A Word from Pastor (Papa) George

USA – Harvest Kids, July 23, 2022

Many thanks to Dale, Zoenicole, and Ruby
for coming to share with these young people at Harvest Kids.
We have only one more Harvest Kid meeting here at the Harvest Home in Sedro Woolley.
We will then be meeting every
Saturday at 10 am
the Garden of Eden family ministry
14799 Avon Allen Rd in west Mt. Vernon, Washington
a new season as we leave this place where
Harvest Kids started in July of 2013 nine years ago.
The kids, young and old, crushed all the cans.
Cans that have been donated help the orphans in Africa.
We were blessed to have Dale share some songs off YouTube.
Our sister, Odette, who normally comes and leads our praise time was unable to come.
We sang “Pray for Peace” by Reba McEntire.
This opened up the opportunity to share about “peace”
and the things that take away our peace,
such as anger and impatience,
and the things that give us peace,
such as kindness and prayer.
The kids counted out $170 that had been donated by them
and donations from the strawberries, raspberries, and hazelnuts.
Their total is up to $4,868 toward the $5,800.
Donations are needed for the 6th & 7th-grade classrooms
for the primary school for orphaned and vulnerable children they helped build in Africa last year.
We know they will be faithful to their vision and mission.
We shared a lunch that
Mama Linda made
before she left to take care
of the ongoing garage sale
at the Garden of Eden.

After lunch, we were blessed with another teaching with Zoenicole and the puppets.

The teaching is very creative and interactive

as they learn through

her examples about

how to help someone with anger or self-pity

as Jesus Christ did

and is teaching us to do.

After saying goodbye to the cats, giving hugs to each other,
and picking out a gift from the treasure chest,
we visited the garage sale and petting zoo at the Garden.
The girls picked some strawberries to sell for donations for the school project
and visited the animals with Cheryl.
Joseph helped Caleb with some construction.
They wore out Caleb
so much he had to hang on the inverter to relax.

It has been a blessing to witness the fruit of these young believers


as the land they purchased for farms, clean water projects, and schools

they have helped the Lord provide and

continue to serve the Lord’s work

in these communities ever since they were completed.


USA – Harvest Vision Fellowship Curlew, July 18, 2022

Many thanks to those that donate food to help support those
in need through Harvest Vision in Curlew, WA.
Thanks to brother Caleb.
He woke up at 4 am to drive with me the 500-mile roundtrip
to visit, and deliver food.
To encourage and be encouraged by Pr. John Seaman and his family.
One of the most beautiful and scenic drives
that the Lord has given to us
is across the pass on Highway 20.
It was Caleb’s first time,
and it is always a blessing to witness
John’s faithfulness to the vision that God has entrusted to John and his wife, Lena.

We also were able to bring

two more kittens

that will soon be blessed to live with some new believers on this side of the mountains.


USA – Harvest Kids, July 16, 2022

The Lord has been faithful

by provide some beautiful days for our Saturday gatherings

with the Harvest Kids,

including us older Harvest Kids that come to be with these young disciples.


The kids got all the cans crushed that had been donated.

Next, we counted $112 that had been donated by our many friends,

including the money donated for the strawberries and raspberries

at the Garden of Eden.


That brings their total to $4,698 toward their goal of $5,800

to finish the classrooms for the primary school in Africa.


After singing praise songs led by Odette,

we had the lunch that

Mama Linda prepared

before she left to take care

of the garage sale at

the Garden of Eden.


(Can you see Jesus?
He sees you)

Many thanks to Zoenicole who used the puppets to teach us about anger and patience. It was great interactive teaching which allowed everyone to be involved. We are hoping that she will be able to start teaching anyone interested in the puppet ministry.


We also read the story in Acts 16 about Paul and Silas.

They were being beaten and put into prison chained up.

About midnight, they started singing hymns.

We talked about “midnight” being the time before a new day starts in our lives.

Because they allowed their love for Jesus to overcome their difficult situation,

their chains were broken and doors opened.

The other prisoners and the jail keeper and all his family were saved and baptized.

After Harvest Kids, they went out to the Garden of Eden to help Mama Linda at the garage sale, played with the bunnies in the petting zoo and built the two new soccer goals for the playground.


USA – Last day of the CEF 5-day club, July 15, 2022

This was a wonderful ending to our 5 days of fellowship at the CEF 5-day club.

The kids were able to present a card they had signed and a framed picture with some words of hope for these young people.

One of the Christian Youth in Action volunteers who helped with the club

and others poured themselves into these young people

took one of the baby bunnies.

We pray that we will see one another again soon.