A Word from Pastor (Papa) George

Curlew – We are looking forward to visiting with a brother…

We are looking forward to visiting with a brother who is being called to do a similar ministry in his community. We are blessed to encourage one another and prepare and equip those who are choosing to “deny themselves and pick up their cross daily to follow Jesus” and fulfill the great commission.
 
Thanks to everyone that helped make this mission possible. The food we brought from Skagit Valley will be a blessing here in Republic, Curlew and the surrounding communities. We got to see and meet our co-laborers in Republic that are preparing a ministry location where the owner of the local laundromat is installing showers for the homeless. It is a blessing to be with John & Lena Seaman and their co-laborers who are sacrificing so much to be the salt of the earth and light of the world.

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Africa – Harvest Doves primary school, Kayunga, Uganda, May 12, 2012

We have been blessed to help start the Harvest Doves primary school in Kayunga, Uganda. The property was purchased but the actual construction for the building has not started because we were waiting for the final estimate. In the interim, the new church building was constructed which left the old building. There was much interest in starting the school for this term, so Pr. Charles approached the District Education Officer and received permission to make some improvements to the older building, including a proper toilet and the school could begin on the agreement the new building would be available by the end of the year. Textbooks were bought by the Harvest Kids from the USA and 80 students are enrolled and teachers available. 25 students are Christian, 35 Muslims and 20 unconfirmed. We are excited about this door that God has opened for us. Unexpectedly, the District Education Officer, under some pressure, visited and has changed the agreement and is now demanding that construction begins within four weeks or they will shut down the school. The budget for the 2 classrooms and office for 45 students in each class is $13,590: building $4,110, roof $3,900, doors and windows $1,780 and plaster $3,800. We would appreciate your prayers and consideration.

If you would like to make a donation, they can be made online at www.myegiving/hvm or the “electronic giving” on the home page of the www.harvestvisionministries.org website. You can also mail donations to Harvest Vision Ministries, PO Box 733, Sedro Woolley, WA, 98284. All donations are tax-deductible and help advance the gospel of Jesus Christ and build His Kingdom.


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USA – You are the light of the world, May 10, 2012

A basket is not normally as important as what is inside it. Except for the ‘basket’ that Jesus talked about in Matthew 5:15. That ‘basket’ defines the subtle difference between ‘entertaining the found’ and ‘seeking the lost.’ The light under the basket now gives warmth to those inside.

“Then seizing Jesus, they led Him away and took Him into the house of the high priest. Peter followed at a distance. But when they had kindled a fire in the middle of the courtyard and had sat down together, Peter sat down with them to keep himself warm.”

Jesus said: “These are the words of the Amen, the faithful and true witness, the ruler of God’s creation. I know your deeds, that you are neither cold nor hot. I wish you were either one or the other! So, because you are lukewarm – neither hot nor cold – I am about to spit you out of My mouth. You say, ‘I am rich; I have acquired wealth and do not need a thing.’ But you do not realize that you are wretched, pitiful, poor, blind and naked. I counsel you to buy from Me gold refined in the fire, so you can become rich; and white clothes to wear, so you can cover your shameful nakedness; and salve to put on your eyes, so you can see. Those whom I love I rebuke and discipline. So be earnest, and repent. Here I am! I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears My voice and opens the door, I will come in and eat with him and he with Me. To him who overcomes, I will give the right to sit with Me on My throne, just as I overcame and sat down with My Father on His throne. He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches.”

(Revelations 314-22)

 


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USA – The new testament church – Everyone, Everything, Everyday, May 8, 2012

The Church is not an organization – it is an organism. Living, breathing and doing all the different things that God has called to be done. Each person doing their part with love and trusting the Father to draw those that are broken-hearted and crushed in spirit into His loving arms. Harvest Kids was awesome. Crushed cans, potted strawberries for mothers, spent time in God’s Word and enjoyed a wonderful time of fellowship. We also saw a photo of the vulnerable children in central Africa that we are building the school for. The new sign was put up at the Garden of Eden family ministry, the cover for the BBQ in the picnic area was started and ground prepared for planting the corn. Grandma Linda got the many starts of tomatoes and peppers from Mike & Pam in Birdsview and relocated them to the greenhouse on the Samish River. Preparing food that will be taken on Friday to support John Seaman and the outreach ministry by the Canadian border in central Washington. Praising God for all the workers He has put into His harvest fields around the world.


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