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.
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