A Word from Pastor (Papa) George

USA – Last Harvest Kids at the Harvest Home, July 30, 2022

   What a blessing it was to drive up to the
Harvest Home for Harvest Kids
with Madilyn, Hailey, and Clara from Granite Falls.
Everyone else was running a little late so it gave me time to remind them that it was nine years ago this month that we returned from Africa after meeting the kids that would be living in Madilyn’s House when it was completed.
By the time we got back to the
Harvest Home in Sedro Woolley the children had already decided
they were going to start collecting aluminum cans
and help other orphans and vulnerable children in Africa.

What a blessing to look at the handprints of over

200 adults, youth, and children that have had the opportunity to participate

in making a difference in the lives of these children and families in Africa.

Clara wasn’t even born at the time


now they have brought her into this incredible unselfish way of living.

Because Mama Linda hasn’t had time to pick the blueberries in the garden,
they started picking while we started crushing cans.
The blueberries were taken to the Garden of Eden family ministry in west Mt. Vernon
where the garage sale is to taking donations to continue the work in Africa.
All the money from the
produce, berries, vegetables and hazelnuts
goes to helping complete the primary school the kids are building in Africa.
After lunch
and celebrating the July birthdays,
we shared the reminder that this was
the last Harvest Kids at the Harvest Home
in Sedro Woolley
before transitioning to the
Garden of Eden.
Ruby took a turn at using the puppets to entertain the kids,
which gave them all the confidence to try them.
Lots of fun!
We counted $110 that had been donated this last week for the
Harvest Doves school
They only have $822 to go before they have completed the $5,800
needed for the new classrooms.
Praise God!
had them get their bibles
and they read and discussed
that Jesus gave to us in
Matthew 5:1-16.


USA – Harvest Vision garage sale, July 29, 2022

We are blessed with many friends that have come to fellowship

at the garage and produce sale at the

Garden of Eden family ministry

at 14799 Avon Allen Rd in west Mt. Vernon, Washington.

Thanks to everyone that has donated items,

helped set up,

and to those that have worked in the garden to grow the produce that is available.

All donations go to support the local outreach

and to support local native missionaries in Mexico, El Salvador,

and different countries in central Africa.

All the proceeds from the hazelnuts, vegetables, strawberries,

and later sweet corn support the Harvest Kids

as they are finishing building another primary school

for orphans and vulnerable children in Africa.

Through August, the garage and produce sale

will be Thursday-Saturday.

We have new items that are donated every week.

You are welcome to bring the kids so they can play on the playground

and visit the pets in the petting zoo.

You can also plan ahead to get produce on days we are not having the garage sale.

We really want to share the love of Jesus with everyone that comes

and join you in prayer for any of your needs.



Africa – Urgent call to pray, July 26, 2022

We just received a message from Pr. Augustine from Goma, DRCongo,

who coordinates the ministry in that part of the country.

Although the government of the DRCongo has always been unstable

and the country has always been in some turmoil from rebels,

the situation in the city of Goma itself has now turned worse.

We received videos of the hospitals filled with victims, houses burning and people dead and wounded in the streets.

This was the short message along with the videos.

“Hello to all the servants.

Pray for the Congo in general and the city of Goma in particular.

Yesterday we did not leave our houses because of bullets blowing throughout the city.

There were several dead, and even today it is beginning.

We are in a war.

We miss where to buy even food.”

Please join us in this urgent call for prayer and intercession.


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.