A Word from Pastor (Papa) George

At The Rest Area

Jesus said, “I was hungry and you gave Me something to eat. I was thirsty and you gave Me something to drink. I tell you the truth, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers of Mine, you did for Me.” (Matthew 25: 35, 40). We are so thankful to everyone that prays, bakes, buys cookies, drives, brews coffee and tea and shares the love of Jesus to those travelers that stop at the rest area along the interstate. Truck drivers, people traveling to visit family and friends or going to the game or a family that is living in their car, so many times we hear them speak words of gratitude: “I really appreciate you being here.” In a world that is fast-paced and so self-centered, what a shot of encouragement that we have the opportunity to add to a fellow travelers life journey. We are always impressed with the joy of getting to spend the time serving and sharing for one of the 6-hour shifts during the 3 days at the rest area. Deepening relationships or starting new ones. Laughing, crying, playing, sharing God’s Word, praying and sharing life. Just time set apart to have our Father wrap His loving arms around us and be reminded again that, although there is not a physical rest area in this world that can give us the peace that transcends all understanding, Jesus does if we accept Him. Jesus said, “Come to Me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and humble in heart and you will find rest for your souls.” (Matthew 11: 28-29). We will be hosting the rest area the next two weekends, Oct 25-28 and Nov 1-4. Please contact Linda at 360-421-8812 if you would like to help. A great way to spend a few hours with a friend or someone in your family.


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Africa – Now is the time of salvation, Oct 11 2019

What an incredible nine months of 2019. That is enough time to birth something new and we are so grateful for our co-laborers that willingly sacrifice to reach these people in remote regions of central Africa. They coordinated another 24 outreaches in September bring the number of total outreaches they have done this year to 298. We were blessed to receive testimonies of 5,133 people that accepted Jesus Christ in September and over 900 of them have already been baptized. They are now all being discipled by local believers in their local church families. We ask that you continue to pray for the harvest and for the 32,896 believers that have entered the kingdom through the outreaches this year. Just a reminder that we ask that our coordinators to share the testimonies of new believers that come into the kingdom as a direct result of using the sound and video equipment so that can be shared with our co-laborers in the USA that provide the financial support for these outreaches. Many more are brought into the kingdom every day through personal testimonies and the outreaches and ministry of the local church families that are not using the Harvest Vision sound and video equipment.
 
We currently have 3 coordinators in 3 different regions that are waiting for the equipment and support to begin the work in their local area. The equipment for each coordinator is about $3,600 and we then send monthly support of $150. Each coordinator works with anywhere from 50-200 local pastors and church families to help with evangelism, pastor training, church planting and discipleship. Please prayerfully consider becoming a financial partner so we can enlarge the territory and reach more with the good news of Jesus Christ.
 
If you would like to make a donation, they can be made on line at www.myegiving/hvm or the “electronic giving” on the home page of the www.harvestvisionministries.org website or through PayPal to harvestvision21@msn.com. If you would like to donate electronically but do not have access to the internet or would like someone to assist you, please call George Henson at 360-421-8811 or Kylee Walker at 360-540-0890. To maximize your gift, on donations directly out of a checking or savings account a fee of $.25 is withheld, while credit and debit cards the fee is $.25 + 2.7%. 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 – Harvest Kids, Oct 12 2019

We thank God for another beautiful day for the Harvest Kids to get together. After crushing a lot of the cans, the kids decided they wanted to make a “CAN choir”. What a wonderful bunch of Jesus loving kids. The kids counted out $22.11 for their Change the World donations. We are currently waiting for Pr. Martin in Africa to tell us which vulnerable children we will reach out to help next. We shared the vision for having the Harvest Kids present the life of Jesus for the children’s Christmas parade that will happen in Sedro Woolley the first Saturday of December and everyone is looking forward to working on this as our Christmas present to Jesus. We shared about the “Harvest Friends” which will compliment the handprints on the walls of everyone that has been a part of the Harvest Kids ministry. The Harvest Friends will be the footprints of all the kid’s pets with the pet’s name and the person that God has entrusted that pet to. After a quick contest of stacking cups we enjoyed a fine lunch that Grandma Linda made and then the kids read the story of Jesus and the disciples crossing the lake and Jesus being asleep during the storm (Mark 4:35-41). Afterward, Caleb and Hailey, were challenged to come up with a skit representing that story. Afterwards, we read the story of Jesus sending His disciples in the boat and then appearing to them on the water and Peter walking on water (Matthew 14:22-33). Then Corbin and Madilyn came up with that skit and presented that to us. We finished the remainder of our time learning to make animal balloons. After the fellowship, Linda showed the girls how to prepare the pumpkins for making pumpkin pancakes in the morning. We are looking forward to the next Harvest Kids on the 4th Saturday, Oct 26th at 10am when we will be having Lynn and Christine from Child’s Evangelism Fellowship sharing with us. We would love to have any young people that you know come and join us. Please call us if you need rides or information. George 360-421-8811, Linda 360-421-8812, Veronica 425-244-2525 or Cathy 360-812-0989.
 

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