A Word from Pastor (Papa) George

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. 


USA – Harvest Kids with Child’s Evangelism Fellowship

What a beautiful day that gave these young people an extra burst of energy to crush every can that had been donated. Afterwards, the kids played the “Harvest Kids“ Jenga game. Every time they successfully remove a block, they read the scripture written on the block. It is a special joy to watch the older kids take the time to help the younger ones that can’t read repeat the scripture out loud. George talked about the new Harvest Kids Animals board. We talked about how special out pets are and that many times we might think that they are the only ones that really care about us. Even the youngest thought we should also know that there are other people that also care about us. We will eventually end up with the “paw or claw” print of all the kid’s pets on a tile on the board. Thanks to Mike and Cathy for putting the board together and for Veronica that is painting the tiles. Afterwards, the kids colored a beautiful drawing that included Proverbs 17:17, “A friend loveth at all times.”

We celebrated all the October birthdays, including everyone in Africa or Mexico, and then enjoyed another fine lunch prepared by Grandma Linda. We are so grateful for Lynn and Christine from Child’s Evangelism Fellowship that come every month with great lessons and inter-active ministry. The lesson today was centered on Proverbs 3:6, “In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will direct your path.” The lesson and stories are centered around giving everyone a deep understanding of the scripture and how it applies to our daily living. They kids sing it, shout it, repeat it and memorize it. The four young people that came for their first time, had the other kids help put their handprints on the board to ensure they know they are loved and appreciated.


USA – Preparing and equipping the saints,

“We are to prepare God’s people for works of service, so that the body of Christ may be built up until we all reach unity in the faith and in the knowledge of the Son of God and become mature, attaining to the whole measure of the fullness of Christ. Then we will no longer be infants, tossed back and forth by the waves, and blown here and there by every wind of teaching and by the cunning and craftiness of men in their deceitful scheming. Instead, speaking the truth in love, we will in all things grow up into Him who is the Head, that is, Christ. From Him the whole body, joined and held together by every supporting ligament, grows and builds itself up in love, as each part does its work.” (Ephesians 4:12-16)

“If you confess with your mouth, ‘Jesus is Lord,’ and believer in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved….Anyone who trusts in Him will never be put to shame…..Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved. How, then, can they call on the one they have not believed in. And how can they believe in the one of whom they have not heard? And how they hear without someone preaching to them? And how can they preach unless they are sent? As it is written, ‘How beautiful and the feet of those who bring good news!” (Romans 10:9,11,13-15)

We invite each and every one of you to stop and visit with us at the Harvest Home, 9467 Pierce Lane, Sedro Woolley, Tue-Fri, 10am-4pm to fellowship, share, encourage and pray together. We also have Christian DVD’s and books to loan out and watch in the home. We have various gospel tracts and Bibles, new and old testaments, in English and Spanish, available to carry with you in your car, lunch pail and have stashed wherever you might carry them to give out as the Holy Spirit directs. Some of these are small and can easily be carried in your coat pocket so they will be available when the Holy Spirit needs them. Your responsibility isn’t to determine who they will be given to – just obey God and live your life in the “Go!” mode. Even if you have never shared your faith with another, “the will to win (defeat your flesh), is useless without the will to prepare.” Be strong and courageous! The great evangelist, John ‘The Duke” Wayne, once said, “Courage is being afraid but saddling up anyway!” If you need prayer or encouragement we are available 24×7 at 360-421-8811.