A Word from Pastor (Papa) George

USA – Harvest Kids, July 24, 2021

What a beautiful day for Harvest Kids.

We already had the garage sale open, and people were coming when we started. As usual, the first attention is to greet the Harvest Rabbits and Cats and then we were able to crush cans in the small space behind the shop.

Thanks to everyone who donates.

 
Mama Linda taught everyone the motions to
“Our God is an Awesome God”
 

Next we reviewed the history about the primary school that the kids have been raising money for in Uganda. That includes all the proceeds for the garage sale. The kids ended up with $88 which had been donated and that was combined with the last two weeks of garage sale, $2,720. That finished the money needed for the roof and they now only need $231 to finish the doors and windows, then $3,800 for the plaster and paint.

What an accomplishment for everyone helping.

After lunch, we sang Happy Birthday in English and Spanish, then had our two new Harvest Kids put their handprints on the wall.

We had a cup contest between the boys and the girls. 

George shared about two runners in a world class marathon, one from Spain and another from Kenya. At the finish, the Kenyan was in the lead but got confused by the signs and thought the race was over and stopped. Ivan, the Spanish runner who was in second place realized what had happened, so he pushed, Abel, the Kenyan runner ahead of him to the finish. One of the reasons he gave for his actions was “If I had the medal, what would my mother think of it?”

We finished the afternoon talking and coloring pictures about the two blind men that cried out to Jesus for mercy. Jesus had compassion for them and stopped what He was doing and called them and at their request touched their eyes and they received their sight and followed Him.

We are so thankful for the last 8 years being

with these young disciples from our community

and for everyone that supports them.


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The World – Now is the accepted time, July 24, 2021

“It is told that the steamship Central America, on a voyage from New York to San Francisco, sprang a leak in mid-ocean. A vessel seeing her signal of distress bore down toward her and the captain of the rescue ship cried, ‘Let me take your passengers on board now.’ But it was night and the commander of the Central America feared to send his passengers away in the darkness. Thinking they could keep afloat a while longer he replied, ‘Lie by until morning.’ About an hour and a half later her lights were missed.

The vessel had sunk, and all on board had perished because it was thought that they could be saved at another time. ‘Now is the accepted time.”

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


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USA – Making a difference, July 22, 2021

It started with a vision given to Pr. Charles
to build a Christian primary school in Kayunga, Uganda.

After many Muslims converted, the church building had to be expanded, leaving the small building. Plans were made and the Harvest Kids in the USA wanted to help. 

The response from the Muslim community was that if there was a school, they wanted their children to attend.

Charles asked the government to allow him to start the school in the old church building while constructing the school. They agreed on condition the building be refurbished and the actual school would be completed before the end of 2021.

The kids helped with the money to refurbish the building and purchase textbooks for the school that started June 6th, with 80 children, 35 from the Muslim neighbors.

The property was purchased, and the kids have raised the money with the help of the garage and produce sale to start the building and put on the roof.

The garage and produce sale will continue, Tue-Sat, 9am-5pm, through August at 9467 Pierce Lane, Sedro Woolley, WA to raise the remaining $4,200.

We would appreciate your support of these young people that are willing to make a difference to these vulnerable children on the other side of the globe.


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USA – Today is the day of salvation, July 21, 2021

We are so thankful to have been given the opportunity to pray and financially support the spreading of the gospel around the world. 

We were blessed to send the funds to replace the broken sound equipment in the DRCongo and Burundi, purchase the property to start a new farming project that will provide support for the ongoing ministry in Uganda and provide support for the expansion of the kingdom in El Salvador. 

Whether it is providing filters to give the community clean water, sharing the new baby in the family, praising the Lord or preaching the gospel in Africa or being witness to one of the growing church families in Ciudad Arce outside of Santa Ana in El Salvador, we are thankful for the opportunity to stand with our co-laborers in these different countries.


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