Skagit Valley Ministry
We are blessed to be in fellowship with many Christian believers throughout Skagit Valley. Many are involved in ministry and fellowship with different church families in the valley, including many "house church fellowships" and we make an effort to encourage the universal Church to love each other and respect the many ways in which the Holy Spirit leads His Church - individually and corporately - but never straying from God's Word. We passionately pray for and champion those that are involved in local outreach ministry, either through their local church family, a para-ministry or individually - at the leading of the Holy Spirit. Often times, we gather friends from the different church families and have picnics at the park or homes and other times we may have a worship service at one of the buildings that a local church family has available. We take every opportunity to present the needs of our co-laborers in Mexico and Central Africa to the Christian community by being involved in parades, fairs and other events and sponsoring fundraising activities such as garage sales, coffee at the rest area and car washes. Our How to Help page describes some of the opportunities we have to support our local native missionaries in these locations through Harvest Vision Africa and Harvest Vision Mexico. Local native pastors and leaders coordinate outreaches that use the sound and video equipment that has been made available through the faithful giving of our partners here in the USA.
The Harvest Home at 9467 Pierce Lane in Sedro Woolley, WA brings people together for fellowship, sharing and prayer. There is a variety of international hand-crafted artworks and crafts that are available for donation to support the ministry primarily in Africa. We also have DVD’s and Christian books available for loan and Bibles and New Testaments in English and Spanish available for people to take and give to friends and that stranger they meet on the street. Sound and video equipment similar to that used to support the outreaches in Africa is on display and a large map of Africa shows the locations that we are currently supporting outreaches.
We have sound and video equipment available to loan to local church families and para-ministries that are reaching out to the community. See the information at Skagit Valley Worship Equipment on the kinds and types of equipment available.
The Madilyn’s House project began with an effort by 4 year old Madilyn, her 2 year old sister Hailey and mother Kylee to build a home for 25 girls that sleep on the floor of the Canaan Foundation School in Mukono, Uganda. After a trip to Africa in June, 2013 that vision was expanded to include all the outreach to vulnerable children in Central Africa that being done through Harvest Vision Ministries Africa, which includes mosquito nets & health needs, education and school supplies, clothing and meeting other basic needs to help children that their local native missionaries in Africa have been called to help. The support has been expanded to having local children help financially support these projects through recycling aluminum cans, car washes, collecting change and whatever other fundraising means that are available. The Harvest Kids can and are making a significant difference in God’s Kingdom. Please check out both Madilyn’s House and Harvest Kids pages for more information.
We make an effort to involve individuals and church families in the mission opportunities available in San Luis, Mexico and Alert Bay, BC, Canada. Small groups travel one week-end each month to visit and minister our friends on a small island off the north end of Vancouver Island where the small town of Alert Bay is located. Ministry involves house fellowships, sharing testimonies, traditional services and hospital visitation. Teams from all age groups and different church families usually team up through the support of our Mexico coordinators, to raise the funds to drive to San Luis, Mexico south of Yuma, AZ where we work with Harvest Vision Mexico that has a ministry complex that supports local ministry in the community. Team members stay at the mission home and are involved in outreach to local church families, prison, rehabs, cardboard city and includes sports, building projects, crusades, feeding ministries, the sewing ministry and other types of outreach.