A Word from Pastor (Papa) George

USA – Harvest Kids, May 22, 2021

It was a beautiful and sunny morning, and we were blessed to have Hailey and Clara come to Harvest Kids to sacrifice their time and energy to press into what God is teaching them and to show their appreciation by helping vulnerable children, the least of these, in central Africa. They crushed all the cans that had been donated since the last Harvest Kids and then put their coins, along with other change that had been donated, into the bullet so they can finish the work on the new primary school in Uganda that already has 35 Muslim children registered. We are so excited about the opportunity for these young people, and their parents, to become acquainted with the love that Jesus has for them. Our lesson for the morning was the story of the disciples sailing with Jesus across the lake, only to be caught in the midst of a great storm. Jesus was with them but was sleeping until the disciples were afraid enough to wake Jesus up and He immediately calmed the storm. The He asked the disciples, ‘Where is your faith?” It was great to have Clara help with the drawings on the whiteboard we were using for the lesson. Later, we went to the Garden of Eden to play on the playground and set up a row of squash and cucumbers. What a blessing for the kids to see the sweet corn popping up their heads. The corn will be picked and made available for donations that will help them finish the school in Africa. Later in the fall, they will get to make their first corn maze. We are hopeful that at the next Harvest Kids, everyone will get to meet the new litter of baby Harvest Rabbits that should be about two weeks old by then.
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USA – Salt & Light fellowship, May 24, 2021

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We are thankful that the season of preparing the Garden of Eden family ministry to be used to “prepare and equip the saints” is finished. It is now available for the Body of Christ to use to each do their part and we know that soon other believers will heed the call to make all or portions of their properties, time and possessions available for the Body to use to complete it’s mission to reach the nations with the good news of the gospel of Jesus Christ. During our time of labor, we have been led to have fellowship amongst the workers as the Salt and Light fellowship at 1 pm and 4 pm at the fellowship center at the Garden of Eden on Sundays. In order to ensure the fellowship center is available to accommodate others, we will no longer be meeting at 1 pm, but at 3-4 pm for a potluck and those that want to remain, we will have worship, a word, testimonies and prayer from 4-6 pm. Eventually, we pray that it will be an opportunity for those that are called to help ensure the Garden of Eden ministry is maintained and is being used to accommodate as many needs of the Body as is possible to meet and fellowship together. We will also be available to help others use their properties for all or some of the elements of ministry they have been called to do. Please check out the Garden of Eden family ministry under USA on the website:

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Prayer for all Nations, Saturday, June 5th

Prayer for all Nations, Saturday, June 5th from 6 pm to June 6th at 6 am at the Garden of Eden family ministry fellowship center, 14799 Avon Allen Road, Mt. Vernon, Washington.
“The body is a unit, though it is made up of many parts; and though all its parts are many, they form one body. So it is with Christ. For we are all baptized by one Spirit into one body – whether Jew or Greeks, slave or free – and we were all given the one Spirit to drink. God has arranged the parts in the body, every one of them, just as He wants them to be. He has combined the members of the body and has given greater honor to the parts that lacked it, so there should be no division in the body, but that its parts should have equal concern for each other. If one part suffers, every part suffers with it; if one part is honored, every part rejoices with it.” (1 Corinthians 12:12-26)
We are deeply concerned about the attacks on our freedoms, especially religious freedom, that are given to us and protected by the Constitution. Unfortunately, in our enthusiasm, we could cause harm to the body of Christ. We are blessed to have worked with the body of Christ in Mexico and Central America in concert with people from those countries that are US citizens and live in Skagit Valley but have family and friends in the countries they immigrated from. The over-emphasis of the problems we are witnessing at our southern border is not going unnoticed by Satan who always seizes the opportunity to cause division. Seeking God’s will by praying together as one body is our greatest weapon.

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USA – Look to the fields. They are ripe for harvest, May 17, 2012


If you have been following the posts regarding the primary school that was started in Kayunga, Uganda you know that the old church building was refurbished to allow the school to start this year on the condition that a permanent building would be built before the end of the year. The property was purchased for the new building, 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 demanded that construction begins within four weeks or they would 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 were blessed to have sent the $4,110 for the building and pray that will satisfy their requirements.
We were also able to make a road trip to visit the ministry in Curlew, Washington to provide food for them to give to those in need. Pr. John Seaman’s brother and family came and picked up some of the food to support the ministry they are doing in Colville and we were blessed to hear that all that foods along with the gospel message and prayers are being given out and we are praying that we will be able to continue to support the work in those places and others as the need arises.
We are also in the final week of finishing the work to complete the Garden of Eden family ministry that will provide a safe, non-threatening environment for the Body of Christ to come together and use as they seek God’s will on how each one of us, individually and in our small church families, have called us to fellowship, pray and be the salt of the earth and light of the world that God has called us to be.


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Curlew – We are blessed to witness God bringing His Body…

We are blessed to witness God bringing His Body together in unity to reach those that are broken-hearted and crushed in spirit with the good news of the gospel of Jesus Christ.
 
What a wonderful and anointed time of fellowship with John & Lena Seaman at the Harvest Vision Curlew Fellowship. Our brother, Anthony, traveled with George and he was an encouragement to them and they were an encouragement to him. John’s half-brother, Jarret, and his family took some of the food for the ministry in Colville.

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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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USA – Harvest Kids with CEF, May 8, 2012

What a beautiful day the Lord blessed us with for our Harvest Kids fellowship today. It seems like the first thing is introducing the people that have joined us for the first time to Hope and Dove the Harvest Rabbits and then we switch our attention to crushing the aluminum cans that people have donated. It is always special when someone happens to stop by to drop off cans when the young people are here. We were able to share how God is using the money from the recycle cans along with the change they bring when they come to meet the needs of vulnerable children in central Africa. We also shared about the new school that we are praying we will be able to fund within this next year. The cost will be $13,590 and we are praying that many in the Christian community will seize the opportunity to help these young people build another school. Linda pulled some strawberry starts for these young farmers to put in pots to give to their mothers and other special women in their lives. The special lunch surprise was making bagel faces. Lynn Griffin joined us and shared the Bible story about God’s healing powers. The lesson always helps all of us learn scriptures as they apply to our everyday lives. Lots of songs, memorizing scripture, and plenty of time for questions and answers. Her prayers always include an invitation to receive Christ or recommit yourself to your relationship with Him. Afterward, we had time to do a craft and the new people were able to put their handprints on the wall. What a wonderful way to fellowship and share testimonies with one another.


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Africa – April Burundi Rapport, May 4, 2012

Dates Places

Crusade and Films

Saved
8-10th/04/2021 Nyabugete Crusade and Films 68 Saved
9-10th/04/2021 Nyamugari Crusade and Films 56 Saved
16-17th/04/2021 Bukeye Crusade and Films 71 Saved
16-17th/04/2021 Mutaho Crusade and Films 48 Saved
23-24th/04/2021 Kibogoye Crusade and Films 51 Saved
23-24th/04/2021 Nyakararo Crusade and Films 40 Saved
29-30th/04/2021 Kibungo Crusade and Films 39 Saved

                  373 Saved            59 baptized

 

On 17th April we were having a Youth Seminar, there were like 100 youths, we were teaching them how to go out and bring many souls to Jesus so that they can Harvest for Jesus, we started 8 Am to 3 pm and we had lunch together it was a great day, we are planning another youth seminar so that at the end of that seminar they can go out that day and preach the Gospel, we can plan to study till midi day and go out to preach like 2 hours, and come back eat lunch and give rapport that day.

Bible College in 4 places now we have in :

Musenyi : 20 pastors

Maramvya : 15 pastors

Cibitoke : 18 pastors

Kinama : 8 Pastors

Our Needs: – Equipments

  • New Generator

Thank you so much for your Prayers and support, continue to pray for us and be blessed

Pastor Habonimana Evariste

Bujumbura – Burundi


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USA – Bingo at the Garden of Eden fellowship center, May 3, 2021

“Don’t let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an example for the believers in speech, in life, in love, in faith and in purity.” (1 Tim 4:12) 

Thank you to Makenzy Courtney and her family that hosted an evening of community fellowship at the Garden of Eden fellowship center in west Mt. Vernon. Makenzy is a 13 year old, Constitutionally-minded, Christian, young woman that was led by the Holy Spirit to do something for her community. With the help and support from her family and friends, everyone enjoyed playing Bingo together. There were plenty of snacks and prizes and before, during the break and afterwards, the children enjoyed playing outside on the playground. Bathed in prayer from many family and friends that seized the opportunity to help this young warrior step out and slay the giants of anxiety and doubt and reduce them to no more than grasshoppers. The conversations and testimonies included sharing the visions of what the Church should be doing in context of community to be the salt of the earth and light of the world during these uncertain times. The purpose of the Garden of Eden family ministry is to prepare and equipment believers to launch out into the deep water and put down their nets just like Jesus told Peter. And just like Peter, the right answer maybe, “I fished all night and never caught anything. It is broad daylight, the nets aren’t cleaned, the fish won’t be at the top and I have to get some rest to come back tonight.

But because you say so, I will go!” The family ministry includes a garden, picnic and play area, camping area, worship trailer and fellowship center.

We are praying that this will encourage everyone, including young people and children to use their gifts. “Each one should use whatever gift they have received to serve others, faithfully administering God’s grace in its various forms.” (1 Pt 4:10) And we are praying for a family that would like to start a community petting zoo in the Garden. For information call 360-421-8811 or 360-421-8812. Information is also available at www.harvestvisionministries.org


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