A Word from Pastor (Papa) George

Mexico & Central America News, January, 2020

   It is always a blessing to hear the testimonies of the many different ways in which our coordinators, Miguel and Olivia, in San Luis in Sonora in north Mexico and our coordinators, Obed and Suri in Apatzingan in Michoacan in south central Mexico, help the Christian community reach the lost and help teach the found in their areas. A confirmation of their obedience to fulfill their calling to “prepare God’s people for works of service, so that the body of Christ may be built up until we all reach unity in the faith and in the knowledge of the Son of God and become mature, attaining to the whole measure of the fullness of Christ.” (Ephesians 4:12-13) They work diligently to keep the worship trailer, van, sewing ministry and fellowship center available to whoever may need them for their kingdom work. We are thankful for the encouragement and provisions they are able to give to those doing feeding, clothing and other outreach ministry to those in cardboard city, the prison and local alcohol and drug rehabs. Whether it is delivering sanitary supplies to an elderly neighbor who cares for her middle-aged, wheel-chair bound daughter, to arranging to send children’s books from a ministry in the USA to a small school in the middle of Mexico, purchasing a set of sound equipment for the church fellowship in the women’s federal prison, preparing the baptismal in the fellowship center for a local church family to use or helping with a fundraiser for a family that is in need or has experienced a recent tragedy – those that “hope in the Lord will renew their strength and soar on wings like eagles”. (Isaiah 40:31) On February 17th, Miguel and Olivia will be traveling to Michoacan to visit and encourage Pr. Obed and his family. We are hoping to build relationships with Christians in the other southern states of Mexico so they may encourage and help one another in reaching the lost in their communities. After their visit to Michoacan, they will travel to El Salvador to meet with George and Noe from Washington. They will be encouraging our friend and new coordinator in El Salvador, Pr. Sergio Cortez, before returning home. Noe will stay to begin establishing relationships with the Christian community in Honduras prior to coming home on March 6th. Please pray for God’s continued provision as He fulfills His promise as we seek to: “Enlarge the place of your tent, stretch your tent curtains wide, do not hold back; lengthen your cords, strengthen your stakes.” (Isaiah 54:2)       


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January 28, 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.


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USA – Children’s Museum Family Fun Night – January 25, 2020

Many thanks to our Harvest Vision team that put substance to our desire to provide a safe, fun night of fellowship for children and their families at the Children’s Museum in Burlington. Lot’s of prep work in inviting people, preparing and setting up refreshments, providing transportation and ensuring we had information available about different opportunities for people to share the love of Jesus and stay connected as the family of God. Some Christian men and women came just to welcome and encourage those that came with children. A special thanks to those that speak Spanish and were available to translate when needed. A big thanks to the many that support the Children’s Museum that provides this beautiful and clean facility, with a great staff and environment that is filled with safe, interactive learning experiences for families in our community.  We had 30 children and almost as many adults greeting, meeting and sharing their lives with each other, many meeting each other for the first time. We are praying to provide many more opportunities for these and other families with children to get together and share their life’s faith journey with one another.  

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