USA – Harvest Kids Messianic dance team, February 17, 2019

     “Every stroke the Lord lays on them with His punishing rod will be to the music of tambourines and harps, as He fights them in battle with the blows of His Arm.” Isaiah 30:32

     Thank you to Cheryl and her daughter, Tia,  that joined the Harvest Kids to put substance to this vision. Cheryl was involved with a team of Messianic worshipers that went on a mission trip to Mexico in 2001 to share their expressions of the love of Jesus through their music and dance using flags, tambourines and banners. Olivia, the director of Harvest Vision Ministries in Mexico, has the same vision and is working with teams of children and youth that are led to worship the Lord this way in San Luis. They will someday be working together. We had already ordered the tambourines and these girls were thrilled to see their love for Jesus, music and dancing coming together. It was an amazing afternoon. The kids had the opportunity to hear Cheryl’s testimony about her trip to Israel and Mexico and how Tia was brought into her family’s life. Tia put her handprint on the wall and added her name to the Harvest Kids birthday board and bonded to the girls in a special way. The ministry will hopefully involve children, youth and adults, male and female and we are hoping that God will use it to bring unity to the Body of Christ. We expect the people involved will be able to share at events such as the local parades, outreaches or just going to dance for Jesus at a local park. We are making no attempt to limit how, who is involved, when or where the Holy Spirit is leading because we are confident of why and that is to bring God glory.

      “In his heart a man plans his course, but the Lord determines his steps.” Proverbs 16:9

Our next gathering will be on Sunday, March 3rd from 2-4pm at the Harvest Home, 9467 Pierce Lane, Sedro Woolley. We invite anyone that is interested or might be interested to come and join us. For information, please call George at 360-421-8811 or Linda at 360-421-8812.

Africa – South Sudan, Ethiopia & N. Kenya updates, February 15, 2019

   We are thankful that Pr. Martin was able to travel with Sarah, Pr. John Light’s widow, to visit and meet with Prossy and the pastors and leaders in Juba, South Sudan. John Light was the first coordinator in South Sudan and began the ministry there, but went to be with the Lord a few years ago after the rebels forced them to leave their homes and seek refuge in Uganda. After his passing, Prossy felt called to move to South Sudan and re-establish the ministry work there and started by getting support to rebuild the first church building there. That is now complete and the dedication is planned this next Sunday. She also has the sound and video equipment to begin outreaches to the people spread throughout the community and beyond. The costs of living, including transportation, is very high and we are praying for the money needed to purchase a 3-wheeled motor bike to move the equipment where needed. Also the drinking water from the river is causing many to be sick and die so we are praying for a well that will provide water.

    Pr. Simon, the coordinator in north Kenya, is currently working with tribes along the Kenya, South Sudan and Ethiopia border and is very involved in training pastors and leaders. Much of the outreach and discipleship training is now being done in the many refugee camps along the borders. We will be taking solar-powered audio bibles in seven different languages for Simon with us when we travel to Uganda to meet with all the coordinators in May.

    We continue to be encouraged by the testimonies of the many people coming to salvation and being discipled by trained leaders in Burundi, Uganda, Kenya, South Sudan, Ethiopia and the DRCongo. We are praying for more support to purchase equipment and the support needed for more coordinators that can work with the church families in their areas to organize outreaches that bring people into the kingdom and to train the pastor’s and leader’s. We are praying that resources will be available to allow Pr. Martin to visit each of the areas to support the bible schools and training that these leaders are requesting.

If you would like to make a donation, they can be made on line at www.myegiving/hvmor the “electronic giving” on the home page of the www.harvestvisionministries.org website or through PayPal to harvestvision21@msn.com. If you would like to donate electronically but do not have access to the internet or would like someone to assist you, please call George Henson at 360-421-8811 or Kylee Walker at 360-540-0890. To maximize your gift, on donations directly out of a checking or savings account a fee of $.25 is withheld, while credit and debit cards the fee is $.25 + 2.7%. You can also mail donations to Harvest Vision Ministries, PO Box 733, Sedro Woolley, WA, 98284. All donations are tax-deductible and help advance the gospel of Jesus Christ and build His Kingdom.

Africa, Mexico & USA updates, February 9, 2019

     What a pleasant surprise to receive the testimonies of 349 people that accepted salvation at the 8 outreaches that Pr. Evariste coordinated in Burundi in January. 89 of them have already been baptized and they are all being discipled in local church families. They send their heartfelt thanks for the equipment that was replaced and repaired with donations from Harvest Vision from the USA. We were also encouraged by updates from Pr. Martin on the over-all ministry. He is traveling to South Sudan to visit Prossy, the Harvest Vision coordinator, and other South Sudan pastors and leaders to help them better understand the role that the ministry brings to help the local church families fulfill the great commission in their areas of influence.

     We are looking forward to the testimonies from Pr. Obed, the Harvest Vision coordinator, in Michoacan in south Mexico. He has sent them to Miguel & Olivia, the over-all Mexico coordinator in San Luis, who will translate them and forward them to us. They recently returned from a visit with Pr. Obed and his family and are currently planning a fundraiser to raise money to purchase tables and chairs for the children’s ministry in Michoacan. Afterwards, they will be raising money to bring a team from San Luis, Mexico to Sedro Woolley, WA over the July 4th week. They will be in the Sedro Woolley July 4th parade and be doing local ministry in our community, including working with our new Harvest Kids tambourine and dance group. They are also praying for the opportunity for Miguel to travel to Tijuana to visit his mother who is failing in her health. Olivia is taking another sewing machine and cloth to the women in the federal prison and will be taking another sewing machine and cloth to a friend when she travels to Hermosillo this month to start a sewing ministry there. They are also visiting a neighboring community a few miles out of the city where Olivia will be inheriting property from her mother who recently went to be with the Lord and where they are tentatively considering starting a mission.

     We have been blessed to begin a relationship with a sewing ministry from the Bryant Community Church in Arlington, WA. They will be donating hand-made shorts and dresses for orphans in Africa and bolts of cloth that will support the sewing ministries in Mexico. Anyone that has a young child or teen that would like to be a part of the Harvest Kids messianic tambourine dance team, the kick-off will be at the Harvest Home, 9467 Pierce Lane, Sedro Woolley, Sunday, February 17, 1-4pm. We are so grateful that Cheryl Macomber will be sharing her gifts and the joy that she has found in serving and bringing God the glory through this ministry. Thanks to Jake & Cheryl who brought donations for the homeless ministry. Thursday, we are looking forward to interceding in prayer for moms, dads, babies & the medical staff at Planned Parenthood and joining Child’s Evangelism Fellowship for their noon prayer luncheon in Mt. Vernon. Contact George at 360-421-8811 for information.      

What an awesome God we serve.

If you would like to make a donation, they can be made on line at www.myegiving/hvmor the “electronic giving” on the home page of the www.harvestvisionministries.org website or through PayPal to harvestvision21@msn.com. If you would like to donate electronically but do not have access to the internet or would like someone to assist you, please call George Henson at 360-421-8811 or Kylee Walker at 360-540-0890. To maximize your gift, on donations directly out of a checking or savings account a fee of $.25 is withheld, while credit and debit cards the fee is $.25 + 2.7%. You can also mail donations to Harvest Vision Ministries, PO Box 733, Sedro Woolley, WA, 98284. All donations are tax-deductible and help advance the gospel of Jesus Christ and build His Kingdom.

USA – Harvest Kids, February 9, 2019

It was a cold and snowy morning for Harvest Kids and we knew that many of our kids wouldn’t be able to attend, but we knew that the Lord would bring whoever needed to be here. Thanks to Isaac for coming early and for Veronica and Laly who walked over. We were blessed to have Wayne bring his neighbors, Tom and Nancy, and their two grandchildren from Canada. We were able to share with them about the Harvest Kids ministry and show them a video that summarizes much of the work that the kids have been doing to help vulnerable children in Africa. It was too cold to crush cans, but we were blessed to have counted $30 in change that will go toward the sewing ministry project they are helping start in eastern Uganda. Only $70 left to go and they will begin helping complete a school building project in northwest Uganda. Wayne and Laly helped Brooke (9) and James (4) put their handprint on the wall and Wayne actually helped Walker, the wonder dog, put a double paw print on the wall. After lunch and a great time of fellowship, everyone left except Laly, who stayed and did some work on the new Harvest Vision newsletter the kids are designing and to set up the new telescope and microscope for the creation ministry. We are looking forward to starting the tambourine dance ministry which starts on Sunday, February 17, from 1-4pm and our next Harvest Kids with Child’s Evangelism Fellowship on Saturday, February 23 from 10am-12:30pm, both at the Harvest Home, 9467 Pierce Lane in Sedro Woolley.

Letters from Marilyn J. Underwood (written in 1973 when she was about 40 years old “In regards to all the abortions I couldn’t do.”)

{Originally written to be submitted to the Bellingham Herald, but were never sent}

{We were privileged to have her share them with us on Jan 31, 2019}

 

“I Want to Live”

Dear Mommy and Daddy,

            Living quarters are very limited in here, but I feel so warm and protected. It’s really sort of scary not knowing what kind of life I’ll have, but I know one thing mommy, I want to live.

            Daddy, I know that you don’t want me. Is it because you are scared too? I know it would mean a lot of sacrifice and responsibility but don’t you want me just at little? Don’t you wonder what I’d be or what I’d look like?

            I know you and mommy love each other and I think that she loves me daddy, because when we are all alone waiting for you to come home from work I hear mommy cry, but she says, ‘I’m sorry, baby, but I can’t have you and daddy too.’

            Please, mommy and daddy, please, say I can stay. I never meant to get in your way, but I’m too young to die. Really, could you kill me before I even live? Someday you’d both be so proud of me. You’d see. I’d be a lot of work and maybe keep you up a lot, but that only lasts a little while, and if you stop and think about it your mama didn’t really mind and see how proud she is of you.

            Please, mommy and daddy, please. I don’t want to die. I know I’d go to live with God, but I don’t want to go until I know you.

Please, let me live.

Love you,

Your baby

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“It’s Too Late”

Dear Mommy and Daddy,

            You know it’s very nice up here in heaven with a Father who truly cares for me, but how I wish that you had really wanted me.

            I know now that you created me out of lust, not love, so you couldn’t keep me. It’s alright, because really I understand how much I’d have been in your way daddy, but I still think that mommy wanted me. She’s a wonderful girl, but daddy, don’t you see how wrong it was. What you made her do to me?

            How will you feel the rest of your life, knowing you let your own flesh and blood die because you weren’t grown up enough to be responsible for me?

Please, don’t let me happen again until you are ready for responsibility. Sometimes when this happens something goes wrong and mommy can’t have any babies and think of how you’d feel then. It’s too late for me, mommy and daddy, because you didn’t hear me cry, ‘Please, I don’t want to die.’, because I’m gone. But rest assured, I love you mom and dad and I’ll be fine because I was too young to know selfishness or sin so Jesus let me in. I love you and wish you had let me show youso.

USA  – How good and pleasant it is.., January 31, 2019

“How good and pleasant it is when brothers live together in unity!” (Psalms 133:1)

Sweet memories: A wonderful time of fellowship at the men’s breakfast at the Hamilton Restaurant; Working with Wayne & Fred on the Harvest Kids greenhouse project; House church fellowship on Pulver Road and enjoying watching Chris and Jen with their new daughter, Kelsey; Standing in the gap side by side with Gabe and Gary with other brothers and sisters for all God’s children, born and unborn; being with other believers in the Harvest Home with Sheila and listening to Marilyn share her incredible testimony of being pronounced dead, hearing from the Lord and then being brought back when she was seven years old and enjoying house church at the Harvest Home singing “Amazing Grace” and “The Old Rugged Cross” with guitar by Pr. Joe Miller.

Would you like to offer your child or teen the opportunity to simply worship God to bring Him glory with no strings attached. To totally give themselves to Him because He is their God and worthy to be praised. We can become enamored with the things of the world where we compete with others for the best job, the highest pay, first place, the best time, the prettiest or most handsome, the most famous, the highest grade and honors, the most educated or the most liked. Most of what we find worthy of our time is measured how well we are doing based on where we were yesterday or how everyone around us is doing today or who’s is going to be the best in the future.

Success – Wealth – Fame – Winning!

We are blessed to have a woman that loves the Lord and has found a way to simply worship the Lord for no other reason than to bring Him glory. She is gifted in messianic worship using dance, tambourines and flags to show her love to God and for no other purpose. We would like you to prayerfully consider talking to your child or teen and asking them if they would like to come and join her as she begins to share her gift with the Harvest Kids on Sunday, February 3rd, at the Harvest Home, 9467 Pierce Lane, in Sedro Woolley from 1-4pm.    

No tryouts to make the team, no Superbowl to win, no Olympics to win a medal, no first place to win, no honor roll to make, no float in the parade – Just time in His Presence to bring Him Glory.

USA  – Harvest Kids, January 26, 2019

What a beautiful day that awaited us as we prepared for the Harvest Kids. After a breakfast of “green” scrambled eggs, Hailey helped Linda make up sandwiches for the Harvest Kids lunch as we set up everything in the Harvest Home. Fourteen kids helped smash cans along with our faithful adults that come and help out. Many thanks to the adults that drop off their children and to the many people that stop by during the week and drop off their cans. The kids are working on a new project to help some young women from the Nalidi Grace Orphan school in eastern Uganda start a sewing training center in their town center. The kids will be helping rent a room, purchase a sewing machine and help pay for some training. With the $46 change they brought and counted today, they have over $100 of the $200 needed. After this project, they will help finish building a school that they helped start for 90 children, 30 of whom are orphans in northwest Uganda. After playing some games, the kids helped 6 people put their handprints on the wall. During lunch, everyone watched the video of the mission team that went to Mexico over the Christmas holidays, which included 4 of the Harvest Kids. George talked about the new tambourine ministry that is starting on Feb 3rd and the greenhouse project that is getting ready for the kids to start potting seeds for their future crops. George shared a message about how God knows us even before He begins to form us in the womb. He asked the kids to look at a variety of seeds and see if they could guess what plant they would ultimately grow in to. Their conclusion: they would have to plant it and then watch it grow big enough to see what kind of fruit, flower or vegetable began to be visible. Amazing the difference in the way God shapes and forms us for His purpose even before the world ever glimpses us for the first time. They saw the replica that showed the size of our feet when we are 10 weeks old in the womb and were asked to imagine Jesus, who is God, in the womb of Mary being that size. They heard the story of John the Baptist who leaped with joy inside the womb of Elizabeth when they heard the sound of Mary’s greeting.

“For You created my inmost being; You knit me together in my mother’s womb. I praise You because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; Your works are wonderful, I know that full well. My frame was not hidden from You when I was made in the secret place. When I was woven together in the depths of the earth, Your eyes saw my unformed body. All the days ordained for me were written in Your book before one of them came to be.” Psalms 139:13-16

Mexico  – Michoacan ministry in south Mexico, January 23, 2019

Miguel and Olivia, the coordinators for the over-all ministry in Mexico were able to visit Pr. Obed and his family in Michoacan, in south Mexico the middle of January. They were blessed to have been received by the church family there and were able to share with the members, but more importantly to spend time building their relationship with Pr. Obed and his wife, Suri, who are coordinating the work in this area. The apostolic work that Harvest Vision has been called to do is different than most ministries that our Christian community is familiar with. Our work is to prepare and equipment those in true Christian leadership, whether evangelists, teachers or shepherds (pastors) to fulfill the great commission: Evangelism (reaching those that are in darkness with the good news of the gospel) and Discipleship (teaching them to obey the teachings of Jesus in local church fellowships) and ensuring that shepherds (pastors) have good, solid biblical understanding of God’s Word. Our concern is for the over-all church that Jesus Christ is the Head of and through the power of the Holy Spirit to finish the work that God has entrusted the Body to complete. We are looking forward to the expanding of God’s kingdom through Pr. Obed as he uses the sound and video equipment to help coordinate outreach, discipleship and teaching ministries that help forcefully advance the kingdom.

Africa  – Therefore go and make disciples, January 23, 2019

Received Monday from Ev. Augustine, Harvest Vision coordinator in Goma, DRCongo.

“God gave us grace. We baptized 29 people who had accepted Jesus Christ in December 2018.”

Received today from Pr. Charles, Harvest Vision coordinator in Kayunga in central Uganda.

“This witchcraft family gave their lives to Jesus. Seven of them and their witchcraft tools were destroyed in Jesus name and we baptized them.”

“Then Jesus came to them and said, ‘All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to Me. Therefor go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always to the very end of the age.” (Matthew 28:18-20)

USA  – Staying busy, January 22, 2019

    A pretty lazy day on Monday. The girls slept in and made purple pancakes for breakfast and then we had some stand-out games of UNO and pick up sticks before driving them back to Marysville. Thanks to Gabe Fields that joined me and thousands of others on the March for Life in Olympia the next day. Just a wonderful two days of bathing in the goodness of God and reflecting on the intense and unquenchable love He has for all the precious lives that He has created.

“How great is the love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children on God.” 1 Jn 3:1

USA  – 2018 Testimonies, January 18, 2019

   Thanks to everyone who has prayed, joined with us, allowed us to join with them and those that have financially supported our co-laborers in the harvest fields locally, in Mexico and in Uganda, Kenya, Burundi, South Sudan and the DRCongo in central Africa in 2018. These are some of the ways in which the Lord has been working.

    Locally, we participated in the Skagit County Fair, various celebrations and the Christmas & July 4th parades, five weekends of ministry at the I-5 Rest Area, and the 6th Harvest Fest at Riverfront Park. We visited Alert Bay, BC, had 4 teams to Mexico and 10 people on 3 different mission trips to Africa. Many people are visiting the Harvest Home and supporting various ministries in the local community. We now have Harvest Vision Ministries liaisons in Snohomish and Pierce Counties in WA. Visits to Skagit Valley from Mexico director, Olivia, and from Africa director, Martin and his family. Martin also shared about the ministry in Tennessee, Cayman Islands and Oklahoma. Currently revising the website and looking forward to preparing and equipping more people for the harvest fields.

    Harvest Kids purchased mosquito nets & mattresses and have helped start building another school for vulnerable children in Uganda. They are also supporting teachers for the primary school for pygmies in the DRCongo as well as the Comfort Africa ministry. They have started work on a greenhouse project here in Skagit County which includes aquaphonics. They have done various outreaches and hosted a 5 day Child’s Evangelism Fellowship club in the summer, a float in the July 4th parade and are starting a dance & tambourine team. Harvest Kids went on the June and Dec mission trips to Mexico and 3 were baptized on each trip.

  Miguel & Olivia traveled to south Mexico to support a new coordinator in Michoacan. Pr. Oved now has the sound & video equipment needed to reach people in his community. The ministry continues to provide the worship trailer and van for church families reaching the lost in the San Luis area and are supporting prison, rehab, feeding, clothing and other ministries in the city and outlying areas. They also have discipleship training, tambourine dance, sewing ministry and have hosted various Mexico & USA mission teams. 

   Our coordinators in Uganda, Kenya, Burundi, South Sudan and the DRCongo have coordinated 334 outreaches in 2018 and through November have witnessed 26,355 come to salvation. They have received new sound and video equipment and other supplies, including 130 solar powered audio bibles and 125 water filters. We now have a 2nd coordinator in central Uganda. The coordinators have purchased two cars and two motorbikes to support their transportation needs and sustainability projects to help them meet their personal family needs while they coordinate evangelism, train pastors and leaders, strengthen existing churches and plant new ones.

If you would like to make a donation, they can be made on line at www.myegiving/hvmor the “electronic giving” on the home page of the www.harvestvisionministries.org website or through PayPal to harvestvision21@msn.com. If you would like to donate electronically but do not have access to the internet or would like someone to assist you, please call George Henson at 360-421-8811 or Kylee Walker at 360-540-0890. To maximize your gift, on donations directly out of a checking or savings account a fee of $.25 is withheld, while credit and debit cards the fee is $.25 + 2.7%. You can also mail donations to Harvest Vision Ministries, PO Box 733, Sedro Woolley, WA, 98284. All donations are tax-deductible and help advance the gospel of Jesus Christ and build His Kingdom.

USA  – A brother in need, January 18, 2019

   We were blessed to have a call from Pr. Martin who over-sees Harvest Vision in Africa. We just received testimonies of over 2,700 people that came to faith in Christ in December through the outreaches that he helps coordinate through these leaders in Uganda, Kenya, Burundi, South Sudan and the DRCongo. They sacrifice so much and we are blessed to be able to stand with them. They have to sacrifice just to come up with the money for transport to get the 11 sets of equipment to the different locations in their areas to share the gospel. They sent a list of broken cables and equipment that needs to be replaced or repaired which costs $1,672 and the tires on Martin’s ministry vehicle need replaced ($400) and someone tried to steal the car so he is needing an alarm system and electronic key ($600). Here in the USA we are a relatively small ministry helping support these workers. We would like to help even more, which we do by using every donation to help expand the kingdom. We don’t have an offering basket to pass, but we know that God has called us to “prepare and equip those in the harvest fields” and we are grateful to do that. Would you join with us?

If you would like to make a donation, they can be made on line at www.myegiving/hvmor the “electronic giving” on the home page of the www.harvestvisionministries.org website or through PayPal to harvestvision21@msn.com. If you would like to donate electronically but do not have access to the internet or would like someone to assist you, please call George Henson at 360-421-8811 or Kylee Walker at 360-540-0890. To maximize your gift, on donations directly out of a checking or savings account a fee of $.25 is withheld, while credit and debit cards the fee is $.25 + 2.7%. You can also mail donations to Harvest Vision Ministries, PO Box 733, Sedro Woolley, WA, 98284. All donations are tax-deductible and help advance the gospel of Jesus Christ and build His Kingdom.

USA  – Harvest Kids Greenhouse, January 16, 2019

    We are so excited about the green house which will have an aquaphonics garden and a traditional soil garden. The aquaphonics will include a tank for fish and the water and nutrients from them will be used to flow over and through a gravel type bed and another portion will have foam floating on the water where we are planning to plant flowers. The plants grow with no soil and after harvesting will be put in hanging pots and flower boxes the young people will build and will be given to those in need or available for donations for the ongoing ministry. Eventually, we will identify people who would be blessed to have a smaller version for their home or apartment which would allow them to have fish in a small tank and have plants that are grown the same way next to their fish.       

    The soil portion of the greenhouse will have benches where plants will be started from seeds and then transferred to pots or to a garden plot next to the greenhouse. As the crops are harvested by our young gardeners we will be asking some of our older, gifted people to spend time with these young people and teach them how to: turn a cucumber into a pickle; cabbage into sauerkraut; berries into jams, jellies and pies and to can and freeze fruits and vegetables. These will be available to help people in need and also available for donations at local open markets. Again the primary objective is to build relationships with others in such a way that our own personal relationship with the Lord is strengthened and through the love of Jesus, others would be encouraged to have a relationship with Him. Eventually, we will identify people who would be blessed to have a raised garden in the yard of their home, trailer or apartment or even a box garden on their porch. Again, it is about building multi-generational and multi-cultural relationships.

Today, Wayne and George worked on filling in around the fish tank and starting to set the end walls. After the end walls and doors are installed, we will be ready to cover the greenhouse and begin building the planting racks.

Africa  – Fruit that last, January 15, 2019

    Jesus said, “You did not choose Me, but I chose you and appointed you to go and bear fruit – fruit that will last. Then the Father will give you whatever you ask in My Name.” (John 15:16)

   “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)

   Our plowshares and pruning hooks represent the gifts and resources God has trusted us with in this world. Soon He will come and see if we have been faithful to invest them in His Kingdom to produce a harvest of fruit that will last.

    We have just received the testimonies of the faithful servants that we help support in central Africa. They helped coordinate 29 outreaches in December and witnessed 2,744 new believers become “fruit that last”. Throughout the year with the help of those that pray and provide financial support, they were in the harvest fields 1,000 days coordinating 363 outreaches and crusades that witnessed 29,099 come to salvation. They also were involved in teaching and preparing pastor’s and leaders, strengthening existing church families and helping plant new ones and helping meet the basic needs of the people, especially orphans and widows.

If you would like to make a donation, they can be made on line at www.myegiving/hvmor the “electronic giving” on the home page of the www.harvestvisionministries.org website or through PayPal to harvestvision21@msn.com. If you would like to donate electronically but do not have access to the internet or would like someone to assist you, please call George Henson at 360-421-8811 or Kylee Walker at 360-540-0890. To maximize your gift, on donations directly out of a checking or savings account a fee of $.25 is withheld, while credit and debit cards the fee is $.25 + 2.7%. You can also mail donations to Harvest Vision Ministries, PO Box 733, Sedro Woolley, WA, 98284. All donations are tax-deductible and help advance the gospel of Jesus Christ and build His Kingdom.

USA  – Take my hand, not my life, January 10, 2019

It was cloudy and a little windy when I arrived at the front of the Planned Parenthood building on Thursday morning.  A blessing to meet Jim who was standing in front to intercede for the moms, babies and staff, many of whom would be involved in the abortions that had been planned for the day. Definitely a morning to consider that everyone driving by started their whole day making choices. Starting as far back as the color of the car they were driving, the relationship they are currently in and the place they choose to live. They made a choice today, whether they would get up or stay in bed and whether they would eat breakfast or have a cup of coffee before they left for wherever they had chosen to be going. Choice. Interesting. Knowing that some of the people that God created for His glory that would enter the building behind me would not even be going in there by their own choice and neither would they choose whether they would be leaving the building the same way they came in this morning.

Pro-life or Pro-choice. As I prayed and walked, I was definitely encouraged by the many people that drove by and acknowledged the simple sign I was carrying with a honk, a thumbs up or a wave. To the chagrin of some that might even be reading this post, those far outnumbered the few that gave the middle finger salute with that hardened look on their faces. But even as I walked, the Holy Spirit was speaking into my heart. God is definitely Pro-Life. He created everyone in His image and He paid the penalty for the sin of all mankind when He allowed His sinless body to die on that cross 2,018 years ago. But He was Pro-Life, so He could ultimately achieve His will and that is to be the God of Pro-choice. Jesus chose that while we were still in our sin He would die so that through Him we might be saved. Now, the burden is back on us. To choose – life or death. I am convinced that every baby that is escorted into this building behind me, whether holding the hand of their mother, or in their arms or in their womb will either come out and go back to their homes here on earth or will go to their home in heaven. That is the peace that He gives those of us that believe.

USA  – Harvest Kids with Child’s Evangelism Fellowship 2019, January 12, 2019

What a beautiful day the Lord blessed the 17 kids that attended our first Harvest Kids for the year with. After crushing all the cans that had been donated, George presented photos capturing some of the incredible things that God has been doing through the Harvest Kids: the money donated for a roof for orphan kids in NW Uganda has now blossomed into the start of a 4-classroom school building with office; the hazelnut donations the kids collected in the last three months paid for the mission trip to Mexico over Christmas of a family from Hamilton where three of the Harvest Kids were baptized by their dad; that trip set in motion a new Harvest Kids tambourine and dance ministry that is starting; the cans being taken to Zee’s recycling in Bellingham brought us into contact with a young Hispanic father that invited us to attend his church family and they are now going to start collecting cans and fundraising to help vulnerable children in Africa with Harvest Kids and Kylie, one of the older girls helping with Harvest Kids, will be attending a special reunion for Christian Youth In Action leaders next weekend. The kids collected $272 which will pay for the last of the 26 mattresses for the orphans that live at the Canaan Foundation primary school in Mukono in central Uganda. After lunch, Lynn Griffin, from Child’s Evangelism Fellowship shared a message focused on Psalms 119:9, “How can a young man keep his way pure? By living according to Your Word.” After memorizing the verse, Christina, shared a message about the prophet Samuel and how he was sent by God to anoint a king for Israel. She related the entire message to our personal decision to allow Jesus to be our one true King. We were blessed to know that some of our young kids responded to her invitation to open their hearts to Jesus. After the lesson, our new kids got to put their handprints on the wall, while the rest had a good time playing with the parachute. Afterwards, 13 of the kids traveled with us to the greenhouse project at Wayne and Rebecca Watne’s home. The kids got to see the chickens, pick up some cans and play while David, George and Isaac helped Wayne start working on the ends for the greenhouse. Afterwards, we extended the little “field” trip to the Children’s Museum at the Cascade Mall and then finished up at the Pizza Factory for a bite to eat before calling it a day. What a day!

USA  – Harvest Kids 2019, January 10, 2019

So excited for our first Harvest Kids of 2019 this Saturday, Jan 12th. We are going to count the final money needed to buy the mattresses for the orphans at the Canaan primary school in Mukono, Uganda and start our next project which will be starting a sewing business with older orphan kids in the trading center next to the Nalidi Grace orphan school in eastern Uganda. We will also be seeing photos of the new school that was started in NW Uganda for children, including orphans, with the money the kids received selling corn last year. Lynn Griffin and Christina from Child’s Evangelism Fellowship will be there and presenting a message. We will also introduce the new HK tambourine ministry and share about the Christmas mission trip to Mexico. For those interested, after the regular HKids we will be going to Wayne’s to visit Walker the wonder dog, pick up some cans and check out the greenhouse. Afterwards we are going to the Children’s Museum in Burlington. We have tickets. Hope to see you for any and all. For parents or guardians, we will need new permission slips for 2019.

Harvest Kids – 2nd & 4th Saturday, at the Harvest Home, 9467 Pierce Lane, Sedro Woolley, 10am-12:30pm.

For information call: George 360-421-8811, Veronica 425-244-2525 or Linda 360-421-8812.

You can find our more information at www.harvestvisionministries.org.

Mexico  – Enlarge the place of your tent, January 7, 2019

We are so thankful for our servants, Miguel and Olivia, who coordinate Harvest Vision in Mexico. They support outreaches in and around San Luis, Rio Colorado, Sonora and last year were brought into a relationship with Pr. Oved and Suri in the southern state of Michoacan. They have provided them with sound and video equipment that is available to reach the lost in communities in Michoacan, bring unity to the local church fellowships and unity to the Body of Christ. In Sonora, they continue to ensure the worship trailer is available to local church families that use it for outreaches and support ministries to the prison and rehabs and other ministries that reach the less fortunate in and around the city. They have a brother in Christ that will be staying at the mission home in San Luis while they journey to visit Michoacan for two weeks in mid-January. He will be maintaining the ministry while they are away. Please pray for their safe travel and that they will be a blessing and encouragement to Pr. Oved and Suri and the families of believers that are around their sphere of influence in Michoacan.

USA  – Sharing Harvest Kids, January 6, 2019

Many thanks to Leo & Luisa, who invited us to come and visit Pr. Honorio and the Iglesia Internacional Emmanuel church family in Bellingham. We met Leo at Zee’s Recycling where we take the crushed aluminum cans that the Harvest Kids collect in Skagit and Snohomish County to raise money to help vulnerable children in central Africa. What a wonderful time of fellowship and sharing. We were blessed to have Madilyn, Hailey and Laly from Harvest Kids and also Pr. Joe Miller’s wife, Nellie, join us for the afternoon. The church family had raised money for the Harvest Kids and we were blessed to receive that gift. We also met Jaime, a member of the church family that is leaving to Mexico to be reunited with his mother. As always, the brother leaves to travel to Michoacan on Wednesday which happens to be the same day the coordinators of our ministry in San Luis, Sonora leave for two weeks to visit the pastor and family that are coordinating Harvest Vision in Michoacan. We are thankful that we are participating in the work that God has already prepared in advance for us to be a part of. We shared information about the Harvest Kids and they were blessed to know that it was a ministry that was started by Madilyn and Hailey when they were only 5 & 3 years old. We are looking forward to deepening our relationship with the church community in Whatcom County and know that God is weaving us together as one. We were late getting Madilyn and Hailey home to Granite Falls, but as usual God showed up. We were able to get the training wheels on Madilyn and Hailey’s 3 year old sister Clara’s new bike, and watch her make her first ride and as we were walking out the door the heavens opened for the snow that Clara has been wanting all winter. Crazy love!

“May they be brought to complete unity to let the world know that You sent Me and have loved them even as You have loved Me.” (John 17:23)