child’s Evangelism Fellowship, she brought the kids a lesson that helps teach them the gospel through memorization of scripture by singing, dancing and prayer. They presented Lynn with a card for herself and Inna thanking them for the magnificent works they do in God’s name. At the end of the day the kids were given cards for themselves signed by everyone here at Harvest Vision.    

USA – Open your eyes and look to the fields, Feb 9, 2018


Even though the world is plagued with uncertainties and seems to be spinning out of control, the word of God says we should focus our attention on what is “praiseworthy and excellent”. For us as believers, that is the assurance of eternal life that we have been given through faith in Jesus Christ. We are blessed that God is using Harvest Vision Ministries to bring this message of hope to those in our local community and around the world. We pray that your prayers and giving are producing “fruit that last”. Last year, we spent $91,000 to provide equipment and support to our co-laborers in Central Africa. They purchased property and built churches, trained pastors and leaders, helped meet the basic needs of some and through the outreaches witnessed over 44,500 accept Jesus and receive their “fruit that last”. We are asking God for an increase in the harvest of souls. You can help.

1) Ask God every day to bless the laborers in these harvest fields and for His provision.

2) Share the good news of Jesus Christ to everyone in your sphere of influence.

3) Consider financially supporting Harvest Vision by mailing to PO Box 733, Sedro Woolley, WA, 98284 or electronically through website.

4) If you or a friend are in need of a quality used car with good financing options, visit Walker Motor Works, 9430 State Ave., Marysville, WA or check out the website at This business was started to provide financial support for the ministry.

5) Drop off your aluminum cans or pocket change at the Harvest Home, 9467 Pierce Lane, Sedro Woolley, WA or at Walker Motor Works. The cans are crushed and recycled by the Harvest Kids who use that money with their change to help meet the basic needs of vulnerable children in Central Africa.

6) We are collecting generic triple antibiotic ointment that we take to Africa and some communities in Mexico that have no medical facilities. Many of these places don’t even have clean water. Little things with great love.

7) Consider making financial gifts in honor of weddings, new babies, graduations or other special events.

8) Consider adding a gift to Harvest Vision Ministries in your last will and testament as a witness to those in your family about your desire to see the kingdom continue to advance.

Jesus said, “I tell you, open your eyes and look at the fields: They are ripe for harvest.”

For information, email or call 360-421-8811 or 360-421-8812.

USA – Africa pre-trip meeting, Feb 3, 2018


Thanks to Ted for hosting our pre-trip meeting for Africa. We are excited about coming together with all our coordinators from Uganda, Kenya, South Sudan, Burundi, Rwanda and the DRCongo the first week of March. Ted Brockmann, George Henson,  Wayne Watne and Dan Lenhart have all been to Africa before and Joanna Hunt and Cheryl Walsh will be joining us for the first time. The conference will give our team the opportunity to hear the testimonies, including praise reports and difficulties, for each of the coordinators as they take care of their families, work with other pastors and leaders to coordinate outreaches, establish and, if necessary, facilitate pastor’s and leader’s bible schools, plant new church families and support existing church families that use God’s Word to help new believers become true disciples and help meet the basic needs in the communities in their sphere of influence. We will participate in the discussions they jointly have to identify opportunities to more effectively fulfill their mission and we will identify ways in which we can help pray for and if possible help meet these needs. After the conference, the team will be visiting some of the coordinators in their homes and church families in central and eastern Uganda before returning to the USA. Please pray that the Holy Spirit will continue to give us direction in how we can help our co-laborers as they “prepare and equip the saints” to reach, win, train and send other new believers into the harvest fields of Central Africa and to the ends of the world.             

USA – “Harvest Kids with CEF”, January 27, 2018

We would like to take the time to thank the family, friends & volunteers that pray and support all the children. We started out the day with team Hula Hoop exercises making it to 4 Hula Hoops, all going in different directions then moved right into jump rope outside. It was a bit chilly, yet beautiful. Cans were plentiful for stomping this Saturday. Thank you to all the family friends and neighbors that stop by to drop off these cans. Wayne helped the kids count the change for mosquito nets that will be used to help the vulnerable children in Africa. There was $30 collected adding 3 more children to the net on the wall.  We were blessed to have Lynn Griffin with Child Evangelist Fellowship here today along with Inna, her helper to teach through interactive learning. While some of the kids colored pictures that Lynn provided in cooperation with a testimony, she shared with the kids about the story of Genesis Chapter 6. It went along with the lesson of what it is to be brothers and sisters in Christ. The memory verse for the day was 1 Corinthians 10:31 “So whether you eat, or drink or whatever you do, do it all in the glory of God”.  We added 2 new hand prints to the wall. What a glorious day when children profess their love for our father.   

USA – Children’s Museum Outreach, Jan 24, 2018


We are excited to be having our first outreach at the Children’s Museum inside the Cascade Mall in Burlington on Feb17th from 5:30-8:30pm. This provides a safe environment for families and friends with children to come and enjoy fellowship with others and allow the kids to play with other children. Activities include a boat, a semi-truck cab, dentist office, sand box, play and activity room, kitchen, playhouse, a derrick, craft room, music room and stage with costumes. The lounge room will have coffee, juice and snacks. You are welcome to bring cookies or chips to share. We are wanting to share the love of Jesus in a non-threatening way to those that are not believers. Please invite your friends. If someone wants to donate to offset some of the costs they are welcome, other than that it is free. If you have any questions, please contact Joanna at 636-209-1538, George at 360-421-8811 or Linda at 360-421-8812.             

Canada- Alert Bay Trip Jan 17-22, 2018


Linda and Joanna began their Journey to visit our friends in Alert Bay, Canada on Wednesday the 17th. They left around 5:30 am. Enjoying a beautiful ride on the Tsawwassen Ferry. Their trip was about an hour longer on the ferry than expected due to some mechanical issues with the rudder keeping them from docking. It was a very rainy drive up Vancouver Island with limited visibility of the sights. Upon arriving at Port McNeil to board the Ferry to Alert Bay they had to sit at the dock for 1 ½ hrs. waiting for the ferry to continue it’s trips. The ferry was forced to return to Alert Bay earlier in the day due to severe weather. After arriving they were greeted by Robin Quirk who so graciously opened her home for their stay. Thank you Robin for such a wonderful, loving and welcoming stay at your home. Linda took Joanna on a tour of Alert Bay visiting the Visitors Center to gather lots of information on the Island. They then headed out to see the breath taking sights God has created.  Walking the boardwalk, the ecological park and visiting the Cultural Center were just a few things that they enjoyed during their visit. They were able to see many bald eagles during their stay as well as capture photos of Robin feeding the birds next to the old hospital. She faithfully does this act every morning, the birds gather and wait for her arrival. They visited with Beatrice and Jane, the faithful prayer warriors of Alert Bay. Beatrice enjoyed a ride on the chair lift that was installed at Jane’s home to help her son Gordy with transporting her. Beatrice shared with Joanna the history of the churches and her testimony of Christ. They were able to take Beatrice to a day of prayer and fasting at Glad Tidings church on Saturday. On Sunday morning they were blessed to be able to visit the hospital prior to church. They attended the 1pm service at Glad Tidings seeing old friends and meeting new ones. On Sunday evening they had a wonderful visit with Pastor Rick and his wife Poula who now reside in the parsonage at Glad Tidings Church. The weather was beautiful upon their waking Monday morning for their trip home, and they did enjoyed some snow during their drive down the island. They arrived home around 7pm Monday evening.