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