A Word from Pastor (Papa) George

USA – Help for Uganda, June 21, 2021

We have been in constant prayer for the people in Uganda who were put on a 42-day lockdown over two weeks ago. Two days ago the lockdown was extended to a full lockdown except for agriculture. The schools are shut down and all the children are back in their homes. The situation in the capital city of Kampala with a population of over 3 million is critical. Some of the people that were able to leave the city went back to their villages. Obviously, the situation outside of the few larger cities are not as critical as far as food, but they are unable to get help with other issues, including medical needs. No work and now, no transportation for the people. In the city, for those that have any money, they can walk to a store and purchase and then have it transported to their home using a motorbike (boda boda), but they are not allowed to transport people. Presently, Pr. Martin walks 8 ½ kilometers to the store to purchase food, when he has money. Not a problem for most of the people, because they do not have money because no one has been able to work.

Many people have a sickness with a lung issue, even though the “covid” results are negative and the hospitals are full. Mandela Stadium is being used as a medical facility but the government has told the people there is a lack of oxygen. Pr. Martin said that they have put microphones on the outside of the church building at the Kibuli church in the ghetto slum to speak words of encouragement to the people. Please join us in prayer. Pr. Martin is trying to purchase some staples, like beans, so they can be rationed to the people. Please join with us to pray for the people.

 


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USA – Harvest Kids, June 12, 2021

We are thankful for a beautiful day for our Harvest Kids to come together. Thanks for all the cans that have been donated and for change that was added to the kid’s collection to help finish the primary school they are working to complete in central Africa. $9,000 is an ambitious goal so we are praying for some of the big Harvest Kids to make a few donations to help these young people accomplish their goal. Obviously, the kids were looking forward today to meet the baby Harvest Rabbits that were born a few weeks ago. Everyone volunteered potential names and because we don’t know which are boys and which are girls it took a little longer, but they got it done! After the new kids put their handprints on the wall and had lunch, Lynn from Child’s Evangelism Fellowship shared a wonderful lesson, starting off with the kids singing the names of all the books of the Bible. Her message was on salvation, and she shared a true story about a young Muslim boy that had hurt his foot and came to a medical clinic that was operated by some wonderful Christian people that took care of his foot and introduced him to the gospel using the wordless book. After he was healed and went back to his village, he used the book to share Jesus with the other children in his village. We finished the morning making crafts using the colors of the wordless book: black representing our sin, red the blood of Jesus, white the forgiveness of our sin, green the Holy Spirit that helps us grow and gold representing our eternal relationship with Jesus promised to all that believe. Now we anxiously wait for the baby rabbits to be weaned and sent to their new adopted home.
 

 


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USA – Harvest Vision Blue Creek, June 11, 2021

Thanks to our local co-laborers who donated food for the ministry that Jarett and Brianna Taylor and their family and friends are doing in their community in Arden, Chewelah and Colville in eastern Washington.
Jarett is the brother of John Seaman who founded and over-sees Harvest Vision Fellowship Curlew located farther west and north by the Canadian border. Jarett and John will continue to encourage one another as they expand the ministry into their local communities seeking and sharing the gospel of Jesus Christ with those that are broken-hearted and crushed in spirit. We are looking forward to each one of you getting to know the vision that has inspired Jarett, Brianna and their family.
We will be posting their profile and information about their ministry, ‘Harvest Vision Blue Creek’, on the www.harvestvisionministries.org website as soon as it is available. We thank you for their encouragement as they put substance to their faith by making every effort to do what Jesus commanded of all of His disciples:
 
“If anyone would come after Me, he must deny himself and take up his cross daily and follow Me.”
  

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USA – Be perfect and holy, June 10, 2021

Faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we can not see.
We would be fools to not accept the reality of an eternal life with God because He credits His holiness and perfection to our account. It is His gift to us when we confess and accept the forgiveness of our sin that separates us from Him. It was purchased for us by the blood sacrifice of Jesus Christ of Nazareth on the cross and we have the eternal assurance of eternal life by His resurrection. We step out of grace when we become convinced we “earned” perfection and holiness, or even now can “maintain” it apart from His Grace. For we know what is required of us:
“to act justly, love mercy and walk humbly before the Lord.”
(Micah 6:8)
 
 
 

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