USA News, June 2017

What a wonderful way to start the summer! We had several successful fundraisers in the month of June! We raised $890 at the Smokey Point Rest Area and $1000 at the Garage sale! Praise Jesus for supplying funds for the work being done in the ministry. Lyman Baptist raised over $700 to purchase school supplies for kids in their community at their garage sale. Thank you to Lyman Baptist church for donating their left-over items for the HV garage sale coming up this weekend June 30-July 1. We will be having yet another garage sale fundraiser July 28-29 at the Harvest Home! Please come join in the fun and we are accepting donations of items to be put in the garage sale. If you have nicer items you would like to donate we also have been posting items on Facebook and Craigslist for more of the higher value items. Feel free to contact George or Linda if you have items to donate. We are also planning our next Smokey Point Rest Area outreach fundraiser August 18-21. If you would like to donate cookies or other treats or volunteer to work one or more shifts please contact Linda (360.421.8812). We are also looking forward to our 1st Summer Shopping Fundraiser at Common Ground in Burlington! We will have several consultants there sharing about their products such as Posh, LulaRoe, ItWorks, Scentsy, and many, many more! The various companies will be donating a percentage of what is sold to Harvest Vision Ministries! For information please contact Kylee 360.540.0890.

We had our second Harvest Vision Celebration of the year at Crossroads Covenant church on June 4th. What a blessed time to hear testimonies of how God is moving in the valley and around the world through our co laborers. June 10th was the Kulshan Street fair in Mount Vernon. Harvest Vision brought the Worship Trailer and it was a great time of sharing testimonies, evangelizing, and sharing their gifts of music. Some people even accepted Christ for the first time! We will also have our trailer at the next Kulshan street fair August 26th! If you are interested in participating in playing music or sharing a word on the trailer contact Armando (360.770.3675) or Dina (360.421.0548). This weekend will be our 2nd year having the worship trailer at the Sedro Woolley Logger Rodeo carnival at Riverfront Park! Come enjoy live music and fun July 1-4 from 11am-7pm! We still have many spaces available on the trailer so feel free to contact Dina (360.421.0548) if you’re interested in participating! And don’t forget to watch for us in the July 4th parade! We will be there again with our kid’s float and worship float!

We have our 5th annual Harvest Fest coming up Sunday July 16th at Riverfront Park in Sedro Woolley! We will have live music at the amphitheater from 12am to 6pm from several different music groups from Bellingham to Tacoma area! Harvest Kids will be there with several kid’s games and activities as well as a giant slip and slide so make sure to bring the family, swimsuits, sunscreen and towels! There’s plenty of grassy area so bring lawn chairs or blankets and a lunch, snacks and plenty of water to stay hydrated! We will have use of the shaded pavilion and BBQ pit so if you’d like to bring some charcoal and BBQ fixins feel free!

We are looking forward to working with Childs Evangelism Fellowship at the Skagit County Fair in Mount Vernon from August 9th-12th. The fair is open from 10am-10pm so come and visit! We will have artwork from around the world available for donations and we will be sharing information about the overall ministry. If you would like to come help contact Linda.

It is such a blessing to work with many different local church families in Mount Vernon that reach out to there community through the Back to School Blessing at Skagit Valley College. This year on August 12th the Harvest Vision Worship trailer will be used again for music at the event. Over 2000 people usually attend and receive school supplies, clothes, a hot breakfast and food to take home for their families.

We are blessed to report that John Seaman who founded the Kellie’s Spiritual Center in Curlew, WA has the necessary funding to purchase the medicine that he has been needing for a severe medical condition. Please pray for his complete recovery as he continues to build cabins and drills the well needed to expand the ministry. 

We were disappointed that we weren’t able to put a team together from Washington to go and visit and encourage our brothers and sisters in Mexico as we usually do at the start of the summer but we know that we must allow the Holy Spirit to direct our steps in everything that we do. We are excited that we are already having a team coming together for the December trip. We are hoping to send the money to put on the roof and finish the baptismal for the new fellowship center the first part of July.

Please check out the updated Africa leadership team profiles & photos on website. We are starting to purchase ministry supplies, including sound & video equipment, that Ted, Jeremy, Dan & Nate will be taking to Africa the end of August. We are also in need of unlocked smart phones and DVD compatible laptops in good condition.

 

HKids

We have had a blast with the kids this month as the school year has ended and summer vacation has begun! The first movie night was held on June 9 at Ted Brockmann house hosted by Dale Baumgardner. There were approximately 25 in attendance! What an awesome evening of fellowship.  The next movie night is on Friday, July 14, 2017 at Dale’s home in Clear Lake. On June 10 Harvest Kids had a great turn out. It was beautiful weather so we were able to spend much of our time outside. Child Evangelist Fellowship came to engage the Kids in an interactive lesson.

June 17-18 After many delays, Wayne’s vision to take the youth to visit the church family at Fairview bible church had become a reality. They participated in a youth event held at the Boys and Girls club with many other youth groups from area churches. They spent the night at the church then attendant the services the following morning. On June 24 We were blessed to have 14 kids in attendance on such a beautiful day. We were able to use some of the outdoor games that were built by the kids. We were gifted with many new kids in attendance. There were new handprints added to the wall by children and adults alike. We are so excited to announce that we summited an order through Snappy Clothing for T-shirts that will be worn by the kids and the “Grown Up” kids for the parade and other future events this year!

For the 2nd year we will have CEF at the Harvest Home hosting a 5 day club! Sign your kids up for this awesome fun opportunity August 14-18 from 10am-12:30. Please contact Joanna at 636.209.1538 for details!