A Word from Pastor (Papa) George

USA – Independence Day parade, July 1, 2022

We have been blessed to live in Sedro Woolley for over 50 years

since I got out of the military and have been actively involved in our community.

We are abundantly blessed.

We have been involved in local and international ministry for over 20 years.

Through this, we’ve had the opportunity to share that with the community

in different ways at the Sedro Woolley Loggerodeo parade.


This year,

the Harvest Kids will have a float to share their ministry

to involve local children and youth in helping meet the needs of

orphaned and vulnerable children in central Africa.


We also have a second float that is normally used to share

with our community the many ways in which they are helping

Harvest Vision Ministries reach and help people find a relationship with Jesus

locally and in other countries.

We have a simple message this year for our float.

“Jesus is the way, the truth, and the life.”

Max Lucado

“There is a direct correlation between the accuracy of our memory and the effectiveness of our mission. If we are not teaching people how to be saved, it is perhaps because we have forgotten the tragedy of being lost. If we are not teaching the message of forgiveness, it may be because we don’t remember what it was like to be guilty. And if we are not teaching the cross, it could be that we’ve subconsciously decided that somehow, we don’t need it.”

Max Lucado

You are welcome to join us on the float or to walk alongside.

We are not looking for a crowd.

If you would like to join us, we will be gathering at

the Harvest Home, 9467 Pierce Lane, in Sedro Woolley

between 9:30-10 am on July 4th.

We will then find our way to where we will be positioned for the parade.

You can also call us before the 11 am start and we can tell you where we are.

George at 360-421-8811 or Linda at 360-421-8812

You can also just join us as we come by.

Our prayer is that the Holy Spirit will comfort, counsel, and convict everyone in our community.

Over the years we have witnessed that happen as we have seen a cloud-like anointing proceeding the float on both sides of the street as we pass through.

Many have testified about their hearts being touched.

These have been difficult and trying days

We know that there will be other floats with born-again believers

that know that Jesus has all authority in heaven and on earth.



hear testimonies of many people that

have an encounter with Jesus and their lives are changed.


Glory to God!


USA – Harvest Kids, June 25, 2022

“A friend’s a friend forever if the Lord is Lord of them.”

I couldn’t help thinking about the words of that song as I drove Clara and her friend from Granite Falls to Sedro Woolley for Harvest Kids this morning.

There wasn’t a moment of silence.

Many thanks to the adults that come to help disciple

these young believers and help with crushing the cans

that our different donors give to help the kids

meet the needs of vulnerable children in Africa.

We spent a moment looking at some of the children that are meeting under a tree for school.

The Harvest Kids have been able to provide a building for these children

and are making a difference in their lives.

The kids counted $480 that they and their donors have

provided for the 6th & 7th-grade classrooms they are trying to finish building in Africa.

They only need $1,520 to finish the foundation and get the bricks for the school.

Next the Harvest Kids will raise the money for the roof, windows and doors.


We were blessed with Odette who comes every Saturday and leads us in worship.

Later, I asked Clara why Dawson and her talk so much.

She said, “It is because we are best friends.”

We read From Exodus 33:11,

“And God talked to Moses, face to face, just like a man would talk to a friend.”

It gave us an opportunity to talk with them about how God
   would like us to communicate with Him.

After lunch, the kids picked strawberries for the celebration of everyone

that had a birthday in June


Mama Linda supplied a cup of chocolate syrup for the dipping.


Dale read the story of Peter and the disciples’ last fishing trip.

They fished all night and didn’t catch anything,

then Jesus appeared on the shore

and told them to put the net down on the right side of the boat.

The nets were miraculously filled with fish.

The kids followed along in their own bibles

and colored the picture in their coloring book as everyone discussed the miracle.

We spent some time talking about the next Harvest Kids.

We will be decorating the float for the July 4th parade in Sedro Woolley.

We also reminded everyone about the

Child’s Evangelism Fellowship 5-day club

that will be at the

Garden of Eden, 14799 Avon Allen Rd in Mt. Vernon,

Mon-Fri, July 11-15 from 12:30-2 pm.

We are praying for a wonderful outreach at the parade.

Afterward, we stopped at the Garden of Eden petting zoo in Mt. Vernon

for the kids to spend some time with their 4-legged friends.


USA – This little light of mine, June 22, 2022

What an incredible God that we serve that manifests Himself throughout our every day.

We were blessed to have the new septic system installed at the Garden of Eden and we inherited some extra soil for the garden.

We were blessed with some of our brothers that came to help spread the soil.

God’s Word promised that though “the mountains be shaken and the hills be removed”,

He would never leave us.

Thanks for providing the hill and then removing it!

We were able to get the rest of the crops planted in the garden that will ironically provide financial support for our co-laborers reaching the lost in their communities in central Africa.

Cheryl is finishing up the playground for the goats in the petting zoo.

While we toil,

we are continually getting testimonies of salvations

from our co-laborers in Africa

who sacrifice continually

to share the gospel

with their friends

and enemies.

During the afternoon,

we get a photo and text

from our coordinator in

north Kenya:

“17 students just got saved.”

Short, simple, and priceless.


Africa – Rejoicing with the Father, June 21, 2022

We just received the testimonies from our co-laborers who did mostly door-to-door ministry in May and witnessed 1,063 that accepted Jesus Christ as their Savior and are now being taught to become His disciples.


How beautiful to join with the Father and all the angels in heaven in their rejoicing.

We seem to share over and over about all the different things

that God does for us that we rejoice in and are quick to share that rejoicing

with everyone we know.


we know the joy of the Lord is our strength

and we know that Your mission, and ours, as the Body of Christ

is to feel the Father’s heart sharing in the fellowship of His suffering

as we live to “seek and save those that are lost”.

We join with Him in rejoicing each time a person comes into

His Presence for the first time.

What rejoicing there is!!