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Africa news, February, 2020

     In December, our co-laborers in central Africa were in the field 84 days and coordinated 29 different crusades, seminars and outreaches. Along with the testimonies of deliverances and healings, 2,444 people came to faith in Jesus Christ. This is amazing, but becomes more so when we account for the many people that are coming to salvation from their other outreaches without the equipment, going to hospitals, schools, market places and door to door. It is not unusual to find that after an outreach and we return to start a new church plant, these new believers had already been able to lead many more into the kingdom in that short time. One believer discipling another. Thanks to our prayer and giving partners that help make all this possible. It is amazing to see that God has provided so many simple blessings into the lives of the coordinators and their families and they have trusted God to direct and provide everything they need for their lives and to reach the lost and hurting in their communities. The Apostle Paul testified: “I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation, whether well fed or hungry, whether living in plenty or in want. I can do everything through Jesus Christ who gives me strength.” (Philippians 4:12-13)

     Being witness to the poverty, drought, lack of education & medical help, no power or water or if there is water it is polluted, diseases from typhoid to malaria to HIV aids, famine, violence, persecution and the reality of death every day brought us to our knees and in prayer we sought after God’s direction about how we were to channel our resources. Always it came back to the gospel and the importance of teaching new believers to become true disciples of Jesus Christ in their daily lives. We have always had to make some painful decisions along the way, but God has been faithful. When people began to reflect the true love and compassion of Jesus Christ, they began to change communities. New believers began to open their hearts, homes and families to orphans and widows. They began to love their neighbors, even enemies, showing they wanted to help them with their children, teach them how to better farm or be healthier. And communities begin to help each other. Along the way, other ministries that have been called to help with basic needs have come and began to help these communities: schools, clean water, sanitation and other needs. Examples such as Step 30 and Benti out of Taiwan, who help provide and teach young women how to make sanitary napkins so they can continue their education or drill a well and provide classrooms for the schools. The King’s Storehouse out of Ferndale, WA and Houston, TX who are providing 100 water filters and 260 solar-powered audio bibles in 14 different languages and the funds from the Lyman Baptist church family to purchase a set of sound and video equipment for a new coordinator that we are taking to Africa next week.      

     We are looking forward to a wonderful time of fellowship at the coordinator’s conference in Kampala, Uganda that is scheduled the first part of March. George and Wayne from the USA will be joining with the Harvest Vision family from the different locations throughout central Africa. It continues to be a time of encouragement, refreshment, sharing, worship and prayer and we thank everyone that prays, blesses and helps support this anointed fellowship. We are taking the basic sound and video equipment for 4 new coordinators, 2 in the east and west of Uganda, 1 in the DRCongo and 1 in north Kenya/south Ethiopia. We are praying that God will provide the $150/monthly donation that is needed for each one of them so they can successfully make the equipment available to the 60-90 pastors and church families that may be in their regions.                          

 

Africa news, January, 2020

     In December, our co-laborers in central Africa were in the field 71 days and coordinated 23 different crusades, seminars and outreaches. Along with the testimonies of deliverances and healings, 2,373 people came to faith in Jesus Christ. As we reflect on God’s promises for this year in light of the 40,900 believers that moved from darkness into the light in 2019, our hearts are filled with anticipation. Although they face many trials of persecution and suffer through poor transportation, weather, sickness and sometimes little or no food, they persevere for the sake of the harvest. We are thankful to everyone that prays and supports these servants in Uganda, Kenya, South Sudan, Burundi and the DRCongo. We are encouraged by the testimonies of gratitude from our coordinators that are starting to realize their basic needs; food, shelter and school fees are being met by the sustainability projects that our co-laborers from the USA helped them get started. We are praying for the funds to equip four more coordinators with sound and video equipment and monthly support this year so they can work with all the Christian church families and leaders in their regions and help coordinate outreaches, train leaders, strengthen existing church families and help plant new ones. Unfortunately, many of our coordinators, along with their communities, are being attacked or could soon be attacked by an invasion of locusts from northeastern Africa that are slowly working their way into Kenya toward Uganda. This is devastating and destroying basically all vegetation in their path. Please lift all of central Africa up in your prayers.   

     We are happy to report that the director of the ministry in Africa, Pr. Martin, and his family moved into their new home this month. Susan, the admin coordinator for the over-all ministry, and her family moved into the home and office that Martin and his family have been living in the last 14 years, since the ministry started. This will give Martin more freedom to help teach leaders and expand the ministry and also provide Susan easier access to the office where she coordinates much of the over-all ministry. The new weekly radio program that started this month is already reaching many people in a large area with a true teaching of the bible and is named, “Sound Doctrine Discipleship”. Many people respond during and after the program, either in English to Pr. Martin or in Lugandan to Pr. Jeffrey. We are encouraged that 29 pastors attended the first month of the year-long bible school that started in southeast Uganda this month. Pastors attend for 3 days each month, then spend the month studying and training their leaders and continue 3 days per month for one year. This allows them to be trained in the Word of God without having to leave their families, ministries or pay for their training. Another bible school is scheduled to start in eastern Uganda soon.

     We are looking forward to a wonderful time of fellowship at the coordinator’s conference in Kampala, Uganda that is scheduled the first part of March. George and Wayne from the USA will be joining with the Harvest Vision family from the different locations throughout central Africa. It continues to be a time of encouragement, refreshment, sharing, worship and prayer and we thank everyone that prays, blesses and helps support this anointed fellowship.  

Africa news, December 2019

In November, our co-laborers in central Africa were in the field 78 days and coordinated 26 different crusades, seminars and outreaches. Along with the testimonies of deliverances and healings, 1,968 people came to faith in Jesus Christ. We are so thankful for the continuous prayers and financial support from our co-laborers in the USA that the Lord has prompted to supply the resources needed to have equipment, keep the equipment maintained and provide the transportation needed to help us work with the Christian community in our regions to reach the lost and teach them to become true disciples of Jesus Christ and then, share the good news with others. We are also thankful that we have been provided with sustainability projects which allow us the means to meet the financial needs of our own families. We have been blessed to see the fruit of the weekly radio show that David, in north Uganda, has been producing and we are hoping that it will be an opportunity for the coordinators in the other regions. This next week, the Kibuli fellowship in Kampala, will begin a weekly radio broadcast on “sound doctrine discipleship” taught by Pr. Martin, our director in Africa. Unfortunately, there is an increase in radio ministry that are teaching false doctrine to the people in Africa. We are praying for new sound equipment for the Kibuli fellowship in the Muslim ghetto in Kampala. They are now having lunch meetings every day, so the equipment, with services and meetings in the evening, is being used all day every day of the week. Step 30 ministry from Taiwan, who helps with projects throughout central Africa, has been providing a tailoring school at the Kibuli fellowship and recently gave certificates of completion to 80 students that completed the training and they now have 40 more beginning the training. We are so thankful for the partner ministries that we are working with to make a difference to these communities.

    The bible schools in Burundi recently graduated many pastors and leaders and the bible school in eastern Uganda will be starting soon. We are appreciative of the Harvest Kids in the USA who recently helped finish the building of the Fountains of Hope primary school in northwest Uganda and will now be working to replace the mosquito nets for the orphans that attend and live at the Nalidi Grace Primary school in eastern Uganda. We were thankful to have Pr. Isaac and his wife and daughter visit with us from Australia, where they had been relocated to for the safety of the family. Pr. Isaac, has been the coordinator for Harvest Vision Ministries in the DRCongo for years and continues to help over-see the ministry there. He has also planted church families in Uganda and ordained elders and leaders in those church families during his visit to Kampala. We will be working with Isaac to support the ministry work in Australia in the future. Please pray for the funding for the support and equipment that he will need and for the four coordinators that are patiently waiting to enlarge their territories in northern Kenya, eastern Uganda, western Uganda and with the Wambuti pygmy tribe on Idjwe Island in Lake Kivu in the eastern DRCongo.

Africa news, November 2019

    October was a difficult month doing outreaches in the central Africa region because of an unusual amount of rainfall that kept people from attending the various outreaches. Obviously, the rainfall makes transporting the equipment more difficult, plus the additional burden of trying to protect the equipment and keep it dry. We are thankful, that regardless of these obstacles, our co-laborers were in the field 72 days and coordinated 24 different crusades, seminars and outreaches. Along with the testimonies of deliverances and healings, 1,359 people came to faith in Jesus Christ, including witch doctors and Muslims, and many of them have been baptized.

    What a blessing that our ministry focus is to share the good news of the gospel and help each new believer to become a true disciple reflecting Christ likeness to everyone in their sphere of influence. Denying one’s self through the power of the Holy Spirit and loving God and others more than yourself. Because of that new life being evidenced in real life, Christians share what they have learned and have been provided with and many of the basic needs of their friends and entire village are met because of this communal attitude. To witness a person step into their new identity in Christ free from the penalty of their sin is beautiful and the “icing” on the cake is to witness an entire family or an entire village be transformed.

    We are trusting God to meet some important needs in the ministry so we can continue our outreaches. Two generators need to be refurbished ($150 each), and an amplifier ($500) and a stabilizer ($78) replaced. Many of our coordinator’s received funding for projects that will help them be economically self-sustaining as they continue in their full-time ministry and they are extremely grateful. The bible schools and church planting are helping prepare pastors and their disciples to grow in the knowledge and understanding of God’s Word. We are encouraged that one of the pastoral leaders in South Sudan has completed a term in the New Creation Bible College in Nairobi, Kenya. We have a plan to send one more pastor after the first of the year and Prossy, our coordinator, will be helping them as they will provide over-sight for the church ministry in South Sudan. She will also be training another believer that will assume the responsibility of coordinator to help over see the ministry and outreaches in the country. Tentatively, Prossy will return to north Uganda where she will focus on ministry in the schools.

     Please pray for the equipment and funding for the four coordinators that are patiently waiting to enlarge their territories in northern Kenya, eastern Uganda, western Uganda and with the Wambuti pygmy tribe on Idjwe Island in Lake Kivu in the eastern DRCongo.

Africa news, October, 2019

What a blessing to receive testimonies from our co-laborers in Uganda, Burundi, Kenya, South Sudan and the DRCongo. They were able to have 22 outreaches in the month of September using the sound and video equipment and witnessed 5,133 people receive salvation through faith in Jesus Christ.

 We are so thankful that God continues to guard our co-laborers and the equipment they use on the various outreaches they coordinate. Whether in the city, town center, village or the remotest jungle or desert. Whether rain or blazing sun. Traveling by public transport with bus, taxi, motorbike, bicycle, ferry, canoe or by foot to hospitals, schools, prisons, farms or hut to hut. We so much appreciate their dedication, obedience and the sacrifices they and their entire families make to reach the lost, hurt and broken with the good news of Jesus. The coordinators are thankful for the funding for the variety of sustainability projects that the Lord has provided for them to take care of their family’s needs without being a burden on the local church families they are working with. The harvest season is finishing up now and in about a month, the bible school in east Uganda will be started to teach local pastor’s without them having to leave their families and ministries to attend a traditional bible school. Pr. Martin has developed the curriculum that is taught usually one day a week for up to a year. Evangelism, pastoral and leader’s training in God’s Word and the discipleship of believers in local church families are the three key elements that Harvest Vision helps with in these remote areas. The Harvest Vision “mother” church is ironically in one of the poorest Muslim slum areas in the city of Kampala and continues to be the launching pad for many of the leaders that support these outreaches throughout the different countries and many of the leaders in these different areas are birthed or prepared in this church in the slum. They recently had a youth outreach with youth from different countries, which costs the church almost $2,000 to feed and make that possible. They are currently doing a crusade in a open field close to the church. The property that was purchased next to the building now houses some ministry leaders, Sunday School, discipleship classes, children’s ministry and is being used by a ministry from Taiwan that has started a tailoring school for people in the area that is now teaching 45 students. Recently, they found a widow in a home that was falling down and the church came and replaced the walls and roof and all of these sacrificial acts of service has opened the hearts of many in the community to the gospel message. Please remember to pray for the upcoming marriage of our north Uganda coordinator David Vito and his beautiful bride, Caroline on October 5th. Also, please pray for the equipment and funding for the four coordinators that are patiently waiting to enlarge their territories in northern Kenya, eastern Uganda, western Uganda and with the Wambuti pygmy tribe on Idjwe Island in Lake Kivu in the eastern DRCongo.       

Africa news, September, 2019

What a blessing to receive testimonies from our co-laborers in Uganda, Burundi, Kenya, South Sudan and the DRCongo. They were able to have 72 outreaches in the month of August using the sound and video equipment and witnessed 5,730 people receive salvation through faith in Jesus Christ. We are so thankful that God continues to guard our co-laborers and the equipment they use on the various outreaches they coordinate. Whether in the city, town center, village or the remotest jungle or desert. Whether rain or blazing sun. Traveling by public transport with bus, taxi, motorbike, bicycle, ferry, canoe or by foot to hospitals, schools, prisons, farms or hut to hut. We so much appreciate their dedication, obedience and the sacrifices they and their entire families make to reach the lost, hurt and broken with the good news of Jesus. The coordinators are thankful for the funding for the variety of sustainability projects that the Lord has provided for them to take care of their family’s needs without being a burden on the local church families they are working with. The harvest season is finishing up now and in about a month, the bible school in east Uganda will be started to teach local pastor’s without them having to leave their families and ministries to attend a traditional bible school. Pr. Martin has developed the curriculum that is taught usually one day a week for up to a year. Evangelism, pastoral and leader’s training in God’s Word and the discipleship of believers in local church families are the three key elements that Harvest Vision helps with in these remote areas. The Harvest Vision “mother” church is ironically in one of the poorest Muslim slum areas in the city of Kampala and continues to be the launching pad for many of the leaders that support these outreaches throughout the different countries and many of the leaders in these different areas are birthed or prepared in this church in the slum. They recently had a youth outreach with youth from different countries, which costs the church almost $2,000 to feed and make that possible. They are currently doing a crusade in a open field close to the church. The property that was purchased next to the building now houses some ministry leaders, Sunday School, discipleship classes, children’s ministry and is being used by a ministry from Taiwan that has started a tailoring school for people in the area that is now teaching 45 students. Recently, they found a widow in a home that was falling down and the church came and replaced the walls and roof and all of these sacrificial acts of service has opened the hearts of many in the community to the gospel message. Please remember to pray for the upcoming marriage of our north Uganda coordinator David Vito and his beautiful bride, Caroline on October 5th. Also, please pray for the equipment and funding for the four coordinators that are patiently waiting to enlarge their territories in northern Kenya, eastern Uganda, western Uganda and with the Wambuti pygmy tribe on Idjwe Island in Lake Kivu in the eastern DRCongo.       

 Africa news, August, 2019

What a blessing to receive testimonies from our co-laborers in Uganda, Burundi, Kenya, South Sudan and the DRCongo. They were able to have 31 outreaches in the month of July using the sound and video equipment and witnessed 6,343 people receive salvation through faith in Jesus Christ. We are so thankful that our coordinators and their families are able to begin sustainability projects that will help them meet their family’s needs as they give their time to coordinate the evangelism, teaching and church planting for the harvest of souls in the areas that the Lord has appointed for them. We are encouraged that God has chosen to enlarge our territory and we now have identified the workers that God has called to help duplicate the work in another part of north Kenya, western and eastern Uganda and to reach the Wambuti pygmy tribe on Idjwe Island in Lake Kivu in the DRCongo. We are praying that God will soon supply the funds needed to purchase the sound and video equipment and provide the monthly support needed to bring light into these areas of darkness. We are also excited to announce that David Vito, the Harvest Vision coordinator for north Uganda, is getting married to Caro. We know that God has now provided a “suitable helper” for the incredible harvest field that David has been sowing into the last few years he has been working with the ministry. As with all our coordinators, we will be working closely with David and Caro to discern the most effective way to support them as they pour themselves out further into these harvest fields. Closer to home, the Kibuli Harvest Church fellowship in Kampala is hosting a youth conference representing youth from throughout the country and will soon be hosting another 7-day crusade in the city. This year we launched a pineapple farming project in central Uganda to help support the over-all ministry and we are happy to receive the testimony that it is going well. Please continue to pray for our co-laborers and their families as they face challenges everyday in order to fulfill the great commission.              

Africa news, July, 2019

    What a blessing to receive testimonies from our co-laborers in Uganda, Burundi, Kenya, South Sudan and the DRCongo. They were able to have 27 outreaches in the month of June using the sound and video equipment and witnessed 2,742 people receive salvation through faith in Jesus Christ. Through the support of Harvest Vision Ministries, they have been provided with sound and video equipment and the support needed to organize outreaches through and with different Christian church families throughout their region. These involve door-to-door, seminars, evangelistic crusades including movies, pastor-leader training, follow-up and help with church planting to disciple new believers. David, who over-sees the ministry in north Uganda, coordinated an outreach to the Palabek South Sudanese refugee camp in their area. Over 1,500 received Christ in those three days and 293 were baptized. Now, the work of setting up church fellowships within the camp for discipleship. Some of the outreaches, such as two that Titus coordinated in the Namaingo District in eastern Uganda, were smaller and more typical. In the town center of Hohoma, where they did door-to-door and a crusade, they witnessed 47 adults and 54 children come to Christ and in the Kamunje village they witnessed 11 adults and 32 children. In these areas, the local believers are trained to take on the initial responsibility of helping the new believers get into local fellowship where they can be encouraged, nurtured and taught to be true disciples of Jesus Christ.

    Prossy, the Harvest Vision coordinator for South Sudan, and our other South Sudan co-laborers came to Nimule along the Uganda border to share the gospel with those in this community. The gospel has never been preached to many in the community and never to the schools or prison. They set up the sound equipment and after a short time a soldier came to kill them because they were making “noise” but almost immediately the Lord sent other soldiers that arrested him and took him away. The gospel was preached in different schools and to the 280 men and women in the prison. The prison has no toilets and the men and women are together. In order to keep the women safe, the men are chained together every night. Everyone sleeps on the bare ground. The Lord touched their hearts and many men, women and children were saved. We are praying that God will continue to provide for these people and many will respond to help meet the basic needs of these people. We are praying to provide solar-powered audio bibles in their language because many of them are unable to read.           

    We appreciate everyone that prays and supports these men and women and are looking forward to an increase in giving and participation from other believers that have been called to help. We are so thankful for the funding that we received to provide sustainability projects for Prossy (South Sudan), Rashida and Charles (Central Uganda) and Augustine (DRCongo). We are praying that we will soon be able to fund sustainability projects for the rest of the coordinators and their families, so they can have food and money for school fees and medicine when needed, taking that burden from them and giving them peace as they continue to sacrifice their time for their mission. Because these are projects specifically set up to provide a sustained income, we can begin to use the funding that is being donated to expand to other areas and help more coordinators to reach, to win, to train and to send others into their harvest fields as ambassadors of Christ.   

 Africa news, June, 2019

    What a blessing to receive testimonies from our co-laborers in Uganda, Burundi, Kenya, South Sudan and the DRCongo. They were able to have 25 outreaches in the month of May using the sound and video equipment and witnessed 1,217 people receive salvation through faith in Jesus Christ. We are encouraged to know they are now being discipled in local church families and are already sharing the good news with their families, friends and others in their communities. Pr. Evariste in Burundi is asking for your prayers through the month of July and August when they will be taking a group of 50 young people to 25 different communities throughout the country to share the gospel. God is incapable of inaction as long as there is one soul left to be saved! We appreciate everyone that prays and supports these men and women and are looking forward to an increase in giving and participation from other believers that have been called to help. We are praying that we will soon be able to fund sustainability projects for each coordinator and their family, so they can have food and money for school fees and medicine when needed, taking that burden from them and giving them peace as they continue to sacrifice their time for their mission. Because these are projects specifically set up to provide a sustained income, we can begin to use the funding that is being donated to expand to other areas and help more coordinators to reach, to win, to train and to send others into their harvest fields as ambassadors of Christ.

Africa news, May, 2019 

  What a blessing to receive testimonies from our co-laborers in Uganda, Burundi, Kenya and the DRCongo. They were able to have 28 outreaches in the month of April using the sound and video equipment and witnessed 3,303 people receive salvation through faith in Jesus Christ. Though we have faced many trials during this month, the Lord has been faithful to take care of our families as we make every effort to reach the lost in our communities. We are looking forward to the team from the USA that is coming to encourage and support us in our work in Africa. We pray that everyone will understand and appreciate how valuable it is to know that we have our co-laborers over 10,000 miles away that pray and financially help us meet our needs and provide the equipment and resources to reach those that are broken hearted and crushed in spirit. God bless each of you.   

Africa news, April, 2019

 Jesus said:

“I tell you, open your eyes and look at the fields! They are ripe for harvest!”

— John 4:35

“I tell you there will be more rejoicing in heaven over one sinner who repents than over ninety-nine righteous persons who do not need to repent.”

— Luke 15:7

    What a blessing to receive testimonies from our co-laborers in Uganda, Burundi, Kenya and the DRCongo. They were able to have 33 outreaches in the month of March using the sound and video equipment over 91 days and witnessed 2,977 people receive salvation through faith in Jesus Christ. These new believers are now being taught to be true disciples in local church families and we know that many more will come to faith through their testimonies. We are so grateful for them and their families faithfulness to sacrifice and endure difficult circumstances to reach the lost in these communities and we are encouraged by their servant hearts.  Please keep the nations bathed in prayer as there is much conflict between these different countries. Prossy was unable to travel to South Sudan from Uganda for the month of March because there was no transport available because the South Sudan government raised the costs of travel so high no one could travel. At the present time, the same situation has occurred in Rwanda and it has forced people traveling to and from Uganda and Burundi to travel through Tanzania.

    We received the testimony from Pastor Evariste, the coordinator in Burundi, that they have started the bible colleges in Bujumbura and Cibitoke provinces. They are in need of a laptop to support the movie ministry and toner for the college books that they print and provide at no charge to the pastors and leaders that attend the bible colleges. We are currently working to identify a coordinator in eastern Uganda around the Mbale area where we have had bible colleges in the past. We need $2,200 to repair the equipment that had previously been used to support the outreaches coordinated by the many pastors and leaders that have completed the bible college in the area. Pr. Martin is currently spending much of his time training pastors and leaders in all these countries especially in regards to the many false prophets that are beginning ministries that are leading many believers astray. Please pray for continued strength, discernment and wisdom as he and other teachers are bringing the truth that will allow the Holy Spirit to comfort, counsel and convict each one that they might be prepared to lead the Church in their respective communities.

    We are looking forward to the upcoming coordinator’s conference in mid-May with the team from the USA and the coordinators from all the different nations. We are thankful in advance for all the equipment and other ministry items that they will be bringing to support us as we coordinate evangelism, teaching, church planting and helping to meet some of the people’s basic needs. Thanks to our co-laborers in the USA who pray and help financially support the harvest in central Africa. We pray that every believer will renew their strength and resolve to reach the lost with the message of hope in their own sphere of influence as we prepare the Church to be His Beloved Bride.

Africa news, March, 2019

It has been a traumatic month of outreaches as we have had rebel activity in the DRCongo which resulted in torture and killings and we are grateful that our coordinator and his team coming back from outreach escaped. We encourage everyone to keep all of the countries in Africa lifted up in prayer because of the political volatility which many times ends up in violence in most of these areas. Our Burundi and Kenya coordinators, Evariste and Simon, were involved in accidents which caused extensive damage to their vehicles, but our gracious and merciful Father protected them from any injury. These coordinators organized 32 outreaches in February and 3,204 new believers have taken their rightful place in the kingdom and are now in our eternal family. We are in the process of identifying a new coordinator to help fulfill our commitment to local pastors and leaders in eastern Uganda and will be in need of the repair or replacement of a set of equipment (generator, sound, video and support equipment).

We are also blessed to share that our over-all equipment and central Uganda coordinator, Kennedy, and his wife, Joan, are expecting their first child and our north Uganda coordinator, David, has announced his upcoming marriage. Martin and Beatrice are still working on completing their home and will be moving from the home and office they have lived in since December 2005. After their move, David, Susan and their son, Awesome, will be moving in to help facilitate the ongoing ministry. This will allow Pr. Martin, the director of Harvest Vision Africa, more time to focus on enlarging the over-all ministry and training pastors and leaders. He just returned from a 5 day training for 220 pastors in Kenya. This also gives him the time to visit, encourage and train each coordinator, their families and the pastors and leaders that are they are in fellowship with. The ministry has started a farming project in central Uganda that will be used to grow pineapples to raise money that will help with the maintenance and replacement of equipment for the coordinators without relying solely on funds from the USA.

We are looking forward to the coordinator’s conference in mid-May which will bring all the coordinator’s from the different areas and countries together with the leadership support group from the USA. We have a chance to visit, share testimonies and pray for one another and our families. We also spend time sharing what the Lord is showing each one of us so we can learn from one another and also help our co-laborers from the USA discern how they can best pray and support the ongoing work. The USA team will be bringing solar-powered audio bibles in 17 different languages, water filters and other ministry items.

Africa news, February, 2019

Our coordinators organized 26 outreaches in January and 2,247 new believers have taken their rightful place in the kingdom and are now in our eternal family. What a blessing to have Pr. Martin and Sarah, Pr. John Light’s widow, travel to South Sudan to encourage the body of believers there. John was from South Sudan and had a vision to reach the people with the gospel when he became the coordinator for the ministry, but after rebel activity forced everyone to flee, the work that John had started was scattered and broken. During that time John was taken to be with the Lord and Prossy was led by the Holy Spirit to stand in the gap for John and for the vision in South Sudan. Pr. Martin was able to meet and explain how Harvest Vision Ministries compliments the work of the local church in the country and helped them to understand Prossy’s position. She now has sound and video equipment that is available to help all church families do outreach to their communities and she was able to help coordinate the service to dedicate the new church building. We are looking forward to a new harvest of souls and the strengthening of the Body of Christ with an emphasis on training pastors and leaders.  

The coordinators are reaching people in the jungles of the DRCongo, the small, warring tribes in the desert regions of south Ethiopia and other communities in Kenya, Uganda, Burundi and South Sudan. There are so many testimonies of witchdoctors, Muslims, alcoholics, widows, orphans, army and entire families from different tribes receiving the life-giving message of the gospel and many miracles of healing and deliverance. We are praying that resources will be available to allow Pr. Martin to visit each of the areas to support the bible schools and training that these leaders are requesting. We are in the process of identifying a new coordinator to help fulfill our commitment to local pastors and leaders in eastern Uganda and will be in need of the repair or replacement of a set of equipment (generator, sound, video and support equipment). Over 160 pastors have graduated from the Bible schools that were made available to them in the last few years. There is ongoing work with the ministry in cooperation with other ministries to help with the basic needs of many of our coordinators and communities including schools, clean water, food – including helping with farming projects, health and medical and economic projects. Currently, the ministry has started a farming project in central Uganda that will be used to grow pineapples to raise money that will help with the maintenance and replacement of equipment for the coordinators without relying solely on funds from the USA.

We are looking forward to the coordinator’s conference in mid-May which will bring all the coordinator’s from the different areas and countries together with the leadership support group from the USA. We have a chance to visit, share testimonies and pray for one another and our families. We also spend time sharing what the Lord is showing each one of us so we can learn from one another and also help our co-laborers from the USA discern how they can best pray and support the ongoing work. The USA team will be bringing solar-powered audio bibles in 17 different languages, water filters and other ministry items.        

Africa news, January, 2019

Our coordinators organized 29 outreaches in December and 2,744 new believers have taken their rightful place in the kingdom and are now in our eternal family. Thanks to our co-laborers from the USA we received the finances to: purchase a motorbike for one of our coordinators; repair and replace items needed to maintain the different sets of sound and video equipment used for outreaches; lease acreage for a farming project that will help finance the maintaining of the equipment and replace mattresses for orphans living at a primary school. The month has been filled with wonderful testimonies of God’s faithfulness. In one of the areas, seven people involved in witchcraft received salvation and in another 28 new believers were baptized that had received salvation at an earlier outreach. Our experience has been, that in these small outreaches, the local leaders and believers pray and fast in advance for those in their community that don’t know how much God loves them. When they finally witness the Holy Spirit leading these people to the Father through faith in Jesus Christ, they rejoice and immediately take on the responsibility of discipling them through a local church family. Many times, even during the outreach, the new believers are baptized and publicly proclaim their new identity in Christ to everyone, including others that had not initially accepted Jesus. It is not unusual for the immediate growth in the local church families, including any new church plants, to far exceed the original number of new believers that accepted Jesus at the actual outreach, because the faith of the new believers through baptism opens even the hearts of those that didn’t respond to the original invitation to the truth and they in turn respond to the gospel.

Pr. Martin has been teaching to a group of over 500 pastors and leaders at a seminar in Mukono, Uganda and will soon be having a conference with pastors and leaders that graduated from the bible schools in the Mbale and Namaingo areas in eastern Uganda. We are encouraged to see the progress in the building of the primary school for the 90 children from the Fountain of Hope ministry in Nebbi in NW Uganda. We are grateful that all the coordinators are very active in helping orphans, widows and everyone in their communities with basic needs (food, clean water, health & education) while focusing first and foremost on their spiritual needs. In March, Pr. Martin will accompany a representative from the Step 30 ministry from Taiwan on a visit to South Sudan. Step 30 has been a blessing to so many communities in central Africa with their mission to reach out and improve the living conditions of the people.

Africa news, December, 2018

“For the Son of Man came to seek and save what was lost.” (Luke 19:10). We are so thankful to witness the Body of Christ being used by the Holy Spirit to reach the lost in these communities in central Africa. They coordinated 35 outreaches in November and 2,452 new believers have taken their rightful place in the kingdom and are now in our eternal family. Jesus told them this parable: “Suppose one of you has a hundred sheep and loses one of them. Does he not leave the ninety-nine in the open country and go after the lost sheep UNTIL he finds it. And when he finds it, he joyfully puts it on his shoulders and goes home. Then he calls his friends and neighbors together and say, ‘Rejoice with me; I have found my lost sheep.’ I tell you that in the same way there will be more rejoicing in heaven over one sinner who repents than over ninety-nine righteous persons who do not need to repent.” (Luke 15:3-7)

Thanks to our partners in the USA that provide prayer and financial support for the ongoing ministry. The cars for the ministry in Uganda and Kenya have been paid off and Pr. Charles in north Uganda now has a motorbike to help him transport between all the pastors that he is working with in his area. We are praying for a motorbike for Titus in eastern Uganda and for the finances to support a new farming project in Kayunga, Uganda that will provide resources to help sustain the over-all ministry. Pr. Martin will soon be having a conference to encourage the pastors and leaders who graduated from the bible schools in two different locations in eastern Uganda. After salvation, it is necessary that new believers have a fellowship that is being led by true leadership that teaches the uncompromised word of God, leads by example and who are accountable to one another.  The Kibuli fellowship in Kampala, Uganda is constructing two new halls to accommodate the children’s ministry and discipleship classes for new believers. Prossy, the South Sudan coordinator, has been visiting Uganda and will be returning this week. The believers have completed the building for the main fellowship there and we have been blessed to have a sister from Tennessee donate the money needed for a solar-powered well for the community in that area. Currently, the main source of water is the river nearby and many of the people suffer and die from typhoid and other health related issues because of the contamination. Please keep us in our prayers as we continue to trust God and follow His leading into His harvest fields.

 Africa news, November 2018

“For the Son of Man came to seek and save what was lost.” (Luke 19:10). We are so thankful to witness the Body of Christ being used by the Holy Spirit to reach the lost in these communities in central Africa. They coordinated 35 outreaches in November and 2,452 new believers have taken their rightful place in the kingdom and are now in our eternal family. Jesus told them this parable: “Suppose one of you has a hundred sheep and loses one of them. Does he not leave the ninety-nine in the open country and go after the lost sheep UNTIL he finds it. And when he finds it, he joyfully puts it on his shoulders and goes home. Then he calls his friends and neighbors together and say, ‘Rejoice with me; I have found my lost sheep.’ I tell you that in the same way there will be more rejoicing in heaven over one sinner who repents than over ninety-nine righteous persons who do not need to repent.” (Luke 15:3-7)

Thanks to our partners in the USA that provide prayer and financial support for the ongoing ministry. The cars for the ministry in Uganda and Kenya have been paid off and Pr. Charles in north Uganda now has a motorbike to help him transport between all the pastors that he is working with in his area. We are praying for a motorbike for Titus in eastern Uganda and for the finances to support a new farming project in Kayunga, Uganda that will provide resources to help sustain the over-all ministry. Pr. Martin will soon be having a conference to encourage the pastors and leaders who graduated from the bible schools in two different locations in eastern Uganda. After salvation, it is necessary that new believers have a fellowship that is being led by true leadership that teaches the uncompromised word of God, leads by example and who are accountable to one another.  The Kibuli fellowship in Kampala, Uganda is constructing two new halls to accommodate the children’s ministry and discipleship classes for new believers. Prossy, the South Sudan coordinator, has been visiting Uganda and will be returning this week. The believers have completed the building for the main fellowship there and we have been blessed to have a sister from Tennessee donate the money needed for a solar-powered well for the community in that area. Currently, the main source of water is the river nearby and many of the people suffer and die from typhoid and other health related issues because of the contamination. Please keep us in our prayers as we continue to trust God and follow His leading into His harvest fields.         

Africa news, October, 2018

    It is always a blessing to begin this section with the testimonies of the 33 outreaches coordinated by our co-laborers in the month of September and the 3,197 people that accepted Jesus and are now being discipled by local believers in their own communities. We are so thankful for our co-laborers with Christian Connections in Anacortes, WA who have provided the finances needed to start a sanitary napkin project to help young women at the Nalidi Grace primary school and the outlying communities in eastern Uganda. This funding will provide for two manual sewing machines and supplies to make 240 sanitary napkins, plus the costs of sending people to train them. They will be taught how to make their own using materials they have available to them where they live and the machines will provide sustainability income for those that learn how to use them.

    It was a blessing to have Linda bring Olivia, our Mexico director, for her first visit to Africa. Linda and Olivia were greeted in Rwanda by Evariste, our Burundi coordinator, and Kennedy, our over-all equipment coordinator, and after spending the night there, they traveled to Burundi to visit Evariste and his family. They enjoyed the family and Evariste was so thankful to receive a new projector that will be used for future outreaches. They were able to visit and share at the Kanama Miracle Center and also attend the first service of a new church plant. This was the first time that Linda has visited with them in their new home and they both were able to visit Lake Tanyanika and the local beach before they left to travel to Rwanda and fly on to Uganda. As often happens, when they arrived at the Martin & Beatrice’s home and the Harvest Vision office, they were without power. (Welcome to Africa!) They were able to visit and share with the Kibuli church family, as well as visit the bridal shop, where Evelyn has her sewing ministry. They also visited with Peace, the young orphan girl, that Blake and Kylee and supporting and also visited the Parliament where Beatrice works. They had a road trip out of Kampala to visit with our central Uganda coordinators in Kayunga, Charles and Rashida, and their families and bless them with not only fellowship, but school supplies and handmade dresses for the girls. They also visited Jonathan in Mukono, where the Canaan Primary School and Madilyn’s House are. What a blessing to meet Jonathan’s fiancé, Eunice, and see that Madilyn’s House, that originally was built for 27 orphan girls living at the school, is now home to 45 girls. They delivered the parachute for kid’s games, frisbees, school supplies and handmade dresses for the girls at the school.

    They were so blessed when they finally left to return to the USA to have been given dresses from Beatrice, Susan and Evelyn. They were able to make a road trip with Martin and Kennedy to visit with Simon, our Kenya coordinator, and his family in Samburu in north Kenya. This allowed them to stop overnight in Nakuru, where they were able to visit with Martin’s brother and family. They arrived in Samburu in the evening while they were having a crusade, so that was a joyful time for Linda and Olivia. They visited with Simon, Rose and their family and were able to visit the beauty salon which Rose operates as a sustainability project to provide money for their family’s needs. Linda and Olivia were so pleased to have Rose do their hair and it was very meaningful to them and the family. They visited property where they are going to build their church and also the property where Rose’s mother lives and where they will be moving to in the near future. What is a trip to Samburu without seeing the animals and they were blessed to see giraffes, elephants and other animals in the wild. They also attended a church service out in the “bush” and were delighted to see all the beautiful and colorful clothes that the believers wore as they worshiped and danced for and with the Lord. Olivia was able to share with the women and Linda and her both prayed for many of the women that attended. They also delivered camping equipment, tents, etc. that they will be using to support their outreaches and gave money that was donated to purchase a much needed vehicle to support their outreaches in these remote and outlying villages. Martin made sure they were able to visit the “equator” and Thompson Falls on their trip back to Uganda before they left for the USA. We know that Linda was really blessed to have Olivia with her for this trip. She has been praying for a long time to return to Africa where she celebrated her 60th birthday 10 years ago and celebrate her 70th birthday with her family in Africa.

     “Arise, shine, for your light has come……Lift up your eyes and look about you; All assemble and come to you…” (Isaiah 60:1-4) “But I, when I am lifted up from the earth, will draw all men to Myself.” (John 12:32). Africa in Washington, Tennessee, Oklahoma, Cayman Islands, Mexico in Washington and Mexico and Washington in Rwanda, Burundi, Uganda and Kenya.

Africa news, September, 2018

 Although Pr. Martin and his family have been visiting in the USA most of September, it is a joyous testimony to know that our co-laborers continue to faithfully reach out to the lost in their communities and surrounding areas regardless of what obstacles are put before them, or what circumstances arise or what sacrifices are required. What a blessing to receive their testimony that during the 31 outreaches that they coordinated in August 3,381 new believers were added to the kingdom by repenting and confessing their faith in Jesus Christ. A double blessing to know that the believers in these communities pray, fast and prepare for the Father to draw these people and for the Holy Spirit to convict them and for the love of Jesus to bring them into their rightful inheritance – a personal and eternal relationship with God. These local believers are present throughout the door-to-door visitations, the movie ministry and the crusades to take on their responsibility to personally disciple these new believers in their local church fellowship. We are thankful to the Harvest Vision leaders that are ministering in their respective areas as coordinators, to those that help over-see the finances, equipment needs and the administrative responsibilities and for those that are leading in the many church fellowships. This allows Pr. Martin to reach, teach, pray and connect with other countries and the Christian leaders God has established in these areas. Many thanks for the equipment that Beatrice and the family returned from the USA with to support the over-all ministry and the coordinators that serve the pastor’s and leader’s in their respective areas in Uganda, Kenya, Burundi, South Sudan and the DRCongo. This included sound and video equipment, keyboards, water filters, solar-powered audio bibles, hand-made pillow case dresses and equipment that will help the coordinators be able to communicate more effectively. We are thankful for the money that was sent by the Harvest Kids in the USA which will provide mosquito nets for the orphan boys at the Nalidi Grace primary school in E. Uganda and that will provide a simple roof structure for the orphans that attend the Fountain of Hope primary school in Nebbi in NW Uganda. Obviously, we are anxiously awaiting Pr. Martin’s return and the visit from Linda, the Harvest Vision Ministries co-director in the USA, and Olivia, the Harvest Vision Ministries co-director in Mexico, that will be visiting Burundi, Uganda and Kenya in October.   

 

Africa news, August 2018

In Lewis Carroll’s classic, “Alice in Wonderland”, Alice asks, ‘How long is forever?’ The White Rabbit responds, ‘Sometimes just one second.” Jesus said, “Here I am! I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears My voice and opens the door, I will come in and eat with him and he with Me.” (Rev 3:20) That “second” happened to 2,071 brothers and sisters that the Holy Spirit called to attend the 30 outreaches that our co-laborers coordinated in central Africa in the month of July. Many thanks to our co-laborers in the USA that pray and financially support the Lord’s work in these communities scattered from the jungles of the DRCongo to the desert regions of South Sudan and the Ethiopia border in north Kenya. When Jesus Christ said “It is finished!” and shed His last drop of blood and His last breath, He confirmed how much value our Father in heaven has put on even one soul that comes into His loving and ever-open arms. We are thankful for the equipment that was repaired or replaced to maintain the ministry in north Uganda and the DRCongo. Kennedy, our over-all equipment coordinator, will soon be visiting north Kenya and Burundi to evaluate the sound and video equipment in those areas. We are waiting patiently, as well as the believers in South Sudan, for our brothers and sisters in north Uganda who have been providing the finances and the labor to complete the church building in Juba to raise the last of the money needed to complete this labor of love. Many thanks to our co-laborers again from the USA that sent the money to purchase the generator and support equipment that will accompany the new sound system and projector when Prossy returns to South Sudan to start coordinating the much needed outreaches which ceased when the war over-came the people just two short years ago. Even though we miss our director, Pr. Martin, and his family who are visiting in the USA, we are in prayer that the entire family will be used by God to build up the Body of Christ and hopefully witness some new believers that the Holy Spirit might prompt to become prayer and giving partners for the ongoing work in central Africa. We are also looking forward to Linda’s and Olivia’s, our Mexico co-coordinator, October trip to Burundi, Uganda and Kenya. 

 

Africa news, July 2018

 In total, our co-laborers, coordinated 29 outreaches in June with a total of 2,134 that were saved and have taken their rightful inheritance in the kingdom. “Lord, we thank You for your servants that face so many trials and challenges and live every day in the knowledge that You go before them with Your protection and privilege. Thank You for allowing our co-laborers that pray and financially support this harvest of souls to share in this good news. We pray protection over these new believers and those that will be helping teach them to be true disciples of our Savior, Lord and King, Jesus Christ. We rebuke any and every spirit that is not from You that would come against Your Church. We pray for an increase in those that pray and support these co-laborers in Africa and for an increase in the provision, confidence and courage for everyone involved to share the gospel with everyone in their sphere of influence. We pray all this in the Name and Blood of Jesus Christ of Nazareth. Amen.”

What an encouragement as we join in unison in the rejoicing of the Father and the heavenly body for these souls that have come to faith in Jesus Christ. We are thankful that Pr. Martin was able to spend a week in Tanzania teaching over 300 pastors and leaders and we pray for a continued revival and increased harvest in that nation. Prossy has been in South Sudan over-seeing the construction of the church building that collapsed during the war activity but will be returning to Uganda for a rest and to report to the body there. Her visa expired and she will have to get a renewal before her return. The coordinators are thankful for the support they receive to continue the outreaches into their respective areas, including the funds to replace some of the sound equipment used for outreaches in north Uganda and the eastern DRCongo. We are encouraged by the work that is being done to train pastors and leaders, strengthen existing church families, plant new church families without ignoring the basic needs of the people in each community, including the widows and orphans. Just recently, we received the testimony of the expanding of the bee hive project that was started in northwest Uganda in May 2017 to help the widows in that community.         

Africa news, June 2018

     Recently, Augustine, who coordinates Harvest Vision in Goma, DRCongo, reported that the rebels had come into the city and burned a home and killed someone. It has been very difficult to even be out of the city because of murders and kidnappings. Please keep them in your prayers. What a blessing that they were still able to have two outreaches in the month of May with over 1,100 people attending and 95 of those accepted Jesus as their Lord and are now being discipled by local believers. In total, our co-laborers, coordinated 30 outreaches in May with a total of 2,041 that were saved and have taken their rightful inheritance in the kingdom. “Lord, we thank You for your servants that face so many trials and challenges and live every day in the knowledge that You go before them with Your protection and privilege. Thank You for allowing our co-laborers that pray and financially support this harvest of souls to share in this good news. We pray protection over these new believers and those that will be helping teach them to be true disciples of our Savior, Lord and King, Jesus Christ. We rebuke any and every spirit that is not from You that would come against Your Church. We pray for an increase in those that pray and support these co-laborers in Africa and for an increase in the provision, confidence and courage for everyone involved to share the gospel with everyone in their sphere of influence. We pray all this in the Name and Blood of Jesus Christ of Nazareth. Amen.”

     The work to rebuild the main church building in Juba, South Sudan after the war activity in that area is nearing completion and they had a women’s conference this month. The church fellowship in Kampala, Uganda is having another week of praying and fasting and are celebrating the start of a new church fellowship in Buloba in the Wakiso District on July 8th. Billy, the eastern Uganda coordinator, is traveling back to Dubai, Saudi Arabia, to visit some believers that have been gathering and communicating since his last visit and we are hoping a fellowship will begin there. Some of our friends from the Step 30 ministry from Taiwan have recently drilled a well for the Canaan Foundation school in Mukono, Uganda and are going to do some support ministry for the people in the West Nile region in northwest Uganda on the border of the DRCongo and will be drilling a well for the people there. Kennedy, the over-all equipment coordinator for the ministry in Central Africa, is in the eastern DRCongo to evaluate what sound and video equipment needs to be repaired or replaced to continue expanding of the gospel in that area. We are thankful to our co-laborers from the USA that faithfully sent the money needed to support this work for the next quarter and some extra to purchase phones, glasses for our Burundi coordinator and mosquito nets for the 29 orphan girls that live at the Nalidi Grace orphan school.  

 Africa news, May 2018

   We give God the praise that during the month of April, our coordinators used the sound and video equipment and organized 30 outreaches with 2,344 salvations. Every day our coordinators and their families are having to make decisions in the light of the trials in their particular area. Many times, these circumstances involve persecution and ridicule, lack of food or school fees, ever-present witchcraft and in many places, the violence and repercussions of war and governmental instability. Our faith is constantly strengthened as we share our lives together and we witness the incredible faithfulness, provision and creativity of our God. We have been blessed by the support from our co-laborers in the USA who have provided equipment to meet the personal and family needs of the coordinators in addition to the equipment needed to continue the ongoing evangelistic and teaching ministries in their respective areas. We are excited to report that the work on the construction of the church building in South Sudan is continuing and that a women’s conference is being planned for the month of June. We have re-established the beauty salon that is providing financial support for Simon and his family in Kenya and are in the process of completing the purchase of the property for the children’s ministry for the church family in Mbale in eastern Uganda. The purchase of the land adjacent to the Nalidi Grace orphan school was completed and the new toilet has been built for the girl’s so the school can remain open.    

   We have two testimonies of God’s faithfulness to share with you. Our sister, Sarah, and the widow of our former South Sudan coordinator, has been in a refugee camp in Adjumani, north Uganda with her 3 children, 2 of school age and 2 other orphans that are also of school age. Also, Sarah, has had a desire for years to learn English, which she has learned enough in the camp to have a conversation, although limited in vocabulary. We had considered moving her and the family to a different location, but the Lord has inspired one of Pr. Martin’s friends, that shepherds a church family in Adjumani to help with the family. He will be finding a home with a garden plot for Sarah and the family to live in so they can stay in Adjumani. They will no longer actually live in the refugee camp, but will be in the small town. They will be under UN protection and still receive some aid (food) every month and be in fellowship with others from South Sudan. A good Christian school is nearby in the community for the children, a university that offers adult English classes during the day for Sarah to attend and they will be able to fellowship with the church family in the town.

    Also, our co-laborers in the Step 30 ministry from Taiwan, who recently helped provide a classroom for the Canaan Foundation’s Good Samaritan primary school in Mukono, Uganda, visited Pr. Jonathan’s home and were blessed to see the simple way in which he has chosen to live and still shepherd the church, over-see the primary school of 280+ primary students, care for orphans in his home and try to help meet the needs of the community and they have been inspired to help him and the community. This is the place where Madilyn’s House was built and we have had the privilege to partner with for over 10 years. They have now drilled a 100’ well that will supply safe, clean water for the school. It will be equipped with a solar-powered water pump which should also supply all the power needed for the school. They also plan to build a dining hall and two more classrooms for the school and possibly put a roof on the brick walls that have been constructed to replace the wooden church building that is near collapse. The replacing of the church building has been lagging for these years because Pr. Jonathan has chosen to focus on the needs of the children and the community first and sadly for that reason some believers used that as a reason to fall away.

   We thank God that we can witness the Body of Christ come together and stand with these faithful servants. This is the Body of Christ – believers from around the world putting their prayers, resources, time, gifts and whatever else that God has provided together as one offering to bring God glory.

 Africa news, April, 2018

   We give God the praise that during the month of March, our coordinators used the sound and video equipment and organized 26 outreaches with 1,860 salvations. “If My people, who are called by my Name, will humble themselves and pray and seek My face and turn from their wicked ways, then will I hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and will heal their land.” (2 Chron 7:14). We are thankful that Pr. Martin will be co-hosting 4 days of prayer for the nation of Uganda the first part of May in conjunction with the world day of prayer. We know that this will be a blessing to the Lord’s work throughout the world. Pr. Isaac and his family, that coordinates work in the DRCongo, will be moving to Australia. They are eligible for relocation by the UN because he has been targeted and Australia provides sanctuary. He will continue to over-see the EGD church family in the DRC and Uganda and potentially be starting EGD church families in Australia. Pr. Benard, who over-sees the EGD church families, will help with the expansion of church families and pastoral teaching in the DRC from Goma to Mihagi. Augustine, who is the HV outreach coordinator for Goma in east DRCongo is in need of prayer because the city continues to be a place of constant killings and kidnappings. It is unsafe for Kennedy to visit at the moment, even though he will be going in the future to determine what equipment needs to be replaced for further outreaches. Pr. Jeremy in Mihagi adjacent to the Nebbi in NW Uganda is still working as sub-coordinator for Christopher who is the coordinator in NW Uganda. Pr. Jeremy needs prayer for his wife, Mwambe, because she has been under treatment for malaria for the last four days. The Kibuli church expansion in Kampala, Uganda is on hold while they work to get 100 more chairs to accommodate the people at the services (without the use of the new seating that will be available when the balcony area is finished). The renters at the property adjacent to the main Kibuli church building will be leaving in June and the church will be able to use that property for the children. The house that Martin and Beatrice are building has been plastered on the exterior and when they get more funding they will install doors and power. They are still hoping to move in by June and David and Susan will be moving to the home and office.

    Christopher reported that the 10 beehives that we purchased to start a sustainability project for the widows in NW Uganda has produced 10 liters of honey from their first pot. That sells for 150,000 Uganda Schillings (~42 USD). They have already started making more beehives on their own. We also donated money to plant the flowers that were needed to sustain and provide pollen for the bees. Exciting news for them. We are also having Christopher get an estimate for a building for the 90 students that are attending the Fountain of Hope school they founded. About 30 of these are orphaned and are staying with families and friends. We are hoping to maintain that so all the orphans don’t end up having to stay at the school and will have families to live with.

    We are thankful for the donations to support the over-all ministry received from our co-laborers in the USA. We have received the money to pay for the relocation of our former Sudan coordinator, John Light’s widow, Sarah, and their family from the refugee camp in N. Uganda to the town of Gulu where the children will be able to go to school. We also received money to replace some of the outreach equipment; replace the beauty salon equipment that was stolen from the sustainability project that provides income for Pr. Simon and his family in N. Kenya; provide transportation for Kennedy, our over-all equipment coordinator, to visit Augustine in the DRCongo and determine what equipment is needed to maintain the outreaches there; purchase farm land and replace the girl’s toilet at the Nalidi Grace orphan school in eastern Uganda; complete the farming project in NW Uganda that will provide income to support the over-all ministry; help with the building of a new church and construct toilets in South Sudan; replace the mosquito nets for the 41 orphans boy’s that live at the Good Samaritan school in central Uganda and do repairs on the ministry car that Pr. Martin uses so it can be sold and replaced.  We are currently working on a women’s reusable sanitary napkins project. We are planning to provide two sewing machines and the material needed for 240 sanitary napkins to both the Nalidi Grace Orphan school in E. Uganda and the Good Samaritan school in Mukono in central Uganda. That will provide 6 each for 40 young women. It also includes the costs of sending Evelyn to teach them how to use and maintain the machines, how to make the napkins and how to use them. It will also include training on how they can make their own napkins using materials they already have available. Patrick and Jonathan will then use the project to reach out to others in their communities. The costs for each set of equipment and training costs is $620. We are also in need of 3 phones for coordinators ($450); funding for a farming project in central Uganda ($1,275) and the money to replace the over-all ministry vehicle used by Pr. Martin ($2,500).

    Pr. Martin is preparing the ministry car to sell. It should be ready within the next day and we are hoping for ~$3,000USD. Uganda changed the law and will no longer allow cars 8 years or older into the country after July and they estimate the price of cars will go up 2 1/2 times. The car we are looking at is older than 8 years, but that will be good transportation for Martin and the over-all ministry and is ~$2,500 out of Saudi Arabia. We can purchase now and “hold” the car for 6 months before we have to pay the tax and duty (on the $2,500). We definitely need the car to meet the ministry needs.

    Next week, the kids are on holiday, so Beatrice will be setting up an appointment with the US embassy so they can apply for their visas for their visit to the USA in August/September.    

Africa news, March, 2018

   We give God the praise that during the month of February, our coordinators used the sound and video equipment and organized 27 outreaches with 2,087 salvations. We hosted our second coordinator’s conference the first week of March with a team of 6 from Harvest Vision Ministries in Washington state, the HVA director and leaders and 12 coordinators from Uganda, Kenya, Burundi, South Sudan and the DRCongo. The team brought a variety of ministry supplies, including water filters and solar-powered audio bibles in different translations and 2 sets of sound and audio equipment, one for the new coordinator in Kayunga in central Uganda and another to replace the equipment in South Sudan. Each coordinator shared about their area and the ways in which the ministry is reaching people along with the challenges that they face personally and with the outreaches. Afterwards, discussions were held to identify solutions and best practices that could help everyone be more effective in evangelizing, leader’s training and the discipleship of new believers in local church families. Incredible testimonies sprinkled throughout the 3 days with prayer, worship and fellowship.

    After the conference, the remaining team members from the USA visited and shared with the EGD, Kibuli,, Kirinya and Gganda church families in Kampala; with Pr. Charles and Rashida in Kayunga; with Pr. Steven in Kadama, Pr. Margaret in Nansanga and Pr. Billy in Mbale in eastern Uganda; with Pr. Patrick and the Nalidi Grace Orphan School in eastern Uganda and with Pr. Jonathan and the Canaan Foundation School, where Madilyn’s House was built, in Mukono in central Uganda. We are thankful that the ministry is reviewing the needs with Pr. Martin to prioritize them for future support. George and Joanna were able to go with Pr. Martin and Beatrice to visit their daughters, Peace and Audrey, in their boarding school; visit the bridal shop sustainability project with Evelyn; visit with Sarah Light, the widow of the former South Sudan coordinator, to discuss the possibility of helping support the future education of their children and also met with Pr. Martin, Pr. Jonathan, Susan and attorney, Benon, who is working with Blake & Kylee Walker on the adoption of Peace, an orphan that has been raised by Pr. Jonathan since she was a baby. We are thankful that work is being done to identify how to get better internet service and begin weekly communication between Martin and Susan, the HVA admin coordinator and the office in the USA.

 Please join us in prayer to welcome our newest coordinator.
Rashida Nazziwa-HVA Kayunga Central Uganda, Sub-Coordinator

Rashida Nazziwa was married to one of the Muslim leaders in Kayunga and has 8 children. She was born again in 2014 and her husband kicked her out of the house and her neighbors laughed and made fun of her. She went to Pr. Charles and the church ended up building her a home. Her husband came and beat her and broke her hand. She is a tailor and makes school uniforms for children in the community. She supports and works with Pr. Charles on outreaches and was given a sound and video system to start working as a second Harvest Vision sub-coordinator with Pr. Charles in March 2018.

Africa news, February, 2018

We give God the praise that during the month of January, our coordinators used the sound and video equipment and organized 27 outreaches with 3,078 salvations. The Kibuli fellowship in Kampala, Uganda just finished 3 days of leader training and the bible schools in Burundi are also teaching leaders. At the present time, the bible schools in E Uganda are on hold because of a lack of funds. We are witness to many people being healed and set free from demonic spirits in the over-all ministry and these people are helping plant new church families in all the different regions. We are excited that Peace, the young girl that has been raised by Pr. Jonathan at the Canaan Foundation School in Mukono, Uganda, has started school in Kampala where she will continue her education plus begin to learn English. Blake & Kylee Walker are supporting her and will be traveling soon to begin the year long direct adoption process that will allow her to come and be with the family in the USA in the next 12 months. Prossy is now living and serving as the coordinator in South Sudan and has already began to do a lot of teaching with pastors and leaders as she prepares them to begin more evangelism to those in the community. There is extreme poverty along with a lot of violence and political unrest in the country. We are also making preparations for the coordinator’s conference the first part of March, when we have all the coordinators from Africa along with a team of supporters from the USA. We will be sharing testimonies and concerns and we are praying the Holy Spirit will reveal ways in which we can work more effectively together to reach the lost and teach them to be true disciples to help bring in an even greater harvest.

Africa news, January, 2018

We give God the praise that during the month of December, our coordinators used the sound and video equipment and organized 22 outreaches with 3,803 salvations, bringing the total salvations in 2017 to 44,518. We are making preparations for the coordinator’s conference the first part of March, when we have all the coordinators from Africa along with a team of supporters from the USA. We will be sharing testimonies and concerns and we are praying the Holy Spirit will reveal ways in which we can work more effectively together to reach the lost and teach them to be true disciples to help bring in an even greater harvest. We are blessed to get word from Sarah, the widow of our late South Sudan coordinator John Light, who has been reunited with her children and will be moving to a refugee camp in Uganda that will provide them with a safe home and school for the children. This month, the Kibuli church fellowship in Kampala will begin using one of the homes on the property that was purchased last year for expanding the children’s ministry. The remaining tenants will be relocated in June and that will allow the church to use the property to help with the over-flow of people attending. A few weeks ago, the children 13 and younger, from the Kibuli Harvest Church fellowship visited another church family in Kampala and ministered to the people there. Audrey, Pr. Martin & Beatrice’s daughter, is 13 and preached 30 minutes on obedience and one of the other children preached on faith for a longer time. Later, 16 of the children, including Audrey, traveled to Mbale in east Uganda and held a 5 day crusade. Please keep these young servants of the Lord and their leaders lifted up in prayer as they honor God with their gifts and callings. Prossy will be moving to South Sudan in February to serve as outreach coordinator. Prossy was our first coordinator in north Uganda until she released that work to David, one of the young people that she had been preparing for the last couple of years.

Africa news, December, 2017

We give God the praise that during the month of November, our coordinators used the sound and video equipment and organized 32 outreaches with 3,964 salvations. We are thankful that the loan for purchasing the property adjacent to the Kibuli church fellowship in Kampala, Uganda will be paid off April 1st. This property will be used to provide income for completing the expansion of the church and will provide classrooms and facilities for children’s ministry. Although the church is located in a large Muslim slum area, these faithful believers are collecting clothes to send to the people in South Sudan. We are thankful for the donations to get medical treatment for Teddy, Pr Billy’s wife in E. Uganda, and Augustine, the coordinator in the DRCongo, and are pleased that their health is improving and they are able to resume their work as servants of the Lord. At the present time, the coordinators in C. Uganda, N, Uganda, NW Uganda, E. Uganda, Burundi, SW DRCongo and N. Kenya all receive some monthly support to help with the outreaches they coordinate using the sound and video equipment they have been provided with by the ministry. We also have sub-coordinators that have equipment and serve in NW DRCongo, E. Uganda and C. Uganda, but do not receive the monthly support. Starting in January, Prossy will be moving to South Sudan to help coordinate outreaches and help train leaders. Financial support will be needed monthly and will include the funds to rent a small room and pay for her visa. She will be living there for one year to help stabilize the over-all ministry. Please join us in prayer for the safety and provision for all the people of South Sudan. We are working on a needs list to maintain the over-all ministry including, replacing the car that Pr. Martin uses to over-see the ministry, replacing worn out equipment, providing a second set of sound & video equipment to Pr. Charles, the sub-coordinator in C Uganda and purchasing sound & equipment for South Sudan. We are also working on the arrangements for the coordinator’s conference planned with our co-laborers from the USA who are called to provide support for the ongoing work in the harvest fields in Central Africa. That will be held the first of March and will hopefully include the coordinators, sub-coordinators and any future coordinators from all 6 countries.    

 Africa news, November, 2017

We give God the praise that during the month of October, our coordinators used the sound and video equipment and organized 22 outreaches with 7,172 salvations. It has been a wonderful time of teaching and building up the Kibuli church family in Kampala, Uganda at the same time we are patiently awaiting the remaining finances to complete the much needed expansion to the building. We are thankful the doctor’s strike in Uganda has stopped and these much needed servants are back to work. The new equipment that has been given over to Pr. Jeremy, who is the new coordinator in Mihagi, DRCongo, is already being used for outreaches. Pr. Billy’s wife, Teddy, in E. Uganda fell sick and was diagnosed with a brain infection which she is currently being treated for. Also, Augustine, the DRCongo (Goma) coordinator has had severe problems with his back which are now going to be looked at thanks to donations from our USA co-laborers. Pr. Charles, the coordinator in Kayunga, C Uganda, has put a roof on their new church building and starting on the walls. The building will hold over 200 and a second church is already planned. They are ready for a second set of equipment to help meet the needs of over 100 pastors who are starting to fellowship together in this area. Prossy recently returned from South Sudan, where Pr. Bosco and several other pastors and leaders were recently ordained. Bosco will be over-seeing the church and ministry and Prossy would like to return in January to help coordinate outreaches for one year. This will require the replacement of the sound and video equipment that were destroyed in the war. Many people have fled to refugee camps in Uganda because there is no food in Juba, the capital, and they are unable to return to their own lands because of the war. We are thankful that the Bible schools in Burundi are active and the schools in E Uganda will be starting in January. We are thankful for the ongoing support and prayers of our co-laborers from other parts of the world that provide and encourage the laborers in the fields of Central Africa.      

Africa news, October, 2017

We give God the praise that during the month of August, our coordinators used the sound and video equipment and organized 22 outreaches with 3,422 salvations. The expansion project for the HV Kibuli church in Kampala, Uganda has completed the roof & windows and is on hold waiting for more funds. The church family, like all the other HV church fellowships, channels most of their funds toward supporting outreaches in their communities and other areas. Although the Bible schools in east Uganda are waiting to begin again, the Bible schools in Burundi and the other countries are actively training their leaders. All the coordinators are thankful for the equipment, including sleeping bags, tents, etc., that the USA team recently brought over to support them when they are out on mission with the sound and video equipment. We are thankful that Pr. Charles, who coordinates the equipment in Kayunga, central Uganda, was able to relocate the church family of over 200 believers to a new location. Many pastors have come together to make use of the sound and video equipment for their communities and a leader’s training seminar has been scheduled with over 100 leaders planning to attend. We are also encouraged that the radio ministry that Pr. Billy started to reach people in east Uganda and west Kenya has now been re-activated and we are expecting many more believers to be added to the kingdom. Pr. Christopher in northwest Uganda is working with the pastors on the DRCongo side of the border to identify the new coordinator that will over-see the use of the sound and video equipment that has been recently given to them and we are looking forward to a great revival in this entire area. Evangelist Prossy, from southwest Kenya, is visiting with Pr. Bosco, our new coordinator for South Sudan. She will be encouraging the leaders as Bosco and three other pastors that are supporting the ministry there are preparing to be ordained. Bosco will not only help coordinate outreaches with the sound and video equipment, he will also over-see all the work of the Harvest ministries that Pr. John Light, who founded the ministry there, registered with the government. We are in need of prayers as all of our leaders face many trials and difficulties as they serve the body in communities with little food, unclean water, no medical facilities, no power, political unrest and persecution from witch-doctors and Muslims.  

Africa news, September, 2017

We give God the praise that during the month of August, our coordinators used the sound and video equipment and organized 42 outreaches with 5,294 salvations. Pastor’s and leader’s training continues in all the different areas, except the Bible schools in E. Uganda have been on hold because of Pr. Billy’s health and the lack of finances. Congratulations to Kennedy and Joan who were married the first of September. Kennedy oversees the equipment for all the areas and coordinates outreaches in central Uganda. The church family in Kayunga is growing rapidly, as it is in every area, and the need for larger facilities continues to be a blessed “problem” for everyone. Pr. Titus, who recently got a set of sound & video equipment to share amongst the pastor’s that attend the Bible school in Namaingo, E. Uganda, has started to coordinate outreaches in their respective communities. We are looking forward to a great harvest as the lost come to salvation and are discipled by the believers in their own communities. The mission team from Washington delivered sound & video equipment for a new coordinator in Mihagi, DRCongo, adjacent to NW Uganda, and we are now awaiting the finances to purchase the generator and remainder of the equipment needed to start doing outreaches in this area. Although it is very unstable and there is much violence in N. Kenya, the DRCongo and South Sudan, we are blessed to be able to reach out and witness many healings, deliverances and many people coming to salvation. The project to expand the Kibuli Harvest church building in Kampala, Uganda is on-going and is being completed in steps as the money is raised. The property adjacent that was recently purchased for the needs of the children is still being rented out until it has been fully paid off. Even with all of these testimonies of God’s faithfulness, the enemy is still bringing confusion to many which is causing disruption within the church family in Kampala. For that reason, Martin has been led to postpone his fall trip to the USA and will spend that time praying and ensuring the church family remains faithful to it’s purpose of reaching the lost and teaching them to become true disciples of Jesus Christ. Please keep Pr. Martin and the leadership team lifted up in prayer.

August 2017

We give God the praise that during the month of July, our coordinators used the sound and video equipment and organized 24 outreaches with 2,233 salvations. We are thankful for these steadfast laborers and are grateful for the many sacrifices that they, along with their families, make to encourage believers to reach out to the lost in their communities and train them to be true disciples of Jesus Christ. We were also able to purchase a property adjacent to the Kibuli Harvest church in Kampala to provide room for children’s ministry. The existing property has some small mud homes being rented and the church family will continue to rent them until they are able to pay the remainder of the loan ($5,000) used to purchase the property. The bridal shop that was set up to provide support to maintain the existing sound & video equipment used by the coordinators was unable to sustain the high rent and has moved to a different location. We pray that God will bless those working at the shop and it will be a greater ministry to reach people and provide funding to support missions. For those that have been joining with Blake & Kylee Walker and their family as they continue to search for someone to complete a home study for their adoption of 9-year old Peace from Uganda, we are happy to share that Susan, our Africa Admin coordinator and founder of Comfort Africa, has found a boarding school close to her home in Kampala that will provide education, including learning English, and care for her until the necessary work to complete the adoption is finalized.

We welcomed Ted, Jeremy, Dan & Nate from Washington that came to visit in mid-August. They brought with them: tents, sleeping bags, mattresses & security lamps for our coordinators, as well as, smart phones and laptops which will help them communicate more effectively; 140 solar-powered audio bibles in 14 different languages and 76 water filters that were donated by the King’s Storehouse in Ferndale, WA and will be distributed to the different areas; 75 hand-made pillowcase dresses made by our sister, Avis, from Sedro Woolley, WA; school supplies that the Harvest Kids in the USA purchased for the Fountain of Hope children in Nebbi, NW Uganda and a sound system & projector that will be used across the border in the DRCongo near Nebbi in NW Uganda. As soon as the funds ($1,200) are available to purchase the generator and other items needed to complete the set, the leaders in Mihagi, DRC will begin coordinating outreaches in this area. During their stay, they traveled to Nebbi, NW Uganda, to visit with Pr. Christopher and his family where they attended an open air outreach, a community outreach and spent time with the Fountain of Hope children’s ministry that operates in the small village compound where Christopher and his family live. They delivered the school supplies that the Harvest Kids in the USA donated, along with hand-written cards to each child and a poster with all the Harvest Kids handprints. They also visited Pr. Jonathan at the Canaan Foundation School in Mukono, Uganda where Madilyn’s House was built by the Harvest Kids from the USA in 2013 and traveled to E. Uganda to visit the Nalidi Orphan Grace School, that was founded by Pr. Patrick, and were able to visit and share with the Kadama and Mbale Harvest church families. During their stay in Kampala, they visited and shared with the Kibuli and Gayaza Harvest church families and were able to visit with the children that are being sponsored through Comfort Africa. On the day of their departure, Sept 2nd, they will have the privilege of attending the wedding of Kennedy & Joan. Kennedy is the central Uganda coordinator and over-sees all the equipment in all six countries.       

July 2017

We give God the praise that during the month of June, our coordinators used the sound and video equipment and had 28 outreaches with 2,832 salvations. The Harvest Church fellowships are going strong and we are excited that the expansion of the “mother” church in Kampala will be finished soon. The bridal shop project is looking for a more affordable place to locate the business in Kampala and we are praying that the Lord will provide someone to help over-see this ministry & sustainability project. All the profits of this business will be used to maintain existing sound & video systems used by the coordinators in their respective locations. Pr. Charles in Kayunga has had such an increase in church attendance that they have relocated to their new property even though they don’t have a building and have started a second church 7km away to accommodate another group that were saved at one of the recent outreaches. Kennedy will be traveling to E. Uganda to do the training for the new equipment that will be used by the pastor’s that attend the bible college in Namaingo. Pr. Christopher in NW Uganda has been meeting pastor’s in the refugee camps located near the South Sudan and DRCongo borders and seeing how we can help the many thousands that are living in the camps in that area. We are waiting for contact with Bosco in South Sudan so we can determine how we can repair the sound and video equipment in that area and begin the outreaches again. There is much violence as well as the poverty because of the war and are in need of your prayers. Pr. Simon in N. Kenya is still coordinating outreaches at a time when the entire N. Kenya and S. Ethiopia are facing much drought and famine. Please also pray for Rachel, Ev. Augustine’s wife, in the DRCongo who is suffering from severe back problems because of the many years she has been sewing to provide an income for their family. All of the coordinators are actively supporting outreaches, providing or helping with bible schools for pastors and leaders, strengthening existing church families and planting new church families. We are happy to report that a ministry out of Taiwan that regularly sends large containers with clothes and shoes to Africa has donated three containers to the Canaan Foundation School that Pr. Jonathan over-sees in Mukono, Uganda and they are converting them to classrooms for the ~300 primary students that attend there. Many of them are orphans and fall under the care of Pr. Jonathan. This is the location where Madilyn’s House was built in 2013 and the home of Peace that Blake & Kylee Walker are still working to adopt. We are in need of an agency that will do a home study to fulfill the requirement of the Uganda government for a direct adoption. Please contact us if you are aware of anyone that might be able to meet that need. As usual, the entire Harvest Vision Africa team is looking forward to the upcoming visit of Ted, Jeremy, Daniel & Nate from Washington that is scheduled in mid-August and to receiving much needed items that will help maintain the ministry and provide a set of equipment for a new sub-coordinator.  
 

June 2017

We give God the praise that during the month of May, our coordinators used the sound and video equipment and had 21 outreaches, over 61 days with 2,732 salvations. The Harvest Church fellowships are going strong and we are excited that the expansion of the “mother” church in Kampala will be finished soon. Although, it is in the slum area of the city and draws many new believers, it has also became a body that disciples many into becoming evangelists, teachers and pastors that are working throughout Uganda. We are blessed to report that Pr. Charles in Kayunga, which is one of our newer coordinators, has attracted many leaders from outside of his immediate community that are planning outreaches every weekend and are setting up a small fund to help pay transport for future outreaches when that money is not available. The HV church fellowship there has expanded to the point they are gathering the funds to purchase poles and tins to move and expand the building on a property that was purchased for them through donations of co-laborers from the USA. Pr. Titus, who pastors the HV church fellowship in Namaingo, E. Uganda, and who also over-sees the bible school in that area has been asked to take responsibility for a set of sound & video equipment with generator that will be shared by all the pastors to reach the lost in their communities and outlying areas. Pr. Martin will be meeting with them July 9th for training and encouragement. This is the first time we have used the unity that has been established through one of the bible schools as a focal point for reaching out to the different communities. Recently, we were able to meet with a pastor that ministers in W. Uganda near the DRCongo border. This is the last large area in Uganda that the Holy Spirit hasn’t led us to the person to begin the ministry there and we are waiting for Pr. Martin to go and visit with the pastor and others in that region to get confirmation about expanding to this area. South Sudan continues to be a place of much political unrest and violence and we are praying for a time of peace when Pr. Martin can visit and re-establish the outreach that was present there before the war and the passing of our coordinator, Pr. John Light. Pr. Martin is in Mwanza, Tanzania teaching at a pastor’s conference of over 400 and is praying that we will find someone that can serve as a future coordinator for the ministry in that country. We are thankful that we received money to replace the generator that supports the ministry in N. Kenya, repair the ministry car in Burundi, start a beehive project for women in NW Uganda and help with a retail business that supports our coordinator in the DRCongo.  Each of the coordinators are faced with different and difficult circumstances but continue to serve to reach the lost and disciple new believers in their areas. We are praying that we will soon have the funding to replace the ministry van which is getting worn out and costing a lot to maintain.   

May 2017

Thanks to the prayers and support of our co-laborers and the work of our coordinators from the different areas, we had 18 outreaches over 57 days and 2,122 saved in April and over 200 were baptized in one of the outreaches. We are still having problems with the internet service in the office in Kampala, Ug which is making it difficult to communicate with the coordinators in their different areas and with the USA but are hoping to find a solution soon. Please keep Pr. Billy (E. Uganda) lifted up in prayer, because the projector, laptop and phone were all taken when he was robbed and it was necessary for him to move his family to a different house. The situation in South Sudan is critical with the on-going war and we are praying for our Christian leaders and families there. Pr. Martin and Prossy are tentatively scheduled to visit them in June to encourage them and see how we may help them reach those people in their community with the gospel. We recently received the finances to: install a roof and doors for the home of Pr. Charles & Merian who pastors the local church and coordinates outreaches in Kayunga, central Uganda; pay for the remaining term of Sharon’s nursing school (Sharon is the fiancée of Evangelist Christopher who coordinates outreaches, plants churches & trains leaders in Nebbi, northwest Uganda); eight beehives that will be used to make honey and provide support for widows in Christopher’s village in northwest Uganda; repair the ministry car that Pr. Evariste uses for transportation in Burundi and additional inventory for a retail business that Evangelist Augustine and his wife, Rachel, use as their sustainability project to provide income for their home and family in the DRCongo.  We are currently waiting for an estimate to replace the generator that Pr. Simon uses to support outreaches in north Uganda along the Ethiopia border. We are also looking forward to the testimonies from Pr. Titus, who will be using the new sound & video equipment to help the pastor’s that have been attending the Bible school in E. Uganda coordinate outreaches in their communities. Please keep Pr. Martin lifted up in prayer as he visits Mwanza, Tanzania for a pastor’s conference in June. Martin will also be open to finding someone there who God has called to be our first coordinator in that nation. We appreciate all your prayers and support that help bring in this great harvest of souls.      

Please check out the news and April blogs at www.harvestvisionministries.org for more information on the work in Africa.

April 2017

We had 26 outreaches over 76 days and 1,051 saved in March. There was much preparation for the coordinator’s conference done before the arrival of George and Linda in April. Thanks to everyone that has prayed and provided resources for our brothers and sisters in the harvest fields of central Africa. A double privilege for George & Linda to be chosen to bring the many thoughtful things over to encourage our co-laborers and their families that sacrifice daily for the building of God’s kingdom. We know that the sound system, microphones and projector will soon be encouraging a group of 16 pastors that have just finished training in eastern Uganda and that the keyboard, study bibles, water filters, solar-powered audio bibles, handmade pillowcase dresses, toys and gifts for the children of our leaders,  Frisbees signed by the Harvest Kids and other supplies are helping produce fruit that last.

It was a privilege to see all the coordinators come together to share their experience, strength and hope with one another at the conference, many meeting each other for the first time. Of course, we missed having Pr. John Light, from South Sudan, because of his recent passing. We also missed Billy & Teddy from E. Uganda because he has been ill and Augustine (DRCongo) and Prossy (N. Ug) were without their spouses. Each coordinator (DRCongo, N. Kenya, Burundi, N-NW-Central Uganda) shared their testimonies and information about the communities where they are working. Lot’s of sharing on evangelism, pastor’s training and church planting, and lot’s of shared practices and good ideas to better serve in the future. We also identified 13 areas where we are ready to establish sub-coordinators with sound and video equipment to more effectively present the gospel and further expand the kingdom. We will be prioritizing this work soon and will be informing everyone of our most important needs. The conference ended with a message on the importance of marriages and family and all the couples and married people reconfirmed their vows with their spouses and then placed engraved locks on the foot of the cross to represent our commitment to serve together as one body in these harvest fields. We also prayed a blessing over the three coordinators that have never been married.   

Conference testimonies:

Although war has broken out again in South Sudan and over 150 people were killed in one day, the church is working to start doing outreaches again. The roof and walls of the church building that was vacated 10 months ago are still down, but recently a Muslim neighbor has agreed to provide 50 sack s of cement for the rebuilding of the walls. All of this at the same time we mourn the loss of Pr. John Light, the Harvest Vision South Sudan coordinator.

Burundi has planted now 32 churches in 10 of the provinces with over 13,000 members and is preparing to establish churches in two more of the provinces this year. All of this while our coordinator doesn’t have any transportation and is living with his family in their partly rebuilt home that was destroyed in the war in 1995.

Pr. Simon, our N. Kenya coordinator’s father, was stolen as a child by one of the 8 warring tribes. He was raised by them and later married and Simon was born. Simon now has pastors from these different warring tribes working together and knows all 8 of their languages.

Prossy, who served as our N. Uganda coordinator until getting married last month in Kenya, used the money that was given for the decorations for her wedding ceremony to support a crusade that she was in prior to coming to our coordinator’s conference.

Christopher, who is our coordinator in NW Uganda, belongs to a tribe whose land is in both Uganda and the DRCongo and because of that is able to evangelize and plant church families in both countries.

Pr. Isaac from the DRCongo who was forced to leave that country with his family to Uganda because of his gospel work there has recently had his two boys expelled from their school because they began to preach the gospel and over 100 students were born again before the headmaster expelled them.

In Kayunga, Uganda, Muslim women accepted Jesus and when they went home and told their husbands they were forbidden to go back. The next night they came and after returning home, were beaten and all their clothes and belongings burned. As usual, they become the responsibility of Pr. Charles, our coordinator, who lives in a single room with his wife and 4 children.

Pr. Martin, George and Linda had the opportunity to visit Christopher, the coordinator in NW Uganda (Nebbi), and meet his fiancée and family, witness the children of Fountain of Hope early child-hood development ministry and share with the pastor’s from Uganda and the DRCongo at the Bible school. They also visited David, the coordinator in N. Uganda (Gulu); Pr. Jonathan, who founded the Canaan Foundation School in Mukono, and discussed the possibility of growing cocoa on the farming land that Harvest Vision has by his home; observed the building progress on the Kibuli Harvest Church fellowship in Kampala that is being expanded to accommodate another 150 people per service; visited with Kennedy and his team during a crusade in Mukono town outside of Kampala and visited with Pr. Isaac and Jose, who now help over-see the ministry in the DRCongo from their home in Uganda.      

Please check out the news and April blogs at www.harvestvisionministries.org for more information on the work in Africa.

March 2017

In February, our coordinators had the sound equipment out in the field for 24 outreaches over a period of 85 days where 6,164 souls came to know Jesus as their Lord and Savior! The Harvest Vision church fellowship in Kampala continues to work when funds are available on an extension to their building to accommodate an additional 150 people. The two services on Sunday mornings do not have enough seating. The bible schools in Burundi and E. Uganda are training new pastors and leaders at each location. Although Kennedy (C-Uganda), Billy (E-Uganda) and Simon (N-Kenya) are all having health problems, we are grateful that they have the grace to continue coordinating the outreaches in their respective areas. Charles in Kayunga, Uganda (our newest coordinator) has the new sound & video equipment and has started outreaches with local pastors in his community. Prossy (N-Uganda) has left Uganda and will be getting married in Kenya the first of April where she will live with her husband. The young man that has been helping her coordinate outreaches, David, will be responsible for the equipment and will coordinate future outreaches. Please pray that God will give him the wisdom to serve in this capacity. Pr Martin has traveled to the NW-Uganda area where Christopher is currently serving as coordinator and will be meeting with pastors from the DRCongo side of the border that might become coordinators for that side of the area at the corner of the DRCongo, NW-Uganda and South Sudan. Pr. John Light, our South Sudan coordinator, went to be with the Lord after being diagnosed with cancer in Gulu, Uganda. Martin & Prossy escorted John’s wife, Sarah, and the children with the coffin back to Juba for burial. Martin met with ministry leaders that John had already put in place to maintain the over-all ministry in his absence. The sound system needs some repair (cables/mics/etc) and the keyboard was stolen but they will start doing local outreaches after the equipment is repaired. The roof is still off the church building from a wind storm so they are meeting under a tree. Sarah wants the children to visit John’s home village, then relocate to the Uganda refugee camp so they can have support and the children go to school. She has the her three children plus two others. Martin will be helping with the transition. We are looking forward to the arrival of George & Linda and our first conference with all the coordinators and their spouses, many of which have never met before, on April 14-16.   

In order to better keep each of you informed about what is going on in the over-all ministry we are making an effort to be more conscientious to post blogs on a frequent basis to compliment the news that only goes out monthly. Please take a few moments occasionally to see what is going on throughout the month locally and in Mexico and Central Africa. We will also be updating our New & Exciting page to present our events in more fun & creative way.

February 2017

In January, our coordinators had the sound equipment out in the field for 20 outreaches over a period of 60 days where 3,199 souls came to know Jesus as their Lord and Savior! We are blessed that Pr Charles in Kayunga in central Uganda and the local pastors have received the sound & video equipment and have already planned to start doing outreaches in their communities. Pr Isaac (DRCongo in Uganda), Pr Billy (E Uganda) and Pr John (South Sudan in Uganda) are still under attack with a lot of physical problems and although they are improving, they still need prayers to fully regain their health. Prossy, our N Uganda coordinator, is moving to Kenya in April to be married and will be living there. Please pray as we seek God’s direction for another coordinator in N Uganda or whether the equipment will be kept by Prossy to start outreaches in the part of Kenya that she will be living in. The main Harvest Vision Kibuli church family in Kampala has been open two years but the two services on Sunday morning are filled to capacity so work has started on an extension which will accommodate another 150 people. Please join with us in prayer for the communities in central and eastern Uganda where a drought has been ongoing for 5 months and many people are suffering from hunger. Thanks to the Harvest Kids who recently sent money to help 7 students from the Nalidi Grace Orphan school in E Uganda attend secondary school after their graduation. We appreciate the support and prayers of all our co-laborers in the USA and Mexico that pray and provide support for the evangelism, pastor’s training, church planting and to help meet some of our basic health and education needs in Central Africa.   

January 2017

In December, our coordinators had the sound equipment out in the field for 19 outreaches over a period of 72 days where 3,245 souls came to know Jesus as their Lord and Savior! Praise God for these faithful brothers and sisters! Please continue to pray for them as they risk their lives and continue to push through conditions and circumstances for this one vision. To seek and save that which is lost until the final person in this world receives Him before He returns to be with us for eternity. We are blessed to share that Pr. Isaac, our DRCongo coordinator in Uganda, has completed his back surgery in India and is recovering. Martin spoke with him and he is already able to stand and take a few steps. Pr John Light, our South Sudan coordinator, is recovering from his blood loss and finishing his treatment for TB. His wife and children will be joining him in Gulu, N. Uganda, where a home has been rented for them for Feb & March. We are hoping they will be able to move back to South Sudan afterward to resume the outreaches there. Pr Billy, our E. Uganda coordinator, was diagnosed with kidney problems and is receiving treatment. Please keep all of these and their families in your prayers. The generators to replace one in the DRCongo and to go with the new sound and video system for our new coordinator in Kayunga, Uganda have been purchased. Pr Martin will be attending a pastor’s conference in Kayunga the first of February and taking them the new equipment. We are excited about the expanding of the kingdom through the use of this equipment in these communities. 

December 2016

In November, our coordinators had the equipment in the field for 22 outreaches over a period of 75 days where 6,366 people accepted Jesus and over 8,000 believers were baptized. Please keep our co-laborers lifted up in prayer. We appreciate everyone that prayed and provided support for the young man, Wilson, that had been providing technical support for the outreaches with Prossy who coordinates in N. Uganda. Wilson went to be with the Lord shortly after his treatment. Our prayers are with his family and friends. After the burial, Prossy and the other young man, David, that also helps were able to go out on their next outreach using the new generator that was provided by our friends in the USA. Pr. Martin and his family have been visiting his home in Kenya over the Christmas holidays. After his return, they are hoping a new shipment of generators is available so he can purchase the replacement for the DRCongo and the one that will go along with the sound and video equipment that will be going to Pr. Charles, our new coordinator in Kayunga, central Uganda. We are also happy that funding was sent to repair the ministry vehicles beings used for outreaches in the DRCongo and N. Kenya. Please pray for the three bible schools that have started in Burundi. We are praying that Pr. John Light, the South Sudan coordinator, who is currently on refugee status in Uganda with his family will finish his tuberculosis treatments soon so he can return to his ministry work in his home country. We are excited to announce that our three coordinators that are not married; Kennedy, Prossy and Christopher, that serve in central, north & northwest Uganda respectively, will be getting married in 2017. Please keep them lifted up in prayer as they move into this new season of their lives. 

November, 2016

We are so thankful for the sacrifices of our coordinators that plan the outreaches. In October, they had the equipment in the field for 21 outreaches over a period of 93 days. Over 2,000 people accepted Jesus and over 2,000 believers were baptized. Please keep our co-laborers lifted up in prayer. The young man that has been helping Prossy in N. Uganda with crusades is very ill and is receiving treatment in the hospital in Kampala and needs our prayers. We are also praying the John Light, our South Sudan coordinator’s health. He continues to take treatment for tuberculosis in N. Uganda and we are hoping that he will be able to move back to South Sudan at the beginning of the year to resume outreach ministry there. It is also a new and exciting time for two of our coordinators who are planning their weddings for next year. Kennedy, our over-all and central Uganda coordinator and Christopher, our NW Uganda coordinator, and both preparing for the helpers that God has prepared for them to continue their kingdom work. The Harvest Vision church families remain strong and our newest one that was started by Pr Richard in Kampala is holding strong at about 40 members. All of these church families are committed to support evangelism in their immediate community and continually are sending people to support other church families and outreaches in other parts of the country.

Our Overall Africa Ministry Director has been in Skagit Valley, WA, Boston, MA and Memphis TN in USA for the month of November encouraging brothers and sisters who support the miraculous work being done through our co-laborers in Africa. Standing in the gap and speaking on behalf of all the workers and souls coming to the kingdom through the use of the sound equipment. Some of the funds raised this month have gone to purchasing more sound and video equipment for the outreaches and crusades.

Our lovely administrative coordinator of the ministry in Africa, Suzan, has delivered her first born baby boy! We welcome Prince Awesome Azriel Jaden Gale was brought into this world on November 14th! Thank you Jesus for your favor over this family. 

October 2016

During the month of September, 21 outreaches were coordinated and 2,277 made their decision to accept Jesus as their personal Savior. We are always encouraged to hear testimonies and receive photos of the lives being transformed and communities being impacted by the work of our faithful co-laborers in Central Africa. Pr Evariste was able to coordinate 7 outreaches in Burundi in September and they were witness to 426 being led by the Holy Spirit to accept Jesus. All of these outreaches are supported by local believers in the community that are prepared and committed to help disciple these new believers in their local church families. The same great miracles are happening through the work of our newest coordinator in north Kenya, Pr Simon. He has been involved in ministry for a number of years and we were able to partner with him during this last year. They have strong pastor’s and leader’s training, church planting and very many supporting these outreaches to reach these communities in these desert areas. The people are so glad to see the Jesus film in their own language and many people are coming to the faith because they received the gospel in their own dialect language. There are many different tribes in this area that have long histories of warring against each other and we are blessed that Simon has pastor’s from all of these tribes working with him to bring hope to these regions of north Kenya and southern Ethiopia. A few months ago, we were blessed to support a poultry project to provide income for Prossy who coordinates Harvest Vision ministry in north Uganda. Prossy, like all the coordinators, is in the field most of the time organizing and supporting outreaches with Christian pastors and leaders. She provides the sound & video equipment and helps with the evangelism and teaching over the 3-5 days of the outreach. That leaves no time to work a job to have money to meet her needs. Also many of the coordinators have families to take care of. Each coordinator identifies a sustainability project that they can do or over-see that can meet their own personal needs. Prossy is thankful for everyone that helps her through prayer and giving to make this possible and allow her to fulfill her calling. In September, she was involved in 3 outreaches that strengthened the church families involved and witnessed the Holy Spirit bringing 176 new believers to accept Jesus and begin their discipleship journey supported by their local church families. (And yes, that is a charcoal stove providing heat for those baby chicks!) We have sent her an option to try a candle heater that she can consider.

September 2016

During the month of August, 31 outreaches were coordinated and 6,052 made their decision to accept Jesus as their personal Savior. This is the most salvations in any month since the first equipment was purchased for our co-laborers in Africa in 2006 and the 29,000 people that have come to salvation in the first 8 months of this year is more than any year previously. We give God the praise for the faithfulness and sacrifices of these brothers and sisters that work with Christian leaders in their communities to coordinate these outreaches. Pr Isaac, the DRCongo coordinator, is still in need of prayer for his neck problem; Adele, the wife of Pr Evariste, the Burundi coordinator, was released from the hospital and is recovering after surgery and Pr John Light, the South Sudan coordinator, continues to get treatment for tuberculosis but hopefully will be reunited with his family in north Uganda next week. Please pray for the few families that have returned to South Sudan after being refugees in north Uganda as they rebuild the church community there. Suzan, the HVA admin coordinator, is helping locate a copier that will be used to print curriculum for the bible schools in E. Uganda. We are praying for the finances to support more coordinators with equipment and bible schools in these large areas that the present coordinators are working in. The relationships that are needed to support having more outreaches have already been established so we are simply “waiting on the Lord” for His provision. Pr Martin will be traveling to the USA in November to visit the Harvest Vision family in Washington and to visit friends and share about the ministry in Boston and in Florida.            

August 2016

Thank you for all of your continuous prayer and support of the work God has ordained through our co-laborers in Africa. During the month of July, 22 outreaches were coordinated and 5,443 made their decision to accept Jesus as their personal Savior. We are so thankful for our co-laborers that have dedicated their lives and continue to make sacrifices to reach the lost in their communities. Please join with us to pray for Pr. Titus, who over-sees the church fellowship and bible school, and his family in Namaingo, E. Uganda. His wife and the children’s mother went to be with the Lord last week. Also, pray for Pr John Light and his family who recently fled South Sudan. Sarah, the children and orphans are in north Uganda but John has been sent to Kampala to treat an enlarged spleen and the complications. Pr Isaac, who helps coordinate the work in the DRCongo, continues to suffer constant pain from his neck and we are praying for a miracle to bring healing. On a brighter side, Kennedy is purchasing replacement sound equipment for the outreaches in central Uganda, Prossy (N Uganda) and Simon (N Kenya) have started their sustainability projects which will help them meet their needs as they continue to support the outreaches in their communities. We are hoping to send funds to purchase a new copier ($600) for the bible schools in E Uganda. The schools are on hold because all the printed curriculum is furnished by the ministry and we have been unable to provide that during this time. We are blessed to see the many ways in which God is using our fellow servants to share the love of Jesus with those in these difficult and often dangerous circumstances and it is a privilege to pray and support them and their families.         

July 2016

Thank you for all of your continuous prayer and support of the work God has ordained through our co-laborers in Africa. During the month of June, 30 outreaches were coordinated over 93 days and 4,791 made their decision to accept Jesus as their personal Savior. 

Please pray for the people of South Sudan during this time of war in Juba. Many people are being beaten, raped and killed. Pastor John has made it into Uganda with his family to seek refuge from Sudan, however, their conditions are still very poor.

Our DRCongo coordinator, Pr. Isaac’s health is still very poor. He and his family are currently registered refugees in Uganda. He has a lot of pain and numbness throughout his body, has difficulty walking and has a brace on his neck to keep his head and neck stable. The EGD church family in the DRCongo has been doing everything they can to collect donations so that he can go to India for surgery. Their goal is $40,000 US dollars and they have raised $13,000 by selling their belongings and are trusting God to provide the rest.

Our faithful outreach coordinator, Kennedy, has reported that he has malaria and has been feeling very sick but he is still going on missions. Praise God, for the faithful they shall be rewarded! Please pray for his health as his entire life is working to spread the Gospel to the lost.

Recently, Susan met a new family that is living in extreme poverty and bad health. The mother, Grace, is a widow and very ill. Her and her children are positive for HIV. Susan has connected them with the AIDS support through a local hospital in Kampala and has given them some food but because Grace is so sick she is not able to work to continue to provide for her family. Please join us in prayer for healing and Gods provision for them and the other families that Comfort Africa helps and that they can come to trust in God for He sees them and loves them far more than we can even begin to imagine even in their struggle. The bridal shop sustainability project has been a bit slow the last couple months but two new clients are scheduled in the next couple weeks! Once they have some extra money they are going to work on doing some promoting of their services.

The copy machine for E. Uganda bible schools is not working so the schools have stopped until the copier can be replaced. The new property next to the Harvest Church Fellowship in Kibuli has been surveyed to secure a land title. They have been using one of the buildings for counseling and prayer and Pr Simon will hopefully be living there in September and will begin to relieve Pr. Martin of some of the pastoral responsibilities that he has so he can focus on the over-all ministry.

In July, we received funding from the US for the following projects: N. Uganda poultry project for Prossy, NW Uganda motorbike for Christopher and a beauty salon project for Kenya to support Simon and Rose. We also received money for property to re-locate the Kayunga fellowship in Central Uganda and to purchase a new cooking pot for the Canaan Foundation School in Mukono, Uganda.  We are now working on replacing the broken sound equipment that Kennedy uses to support outreaches in Central Uganda ($1,500); the copier that is used to print the curriculum for bible schools in E. Uganda (Martin will be sending us an estimate); replacing the generators in N. Uganda and the eastern DRCongo ($850/each); and will be purchasing a portable sound system & mics in the USA ($1,350) that will be taken to Africa the end of September. We are also working on helping Pr Billy come to visit Washington and California in mid-September.

June 2016

We are so thankful for the support of our friends from the USA that support the ongoing outreaches in Uganda, Kenya, Rwanda, Burundi, South Sudan and the DRCongo in Central Africa. During the month of May, 28 outreaches were coordinated over 100 days and 1,964 made their decision to accept Jesus as their personal Savior. Pr Martin just returned from a 8 day mission to Samburu, Kenya where he was joined with friends from Tennessee where they taught 28 pastors and leaders and did outreach to communities in the area. Pr Simon, the coordinator, and one of his fellow evangelist spend almost all their time in the mission field. Our brothers from TN were moved by the Holy Spirit to purchase new tires for the car and a motorbike to help reach the lost. We are steadfastly working toward the donations needed to support sustainability projects for Pr Simon and his family and for Prossy in N Uganda and Christopher in NW Uganda. We are also in need of property in Kayunga, Uganda where the existing church family is being removed because of pressure the Muslim community is putting on the property owners where they are located. We are working on ensuring we can maintain the existing sets of sound and video equipment that the coordinators use to support the outreaches in their regions. The equipment is used constantly and repairs and replacement of worn equipment, including projectors, speakers, amplifiers and generators are required. Please pray that God will continue to give us the wisdom and support base to maintain and expand.   

May 2016

We are so thankful for the support of our friends from the USA that support the ongoing outreaches in Central Africa. During the month of April, 23 outreaches were coordinated over 78 days and 2,479 made their decision to accept Jesus as their personal Savior. We give God the glory for each and everyone as they join others that are being discipled to live as Christ and bring still others into the kingdom by sharing the gospel with those in their families and communities, either friend of foe. Even as we have experienced many salvations, besides the ones associated with the equipment our coordinators have been provided with, and many healings and deliverances, it is not without costs. We are praying for God’s healing mercy and quick and speedy recovery to Billy, the E. Uganda coordinator as he receives treatment at the bone clinic for damage to his body when he was robbed and left for dead after completing a successful mission. For Suzan, the HV Africa admin coordinator, who is pregnant and recovering from a motorbike accident that occurred as she traveled to take a young orphan girl to her home. Isaac, the DRCongo coordinator, is suffering from back pain and is in need of an operation; John, the South Sudan coordinator, will be undergoing hernia surgery after suffering for weeks because he did not have the money needed for an operation and Evariste, the Burundi coordinator, recently had a bicycle accident on his way to teach at the Bible school that sprained his hand and broke his special prescription glasses. We are thankful again for our co-laborers that sent the money to replace his glasses. At the present time, Pr Martin, the director of Harvest Vision Africa, is on a visit to Washington and Tennessee in the USA and Mexico and will be returning June 8th with much needed items to support the ministry. 

April 2016

It has been an eventful month for the ministry in Africa. Even with the activities associated with Ted and George’s visit from the USA, the coordinators helped with 26 outreaches in March over a period of 57 days that witnessed 1,981 come to salvation. We give God the glory. Many other salvations & miracles are happening through the individuals and church families that outreach into these communities. Ted & George were able to attend the annual HV Africa meeting in the Kibuli fellowship in Kampala, Uganda, where 12 new pastors were commissioned.  The purchase of the adjacent property has been finalized and is now available to extend the building and provide a home for Pr Simon & a church office which will help reduce the amount of time Pr Martin is involved in pastoral care so he can have more time to over-see the ministry.

Ted and George were able to spend time with Prossy & Christopher who coordinate outreaches in north & northwest Uganda and were encouraged to hear they are ready to start bible schools for pastors and leaders in their areas. Ted and George traveled with Pr Martin to South Sudan to visit Pr John Light and were able to participate in leader’s training and visit two of the other locations that have church fellowships. John recently registered the ministry with the government. Afterwards, they traveled to north Kenya to visit with Pr Simon and the team in that region. Very hot & dry and similar to Sudan. Seven church families have been planted in this area, including one in Ethiopia. It was a blessing to have with us water filters and solar-powered audio bibles in different languages to make available to the leaders. Pr Robert, who founded the AFM bible school in Rwanda, reported that pastors are ministering in their home villages using the sound & video equipment and that the audio bibles would be a blessing. He also shared that many times the teachers or students are sick from the water and they also use the little money they may have for treatment but the water filters will prevent that. When sharing about the combination, his comment was, “these two things really hit the bullseye for us”. We are thankful to the King’s Storehouse ministry in Washington that donate these to support these workers. Much time was spent with the coordinators to understand their needs and to brainstorm on sustainability projects that might help them with family and ministry needs. In all six countries, Uganda, Kenya, Rwanda, Burundi, South Sudan and the DRCongo, we have access to bible schools that pastors and leaders can attend without having to leave their families & ministries and registered ministries that cover new church plants to ensure they meet any requirements in their country. Some of these are through Harvest Vision and others through partner ministries. We are grateful to have received a donation from the Lyman Baptist church family to purchase a car and truck to support the ministry in east Uganda.

At the current time we are needing prayer for Pr Isaac, our DRCongo coordinator, who is in constant pain from back problems, possible requiring surgery in India; Suzan, our admin coordinator, who is 10 weeks pregnant and was in a terrible accident and is in the hospital recovering and Pr Billy, our east Uganda coordinator, who is in constant pain and is being sent to a bone clinic because it appears his shoulder might have been broken when he was robbed and knocked out a few months ago. Please join us in prayer for the leaders that will stand in and support Suzan and her admin responsibilities as she recovers and during Pr Martin’s 5 week visit to the USA. 

March 2016

Praise God for His faithfulness and blessing the over-all ministry. Our coordinators have been out in the field with the equipment for 90 days coordinating 59 outreaches in the month of February and witnessed 4,200 accept Jesus as their personal Savior. These outreaches include ministering to groups of military and police, students at schools from primary to university, business and government groups and the general public, in cities and the jungle. Miracles of healing and deliverance, with Muslims, witch doctors and alcoholics coming to Christ. Many are coming to Christ through the radio ministry in eastern Uganda and lives and being transformed as pastors and leaders receive training, encouragement and fellowship through the Bible schools. We also opened a new church plant in the Gayaza community in Uganda that started with a 10 day crusade and revival that has brought in many new believers. Please pray for Pastor Cosmos and Rose who will be over-seeing the church family. Pr Billy, the eastern Uganda coordinator, was struck with severe chest problems and had to get emergency treatment but is beginning to recover. He was seriously injured a few years ago in a motorbike accident when he was going to teach at the bible school and this appeared to be aggravated when he was robbed and left in the jungle after a crusade a few months ago. We thank God for his recovery. We are also excited to report that the Comfort Africa orphan outreach that our Administrative Coordinator, Suzan, founded years ago has received their registration to continue as a recognized NGO (non-profit association) in Uganda. We pray that this will help the over-all ministry and make it easier for Suzan to visit and share about the ministry in the USA.

  George and Ted left for Africa on March 23rd and will be returning on April 10th. They were welcomed in Kampala, Uganda and then traveled to Rwanda to visit with the coordinators from that country, as well as Burundi and the DRCongo. They will also travel to Kenya and to South Sudan. During their few days in Kampala, they are hoping to have visits from Christopher from NW Uganda, Prossy from N Uganda, Billy from E. Uganda and Kennedy from C. Uganda. Thanks to our partners in the USA, they brought much needed items (projectors, microphones & other equipment) to replace some of the sound and video equipment that is no longer working, water filters, audio bibles in Swahili & Masai, a camera and wedding dresses for the bridal shop and some other items. Ted is assuming a more active role in the Africa ministry, by sharing the Africa liaison responsibility with Kylee, back in the USA. Martin will be working closely with the leaders to prepare the ministry for his absence while he comes to visit the USA for 6 weeks starting in May.

February 2016

This year started in full gear at the Harvest Church Fellowship Kibuli in Kampala, Uganda, with 21 days of prayer and fasting. The whole church was involved including the children. We were praying for both our personal needs to have a break through, spiritual growth and revival of the church and for peace during the electoral process in our country. The prayer and fasting was crowned with awesome revival meetings led by our guest Pr. Peter Matee from Machakos, Kenya, and Apostle Emma both anointed men ready and willing to take the true uncorrupted and incorruptible word of God to mankind. Honestly, the two weeks of those revival meetings has not left the brethren the same. It is very evident that revival has come forth to us. There has been rejuvenation in the spiritual and physical. You can see from the light that is shining out in people’s faces that their lives have been changed. The touch of the Holy Ghost that was evident during the services surely brought revival, joy, peace, hope and love to the brethren. There is an unexplainable shine and desire to fellowship. All the shackles have been broken, the burdens and the yoke have been released from the shoulders of the brethren. Surely January has been such an awesome month. We have witnessed 50 people give their lives to Christ during the revival meetings and that is so powerful in the kingdom of God. We thank the Lord for Pr. Matee who harkened God’s call and came to Uganda to accomplish our January agenda of prayer and fasting. The Lord is good.

The outreaches are going well, although 4 were canceled in E. Uganda because the car used for transportation was stolen. It has also been a burden on the coordinator’s family, as they are having to find funding for transportation to attend their local church fellowships, do the radio ministry, move equipment for remaining outreaches and teach at the bible schools. We currently have 82 pastors and leaders attending 3 different bible schools in E. Uganda as well as 57 attending the 2 bible schools in Burundi. Please pray for this work as they are having a problem with the copiers used for printing the curriculum. As a result, of the outreaches and the work of the individual local church families, many new church families continue to be starting to meet the needs of these new believers.

We are currently working on a program to visit with all the coordinators during the 16 days that George and Ted will be visiting from the USA in March. Martin will be traveling with them to Rwanda, to the visit with the coordinators from that country, as well as Burundi and the DRCongo. They will also travel to Kenya and to South Sudan. During their few days in Kampala, they are hoping to have visits from Christopher from NW Uganda, Prossy from N Uganda, Billy from E. Uganda and Kennedy from C. Uganda. We are praying for a few much needed items (projectors, microphones & other equipment) to replace some of the sound and video equipment that is no longer working.      

We have also become aware that the borehole (water well) that was drilled to meet the needs of the Nalidi Grace Orphan school in E. Uganda has corroded piping and the water is not safe for consumption. We agree with them in prayer for the $415 needed, as well as the $2,300 to complete Pr Evariste & Adele’s home in Burundi and the $2,600 needed to build the home that will help the ~100 orphans that are being cared for by Pr John & Sarah Light in South Sudan.  

January 2016

What a blessing that the AFM bible school in Rwanda has finished there last session and the pastors that attend were able to use the sound & video equipment to do outreaches in their towns & villages. Starting in mid Decemberthrough the first of January, they coordinated four outreaches presenting the gospel to over 800 people and 113 accepted Jesus and have been baptized or plan to be baptized in April. In December, the coordinators used the equipment to coordinate 28 different outreaches in Uganda, Sudan, Kenya, Rwanda, Burundi and the DRCongo that witnessed 3,572 people come to faith in Jesus Christ. We are so thankful for the radio ministry in E. Uganda & W. Kenya that is bringing teaching to local leaders and the gospel message to many that are coming to the HV fellowship in Mbale, Uganda and have filled the tent to capacity. We are hoping to have the finances needed to purchase a property in Mbale by the mid March deadline we have been given in our current lease. We are also thankful that the bible schools in E. Uganda and Burundi that graduated many pastors and leaders at the end of the year are already operating with new students. An agreement has been signed to purchase the property adjacent to the Kibuli HV church fellowship in Kampala, Uganda that will be available in 2 months for having a children’s ministry, offices, equipment storage and pastoral housing. This will allow Pr Martin to be more available for the work in over-seeing and expanding the ministry in Central Africa.

Pr Martin, the director of Harvest Vision Africa, called at 10:30pm tonight (Wed, Jan 20) and said that Pr Billy had just returned from a mission in Karamojo in E. Uganda along the Kenya border by Mt. Elgon. This is an area known for witchcraft and violence with many people that haven’t heard the gospel. The mission was successful and afterwards, Billy with the driver, Abram, that had traveled with Billy were driving back to Mbale at night. They were stopped along the road and a group of men with guns came out of the bush and threatened Abram to give them the keys. Billy told him to not resist or they would kill them. After getting the keys, they put Billy and Abram in the back and sprayed them with chloroform. They woke up out in the jungle and a shepherd boy found them and helped them get to a small town center with a medical clinic where they received an injection and got back their senses. They reported to the police who said that six cars had already been hijacked along that stretch of road. Fortunately, the people hosting the crusade had a sound system and speakers so Billy was only traveling with the generator, projector and cables. The car was the one that Billy had purchased after selling the Toyota that we had given him to Pr Simon. He added money and bought a more reliable and large enough vehicle for hauling the equipment. The equipment is already scheduled for more outreaches in the east. We were able to send our spare used generator and projector to help with these outreaches. Unfortunately, four missions had to be cancelled because they were planned using the car in areas that don’t have public transportation available. God is faithful and we thank God for all those that came to salvation in this outreach. Karamojo is an area where we have already identified someone to be a coordinator when we have the equipment and can provide the monthly support. We also were able to talk to Pr Billy and thank him for his faithfulness. We pray for peace for all our co-laborers and their families that face these possibilities on every outreach. We are also in need for another vehicle to support the work in eastern Uganda.   

December 2015
Just like the angels who came to the shepherd’s as told in Luke 2:10 -11 And the angel said unto them, “Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people. For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, which is Christ the Lord.” Our savior and throughout Africa the good news is Jesus who seeks and saves the Lost. We are so thankful that our co-laborers in Central Africa having“ heard and understand the word” have been faithful in His harvest fields sharing the good news and bringing light to those in darkness. These faithful servants have used the sound and video equipment and have coordinated 29 outreaches that witnessed 3,011 people come to salvation in Jesus Christ. Jesus said “but the one who received the seed that fell on good soil is the man who hears the word and understands it. He produces a crop yielding a hundred sixty or thirty times what was sown.” Mathew 13:23. Please pray that these new believers would be protected as they are taught to be disciples in their local church family.

We are thankful for Pr Billy as he has had the opportunity to teach 100 church leaders in E. Uganda before leaving for the leaders training did in Tanzania. Please join us in prayer for Pr. John Light in South Sudan where they are facing lack of fuel, water and food and for Pr. Evariste in Burundi where they face political unrest and violence and people are being killed.

We have many praise reports this season and are grateful for all the Lord is doing. We received the testimonies of the outreaches for Nov & the first part of Dec. from Pr. Christopher who started coordinating outreaches in NW Uganda in September using the sound and video equipment provided by Harvest Vision. During these 6 weeks he coordinated 7 outreaches and witnessed 1,152 people make their decision to receive Jesus Christ. We continue to pray for the local church families that Pr. Chris will be helping to disciple these new believers.

In Africa last year the Lord open the door to purchase an old church building in the slums of Kampala, Uganda where the Kibuli Church fellowship was meeting. Pastor Martin over sees the church fellowship besides being responsible for direction the over-all ministry of Harvest Vision Africa in Uganda, Kenya, Rwanda, Burundi, South Sudan and Eastern DRCong. Two elders from the Kibuli fellowship are involved in the on-going pastoral training and will be helping with the pastoral duties of the Kibuli fellowship which will allow Martin to be free to better over-see and expand the over-all ministry. The building has been restored in is currently the mother church supporting outreaches throughout Uganda. The current church building is one big room and there is no room for children’s ministry, equipment storage or an office that would help with facilitating the pastoral care and discipleship needs of the church family. There has been an adjacent property for sale $17,000 that would be perfect in providing well for our needs. We have been praying and with the answer to prayer and through the help of our co-laborers in the USA, That goal of raising the $17,000 has been reached for the entire purchase of the new building. We want to thank you for your prayers and obedience that God has used. We are praying for many more souls to be saved as He continues to build his kingdom.

The Bridal Shop in Kampala has been very busy with many weddings. Suzan and her team reported that this past month they have been doing so well that for the first time they were able to make enough money to take care of all the operating cost and financial needs of the shop. They have been blessed with being booked throughout December and into the New Year with many planned weddings.  We are also going to be getting Suzan her driver’s license this coming year so she does not have to rely on public transport which is quite expensive. There is much traveling back and forth for her and her team between the bridal shop and venue preparations, so this will bless them immensely. 

May God continue to get all the glory, during this Christmas season we should all be mindful of the greatest gift (present) ever given to mankind, His “Presence” in our lives through the forgiveness of sin and surrender to his Lordship. We know the greatest “Present” we can give to him, is to bring those that are lost into His Presence. “For the Son of Man came to seek and save what was lost” Luke 19:10.

HARVEST VISION MINISTRIES AFRICA
WEEKLY NEWS REPORT 23RD – 29TH NOVEMBER 2015
In Kampala, the week kicked off with Kennedy arriving from Samburu, Kenya where he had gone to do a training on how to use the equipment, as well as preach the gospel. The very next day, Tuesday, Ken was parking the equipment for a gospel crusade in Nakasongola, a place located in the northern part of Uganda.

   In the West Nile (NW Uganda), our coordinator Chris was busy with a five day crusade in a village called Parombo next to Nebbi. Although the list of salvations is not compiled yet, he expects the converts of the week to be between 200 – 260. Today he is traveling to Hoima for another crusade scheduled for this week.

   In Gulu (N Uganda), Prossy organized two missions last week at a village called Kapedupong where 150 people received Christ and in Papalwongo where 34 people received Christ.

   In Samburu (Kenya), Pr Simon and his team just came back from Ngaremar where 8 people gave their lives to Christ. Before the Lord, every soul is very precious to the Father. He would rather leave the 99 on their own and go look for one which is lost. It was such a blessing to talk to Pr. Simon and the testimony of how blessed they were by Kennedy’s visit to Samburu.

   In Burundi, Pr Evariste and his family are all doing well. There was a mission held in Bukeye where 64 people gave their lives to Christ. In that community, there is no nearby church around. Pr Evariste is being convicted to set up a church in that area, and he asks for prayers for that community and that the will of God for that community may be done. The Bible school at Gihanga now has 26 students who are doing well by the grace of God.

   In Nalidi (E Uganda), Pr. Patrick, his family and all the orphans are okay apart from one girl, Esther Kantono, who seems to have malaria but is undergoing initial treatment using the drugs that were brought by Cami and Rabecca. Pr Patrick and his family are looking forward to entering their new house soon enough.

   At the Canaan Foundation in Mukono (Uganda), the home of Madilyn’s House, the whole school administration and children are busy preparing for their annual speech day where children have competitions amongst themselves and different houses. They will also have music, dance and lots of other activities that will crown the day which is scheduled for tomorrow 1st December 2015. All the children are in good health and in very good moods as all are looking forward to the competitions tomorrow.

   At Comfort Africa, it is all joy as most of the children have gotten their holidays and are now looking forward to the 4 day Comfort Africa first every children camp this January that will be held at the Canaan Foundation in Lulagwe! This camp shall he held in conjunction with Canaan Foundation. Although we are still soliciting for finances for the camp, by faith we continue to organize and by faith the camp shall be held In Jesus Name.

   All attempts to reach Pr John Light in South Sudan were still in vain. His number is out of service at the moment. Probably someone needs to go to Juba and look out for him if we still cannot reach him by January.

   At the Kampala- Kibuli Church Fellowship, we have just concluded our 4 weeks of prayer and fasting for our nation. We have been praying and believing God for peaceful free and fair elections that are due in March and are praying against any powers of darkness that intend to ruin and bring our country to destruction. We know and we do believe that our God is faithful for He said in His word that if My people who are called by My name will turn away from their sins and pray, I will hear from heaven and heal their land. We stand on behalf of Uganda and pray and surely the Lord will heal our land from the plans of the enemy!!!!!

   On Saturday, we organized a film show for the children, Although the film was not clear due to the light in the church, the children were so happy and very excited about the idea of watching a film. The film we tried to show was the Jesus, Story for Children that we received from the USA.

Many Blessings to you all.

Suzan

Over a period of 65 days in October, our faithful coordinators made the sound & video equipment available for 23 community outreaches that witnessed 2,552 new believers accept Jesus.

November 2015
The Trip to Africa was a time of so many blessings for all our co-laborers there and in the USA and for Cami and Rabecca.  We are so encouraged and thankful for all everyone who came along side us as prayer partners and financial supporters those who gave of time and resources, from donating financially, to collecting and dropping off aluminum cans and donating supplies. The Bible says “Taste and see that the Lord is good” and we have tasted and seen, and will continue to see the outpour of his love as he is seeking and saving those who are lost. The trip to Africa was October 25 thru November 16th.  There was such excitement to see and hear of how the Lord was working. They delivered the ministry supplies, which included solar powered audio bibles in different languages, study bibles for pastors that have finished bible school, keyboards and other sound equipment, tents & mattresses for our outreach coordinators, water filters, anti-biotic’s, phones, 2,000 toothbrushes, shorts & dresses for orphans, supplies for the bridal shop and many other much needed items.  This also included money that will be used to purchase a copier for the bible schools, to register Comfort Africa (an NGO reaching out to orphans), to put a door the home of the founder of the Nalidi Grace orphan school and to make application for a visa that Pr Martin needs to visit the USA in 2016. It was such an honor getting to meet many of our “family” from there. They were blessed by attending the Kibuli church fellowship in the slum area of the city. They visited Mukono where they visited Pr Jonathan and the Canaan Foundation School where Madilyn’s House was built in 2013. They were able to meet with the children & teachers at the school and visited Pr Jonathan’s home where many of the orphans live. They were able to meet Peace, the little girl that was Madilyn’s counter-partner in getting support to fund Madilyn’s House where about 30 of the girls currently live in. Peace was able to talk to Blake, Kylee, Madilyn, Hailey & Clara in Granite Falls who are in the process of adopting her. They also visited other school and churches that operates on the edge of Kampala city. It was truly a blessing to deliver many of the provisions in person. We see the Lord using these pastors and co-laborer so mightily for his kingdom as many are reaping a great harvest with the church outreaches in the community and  without any hesitation going out and doing door to door and street evangelismshare the gospel and witness many being saved, comingto Jesus. They traveled to Mbale with Pr. Billy and were able to meet Pr. Patrick, Pr. Richard, Pr. Joel, Pr. Margret and their families. We attended church conferences and crusades with Pr. Joseph and Kennedy.  It was good to see the radio station in Mbale that is reaching many for Christ Jesus with the one hour a week they are on air. We know we are equipping and releasing more pastors through the bible schools and they all have such passion to be a laid down lover of Jesus that these co-laborer give up many comforts, risk their lives so others can know Jesus and have eternal life. The amount of compassion in their hearts is what drives them… A love just like Jesus.  They see others and not themselves.  We were happy to encourage and be encouraged by Pr. Martin and Suzan and the family. Rabecca and Cami also went with our Harvest Kids Pen pal letters from America and Mexico and shared them with the Comfort Africa and the Pastor children’s.  The children were so excited; many couldn’t wait to write a letter to their new found friends. Our Harvest Kids in the Sedro woolly also had were to skype with Cami,  Rabecca, and Pr. Martins family and friends in Kampala

October 2015
Over a period of 76 days in August, our faithful coordinators made the equipment available for 18 community outreaches that witnessed 4,009 new believers accept Jesus. This effort requires someone to ensure the equipment is working and transported to the location which is not easy in many of these areas. The outreaches may include everything from door-to-door evangelism, prayer meetings (many times overnight), worship, preaching, videos (such as Jesus film, Gospel of John & Passion of Christ), leaders meetings & training & new church plants. Through all the trials, which include heat, rain, mosquitoes, lack of food and persecutions, these faithful servants obediently bring the gospel to the those without hope. Kennedy, the over-all equipment coordinator, is still working with the new coordinators in NW Uganda, N Kenya & Rwanda to ensure they are trained in how to use the sound & video equipment properly and what is needed for maintenance or repair. 
We are thankful that the ongoing ministry in E. Uganda is more stable now: the bible colleges have started up again and the car used for transportation to support the over-all ministry has been repaired. We are working now to find a better copier to print the curriculum that is provided to the pastors that attend the bible colleges. Pr Jonathan has received the money from the USA Harvest Kids to build 4-triple bunkbeds for the orphans that have graduated from primary school and live at his home while working and attending secondary school. We are also thankful for the participating ministry that helped get the borehole drilled to provide water for the Nalidi Grace orphan school and the community in E. Uganda. 
We are working to ensure that all the needed items to support the over-all ministry that can be transported to Africa the end of October when Rabecca & Cami visit are ordered and available. Rabecca & Cami, who help with the over-all administration coordination in the USA, will be working closely with Martin, director of HVM and Suzan, the administration coordinator to ensure we have the best tools to communicate between the various coordinators in Africa and the prayer and financial supporters in the USA, Canada and Mexico. We are also praying for the money needed ($17,000) to purchase the property next to the Kibuli fellowship that meets in the mostly Muslim slum area of the city. 

September 2015
We are hearing so many wonderful testimonies of the appreciation that our co-laborers have for the new equipment that they have received to continue and expand the work in reaching the lost in Uganda, Kenya, Rwanda, Burundi, South Sudan and the eastern DRCongo. We join with the Father in heaven and all the angels in rejoicing for the 2,662 salvations that happened during the 20 outreaches that were held in July. We were disappointed that Suzan, our HV Africa admin coordinator, was denied her visa to visit the USA, but we know that God has a plan to use her in Africa to continue to bring in the harvest and strengthen the Body of Christ. Evariste, our Burundi coordinator, was able to put the roof on the home that he is rebuilding and Jonathan, at the Canaan School foundation in Mukono, Ug. is completing the survey of the HV farming property that is used to provide support for the school and funds to help the over-all ministry. In the future, Kennedy, our central Uganda outreach coordinator and over-all equipment coordinator will be traveling to Rwanda, NW Uganda and N Kenya to help our newest co-laborers learn to use the equipment. We are expecting any day for the water well for the Nalidi Grace orphan school in E. Uganda, with its ~350 students and staff,  to be drilled and this entire community to be blessed with their own water for drinking, bathing, cooking and helping with crops. We are praying for a financial breakthrough to repair Billy’s car in E. Uganda. Unfortunately, the bible school have been temporarily closed because of Billy’s health and a lack of funds for support because of the last few months drought. We are also praying for the money needed ($19,200) to purchase the property next to the Kibuli fellowship that meets in the mostly Muslim slum area of the city. 

August 2015
We are blessed that even with many equipment problems, 17 outreaches were held in June and 1,355 made their decision to receive Jesus and are being discipled in their local church families. We are so thankful that our fellow co-laborers in the USA, Canada and Mexico are supporting us and that we have been sent the necessary funds to not only replace old equipment, but get larger equipment in two areas and finish the equipping of coordinators in NW Uganda, N Kenya and Rwanda. We are also thankful that we received money from the Harvest Kids in the USA to purchase bunkbeds for Pr Richard and his family in E. Uganda and, here in Africa, we were able to get the funding to continue the radio ministry that is bringing the gospel message and Bible teaching to communities in W. Kenya and E. Uganda. God is faithful as we have new church families being planted throughout Uganda, W. Kenya, Rwanda, Burundi, South Sudan and the eastern DRCongo and bible schools are providing training to pastors and leaders in E. Uganda and Burundi. A large team from the Kibuli fellowship in Kampala, Uganda are currently supporting a large outreach in W. Uganda, where we are hoping to find a coordinator and help that area on a continuous basis. What a blessing to have connected with a ministry in Central Africa that will be drilling a well for the Nalidi Grace orphan school that serves almost 350 children in their community in E. Uganda. This will provide for the school and the entire community and we are hoping that we will be able to continue to have the support of this ministry as so many are in need of a source of clean water. We are praying that Suzan, our HVA admin coordinator and founder of Comfort Africa children’s ministry, will be successful in obtaining her visa to visit the USA in September. This will encourage and help our co-laborers in the USA have a better understanding of the needs in Africa and how much their prayers and giving contributes to the lives of our people and to the building of God’s kingdom. 

June 2015
Praise God, 1,289 new believers come to Jesus Christ through the outreaches in May. We are a blessed people to be able to help our brothers and sisters in Africa bring the gospel of Jesus Christ to those in the villages and towns that God is sending them to. We are thankful that Pr Billy, our E. Uganda coordinator, was able to visit a community in Kenya where he helped with an evangelistic outreach, preaching to people under a tree 3 years ago. Now they have a place that protects them from the elements so they can worship God, become disciples of Jesus and reach others in their community in His name. This is the day the Lord has made, let us rejoice and be glad in it. Please pray for them, because when he returned he was told his family and the bible school must move and thanks to supporters from the USA they are in a new home close to the tent where the new church family and the bible school meets. Pr Evariste, our Burundi coordinator, was provided a copier, to copy all the bible school curriculum after it has been translated and retyped in their native language to be given free to pastors and leaders that attend the bible schools. He already had started a school for the pastor’s in Bujumbura, the capital, and has now started another Bible school south of the capital, in Bugiri, Bubanza Province and has 15 pastors attending. We are praying for another bible school that will provide training for pastors in south Burundi, close to Tanzania.
We currently have 7 sets of sound and video equipment that our coordinators in Burundi, South Sudan, Uganda and the DRC make available to local native pastors and evangelists for free. In May, there were 21 outreaches over 66 days in schools, town centers and the jungle, that included home visitations, crusades, films and discipleship and leader’s training. This, with a personal commitment from local believers to disciple these new believers into new or existing church families, provide for an ever-expanding and on-going presence of the gospel as the kingdom work advances. They (and we, the Church) need continued prayer and financial support to carry on the existing work. 
We are needing a total of $16,835 to replace worn out equipment (5-7 yrs) and equip 3 new coordinators (Rwanda, NW Uganda & N Kenya) and complete a roof project for our Burundi coordinator and to get a required survey of farming property we own in Mukono, UG. We are praying that we will be able to met these needs in July of this year. We appreciate the car washes, garage sales and any all fundraising you can do to help meet these needs. If you feel led to give, big or small, anything helps. We are especially in need of regular monthly donors that will give electronically so we know we have the needed funding to support the on-going ministries and we can focus our fund-raising on specific projects that help expand the ministry and the support for our co-laborers in the field.  If you would like to be a monthly donor, please visit the website or contact us directly and we can take your information and you can help these laborers as they share the gospel and make disciples in these nations.  

June 2015
In April, the coordinators made the sound and video equipment available for 15 outreaches over 31 days and we were blessed to receive the testimony of 1,984 new believers coming into the kingdom. We are doubly blessed to know that so many believers that have been born again are actively sharing the gospel with others individually and that they are corporately working to bring the gospel message to others in their communities through local outreaches coordinated through their local church families. Many of these are through new church families that have been birthed out of these outreaches. Although the challenges are ever present, they are overcome by the unending passion and joy to see those in despair find hope and those that are in darkness open their eyes and hearts when the light of the gospel of Jesus Christ is shared with them.
   Ted and Angie had the opportunity to meet many more pastors, leaders and church families in central and eastern Uganda before leaving on May 9th. Prior to leaving, they met with Pastor Martin and Suzan, the director and administrative coordinator of Harvest Vision Africa, to give them thanks and to share their experiences. They also wanted to ensure they understood clearly the needs of the ministry so they could help communicate those to the believers in the USA that may be called to pray and support the expanding of the kingdom in these nations.
   At the present time, we are facilitating one bible school at a time in eastern Uganda. These allow local pastors and leaders to receive teaching without leaving their families and other ministry for long periods of time. We are grateful to have a radio ministry that brings biblical teaching to leaders and believers in W. Kenya and E. Uganda to meet the ongoing needs and give the leaders some training and encouragement as they wait for the bible school to come to their area. We are praying that the bible schools in Burundi will be starting soon.
   We are working on a plan to replace worn out equipment that is currently being used by the 6 coordinators. We are also planning to get larger sound systems for N. Uganda and the eastern DRCongo because the size of the crowds are getting so much larger. The smaller portable systems currently being used will be shifted to new coordinators in Rwanda, NW Uganda and N Kenya, where we are preparing to make sound & video equipment available.
     If you feel led to give, big or small, anything helps. We are especially in need of regular monthly donors that will give electronically so we know we have the needed funding to support the on-going ministries and we can focus our fund-raising on specific projects that help expand the ministry and the support for our co-laborers in the field.  If you would like to be a monthly donor, please visit the website or contact us directly and we can take your information and you can help these laborers as they share the gospel and make disciples in these nations. 

Africa April 2015 news
 We are still in need of equipment to support the outreaches. The generator in DRCongo needs to be replaced because it is getting very old. We need a generator and a projector in Burundi, a generator in Northwest Uganda, and a generator and a motorcycle for transportation in Kenya. If you feel led to give, big or small, anything helps. We are especially in need of regular monthly donors that will give electronically so we know we have the needed funding to support the on-going ministries and we can focus our fund-raising on these kind of specific projects that help expand the ministry and the support for our co-laborers in the field.  If you would like to be a monthly donor, please visit the website or contact us directly and we can take your information and you can help these laborers as they share the gospel and make disciples in these nations.           Thank you to everyone who continues to pray for our co-laborers in Africa. They are constantly being attacked by the enemy but they faithfully continue to coordinate and go out with the sound equipment to bring more souls to the Kingdom of God. Sometimes it takes months for other Christian leaders to be able use the sound equipment, but in the months they are praying and fasting for God to show his power and love to the people. In the month of March, 19 outreaches where held in 55 days in Burundi, DRCongo and Uganda. 1,723 people decided to open their hearts and accept Jesus. Kennedy, one of our coordinators in Uganda, leaves his home Tuesday to do crusades every night and doesn’t return home until Sunday. When he’s home on Mondays, he spends most of his time reading, studying, and taking notes through the Word of God and other bible related books. Then he prays until he falls asleep. And the very next day, he’s back on his feet, working for God. What a big testimony and witness to hear about the faithfulness of the people we are working with.
    Ted and Angie arrived from the USA on April 24th and after getting settled in they visited the Kibuli fellowship on Sunday. The two services lasted 5 hours and then they joined with the church family to go to Lake Victoria where 45 new believers were baptized. They are currently on a road trip visiting pastors, church families, schools and communities in eastern Uganda. They brought funds to pay the rent for Pr Billy & Teddy and the bible schools, the radio ministry that serves the pastors in W. Kenya and E. Uganda and the money for the mattresses for the new bunkbeds for the orphan boys and towels & money to build a washroom for the orphan girls in Nalidi. They also brought laptops, phones, water filters, solar-powered Swahili audio bibles, tent and air mattress for Kennedy when he goes on outreaches, portable sound systems, video projectors, microphones, keyboards, wedding dresses & bridal shop supplies, anti-biotics, school supplies, hand-sewn shorts from the USA & Mexico for orphan children and a copier for the bible school in Burundi.
   We are still in need of equipment to support the outreaches. The generator in DRCongo needs to be replaced because it is getting very old. We need a generator and a projector in Burundi, a generator in Northwest Uganda, and a generator and a motorcycle for transportation in Kenya. If you feel led to give, big or small, anything helps. We are especially in need of regular monthly donors that will give electronically so we know we have the needed funding to support the on-going ministries and we can focus our fund-raising on these kind of specific projects that help expand the ministry and the support for our co-laborers in the field.  If you would like to be a monthly donor, please visit the website or contact us directly and we can take your information and you can help these laborers as they share the gospel and make disciples in these nations.

Africa news, March 2015
Although there are many kinds of trials in the different countries that we are in partnership with in Central Africa – sickness, poverty, war, witchcraft and persecution from religions that want to destroy those of the Christian faith – The Church triumphantly and sacrificially searches for the lost so they may be given eternal life in Jesus Christ. Twenty-eight outreaches were coordinated in the month of February and 2,539 accepted Jesus and are now being discipled by local believers in their communities. We give God the praise and glory! Although our E. Uganda coordinator’s wife, Teddy, was over-come with sickness from a blood disease after their baby, Prosper, was born that kept her from being able to breastfeed the baby, friends from HVM in the states were able to send the needed finances to get her the treatment she needed and she is now recovering and the baby is fine. During this time, the tent that had been used for the Kibuli church family in Kampala was relocated and put up in Mbale in E. Uganda and the first week of crusade saw 100 new converts and most of them came to the first Sunday service and continued coming for discipleship training every evening that week. Pr Billy, Teddy’s husband, who founded and over-sees the E. Uganda ministry, including the radio ministry and Bible schools, has been in Rwanda training leaders the last part of this month.
We received this message from Pr. Martin from Uganda that just returned from a visit to Pr Simon in Sambura in N. Kenya.  
“just returned from Samburu in North Eastern Kenya. This nomadic tribe is one of the least reached tribes in Kenya. My heart is fully out for them, we are heading to the jungles, We are targeting, the Borana, Rendile, Turkana, Toposa , The Jie tribe heading north to the Murle of South Sudan. ANY ONE WHOSE HEART IS FOR THE LOST JOIN US. AFRICA WILL BE SAVED. heaven is asking WHO WILL GO FOR US? you may not go but can help. Pr Simon and his team of five believers, walk through the dry, scattered land on Fridays to reach the lost in these remote villages.” Along with Pr Simon, we have leaders in Nebbi in NW Uganda by the DRCongo/South Sudan border, in Bukavu in the eastern DRCongo and in western Uganda that are ready to begin coordinating outreaches when equipment is available. 

Africa news, Feb 2015
  Lot’s to be grateful for as our co-laborers in Africa were able to use the sound and video equipment in 18 outreaches that covered 56 days and were blessed to witness 1,454 salvations. These new believers are now being prepared and equipped by the local believers that pray, fast and commit themselves to the responsibility of discipleship prior to every outreach. The director of the over-all ministry also pastor’s the Kibuli Harvest Fellowship in Kampala, Uganda that with your help just relocated from a tent to their own “building” in one of the cities mostly Muslim slum areas. Two weeks ago, he said he preached a short sermon and then sent out the people 2 by 2 into the community to share the gospel. Obviously, there are some believers that would choose to languish and soak in the building that God provided, but not so with these believers that understand the time is short and are broken for those that are without the love of the Father. The next week, 5 new believers, were welcomed and after a short service, the believers were sent our again to continue evangelizing in their communities. The Church has left the building!
   Pastor Martin, director of Harvest Vision Africa, sent a special thanks to everyone that helps support the ministry for money he received to help his family with school fees and some other needs and also for everything else being done to help our co-laborers in Central Africa. We are also asking for prayer for our South Sudan coordinator’s wife, Sarah, and our E. Uganda coordinator and his wife, Billy and Teddy, who are all extremely ill with malaria. In spite of their on-going sickness, the new radio ministry has been reaching and teaching to pastors, leaders and believers in E. Uganda and W. Kenya the last 6 weeks. We are currently working on a list of projects and items that need funding and some that will be taken with Ted Brockmann and Angie Fields when they travel to Africa the end of April. We could use your help. Many of the items and projects can be found on the www.harvestvisionministries.orgwebsite under “How to Help” or “Madilyn’s House projects.” You can also stop by the fellowship center at 9467 Pierce Lane in Sedro Woolley for more information or call Kylee Walker 360-540-0890, Wayne Watne 360-333-1669 or Rebecca Watne 360-391-5636. 

Africa news, Jan 2015
The Holy Spirit is continuing to expand the ministry thoughout Central Africa and we are so blessed to witness salvations, healings, deliverances and church families, existing and new, that are devoted to disciplining these new believers. We are also blessed that we are seeing that the practical needs from health and education to economic stability of the people are not being over-looked. It was with mixed emotion that we celebrated the life of Katie Pelgrine and her unborn child that were received by the Lord the end of December. We are thankful for knowing that she is with the Lord and that her family is being taken care of by the Lord, that her legacy of sacrificial giving and loving has been imparted to many of us and we ask for your continued prayers for the family as they adjust to this season of life without her physical presence.Thanks to the prayers and giving of our co-laborers from North America, we are seeing much fruit. We were able to pay the first 3 months of rent for the new wedding shop in Kampala, make renovations and purchase items needed to start this project which will provide employment, opportunities to witness and funds to help sustain the over-all ministry. We were also able to start the registration of Comfort Africa, children’s ministry, as a recognized NGO in Uganda. The Kibuli church fellowship has moved into the new building in the slum area of the city and the leaders are in negotiations for a much needed property adjacent that will provide a place for children’s ministry, storage and office ($29,000 needed). Africa news, Jan 2015
    The Holy Spirit is continuing to expand the ministry thoughout Central Africa and we are so blessed to witness salvations, healings, deliverances and church families, existing and new, that are devoted to disciplining these new believers. We are also blessed that we are seeing that the practical needs from health and education to economic stability of the people are not being over-looked. It was with mixed emotion that we celebrated the life of Katie Pelgrine and her unborn child that were received by the Lord the end of December. We are thankful for knowing that she is with the Lord and that her family is being taken care of by the Lord, that her legacy of sacrificial giving and loving has been imparted to many of us and we ask for your continued prayers for the family as they adjust to this season of life without her physical presence.
   Thanks to the prayers and giving of our co-laborers from North America, we are seeing much fruit. We were able to pay the first 3 months of rent for the new wedding shop in Kampala, make renovations and purchase items needed to start this project which will provide employment, opportunities to witness and funds to help sustain the over-all ministry. We were also able to start the registration of Comfort Africa, children’s ministry, as a recognized NGO in Uganda. The Kibuli church fellowship has moved into the new building in the slum area of the city and the leaders are in negotiations for a much needed property adjacent that will provide a place for children’s ministry, storage and office ($29,000 needed).
   In E. Uganda, we were able to pay 3 months of rent for the home and office used to house the copier and items needed to maintain the 3 Bible schools that Billy has started. Billy and his wife, recently had their 4thchild, and moved into that home in the larger town center of Mbale to start a new fellowship, using the tent that had been used by the Kibuli fellowship in Kampala, on a property that we leased for the next year. Over 75 pastors have signed up for the upcoming Bible school session in Kakoro and we are in need of support to purchase the paper needed for the curriculum each week. We were able to help pay for pastor’s conferences with the pastors from each of the 3 bible schools and also start a weekly radio ministry (paid the first 3 months) to extend the teaching to pastor’s in W. Kenya and E. Uganda. We also received funding to pay school fees for Billy & Teddy’s oldest 2 children and to plant bananas on a farming project that will help provide finances for them in the future. In nearby Kakoro, we were able to complete repairs to the girl’s toilet at the Nalidi Grace Orphan primary school (327 students) and purchase additional property that will be used for a playground and to farm and provide food for the children that attend and for those that live at the school.
   In Mukono at the Canaan School Foundation (283 primary students), we were able to repair the pastor’s van that provides transportation for those in need to the hospital 47km away, plaster & pour a floor in the teacher’s housing, purchase a solar panel for the children to use for their studies after dark and plant bananas in another farming project to help support the school and the over-all ministry. We also were able to help with some funding to help our Burundi coordinator, who is rebuilding his home that was bombed in 1991, so his family will have an affordable place to live. We also were blessed to purchase a solar panel and start a small retail business for our South Sudan coordinator and also begin to help with a small monthly allowance to buy food. Pr John and Sarah, their children and orphans they care for live on one meal a day. What a blessing to witness God moving with power and might in these circumstances. We have also recently came in contact with a ministry that might be able to help us with drilling wells for the communities that we are involved with.                

Africa news  Nov.27, 2014
This has been a month of real celebration starting with the testimony of 1,451 people accepting Jesus in October through the crusades coordinated by our co-laborers in Africa. George &  Wayne came to visit bringing the love of all the co-laborers from the USA, Mexico & Canada. God’s word says, “How pleasant it is when brothers live together in unity.” The “ministry” supplies included many items to encourage and  equip the believers: handmade dresses from the USA; patterns for sewing and yarn for crochet; anti-biotics; phones, batteries, chargers & a laptop; office & school supplies; sheets, towels & money to buy beds for orphans (thanks to the Harvest Kids) and supplies for the new bridal shop sustainability project. What joy! Pr. Michael Wotts on recieving  a new laptop, “A miracle! Answer to prayer! Now the teaching ministry can expand!” Suzan on receiving the news there was money for hair salon equipment, “Thank You, Jesus, Now we can open the bridal shop!” And the simple joy of family & friends laughing while they cook ‘smores’ over the small (10″) charcoal oven that is used to prepare all the meals at the home and office. George & Wayne shared at the HV Kibuli fellowship in Kampala before they joined Pr Martin & Pr Billy for the 12 hour road trip to visit Pr Evariste, the HVM coordinator, and his family in Burundi. The visit was special because it was Wayne’s first and George’s first time back in 4 years. The team traveled and shared at 4 of the 27 church families that have been planted through the sacrifices of the servants in Burundi and we were blessed to witness salvations, healings & deliverances. The team also shared at the Bible school that has been started. At the present time, Evariste is using an AFM curriculum that is being translated into Kirundi by a sister living with Evariste and then he takes one day to type each page so it can be printed and given to the pastors. The team visited the site of their home that was bombed 15 years ago and saw the few bricks that are the foundation of what they hope will be their new home. Very difficult because the two children are in school and they have to pay rent for a house to live in. Pr Evariste coordinates one or two multi-day outreaches throughout Burundi every weekend. The team spent 2 days in Rwanda with Pr Benard who oversees the EGD church families in the DRCongo and Augustine who uses the sound & video equipment to coordinate outreaches. The ministry was able to help them with their outreach to the Wambuti pygmies by providing some money for mosquito nets, malaria treatment & farming tools. We are in need of a larger set of equipment for larger crusades and to establish another coordinator with equipment to reach the people in another area. 
The team traveled to E. Uganda to visit Pr Billy’s family and bring some ministry supplies in Kadama and visit Pr Patrick and the Nalidi Grace School. The Harvest Kids in Mexico and NW Washington bought towels for the 28 boys that sleep on the floor of the school and are working to raise money for beds and mattresses. The team will be visiting Pr John Light, the Harvest Vision coordinator in South Sudan, and Pr Jonathan, at the Canaan School in Mukono, UG, before coming back to the states.

Africa news, Oct 2014
Although we don’t have the reports from N. Uganda, DRCongo or Sudan, our co-laborers coordinated 18 outreaches in September with 458 receiving salvation and we give God the glory. Linda returned safely from her trip and was able to bring back some soapstone and craft items back to share in the USA. We are still in need of support for the bible schools that are currently providing teaching for pastors in eastern Uganda. The Harvest Vision Kibuli church fellowship is working hard to prepare the older building that was purchased in a different area in the ghetto so they can move out of the tent they have been meeting in the last two years. That will save the monies currently being used to lease that property.  Pastor Martin is setting up the tentative schedule for George and Wayne for their visit to Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi, DRCongo and South Sudan in mid November. They will also be taking more supplies for the ministry including the bridal shop sustainability project in Kampala, Uganda that will provide employment and generate income to support the over-all ministry.  

September Africa news, 2014
    Obviously, we are encouraged by the testimonies of many healings and deliverances that were witnessed during the 80 days that our co-laborers coordinated the 30 outreaches in August. Even moreso, by the testimony of 7,958 people that accepted Jesus. What a joy, to be able to pray and financially support our brothers and sisters knowing that our seed helped over 10 people an hour accept Jesus through their sacrifices and the leading of the Holy Spirit in that month. They do this work in spite of their lack, including money and sometimes even food to eat and constant persecution, including beatings and robbings. Jesus said, “Now My heart is troubled, and what shall I say? ‘Father, save Me from this hour?’ No, it was for this very reason I came to this hour. Father, glorify Your Name!” (John 12:27-28)
   Much of the attention and focus for our co-laborers this month had to do with the arrival of Linda Henson, who hasn’t visited in Africa for three years. She arrived with 10 trunks and boxes withministry & school supplies and wedding dresses and other items to start a bridal shop sustainability project in Kampala, that will provide income for local Christians and support for the over-all ministry in all six countries. She also brought sheets for the boys at the school in Mukono, Uganda and sheets to go with the new beds and mattresses for the 25 girls that had been sleeping on the floor of a school in Nalidi, Uganda. She also brought sound equipment, phones for coordinators, French bibles for Burundi and hand-made dresses from Skagit Valley and Mexico. Linda will be bringing some new arts & crafts back with her when she returns on October 3rd. She is also working with Pastor Martin on the tentative schedule for George and Wayne Watne that will be traveling to Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi, the DRCongo and possibly South Sudan in mid-November. We are happy that the bible schools in eastern Uganda are going, but unfortunately many of the pastors have little or no money, so our E. Uganda coordinator’s family is willingly sacrificing from their own needs to purchase the paper to print the curriculum to continue the school. Please pray and ask the Lord if you might be able to help financially support the teaching that these pastor’s and leader’s so desperately are wanting and are in need of. We are also praying for the completion of the teacher’s housing in Mukono, the conversion of the chicken house in Kadama to be the home of the two pastor’s and their families and a much needed water well to support the school and community in Nalidi.

Africa news, August 2014
Thanks in part to the prayers and financial support of our friends in the USA, our co-laborers in Central Africa held 15 outreaches over 50 days in July and 1,427 people accepted Jesus and are now being discipled with their local church families. The members of the Kibuli fellowship have been very involved in supporting outreaches in E. Uganda and hundreds are coming to salvation. The bible schools are teaching pastors and leaders and we are prayerfully preparing to start bible schools in Burundi in the near future and start weekly radio broadcast to bring the teaching to W. Kenya  and E. Uganda . Plans are underway to relocate the Kibuli fellowship that meets in the mostly Muslim ghetto in Kampala, the capital of Uganda, to a mud brick building that was purchased and stop meeting in their tent that is erected on a property in the same area. Please pray for our co-laborers in S. Sudan and the DRCongo who are pressing forward with the gospel even though the fighting has even made it more difficult because of the lack of work, food, clean water and medical care. We are preparing for Kylee to travel to Africa in mid September to take ministry & school supplies and wedding dresses and other items to start a wedding shop sustainability project in Kampala, that will provide income for local Christians and support for the over-all ministry in all six countries. We are praying for the completion of the teacher’s housing in Mukono, the conversion of the chicken house in Kadama to be the home of the two pastor’s and their families and a much needed water well to support the school and community in Nalidi. 

Africa news, July 2014
Thanks in part to the prayers and financial support of our friends in the USA, our co-laborers in Central Africa held 22 outreaches in June and 1,500 people accepted Jesus and are now being discipled with their local church families. Our friends from Tennessee visited with Pr Evariste, our coordinator in Burundi, and with Martin the first part of July and did discipleship training with over 100 pastors that are waiting eagerly for us to start the bible schools in that country. They were also able to take over a new sound system that Martin will be getting to our coordinator in the eastern DRCongo. We have a booking for Kylee for Sept 12-26 to take school supplies, wedding dresses and work with Suzan on the wedding shop sustainability project. Dresses have been donated and or purchased and headbands that will have veils made for prior to the trip. The Harvest Vision church fellowships are growing in Uganda and in the other areas. We are especially in need of prayer for our workers in the DRCongo and South Sudan because of the war and impact on these communities where they lack of clean water and even enough food to eat every day. We are praying for the completion of the teacher’s housing in Mukono, the conversion of the chicken house in Kadama to be the home of the two pastor’s and their families and a much needed water well to support the school and community in Nalidi. 

Africa news June 2014
    We are thankful for the news that 1,157 accepted Jesus during the month of May and that the bible schools in eastern Uganda are actively training the pastor’s in that area. We are blessed to be working with co-laborers from Tennessee that will be in Burundi the first of July to teach discipleship training to pastors in that country where we will be starting bible schools in the near future. They also agreed to take a sound system to Pastor Martin, our Africa director, who is meeting them to help with the training and who will then deliver the equipment to the evangelist who is coordinating outreaches in the eastern DRCongo. We were disappointed that Suzan, our administrative assistant, and founder of Comfort Africa (reaching vulnerable children in Uganda), was denied her visa and will be praying that God will open the door for her to visit at a later date. We also need your continued prayers for our eastern DRCongo coordinator who relocated to Uganda after receiving death threats against his family and is now being threatened in that place of refuge. Despite…or because of… all the persecution that our co-laborers face daily, the Holy Spirit leads them with an ever-lasting joy and we continue to witness the great miracle of salvation in concert with miracles of healings and deliverance. We are thankful for the prayers and giving of our partners that allowed us to send finances to purchase property for the eastern Uganda coordinator, mosquito nets for children, beds for 22 orphan boys that sleep on the floor of a school in Mukono, Uganda and the support for all the coordinators and outreaches in all six nations for the upcoming quarter. We are still in need of monthly prayer and giving partners to sustain and grow the ministry. The Harvest Kids are working to get beds for 25 orphan girls that sleep on the floor of the Nalidi school in eastern Uganda and we are praying for the finances to complete the teacher’s housing project in Mukono ($2,680) and to revise a former chicken house to be a home for two pastors and their families in Kadama ($4,485).

Africa news May 2014
Thanks to each of you that pray for and financially support our co-laborers in Central Africa and we are filled with joy to know that 4,218 people accepted Jesus during the April outreaches. The bible schools in Mbale and Namaingo are both open and will be teaching pastors for the next three months. Pastor John Light in South Sudan has been very sick with malaria and the lack of food and the war have hindered them from being able to safely do much outreach. Unfortunately, the sound system that has been reaching thousands in the DRCongo is starting to break down and we are hoping to replace it soon. We are encouraged by the testimonies of Christians sacrificing daily to reach those that are lost and are without the saving knowledge of Jesus Christ.
We are thankful that we finished paying for the property for Pr Billy in E. Uganda and for additional farming property to help provide for the Canaan Foundation school in Mukono.
The Harvest Kids are working had to finish collecting money to buy beds for the 22 orphan & abandoned boys that sleep on the floor of the school and we are hoping for the finances for the completion of the teacher’s housing that will provide a home for 4 teacher’s that will reduce over-all admin expense for the school and provide more over-sight for the 47 orphan & abandoned children that live at the school. We are also praying for the money to revise an existing chicken house for a home for our E. Uganda coordinator and his family and the pastor and family of the local church.

Africa news April 2014
   Thanks to each of you that pray for and financially support our co-laborers in Central Africa that face struggles everyday but continue to work with Christian leaders from different denominations to take the equipment out to support door-to-door evangelism, crusades, teaching and church planting in these outlying areas in Uganda, Kenya, Rwanda, Burundi, South Sudan and the DRCongo. The 19 outreaches that they supported over 44 days in March encouraged believers and witnessed 1,947 new believers come into the kingdom that are now being discipled by the Christians in their community. Also, blessed that 130 pastors are attending the Bible schools in eastern Uganda and plans have been started to begin the schools for the 25 pastors in Burundi. At the present time, the pastors haven’t been able to contribute to help sustain any of the costs for the bible schools so the April session was cancelled and we are praying for the needed financial support to continue the curriculum in May. The outreaches in Rwanda are on hold while Pr James repositions himself after leaving the shepherding responsibility at the Treasure Center to focus on coordinating outreaches and planting new bible schools. The outreaches in South Sudan have been on hold because of the famine and violence in Juba and Pr John has been working to hold the existing church families together.
   These projects have been funded and are on-going: a motorbike to meet the transportation needs of Kennedy, the over-all outreach coordinator in Kampala, Ug; an impregnated exotic cow that will produce ~25 liters of milk per day to meet the needs of Pr Billy’s family as he transitions to spend more time with Pr Martin over-seeing the ministry in all six nations; a solar panel for lighting and the charging of cell phones for the family and visiting pastor’s and leaders to Pr Billy’s home in E. Uganda; a case of 24 Lugandan Bibles to give to the pastors of the Harvest Vision church families and other pastors that attend the Bible school, but don’t have their own Bibles; and to install doors and windows in the teacher’s housing being built for the Canaan Foundation School in Mukono. The housing will provide a home for 4 teacher’s that will reduce over-all admin expense for the school and provide more over-sight for the 47 orphan & abandoned children that live at the school. The teacher’s agreed to move in with doors and windows even though the floors, interior and exterior are not completed. Also the ticket and visa for Suzan, the administrative assistant for the ministry in Africa and founder of Comfort Africa, to come to Washington in July and 6 months rent for a Muslim family that accepted Jesus on Easter in Kayunga, Uganda and the next day had their home, belongings and crops burned by their own family because they wouldn’t reject Jesus have been funded. We are praying for the money for additional farming property ($2,000), a water storage tank ($650) and money to revise an existing chicken house for a home for E. Uganda coordinator and his family and the pastor and family of the local church and the money to finish the teacher’s housing project ($2,830) in Mukono, Ug.

Africa news March 2014
   Thank you so much for your support. We were able to prayer and provide financial support forour co-laborers that work with Harvest Vision Africa: for Pr Charle’s farming project in Kayunga, Ug; obtain a driver’s license for Pr Richard in Kadama, Ug; make a down payment for additional farming property to support a school in Mukono and put glass in the windows of the classroom that 22 orphan or abandoned boys sleep in and pay to repair the van that the Pr Jonathan uses to meet the ministry needs in the community; start a produce retail project to support Augustine’s family, the outreach coordinator in the DRCongo and to purchase the paper for the curriculum for Pr Billy to start the Bible schools in Namaingo (105 pastors) and Mbale (25 pastors). Kennedy, the over-all outreach coordinator, visited Rwanda and Burundi to minister, encourage and check out the condition of the equipment being used to support the outreaches. Unfortunately, after years of service some of it is no longer working and needs to be replaced. Pr Billy who has been using the older car for transportation to teach at the Bible schools was in an accident which happened when he had to swerve off the road to avoid hitting two people on a bicycle. Fortunately, no one was hurt but the car requires $900 to repair. Money that was sent earlier to purchase property was no longer needed because the property in question was already sold was used to repair the car and to purchase a generator for Burundi.
   Opportunity: The Harvest Kids are gathering and crushing aluminum cans and counting their change to purchase 11 bunkbeds for the 22 boys that sleep on the floor of the school at the Canaan Foundation School in Mukono, Uganda. (Costs $1,150). We are working now to purchase a motorbike to meet the transportation needs of Kennedy, the over-all outreach coordinator in Kampala, Ug ($1,250); purchase an impregnated exotic cow that will produce ~25 liters of milk per day to meet the needs of Pr Billy’s family as he transitions to spend more time with Pr Martin over-seeing the ministry in all six nations ($1,525); purchase a solar panel for lighting and the charging of cell phones for the family and visiting pastor’s and leaders to Pr Billy’s home in E. Uganda ($240); purchase a case of 24 Lugandan Bibles to give to the pastors of the Harvest Vision church families and other pastors that attend the Bible school, but don’t have their own Bibles ($216); and to install doors and windows in the teacher’s housing being built for the Canaan Foundation School in Mukono ($900). The housing will provide a home for 4 teacher’s that will reduce over-all admin expense for the school and provide more over-sight for the 47 orphan & abandoned children that live at the school. The teacher’s agreed to move in with doors and windows even though the floors, interior and exterior are not completed which will require an additional $2,830.
   Africa news Feb 2014  George Henson and Wayne & Rebecca Watne spent 17 days in Africa this past February.  They have more testimonies than can be shared in one issue of ournewsletter, but the personal life stories of our co-laborers in Africa are so touching, we just had to share them with you.  So this month, we have dedicated this space to them; that their voices may be heard from over 10,000 miles away.  However God chooses to use this in your life, we pray that it would encourage you to be all God has created you to be and all He has created you to do!  Be inspired.

 Feb 8, 2014 – Visit with Pr. Isaac (DR Congo Coordinator) & Josie in Kampala- What a blessing to spend time with Pr. Isaac & Josie and their children at their home in Kampala, Uganda. Isaac and his family were forced to leave their home in the DR Congo when they discovered he was on a list to be killed by the government for not being “supportive” of them. He has not been in any conflict with the government other than opposing the corruption and violence in which they are involved. The EGD ministry that he founded in the eastern DR Congo is firmly established with strong church families and mature leadership that are continuing to disciple new believers and use the sound and video equipment for outreaches in their area. All of their 6 children are school age and with the exception of one, only know French, so their move to Uganda has required them to drop back 1 grade level and learn English. Also, school is very expensive and they have sold their car and home to have money to meet their needs in Uganda until God calls them back. We were blessed to hear about their ministry including their work to reach the Wambuti pygmies on Idjwe Island in Lake Kivu and the hospital that operated out of their church building in Goma with testimonies of almost 100 invasive surgeries with no antiseptic or equipment that we are familiar with in the west. One of the first was Isaac & Josie’s oldest son who had an emergency removal of his appendix using the light from Pr. Isaac’s cell phone. We are blessed by the strong foundation of church families and pastoral leadership that was built through their labors in the DR Congo. Our prayers are with them and Isaac and his family during this season of their lives.

Feb 11-16, 2014 – Visit with Pr. Billy & Teddy in Budaka- Pr. Billy lives in Budaka with his family and coordinates Harvest Vision Ministries in E. Uganda. Pr. Richard, that over-sees the Harvest Vision fellowship in nearby Kadama, and his family also live with Billy and Teddy along with some orphans. Billy and his co-laborers have developed a strong ministry base which coordinates outreaches, strengthens existing church families of different denominations, plants new church families and has established four Bible schools. They also help meet basic needs and work with leaders to identify sustainability projects. We are hoping to complete some more which will help provide for the needs of the family and over-all ministry as we prepare Billy to work with Martin to over-see the over-all ministry in all six nations that we are currently supporting. This will include some additional property for a farming project that may include a fish farm, a milk cow and renovating a chicken house for Pr. Billy and Pr. Richard and their families to live in so the other workers and orphans can live in the house. We will also establish a ministry “headquarters” in Mbale, which is about 20 miles away that will be where Christian leaders will come to organize & set up outreaches & will be used to administer the Bible schools. We were blessed with much time to visit with the families & eating simple meals in the evening with no light except from the moon. 

Feb 11-16 2014 – Nansanga Harvest Vision Church Fellowship – We visited with Pr. Margaret at her home in Nansanga where she lives and over-sees the Harvest Vision church fellowship next to her property.  Her and her late husband, who was a doctor, were strong supporters of the local church until his unexpected death. Although after years of government service she never received the full benefits of his pension, she stepped up to take over-sight of the church family and now serves as pastor. They have property adjacent to Margaret’s and the believers made brick and have completed a structure for their fellowship. Like all the other church families, their foundation is strong Bible-based leadership and home group fellowships or “cell groups”. Our prayer and discussion was centered on providing Bibles or at least the gospel of John to new believers, a solar panel that would provide a way for the elders to charge their cell phones and small sets of sound equipment that would meet the needs for local services and small outreaches. As usual, fellowship with Margaret is special as she works so hard to show her appreciation for the friendship that we have.On our last day in the east, we attended the Sunday service and were blessed with the love the people had for Jesus and the presence of the Holy Spirit. Pr. Martin, George and Wayne shared the Word and two of the women accepted Jesus. At the end of the service, Pr. Margaret was moved by the Holy Spirit to present us with the offering and the people responded by adding to the offering again, which included fruit, eggs and a live chicken . We were blessed because we visited a pastor the day before who had to move his family of six into a small 12’x12’ room for $20 a month because they had no money. We were praying in the evening and that very morning about how God would want us to bless him and this was the answer to that prayer.

Feb 12, 2014 – Nalidi Apostolic Church Family & Grace Primary Orphan School- We were privileged to attend the service with the Nalidi Apostolic church family in Kakoro District. George had been introduced to Pr. Patrick at the Bible school on a prior trip and although we have visited the primary orphan school that he founded and have spent time with his family in their village, this was our first time to be with the church family.  Their meeting place is a simple pole & grass structure with partial brick walls outside that is being built to replace the smaller one. Although they have been meeting for 8 years, their little money is used to meet the needs of widows and orphans and the brick building remains a “work in progress”. It is a blessing to worship with our new friends here that have no electricity but more than enough power. We also visited the school where they have 327 students to primary 7, 12 teachers and 62 of the students are orphans that live at the school. We were blessed to see the toilet that we were able to fund and the completed girl’s dormitory that provides a home for the 25 girls that were sleeping on the floor of the headmaster’s office. We also delivered some beautiful pillowcase dresses and sheets which were donated by friends from Washington. Although the school has many needs, the most important is a permanent water supply. The school provides a meal for all the children on weekdays and cares for the needs of the 62 orphans all the time. The school currently uses 75 five gallon “jerry cans” of water every day for cooking, drinking and washing needs. These are delivered 200 at a time from a well 2 miles away. The cost of a functioning year round water well is ~$7,000 and we are praying that God will quickly prompt someone to help meet this need. After visiting the school to the property that Pr. Patrick and about 20 of his family members live. We enjoyed having fellowship and a meal in their home, which is a mud hut similar to the ones the rest of the family live in. What a privilege to partner with our friends here that give everything to help widows, orphans and others in their community and keep only the little that is needed to meet their needs. Jesus assured us we would be able to tell those that really love and obey Him by their fruit. Over and over, we are witness to these local native Christian leaders that sacrifice to care for those in their community with no outside support and no external rewards, which is why we testify that: Never have we so few do so much for so many with so little.

Feb 18-19, 2014 – Visit to Canaan Foundation School & Pr Jonathon & Janet’s Home- Suzan, our Harvest Vision Africa Admin Assistant joined Martin, George, Wayne and Rebecca to visit Pr. Jonathan & Janet Lubega at their home and the Canaan Foundation School in Mukono. Not only was this Wayne and Rebecca’s first visit, it was also the first time that George has visited since the Madilyn’s House girl’s dorm project was completed. The 22 orphan or abandoned boys that live at the school are now sleeping on the floor of the classroom that the girls had been staying in before they moved into Madilyn’s Home and we were blessed to give all the boys towels that they can use for bathing. The girls removed the old mattresses from their new bunk beds and put down straw mats, then new mattresses that had been put into hospital grade water-proof liners. Then all the girls put on their new sheets and celebrated the gifts that had been given to them through the efforts of the Harvest Kids and their supporters in the USA. Gifts were given to all the girls and Allen, the young woman matron, was given an illustrated Action Bible that will be used to help the young people better understand God’s Word. The school is providing education for primary 1-7 to 283 children in this isolated community. We were blessed to stay at Jonathan’s home two miles from the school and church and on the shore of Lake Victoria which was a real treat for Wayne, our missionary fishing biologist. We were able to see the different crops and animals that they raise and use to support the orphans at home and the school, plus paying school fees and boarding for many of the children that have to live in another community to attend our equivalent of Junior/High School. We also visited a local fishing village and walked to the property that is used as a farm to help support the school and over-all ministry. It is truly humbling to witness the incredible sacrifices these local Christians make to care for orphans, widows and the community at large with no outside support except the small amount that we are able to prayerfully contribute toward some of the needs. They truly keep nothing for themselves and live to serve those less fortunate – the least of these.

 Africa news Jan 2014
The last report we got from Martin his neck was feeling a bit better after some rest. He has been suffering from undiagnosed pain. He spoke with John Light in Juba, Sudan. The situation is somewhat improved. Although he was unable to get his family out of the city to safety, he refused to leave the congregation of believers. Travel has been restricted, & with only one road from Uganda open for food to be brought in people are starving.  Martin sent the money allotted for 3 months of missions in S. Sudan to John to purchase food. Public meetings of any kind were restricted, but John’s hope is that even in the midst of this darkness, the Light of Salvation would shine. Augustine (DR Congo) is suffering financial hardship, as he is unable to conduct any business. In spite of this, we continue to get reports that he is taking the equipment out to preach the Gospel. Some months ago, Pr Isaac (DR Congo) & his family had to seek refuge in Uganda due to a threat on his life.  We now know that the government has put an arrest warrant out for him. Please pray for God to direct Isaac’s steps! The last we heard from Burundi, there was two young men hospitalized because their feet were crushed in an auto accident while out on mission. The injuries were major and amputation has been considered. These brothers seemed less concerned about their situation as they spoke that even if they had to use crutches the rest of their lives they would continue to go. Pr. James in Rwanda sent us a report that during the month of January, the Lord impressed upon his church to minister house to house and people were saved and healed right on their doorsteps.