A Word from Pastor (Papa) George

Africa – What is the worth of a soul? May 13, 2020

     We are so thankful that our co-laborers in central Africa continue to reach out to people with the gospel message and we are blessed to hear about these miracles, including many salvations. We only share about salvations that come about when the sound and video equipment is used, only because we are responsible to share the good news with those that are praying and financially supporting the actual crusades that use the equipment. “The share of the man who stayed with the supplies is to be the same as that of him who went down to the battle. All will share alike. David made this a statute and ordinance for Israel from that day to this.” (1 Samuel 30:24-25) With the lockdowns, only Burundi was actually able to do 3 crusades in Bujumbura, but not allowed out of the city. All together 378 people were born again and 40 were baptized. We know there are countless others and we know that the Father and all the angels in heaven rejoiced over each and everyone. We are thankful that this is a time to make sure the equipment is ready for when we will be able to return to our familiar way of doing outreaches, including door-to-door, seminars, movies, praise and worship, preaching and prayer. We are so encouraged to know that even in the extreme circumstances that many of these people are facing, including lack of food, the gospel continues to forcefully advance. We all have many things: family, homes, work, hobbies that the Lord has provided for us, but they are all temporary. But the value of one soul? Priceless!            


USA – Garden of Eden Farming Ministry, May 8, 2020

    What a special day kicking off the first main day of planting for the Garden of Eden Farming Ministry location in west Mt. Vernon. We thank Cheryl for allowing the ministry to use her property for planting and harvesting for the Harvest Kids as they continue to raise money to support evangelism and outreach to orphaned and vulnerable children in central Africa. We are praying the isolation protocol will not be necessary soon and we will be able to bring the kids together with the older generations to see the real fruit of the multi-generational aspect of the ministry. We are planting a variety of garden plants including cucumbers, squash, beans, carrots, flowers, carrots, watermelon, etc. If you are interested, please contact us. After harvest, the kids will be making the fruits and vegetables available for donations and for those in need. We are praying for many of our saints to include these kids in learning how to cook and prepare food, and preserve food for later use, such as canning, etc.


USA – Each one is a part, May 7, 2020

  “But God has put the body together, giving greater honor to the parts that lacked it, so that there should be no division in the body, but that its parts should have equal concern for each other. If one part suffers, every part suffers with it; if one part is honored, every part rejoices with it.” (1 Corinthians 12:24-27)

     What an honor to see the church functioning as an living organism instead of an organization. Many thanks to Blake, Kylee and the kids in Granite Falls for laboring to finish the pea gravel that will keep the kids using the playground safe. Thanks to Wayne Watne for lending us his truck. Soon the garden will be planted and hopefully we will be able to begin to have Harvest Kids ministry available to young people in the community.

     We are blessed to witness Carolyn working hard to prepare her home to be the sanctuary for the Kid’s Club ministry when the young people can be getting together in larger groups. She has been involving kids one at a time in making cookies that she is distributing to the neighbors in the trailer park and also cookies to be given with the “Birds on a branch” boxes that are being given to encourage believers in their faith and introduce unbelievers to have faith that they can find peace in the midst of these times of uncertainty through Jesus Christ. Thanks to Noe for making boxes; Dale and Linda for helping collect branches and stain, paint and pour concrete in the boxes and gluing the birds in the branches; Virginia and Carolyn for making cookies; Fred for donating hazelnuts which are put around the branch; and for those that are presenting them to their neighbors with the message that the God and each one of us loves and cares about them.

     Thanks to Willie, our neighbor in Sedro Woolley, who is from Kenya. He blessed us with a new friend, Catherine who is also from Kenya, that will be staying with us until she can find work and relocate if necessary. She brought Africa joy back into our little home and family and Linda is so blessed and encouraged.