A Word from Pastor (Papa) George

USA – Gospel sing, Jan 30, 2022

For many years the saints have been coming together
on the 5th Sunday of each month in Skagit Valley.
They gather together to break bread with one another
and then sing praises to the Lord of Lords and King of Kings,
Jesus Christ.
This last Sunday, the Salt & Light fellowship that meets at the Garden of Eden
in west Mt. Vernon had the privilege of hosting.
It was so much more than just that old-timed religion
and included gospel blues, sign language, and yodeling
from individuals and groups.
The next gathering will be
May 29th
and unless another venue is available,
will be at the
Sedro Woolley Community Church
starting with a 1 pm potluck and singing at 2 pm.

Let no one go to the grave with their song still in their heart!


USA – Harvest Kids, Jan 29, 2022

Team = Together Everyone Achieves More
That was part of our teaching at
Harvest Kids
today as we talked about the meaning of Romans 12:18:
It is a blessing to witness these young disciples as they
learn to reverence God and respect one another.
Another incredible day of
crushing cans,
singing praises to God,
praying together,
counting the change
that will be used to purchase the property needed to expand
the primary school in Uganda.
They now have $421 toward the $2,000 needed.
Everything is done to teach them the importance of considering others,
whether in play or working on a craft.
The kids burned off a little energy with the parachute before coming in for lunch
and celebrating this month’s birthdays.
The kids that didn’t get to make candles last week were able to make them
and everyone got to make a badge and color.
A beautiful day allowed the kids to
play golf,
do some hot wheels racing,
dribble the basketball
and try their skills on the balance beam.
We were blessed to have our neighbor ride up on her horse
and share her story with us.
After getting a gift from the treasure box,
some of the kids visited the Garden of Eden playground
and petting zoo in Mt. Vernon before going home.


USA & Africa – HV Blue Creek & Harvest Doves PTA, Jan 28, 2022

What an awesome day.
We were sent the testimonies and photos of the first PTA
meeting for the students at the Harvest Doves primary school in Kayunga, Uganda.
This last week they registered 107 of the students
from Primary 1-5, leaving space for 33 more.
This was the note we received from Pr. Charles, founder of the new school.

“Praise Jesus today we had parents meeting
and we had selected the PTA (parents Teacher’s Association).
The attendance of parents was fifty-five.
We had Muslims, Catholics, and many others.”
Also, many thanks to those that donated food and clothes
and helped load the van that
George and Pr. Lee
took over to support
Harvest Vision Blue Creek in Chewelah and Colville in eastern Washington.
George and Pr. Lee
were met by Jarett, who coordinates the ministry,
and his friend, Tex,
who has been helping them build the “Stompin Grounz” coffee shop ministry in Colville.
They are tentatively planning on opening in March.
The coffee shop will be the prayer center and the hub
where believers will come together and partner
together in every aspect of ministry to reach
the lost scattered throughout the local communities.
We had a blessed time of encouragement, sharing and praying
before we drove back to Washington.
Lots of kingdom sharing.
Roundtrip 840 miles, 15 ½ hours.


USA – Garden of Eden orchard, Jan 27, 2022

Many thanks to the Harvest Kids and their helpers that raised the money to purchase two apple, two pears, and two plum trees for the orchard that is starting at the Garden of Eden.
The six trees represent 6 different varieties, and we are looking forward to some wonderful teaching opportunities as we all learn more about taking care of God’s creation.
Many thanks to Linda, Dale, and Bobi and these young disciples that helped get these in the ground.