A Word from Pastor (Papa) George

USA – Harvest Kids – November 28, 2020

Many thanks to Linda for making lunch and for Shelly, Armando, Amber and Wayne for bringing and encouraging these young people at Harvest Kids. They are currently filling the “bullet” to raise money for a primary school for vulnerable children in central Uganda. After they poured in another 7”, they only need 6” and they will be able to count what they have gotten so far and we can send it to Africa. We hoping the kids may get some more donations, besides their coins to get the $3,000 needed. Muslim parents have agreed to send their children to this school when it is completed and many have already converted to the Christian faith. After our birthday celebration, Deziray drew a picture to show everyone her thoughts about “friends” and everyone added more understanding by contributing words – sharing, kindness, caring, honest, loyal, joyful, focused on the good and most importantly – family. We listened to the song, “Friends are friends forever” and prayed that we could all shine the light of Jesus everywhere He leads us. We finished our fellowship with everyone using the playdough, 6v batteries, alligator clips and led lights to light up their own space.

“How good and pleasant it is when brothers and sisters live together in unity!”

Psalm 133:1


Africa – Let the little children come to Me – November 15, 2020


We just received this testimony from Pr. Titus who is the Harvest Vision coordinator in Namaingo in eastern Uganda.

We praise the Lord who gave us the grace to share the gospel in Kifuyo boarding primary school. We ministered to 140 candidates and 8 teachers. 80 candidates and 2 teachers received Christ with gladness.


Pastor TitusNamaingo Uganda

Jesus said,
“From the days of John the Baptist until now, the kingdom of heaven has been forcefully advancing, and forceful men lay hold of it.”

Matthew 11:12


“Then I heard a voice in heaven say: ‘Now have come the salvation and the power and the kingdom of our God, and the authority of His Christ. For the accuser of our brothers, who accuses them before our God day and night, has been hurled down. They overcame him by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony; they did not love their lives so much as to shrink from death. Therefore rejoice, you heavens and you who dwell in them! But woe to the earth and the sea, because the devil has gone down to you! He is filled with fury, because he knows his time is short.”

Rev 12:10-12


USA – Harvest Kids – November 14, 2020

Many thanks to brother Gary who dropped off Noah and Sara for Harvest Kids just in time to help bagging the cans that have been crushed. Thanks to the many who drop off aluminum cans throughout the week.

The money received from the cans pays the teachers for a primary school for the Wambuti pygmy tribe in the DRCongo and help orphans in Uganda.

A real blessing today as our sister, Dana, brought two of her children, Graeson (9) and Ester (3 ½), to join us for the first time at Harvest Kids. To help Dana and the kids better understand how Harvest Kids started 8 years ago we showed the video of the Madilyn House project.

Madilyn (4) and Hailey (2), with the support of their mother, found out about some orphan girls sleeping on the floor of their school in Africa and made a decision to build them their own home. And that’s how it started.

About this time, Wayne, who is a fisheries biologist and is the liaison for the Africa ministry “Joyfully” made his entrance. The kids are working on donating their change to build their fifth primary school in Africa and the kids were able to put their change into a large 90mm military shell casing they are trying to fill on their way to raising the $1,000 needed to build the toilet for the school.

We shared a wonderful lunch that Grandma Linda had prepared, Noah and Sara helped Dana, Graeson and Ester put their handprints on the wall and put their birthdays on the worldwide birthday board.

We shared about how Jesus made a way for us to be able to help people just the way He did when He was living on the earth, why we celebrate Thanksgiving and talked about the many different ways in which God is using these young people to bring the hope of Jesus to others.

Wayne was able to share about Fellowship Ministries that he started a few years ago to take kids (and others) fishing, crabbing and enjoy the outdoors. He also shared about his work to help preserve salmon habitat and some of the ways in which the Harvest Kids have been able to help. It is wonderful to create a safe environment for these young people to share their feelings and ideas and find their own way to participate and share their gifts.

The Harvest Kids meet the 2nd and 4th Saturday of each month. You can find out more information of the website, www.harvestvisionministries.org or call 360-421-8811 or 360-421-8812.


USA – Pray for the Lord to being workers – November 13, 2020

The Lord gave our sister, who owns the property, and us a vision to prepare a place for God’s people in west Mt. Vernon. The Holy Spirit led us to call it the “Garden of Eden” and we are blessed to have captured it’s beginning on a video available on the website www.harvestvisionministries.org. We are dedicated and devoted to fulfill the vision. Jesus told His disciples that the harvest was plentiful, but there were few workers so He asked them to pray to the Lord of the harvest to bring workers. We are continually praying for workers. Much of the physical work that we’ve been doing has been limited, on my part, because of surgery I have on my left hand a month and half ago and it is just now healing. We are trying to complete a shelter roof before I have my right hand worked on next Tuesday. It was a cold, windy and off and on wet day today. What a blessing to receive a text from our brother, Ed, who asked if I was there working today. I texted him that I was there. He showed up a short time later with his 4 ½ year old nephew, Sully. What a worker and it was great fun watching Ed encourage and teach him as they blessed us with this walkway this morning.



Africa – Co-laborers in the harvest fields – November 10, 2020

Jesus said, “I tell you, open your eyes and look at the fields! They are ripe for harvest.” (Jn 4:35)

“Then He said to His disciples, ‘The harvest is plentiful but the workers are few. Ask the Lord of the harvest, therefore, to send out workers into His harvest field.” (Mt 9:37-38)

We are thankful for the few that have joined with us in prayer and to help provide the funds to help our co-laborers in central Africa reach the lost and hurting in their communities and we are always in prayer that the Holy Spirit will lead others to join with us. Even though they face obstacles and trials that many of us will never encounter during our journey of faith, they persevere and hundreds come to faith in Christ Jesus every week and are being taught to be true disciples, thereby adding to the number every day those that are being saved.

If you would like to make a donation, they can be made on line at www.myegiving/hvm or the “electronic giving” on the home page of the www.harvestvisionministries.org website. You can also mail donations to Harvest Vision Ministries, PO Box 733, Sedro Woolley, WA, 98284. All donations are tax-deductible and help advance the gospel of Jesus Christ and build His Kingdom.


USA – Skating with the Harvest Kids – November 7, 2020

“Then little children were brought to Jesus for Him to place His hands on them and pray for them. But the disciples rebuked those who brought them. Jesus said, ‘Let the little children come to Me, and do not hinder them. For the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these.” (Matthew 19:13-14)

It isn’t about fun – it is about the joy of the Lord. Thanks to everyone who is providing the opportunity for young people to be together with Jesus Christ as they journey together shining the light of hope in this fallen world by teaching them to be true disciples. God’s Word says: “Don’t let anyone look down of you because you are young, but set an example for the believers in speech, in life, in love, in faith and in purity.” (1 Timothy 4:12)

We are thankful for everyone that is helping these young people. For those that may be interested, we have Harvest Kids, the second and fourth Saturday, of each month at 9467 Pierce Lane, Sedro Woolley from 10am-12:30pm. More information is available at www.harvestvisionministries.org or call 360-421-8811.


The World – The making of the first colored bishop – November 9, 2020

While Dr. James H. Franklin, who was long in charge of the foreign ministry work of the Baptist Church, was traveling across the continent a few years ago he noticed that the porter of his car had seven gold stripes on the sleeve of his jacket. “What’s the meaning of all those gold stripes?” asked Dr. Franklin. “Them’s not stripes, boss; them’s bars,” the old negro answered; “they mean Ah’ve been servin’ this road thirty-five years.”

For a while the old man kept at his work, but presently he came back and asked, “Say, boss, is you a preachah?” “Yes, but how did you guess it?” asked the doctor. “Oh, Ah jess saw a book in your seat, and Ah thought that you must be a preachah. Ah was almos’ one once myself.”

“Why did you give it up?” asked Mr. Franklin. “well, sah, Ah wanted to be, but Ah’s got a younger brother, and when Ah told him Ah wanted to preach, why he’d abeen converted, and wanted to preach hisself. So we all talked it over, and decided that he’d go ahead to college, and Ah’d work on the road. So Ah did, boss, and sent him money every month till he got through dat dere college and got a good edication.”

The passenger asked if the brother finally became a preacher. “Yes, sir, in Africy. They call him Bishop Scott.” “Bishop Scott!” said Dr. Franklin in amazement, as he gazed at the humble porter. Bishop Scott is said to have been the first colored preacher whom the Methodist Church ever made a bishop.

Dr. franklin had often read of the heroic work of this mighty colored man. Later when Dr. Franklin was in a little town in Georgia he heard that Bishop Scott was to speak that night at a certain church. Franklin went. As soon as the service was over he shook hands with the speaker. “Have you a brother who is a porter on a sleeping car, Bishop?” he asked.

Then he told of the incident on the train. “Yes,” said the mighty dark man, “he’s my brother, and may God bless him! I owe everything to him.”

Many are those humble souls – mothers on the farm, fathers in the grim battle in the shop and behind the desk – who have made bishops and ministers, mighty men of God, by the same plan. May all such unsung heroes of the Cross receive the blessings of God here; and, if not here, surely on the other side their rewards shall be great, and their entrance in shall be abundant.

(Excerpts from “Answered prayers and soul-winning incidents – published in 1940)



USA – More from the Master – November 8, 2020

We do not ask permission to do what we are commanded to do.

“Jesus said, ‘If anyone loves Me, he will obey My teaching. My Father will love him, and We will come to him and make Our home with him.” (John 14:23)

“Now that I, your Lord and Teacher, have washed your feet, you also should wash one another’s feet. I have set you an example that you should do as I have done for you. I tell you the truth, no servant is greater than his master, nor is a messenger greater than the one who sent him. Now that you know these things, you will be blessed if you do them.” (John 13:14-17)


The World – Enlarge your territory – November 5, 2020

There is only one thing that has and will always continue to spread unchecked across the globe.

“Enlarge the place of your tent, stretch your tent curtains wide, do not hold back; lengthen your cords, strengthen your stakes. For you will spread out to the right and to the left;, your descendants will dispossess nations and settle in desolate cities. (Isaiah 54:2-3)

Jesus said, “From the days of John the Baptist until now, the kingdom of heaven has been forcefully advancing, and forceful men lay hold of it.” (Matthew 11:12) “And this gospel of the kingdom will be preached in the whole world as a testimony to all nations, and then the end will come.” (Matthew 24:14).

We have been blessed to start working in concert with Pr. Martin who has been called to fulfill the role of apostolic ministry in central Africa 15 years ago this month. The ministry now includes 11 coordinator’s serving into 7 different countries. The original vision the Lord gave us was to begin ministry at the source of the Nile River, Lake Victoria, and God continues to give us favor and His provision. Over one half of the shores of Lake Victoria, borders to the south in Tanzania, where we have done some sporadic ministry over the years. Pr. Martin over-sees this, including the branch churches in Uganda as well as the Bible schools, except those that Pr. Evariste over-sees in Burundi. Pr. Martin is bringing another pastor to help with the pastoral oversight at the “mother church” in Kibuli in Kampala and has identified another pastor who has been called to help over-see the Bible schools, including the three starting in eastern Uganda, which will give him more time for teaching leaders and expanding the work. The Lord is strengthening the ministry in northern and western Kenya, where the ministry will be registered soon, and which borders Tanzania on the north. We are praying that the needs of Pr. Evariste will soon be met which will allow the ministry in Burundi to continue to grow and also allow him to help expand the ministry to Tanzania. He is in need of a larger car for transporting equipment safely ($3,500), retail business that will help sustain his family and provide additional money to support the expanding of the ministry ($3,500) and additional rooms for teaching and an office at his home ($4,000). As soon as travel is allowed, Pr. Martin will be returning to South Sudan to work with the leadership as they help with evangelizing, teaching pastors and leaders and strengthening or establishing church families to disciple new believers.



Africa – The harvest of souls – November 3, 2020

Africa – The harvest of souls – November 3, 2020

We are so encouraged and grateful for the testimonies from the October outreaches in Burundi. 408 new believers accepted Jesus and 35 have already been baptized. We are praying that they will quickly be taught to be true disciples of Jesus Christ and that many new souls will come into the kingdom through their testimonies.

Jesus said, “But the one who received the seed that fell on good soil is the man who hears and understands it. He produces a crop, yielding a hundred, sixty or thirty times what was sown.” (Matthew 13:23)

That promise would yield either 40,800 or 24,480 or 12,240 new souls.

That is why “teaching them to obey everything Jesus has commanded” is so important. (Matthew 28:20)

There is no crusade or outreach with any more power than one sinner that is made a disciple by repenting and being baptized in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit and taught to obey everything that Jesus has commanded. They now have full access to all the authority in heaven and on earth through Jesus Christ.

Jesus said, “And the gospel of the kingdom will be preached in the whole world as a testimony to all nations, and then the end will come.” (Matthew 24:14)



USA – Broken hearted and crushed in spirit – November 1, 2020

Today at the Salt and Light fellowship we shared about our purpose.

“And we know in all things God works for the good of those who love Him, who have been called according to His purpose. For those God foreknew He also predestined to be conformed to the likeness of His Son….”

Romans 8:28-29

His purposes to seek and to save what is lost

Luke 19:10


“The righteous cry out, and the Lord hears them; He delivers them from all their troubles. The Lord is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit.”

Psalm 34:17-18

A beautiful day to join with others praying at the 40 days for life prayer vigil. Interceding in agreement with the Father, Jesus and the Holy Spirit for the unborn, their mothers and fathers and that everyone that supports abortions will have their hearts transformed to recognize that all lives, born and unborn, matter to our loving Father. Linda then went to fellowship with the Sedro Woolley Community Church and take four more of the Samaritan’s Christmas boxes that the Harvest Kids filled up for less fortunate children in countries where there is great need.

“The first thing God does is get us grounded on strong reality and truth. He does this until our cares for ourselves individually have been brought into submission to His way for the purpose of His redemption. Why shouldn’t we experience heartbreak? Through those doorways God is opening up ways of fellowship with His Son. Most of us collapse at the first grip of pain. We sit down at the door of God’s purpose and enter a slow death through self-pity. And all the so-called Christian sympathy of others helps us to our deathbed. But God will not. He comes with the grip of the pierced Hand of His Son, as if to say, ‘Enter into fellowship with Me; arise and shine.’ If God can accomplish His purposes in this world through a broken heart, then why not thank Him for breaking your?”

Oswald Chambers


USA – Expect and attempt great things for God – November 1, 2020

Carey was preaching from that text in Isaiah, “Enlarge the place of thy tent, and let them stretch forth the curtains of thine habitations: spare not, lengthen thy cords, and strengthen thy stakes.”

After discussing it thus: Expect great things from God, and attempt great things for God, he had thoroughly moved the congregation. Hearts were taut. The atmosphere of the building was intense with spiritual power. God was present. The preacher called the audience to arise and they were solemnly dismissed.

As they started out, an old man by the name of Fuller cried, “Carey, call them back. Aren’t we going to do anything about it?” The congregation came back. That day was born the modern missionary movement. They sent Carey to India.

Ah, that’s the secret! When moved by God, when the soul looks out in holy vision, do something about it. Step out for God. Too often we are afraid; we move men, we ministers stir them, flame their souls, burn with a God-sent message into their hearts, but we let them go without “doing anything about it.” I would that those words of burning zeal could ring through the souls of all of God’s holy children. The world dies, evil increases, the heat of Divine love burns low in pulpit and pew, but too often we do nothing about it.

Those words challenge us today.


(Excerpts from “Answered prayers and soul-winning incidents – published in 1940)