USA – “Harvest Kids”, August 12, 2017

God brought together a mighty group of kids on Saturday.  We would like to take the time to thank the many people whom pray and support all His children. With all of the summer activities that are surrounding us we still are blessed with many.  We also would like to thank the people in the area that continually drop off cans here at the Harvest House and our other collection sights. After crushing cansthe kids were sure they would fill the bullet for the 11th time. Change was plentiful thanks to the efforts of all of the men on Wednesday mornings that gather for breakfast. With all of the combined efforts the kids were excited to learn they are only 4 inches shy of their goal.  Ted   shared with the kids why & how they make a difference crushing cans and collecting coins for the vulnerable children in Africa. He shared some photos of children of Fountain of Hope School in Nebbi, Uganda, sitting on a woven mat in school. It was their classroom being held under the only shade in the area. After this they all came together and put together pencil pouches that held basic school supplies for these children that will be taken to them personally on Teds soon approaching trip to Africa. They created personal inspirational messages placing a card in each pouch signed by them here. Statements like” God loves you”, “You are unique just the way you are” and “Do good in school”. They made a beautiful poster with similar sayings with hand prints in paint for the kids there to enjoy.

USA – Back to School Blessing at Skagit Valley College, August 12, 2017

Always a wonderful blessing to see the body of Christ come together to share the love of Jesus to so many different people at the Back to School Blessing hosted by the many different church families in Mt. Vernon. Thanks to Shane for setting up the worship trailer and then getting it back to its resting place. Pr. Juan Cerillo, awesome brother in Christ, and his fearless volunteers praised God throughout the morning and we are so thankful for their willingness to serve and make a joyful noise unto the Lord. Enthusiasm is common but endurance is rare. Thanks for giving us an example of that today. Please keep your eyes and ears open for testimonies of the day from the many people that were involved. This was the day the Lord had made and everyone rejoiced and was glad in it.

USA – Skagit County Fair with the Harvest Kids, August 11, 2017

We are so thankful for Linda who has reserved and got volunteers to set up and greet and fellowship with people during the four days of the Skagit County Fair in Mt. Vernon. From 10-10pm, we have renewed friendships, made new relationships, shared about the ministry locally, in Mexico and Central Africa and have had the opportunity to hear many believers share about the ministries they are involved with individually and corporately with other believers. We have had donations for some of the craft items, but mostly shared about the joy of watching so many people come to salvation through people that are sharing their testimonies and love for Jesus with family, friends and even strangers. We have had many children and youth pick up a wooden car or crush a can for the Harvest Kids. On Friday, Madilyn, Hailey and Laly came and shared with many people throughout the day and especially enjoyed working with CEF (Child’s Evangelism Fellowship) and with the volunteers at the Pro-life booth

Africa – Salvations & baptisms in Burundi, August 10, 2017

“Here I am, send me.” Those are the words that Isaiah spoke to the Lord when He fully realized the extent and magnitude of God’s love and promise for eternal life with Him. We are thankful that we have so many that have made that same decision and are truly laboring to “deny themselves, pick up their cross and follow Jesus”. Our co-laborers in Central Africa – Uganda, Kenya, South Sudan, Rwanda, Burundi and the DRCongo – and their families truly embrace these words to reach the lost in these remote areas, train pastors and leaders, strengthen church families and plant new ones. Many times with little or no food or the finances for adequate transportation, they work with local leaders and provide the sound and video equipment to share the gospel. Persecution and ridicule from witchdoctors, Muslims, cults and even lack of support from government authorities are not unusual. We are awaiting the testimonies that the coordinators will be sharing for the month of July, and we are thankful to share the July report from Pr. Evariste, who coordinates the ministry in Burundi, while we await the rest of them.

“Seven crusades over 14 days in July – We thank God for everything He did for us. We praise the Lord for 418 people who have been saved and 50 people who have been baptized. In the month of August, we will preach in many communes with youth because they are in summer holidays. Pray for us because it is a big work. And in this month of August, we have a crusade in Musenyi (Bubanza province). Pastor Alex from Kibuli Harvest fellowship in Kampala, Ug. will be the preacher. We say thank you to the Harvest Ministries for the help in repairing the car so we have transport. Be blessed. Pastor Habonimana Evariste, Bujumbura, Burundi.” 

USA – Need cans for Harvest Kids, August 10, 2017

We are so thankful for everyone that helps the Harvest Kids as they work to gather finances to meet the basic needs of vulnerable children in Africa. They are being taught to be true disciples and discovering what it means to “serve rather than be served”. We also have a few special needs young adults that come throughout the week to the Harvest Home at 9467 Pierce Lane in Sedro Woolley to crush the aluminum cans (soda & beer) that have been donated. The Harvest Kids are preparing school supply packs for the “Fountain of Hope” primary-school children that are receiving education and support from Pr. Christopher who coordinates Harvest Vision Africa in NW Uganda. They will also be sending hand-made cards to the students and a large poster with their handprints that the team leaving for Africa on August 20th will be taking with them and delivering them to the teacher and children in the village where they live. We are in need of empty cans. You can drop the cans off at the Harvest Home anytime by putting them inside or beside the plastic garbage can in front of the Harvest Home. If you are able to come Tue-Fri from 10am-4pm, someone will always be there with a cup of coffee or tea, a listening ear and with information about the ministry. It is also a great way for us to meet with you and find out how we may be able to help each other on this journey. We would also love to be praying for you, your family and the work that God has set aside for you to accomplish.

USA – Lyman Baptist church family Back to School Blessing, August 5, 2017

The Lyman Baptist church family would like to thank everyone that helped with the garage sale on June 24th that raised much of the money used to purchase back packs and school supplies for this special community outreach. Also, a big thanks to everyone that helped purchase the supplies, made sure the back packs were packed with the right school supplies for each age group, helped set up games and furnish hamburgers, hotdogs, snowcones and popcorn. 93 backpacks were give out to 46 boys and 47 girls, 58 K through 6th grade, 14 for middle school and 21 for high school. The afternoon was filled with fellowship and joy with all ages enjoying the day. The Slip n Slide was a new treat and even wore down some of the more elderly to “give it a go”, including church elder Jim Cook. The church is “family” and is God’s gift to the community.   

USA –Harvest Vision Shopping Fundraiser, July 22, 2017

Thanks to the Crossroads Covenant Church that allowed us to use the old Common Ground meeting place in Burlington for our shopping fundraiser on Saturday, July 22nd. Thanks to everyone that helped plan the event. Thanks to everyone that helped set up and monitor throughout the day: Kylee, Dina, Shane, Rabecca, Linda and everyone that came and visited and shopped. Thanks especially to the 10 consultants that brought their products and made themselves available to each other and everyone that visited throughout the day. We had representatives from Younique, Thrive, Posh, Paparazzi, It Works, The Atomic Cat, Scentsy and LuLaRoe. All the consultants donated a portion of their profits to Harvest Vision Ministries. We are excited to announce that we will be doing another shopping day on Saturday, September 30 at the same location with these consultants and even more. Everything about God Himself proclaims that we would live as family and that was the best word to describe everything that went on and everyone that attended: FAMILY. 

 

USA – 5th Annual Harvest Fest, July 16, 2017

Many thanks to the Sedro Woolley Parks Department who provided everything that was needed to have this wonderful opportunity to fellowship and witness as the body of Christ at Riverfront Park. Thanks to Armando, Dennis and their families that provided for help in setting up to provide sound for the different groups that shared their musical gifts with everyone and helping with over-all set up and clean up. Thanks to Gerry (Prawfit on Point), Jeff and the “As One” group, David and the Manantial de Vida worship team, Victor, Amanda and “Current Worship” and Marcelle (Holy Ghost Riders). Thanks to everyone that made this such a special day – lot’s of help setting up, preparing food and cleaning up. Thanks to the Harvest Kids for sharing their games and making necklaces and sharing about their ministry and the good news of Jesus Christ in their lives. Thanks to Lynn from Child’s Evangelism Fellowship for her love for Jesus, sharing the gospel and letting the kids know about the upcoming 5-day club at the Harvest Home from August 14-18th. We saw the Holy Spirit in action as believers from throughout the northwest came together and the Lord drew people from around the park that came and were blessed with the right hand of fellowship, the love of Jesus and to receive prayer.      

USA –Harvest Vision Car Wash Fundraiser, July 15, 2017

Thanks to Harvest Vision Ministries and Harvest Kids for organizing the car wash that was held on Saturday, July 15, 2017 and the many volunteers that helped make this fundraiser a wonderful time of fellowship. We would like to Thank Les Schwab in Sedro Woolley, WA for the use of their parking lot for this event. We would also like to thank Harvest Kids’ parents for their hard work and time. There was lots of humor and laughter and joy as the kids played with the water and washed cars. We would like to thank all of the gifts that were received by all whom donated. Relationships were strengthened, new ones were started and faith was shared. Everyone’s donation of time and resources were needed to make this a success. The event raised $438 to help Harvest Vision fund many projects.

USA – “Harvest Kids Movie Night”, July 14, 2017

What a Blessing to have a large group for our Movie Night in Clear Lake. There were 17 adults and 22 children that attended. We would like to thank Dale’s Aunt Chubby for inviting and allowing us all to use her back yard for our outdoor movie night. Thank you to Dale for Hosting the event. We had a great time of fellowship together. Thank you to all of the people who helped make this night a success. From setting up to cleaning up and all in-between.

USA – “Harvest Kids”, July 8, 2017

What a Blessing to have a small but mighty group of 5 kids today. We would like to take the time to thank the many people whom pray and support all His children. We also would like to express a huge thank you to the people in the area that continually drop off cans here at the Harvest House and our other collection sights. We started our morning outdoors with four-square then moved right along into crushing cans. Joanna shared with the kids why & how they make a difference crushing cans and collecting coins for the vulnerable children in Africa. We talked about the recent funds that were sent over to Africa for Comfort Africa along with the monies that was sent to the Canaan Foundation in Mukono. They filled 1 more inch in change and have only 7 more to go until it’s filled for the 11th time. Noah led us all in prayer before enjoying lunch. The Kids listened as we read out of the Bible Romans 3:1-31. We then summed up 31 verses in 1 short sentence with a game of fill in the blanks “Everyone is a sinner.” This was followed with Romans 8:1-39 “God’s spirit makes us his children.” With the gift of such beautiful weather we then loaded up and went to the local park for a short time of fellowship and fun. The kids really enjoyed it.

June 2017 Burundi Report

In this month we have got 541 saved. We praise God for that.

1-2/06/2017 – Kigamba crusade – 80 saved

1-2/06/2017 – Cankuzo crusade – 61 saved

8-9/06/2017 – Kabezi crusade – 72 saved

8-9/06/2017 – Minago crusade – 48 saved

15-16/06/2017 – Buruhukiro crusade – 56 saved

15-16/06/2017 – Muyange crusade – 53 saved

22-23/06-2017 – Gitaramuka crusade – 76 saved

22-23/06/2017 – Gasenyi crusade – 50 saved

29-30/06/2017 – Gatumba crusade – 45 saved

We have prayed for sickness and many of them have got healed.

Our College Bible is going well. We say thank you to the Harvest Vision to help us with computer and printer.

Our program for August ( summer time holidays for students ), we will be in 20 communes for evangelization with winner youth ministry and we have new team called Burundi Pray ministry we believe that we will reach many people. Pray for that program.

Send our Love to all in our ministry

Past. Habonimana Evariste

Bujumbura – Burundi

USA – July 4th parade, Sedro Woolley, WA, July 4, 2017

Many thanks to everyone that helped by donating trailers and vehicles to support Harvest Vision Ministries and the Harvest Kids at the annual Logger Rodeo July 4th parade in Sedro Woolley, WA. Many hours were spent by our volunteers to help decorate the floats and purchase supplies that were needed. Also, we were blessed to have a newly designed Harvest Kids tee-shirt for most of the parade participants. Over 50 people were involved in the parade itself, including 36 Harvest Kids. We are blessed to live in a nation where we can share our love for Jesus and to support native missionaries in different countries of the world that are being persecuted, some even unto death, for sharing this with those in their communities.

Mexico – Fellowship Center roof & baptismal, July 6, 2017

“And my God will meet all your needs according to His glorious riches in Christ Jesus.” Philippians 4:19. After many years of faithful service from our co-laborers in Mexico and in the USA, we were able to send the money for the roof on the new fellowship center and to finish the baptismal in San Luis, Mexico. Many thanks to those that have helped us through prayers, donations and the support of the various fundraisers that have provided the finances for this final phase of the vision to reach out to the neighborhood around the mission center and to have a facility to bring believers from different church families together for worship, teaching and fellowship. We have been witness to many people from the USA on mission trips since 2001 that have produced much fruit in their lives, including salvation, and to those in their families and communities. We are blessed to have Miguel & Olivia as our coordinators in Mexico that help bring church families, feeding & clothing ministries and other para-ministries together and help prepare and equip them to complete our call to reach everyone with the good news of the gospel of Jesus Christ and teach them to be true disciples. If you or someone would like to go on a mission trip, please contact Angie at 360-853-5650 or email: harvestvision21@msn.com.

USA – Harvest Vision Garage Sale – June 30 & July 1, 2017

Thank you Jesus for these days with no rain and for the many friends that donated items for the garage sale that we had June 30th and July 1st. We had a host of wonderful adults and Harvest Kids that were available to fellowship with the many people that visited with us these two days and we were able to share about the many ways in which God is touching the lives of those in our local community as well as in Mexico and the six countries that we currently co-labor with in Central Africa. We were blessed to be able to witness the Holy Spirit prompt and encourage many people to express their love for Jesus and our Father who is so pleased when His “kids” are confident to share their faith, love and joy with one another. The Lord also provided a double blessing because along with the “joy of the Lord”, everyone’s donations of items and time helping with the garage sale, those that came and shopped provided almost $1,000 which will help so much to fulfill the vision that God has given us. Make that a triple blessing, because many people responded to come and pick up items that were left over from the garage sale that will help meet their needs.

“How good and pleasant it is when brothers (and sisters) live together in unity.” Ps 133:1

USA – Worship trailer at Riverfront Park, Day 2 – July 2, 2017

Many thanks to the Sedro Woolley Logger Rodeo who sponsor the great July 4th events, including the festivities at the Riverfront Park, which allow us the opportunity to have the worship trailer there. The trailer is a focal point for Christian fellowship in the midst of all the carnival, food vending and July 4th fireworks display on Tuesday evening. Today was another great day of worship as we joined together for fellowship and to give God glory for all of His wonderful blessings – starting and ending with our salvation through the shed blood of Jesus on the cross that paid the penalty that we all should have paid. We are now, paid in full, and are free to have a lasting relationship with our Father in heaven. Thanks again to Dennis and Armando who provided the support that Bruce, Dina and David used to sing praises to our Lord Jesus Christ. Also, thanks to Joanna who brought Ashley and Shelby to represent the Harvest Kids. They shared the gospel message and made salvation bracelets for everyone that wanted them. We are looking forward to another wonderful day of fellowship with believers from throughout the community with Art & Jeanette and evangelist Marcelle Jones sharing their love for Jesus and their gift of music.

USA – Worship trailer at Riverfront Park – Day 1, July 1, 2017

For the second year, we were blessed to have the worship trailer at Riverfront Park in Sedro Woolley, WA as part of the July 4th Logger Rodeo festivities. Thanks to Shane, Armando and Dennis who are helping with the logistics of setting up the trailer and providing the sound management for the different individuals and groups that will be playing and singing through July 4th each day from 11am-7pm. We have already witnessed many local believers being encouraged by these gifted Christians who are ready to share their faith in and love for Jesus Christ. Thanks to Dina and Joanna who have helped organize the participants and for providing brochures and flyers about the upcoming Harvest Fest, July 16th, at Riverfront Park from noon – 7pm and the Summer Shopping fundraiser featuring many different consultants at the Common Ground in Burlington on July 22 from 10am-4pm. Thanks for making this such a special first day: Jim Morrell (Grace Church, MV), Bruce Weicht (New Life at the Well, MV), Isaiah, Pr. Joe Miller (Sedro Woolley Community Church), Pr. Juan Cerrillo (Casa de Oracion, Burlington) and their friends and family that came to join with them on the trailer and encourage and fellowship with other believers from our local communities. May God get the glory and many Christians be encouraged to have more confidence in sharing their faith. We are looking forward to testimonies of new believers coming into the kingdom and many prayers being requested and answered through our faith and the power of the Holy Spirit.       

Africa – Independence Day for many, July 2, 2017

The Apostle Paul wrote, “Though I am free and belong to no man, I make myself a slave to everyone, to win as many as possible. I have become all things to all men so that by all possible means I might save some. I do all this for the sake of the gospel, that I may share in its blessings.” (1 Cor 9:19, 22-23). What a wonderful day in the USA to be celebrating the nations independence and receive the June testimonies from two of the Harvest Vision coordinators in NW and E Uganda. Christopher and Billy worked with other leaders in organizing 9 outreaches over 28 days where 776 people made their decision to receive the gospel message and are now working toward becoming true disciples of Jesus Christ. Now, these new believers can share this good news with everyone that God puts in their paths. One of the outreaches was a seminar in the DRCongo across the border from NW Uganda where 30 pastors received training and another outreach witnessed 22 believers being baptized after receiving Jesus as their Savior. We thank God for the freedoms that we have to actively support our co-laborers in the harvest fields of central Africa.         

USA – Harvest Kids to Fairview Bible church - June 17, 2017          

After many delays, Wayne’s vision to take representatives of the Harvest Kids to visit the church family of his childhood have come to reality. Wayne credits much of his desire to reach out to the lost to the Fairview bible church families focus on missions locally and to other countries when he was being taught what it means to be a true disciple of Jesus in his youth. The Fairview Bible church is located on the Olympic peninsula. We thank Wayne for being faithful to that vision to return and witness and encourage the church families mission mindset. Much thanks to the families that have released these young people to be His ambassadors. The group will be a part of a youth event at Fairview with youth from different church families in the area and will be spending the night in the church facility. A crazy way to celebrate Father’s Day, but also pretty special to our Father in heaven to see His kids come together this way. Thanks to Matthew, Michael, Ozzie, Rylee, Vashanti, Destiny, Ashley, Shelby and Braelyn for representing Jesus and the Harvest Kids. Thanks to Wayne, Shane and Joanna for being willing to provide the leadership and over-sight for this team.

USA – “Harvest Kids”, June 24, 2017

What a Blessing to have 14 kids join us on such a beautiful day. Thank you to all of the parents and legal guardians that provided transportation for all of our young disciples. We would like to take the time to thank the many people whom pray and support all His children. We started our day together with welcoming a few new children and look forward to seeing them more. We also would like to express a huge thank you to the people in the area that continually drop off cans here at the Harvest House. We started outdoors playing four-square, a little competition jump rope and tug-a-war. The kids really enjoyed both. We then crushed cans. Ted shared with the kids why & how they make a difference crushing cans and collecting coins for the vulnerable children in Africa. They filled 2 more inches in change and have only 8 more to go until it’s filled for the 11th time. George shared a video with the kids about the vast difference & impact that they have done in helping the children in Africa. We all shared in prayer then lunch prepared by Linda. This was the 4th Saturday so we celebrated birthdays for the month of June. We were gifted with many new kids & adults alike that placed their hand prints on the wall. With the gift of such beautiful weather we went back outside to burn some energy with the ring toss and more 4-square The kids really enjoyed it. Our afternoon with harvest kids was wrapped up with a friendly race to finish a worksheet on the various names of God the Father. We then concluded with bible art on Colossians 2:3 “ Christ, in whom all are hidden all the treasures of wisdom & knowledge”.