A Word from Pastor (Papa) George

USA – Harvest Kids planting trees

  Many thanks to Wayne and Cathy for taking these young people to Riverfront Park in Sedro Woolley, WA to help plant trees along the banks of the Skagit River. We have been blessed to join with the Skagit Fisheries Enhancement Group at different times during the last couple of years to help them in their environmental projects to plant trees along different water ways to prevent erosion here in our community.

“Then God said, ‘Let the land produce vegetation: seed-bearing plants and trees on the land that bear fruit with seed in it, according to their various kinds.’ And it was so. And God saw that it was good.”

(Gen 1:11-13) These young people are being taught to be good stewards of God’s gifts to us as His children and they are making a difference in our community. Pouring our lives into these young people is a great investment for our future and for the kingdom of God. They are “like trees planted by streams of water which yields its fruit in season and whose leaf does not wither.” (Psalm 1:3)  


Africa – October testimonies

  October was a difficult month doing outreaches in the central Africa region because of an unusual amount of rainfall that kept people from attending the various outreaches. Obviously, the rainfall makes transporting the equipment more difficult, plus the additional burden of trying to protect the equipment and keep it dry. We are thankful, that regardless of these obstacles, our co-laborers were in the field 72 days and coordinated 24 different crusades, seminars and outreaches. Along with the testimonies of deliverances and healings, 1,359 people came to faith in Jesus Christ, including witch doctors and Muslims, and many of them have been baptized. We thank everyone for their prayers and financial support. We are in need of refurbishing 2 generators ($150/each) and replacing an amplifier ($500) and a stabilizer ($80).

    If you would like to make a donation, they can be made on line at www.myegiving/hvm.


USA – Smokey Point Rest Area ministry

    Many thanks to everyone that helped with cookies and volunteering their time to serve the people that stopped by the Smokey Point Rest Area on I-5 this last weekend. We had over 17 volunteers that shared hours together in fellowship with each other as well as providing a welcome hot cup of coffee or cocoa and a couple of cookies to those that stopped by. There were lots of testimonies of wonderful people and, as usual, the “it’s a small world” as we met people that we knew or people that knew someone we knew or were related to. At 2:15am, two young men stopped in on their way home to Burlington and we ended up talking about Jesus and sharing our faith. One was a professed believer, the other, his friend, just believed that God is a loving God and we only have to be kind and good people and everything would work out. A great time of sharing and fellowship. We had a great conversation and I had the privilege of praying with them before they took off for Burlington at 4:15am. We will be there again this weekend, Nov 1-4. Please contact Linda at 360-421-8811 if you are able to provide some cookies and would like to do a shift at the rest area.