A Word from Pastor (Papa) George

USA – Advancing the gospel, September 29, 2021

We are blessed every day and night to receive testimonies from our coordinators that we pray for and support in

Uganda

Kenya

South Sudan

Burundi

the DRCongo

El Salvador

and

Mexico

as well as locally

“We have been blessed to start 4 church fellowships in the mostly Muslim communities in Marsabit, northern Kenya. It is a long distance for us to travel and we are praying we can find another coordinator for this area.”
 
Pastor Simon who serves the
north border of Kenya across Ethiopia and part of South Sudan

Pastor Martin, the director of Harvest Vision in Central Africa, just commented on a testimony with a couple of photos that he received and forwarded to us today.

 

“On Sunday we baptized eighteen new believers out of the thirty-two who got saved.”

Pastor Charles, who coordinates ministry in central Uganda

Pastor Martin commented: “Kayunga team reaching out winning souls and baptizing in the lockdown. Nobody can stop the gospel. Praise the Lord.”

Pr Martin, Director of HVM Africa


Read more...

The World – What is truth? September 27, 2021

Solomon wrote in Proverbs 30:7-9

If you are in relationships with people that approve of “justified lying”, when your relationship with them changes, even though you don’t think it has –

YOU ARE NEXT.

Similar is this life lesson: If you are helping people that are always blaming everyone else for their problems –

YOU ARE NEXT.


Read more...

The World – Napoleon on Jesus Christ, September 26, 2021

“I know men, and I tell you Jesus Christ was no mere man.
Superficial minds see a resemblance between Christ and the founders of empires and the gods of other religions. That resemblance does not exist.
There is between Christianity and other religions the distance of infinity.
Alexander, Caesar, Charlemagne, and myself founded empires.
But upon what did we rest the creations of our genius? Upon force.

Jesus Christ alone founded his empire upon love;
and at this hour millions of men would die for him.”

Napoleon Bonaparte, Sainte Helena

 

Read more...

USA – Now is the time, September 26, 2021

It is difficult for many Christians to sacrifice to “go and make disciples of all nations”, when there is so much going on locally in our own communities and nations, but thanks be to God for those that remember what Jesus declared before He commanded us to go.
 
“All authority in heaven and on earth have been given to Me. Therefore go”.
 
Two days ago, the churches were opened in Uganda and our co-laborers are looking forward to increasing the spreading of the gospel in their communities as well as those that are spreading the gospel in Mexico, Central America and here in the USA.
 
“Our faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we can not see.”
God’s Word commands us to
The Lord has asked us to step out in faith and trust God for prayer warriors and people of faith that will help us get the finances needed to encourage our workers in Mexico and El Salvador, as well as Africa.

We are leaving for San Luis, Mexico on October 10 to bring a new van for the ministry and to build a new room for a printing business to help reach the community and help finance the needs of the ongoing ministry.

We will also be bringing pastors and leaders together as couples to renew their wedding vows and recommit themselves to work together as the Body of Christ and help with the launching of a church fellowship in a new part of cardboard city.

We are also sending funding for a new roof for a fellowship that was started in a small town in El Salvador during the pandemic.
 
The estimated costs of the printing shop is about $5,000 and the roof $2,000.
 

To central Africa we are also sending funding to support the 10 coordinators in 5 countries.

Please prayerfully consider helping support and encourage these co-laborers in their harvest fields, knowing that they are always praying for us here. The Master that has commissioned us for this work will multiply whatever you are led to give.


Read more...

USA – Harvest Kids, September 25, 2021

We thank God for the beautiful day that the Lord provided for these three young warriors to gather for Harvest Kids. Many thanks to everyone that has donated aluminum cans for these young disciples to crush so that the money can be used to help vulnerable, less fortunate children in other parts of the world.
Everyone was welcomed with a beautiful photo of a basket of beautiful flowers with two small birds fluttering around that proclaimed:

We shared the love of Jesus and taught the young people to write His name and to spell it out with American Sign Language. We listened to children singing, “This Little Light of Mine”, “Jesus Loves the Little Children” and learned the hand motions to “Jesus Loves Me”.

We blew up and painted balloons, crushed most of the cans and counted $27 from the “Change the World” that the kids used to collect their change and use to help orphans in Africa.

We played with Rocket, Bear and Panda (the Harvest Kids cats) and fed dandelions to Dove, the rabbit. We talked about Jesus and what He did on the cross to save us and give us eternal life. We talked about what faith is and how it applies to our not being able to “see” Jesus.

 
 
We celebrated the children around the world that have birthdays in September with a special dessert of fresh strawberries from the Garden of Eden and Nutella.  

After our regular Harvest Kids fellowship we stopped to visit Veronica and Laly at their new home. The kids got to meet their roosters and chickens and Victor’s new kitten, “Bubbles”.

Laly, along with Madilyn and Hailey, have referred to themselves as the “Harvest Kids Consultants” since the beginning.

Later we visited the Garden of Eden playground, sand pit and all the animals that are in the petting zoo. Along with the dogs and cats, there is a squirrel, rabbits, pigs, chickens and Nigerian dwarf goats. Soon they will be joined by other goats and an alpaca.

We were also blessed to hang a “Harvest Kids” welcome sign on the gate leading into the garden.

It is difficult for many Christians to sacrifice to “go and make disciples of all nations”, when there is so much going on locally in our own communities and nations, but thanks be to God for those that remember what Jesus declared before He commanded us to go.

We pray that we will witness more Christian moms and dads rising to that call and we would be blessed to see them join with these small but powerful warriors.


Read more...

The World – The paper was too thin, Sept 20, 2021

A young lady in distant Australia through some unusual accident had lost both her lower limbs and her arms to the shoulders. As she lay helpless, the light of Jesus shone into her soul. She desired that in some manner she might be a blessing to others. She conceived the extraordinary plan of having her father make for her shoulder a pad that would carry a fountain pen. By the painful process of moving her body she learned to write. She then started to write letters about Christ to the prisoners in the national penitentiary. Months passed by, but no word was received concerning her letters. She began to grow discouraged but finally a letter from the warden came, asking if it would be possible to use heavier paper in writing her letters, for when they were passed from hand to hand among the fifteen hundred prisoners, the thinner paper wore out too soon. The result of this service to the Master was that during the years of her life by this means alone hundreds of prisoners were brought to Christ.
 
It is not how much we do, but how faithful we are in accomplishing what we are able to do,
that brings the reward of the Christian’s service.


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


Read more...

USA – Many parts, but one body, September 19, 2021

 
  • A young girl that shares her new-found friends, even though they are a kitten and two piglets that God provided, with her friend.
 
  • Sharing the joy that many young people (and adults) have found by supporting Harvest Kids and donating aluminum cans to help vulnerable children in other countries.
 
  •  Helping load a sand blaster that brother Reggie purchased to help Harvest Vision Ministries continue their work to prepare and equip the saints for works of service.
  • The God that prompted His Body to donate chickens to the petting zoo and to Veronica and Laly at their new home.
  • Our brothers that came and helped put up wire for the raspberry vines.
 
  • A small group of gifted worshipers that gather at the Harvest Home to praise the Lord.

When all the work that true disciples are accomplishing through their unselfish sacrifice to reach the lost, broken-hearted and crushed in spirit are added together – in even our little Skagit Valley – it quickly overwhelms anything that Satan and his followers do.

“Open your eyes and look to the fields and come in. There are truly more for us than against us.”

It would be impossible for anyone to write down all the acts of random kindness that are being done in the name of Jesus Christ in Skagit Valley, especially the county, the state, the nation or the entire world.

The last verse of the gospel pretty much nails it:

Jesus said when He comes again, it will be like the days of Noah.

The Lord saved those that were in the ark.

Acts of Random Kindness. 


Read more...

Mexico & El Salvador– The value of a soul, priceless, September 15, 2021

We are thankful for our co-laborers in Mexico and El Salvador that continue to faithfully seize every opportunity to advance the gospel and prepare new believers to become true disciples of Jesus Christ. They need your prayers and support.

Olivia and Miguel,
who coordinate the ministry in Mexico, have been led to start a printing business in San Luis. This will allow them to meet the needs of their community in those services, build relationships with more people and provide finances to help meet their needs to expand the ministry. It is similar to the printing business that helps support Sergio & Gloria and their family as they coordinate the ministry in El Salvador.
We are in need of $4,500 to complete
the structure and provide the equipment.

Miguel & Olivia

Sergio & Gloria

Sergio

has also expanded to a community near Santa Ana in
El Salvador, where a new church family has begun. They aren’t able to meet on rainy days because their building has no roof.

They are in need of $2,000 for the tin sheets for the roof.

What is the value of one soul that comes into the kingdom?

Considering the price that God has paid for it – Priceless!


Read more...

Africa – Eastern Uganda praise report, September 12, 2021

Hits: 0

Titus and his wife, Lorna, and their family

coordinate the work in the harvest fields of Namaingo, E Uganda.

These testimonies are so encouraging.

“We had this soul winning campaign on Saturday 9/11/2021 with legal permission from the local authorities. We began by intercession and thereafter general cleaning of Nsono trading centre in Buyinja subcounty Namayingo district. After that we went out for house to house evangelism and on the way evangelism while one preacher remained doing open air preaching because we had sound system. When we came back we had a get together lunch with the identified vulnerables within the parish. After that we gave out soap, clothes and shoes to some identified needy families in the parish. The area pastors helped us in identifying them. Then the youths went for a friendly football match with the area football team in the nearest primary school playground. As the game was on, the rest of the youths were doing one on one evangelism while distributing gospel literature. 21 people and over forty kids surrendered their lives to Christ.”
 


Read more...

Africa – North Uganda praise report, September 6, 2021

David and his wife, Carolyn, and family coordinate the work in the harvest fields of north Uganda.

   “Praise God team this is the report from Northern Uganda for August.
We had home cell fellowship, family prayers, discipleship program, ministers training program, prayer and fasting with the community, cell teams and children fellowship, and in all that above programs 13 people gave their lives to Christ last month, 21 Ministers are being trained and 11 people are being discipled. All this is done by the grace of God
Thanks team from other countries for your prayers for Uganda as we also pray for you.

David Vito”

 


Read more...

Africa – Burundi praise report, September 4, 2021

Many thanks to our USA co-laborers that pray and financially support our co-laborers in central Africa and the other locations we are blessed to be serving. We just received this report from our coordinator in Burundi, Africa. Praise God and give Him the glory!

Rapport August 2021

Praise the Lord, I am very happy that this month was very good, we were planning to reach in 15 communes and we did it. In those communes we reached 20 different places.

In this summer before the schools open again, we went in Evangelization with 210 youths from Bujumbura and other provinces and no one got sickness. We Praise the Lord for that.

We have got 2,654 souls got saved and 5,300 returned to the Lord.

We have prayed for sick people and they received the miracle.

Family that they were not together they accepted to return home and become one again.

They were 150 children that they had decided to stop school we encouraged them to return back and they accepted.

We have helped 30 students with school notebooks and 5 we paid for them school fees.

Continue to pray for Burundi on this September 13th they will go back to school. They are many students still now they don’t have uniforms and notebooks and they don’t know how they will get it. Please pray for them may our Lord make a way for them.

Thank you so much for your Prayers and support

Be blessed

Pastor Habonimana Evariste

Bujumbura- Burundi”


Read more...

USA – Curlew mission with Olivia & Yvann, August 28, 2021

We were thankful to have Olivia and Yvann, who together with Olivia’s husband, Miguel, coordinate the ministry in Mexico, join us on our monthly mission to bring food and clothing to support the ministry in northeastern Washington.

It is a long day trip, but the weather was great and the scenery driving over the mountains shouts out to the creation that God has given to us.

John and Lena, who coordinate Harvest Vision Curlew Fellowship, greeted us along with the chickens, cats, dogs and deer and shared their vision to build a ministry home on their property. After unloading, we drove to the location of the farm that the ministry will  have oversight for and where John and Lena will be living.

While Lena gave Olivia a tour, John and Yvann began the process of catching two piglets that will be taken back to the petting zoo at the Garden of Eden family ministry in Mt. Vernon.

The ministry impacts the entire community around Curlew and Republic, and along with Jarett and Brianna, who coordinate the Harvest Vision Blue Creek ministry in the Chewelah and Colville communities, are bringing the body together to reach those that are “broken hearted and crushed in spirit”. We are praying about future mission trips that would bring people from western Washington and Mexico to support the ministries and get discipleship training from our co-laborers in these communities.   


Read more...