A Word from Pastor (Papa) George

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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Africa – Pray for Uganda, June 8, 2021

Please join us in prayer for Uganda as they have experienced a significant increase in people being sick and they have now imposed a 42-day lockdown on the people. Mandela Stadium in Kampala is being used as a temporary medical facility. Business, except agriculture and food, is closed as well as schools, churches or any gatherings of the people. Pr. Martin has divided the believers into groups that will pray and fast for one week each for the next seven weeks. They are also keeping in contact with everyone either by phone or by visiting them. Even during these difficult circumstances, every day we are flooded with testimonies of people coming to faith in Jesus Christ which is exactly what Jesus said would happen.

“From the days of the John the Baptist until now, the kingdom of heaven has been forcefully advancing, and forceful men lay hold of it.” (Matthew 11:12)
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USA – Enjoying the journey, June 7, 2021

What an incredible journey that we are on.

All night prayer for all nations on Saturday night and then a wonderful memorial service for a precious saint that has gone to be with the Lord.

An afternoon potluck, breaking bread as the Salt & Light family, then gospel blues, the Word of God, testimonies and prayer.

Today was our first day to see the baby rabbits that were born about two days ago, then off to the garden to plant beets and snap peas, help a young girl get items for the backpacks she bought for the homeless and taught a woman how to run the soundboard for their church family that will be meeting at the fellowship center next Sunday.

Our local farmer friend finished planting the last of the fields of sweet corn that the Harvest Kids will be selling this fall to raise the money to finish building the primary school in central Uganda in Africa.

The last couple of hours we spent with other concerned citizens from our community to educate ourselves on the Constitution and encourage one another in doing the work that God has called each of us to do for our community and to the nations.    

 

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USA – Sedro Woolley 2021 Religious Organization Award, June 1, 2021

We are thankful to have just received this email.
 

 

“From: Janice Carlson <info@2021-city-bestof-notification.net>
Date: June 1, 2021 at 10:08:34 PM PDT
To: Harvest Vision Ministries <ted.brockmann@yahoo.com>
Subject: Best of Sedro-Woolley Awards – Harvest Vision Ministries

It is our pleasure to inform you that Harvest Vision Ministries has been selected as the Winner for the 2021 Best of Sedro-Woolley Awards in the category of Religious Organization. Notification to other award winners in Sedro-Woolley will be made over the next several weeks. After all award recipients have been notified, we will post the complete list of winners on our website.”

 

     “Many thanks on behalf of everyone that has worked with and supported Harvest Vision Ministries, especially during these last 15 months. With everyone’s help we have been able to meet the needs of many people and families that have struggled with the isolation, loneliness and simply trying to meet their basic needs. At the same time, we have been able to continue our ongoing support for evangelism, teaching, starting new church families and helping meet the basic needs of our co-laborers in central Africa, Mexico, El Salvador and other locations in the USA.

     We are grateful for our community and for the opportunity to serve. We also acknowledge the contributions of the many individuals and families in our community who have bravely chosen to serve others during this time of uncertainty and unrest.”

Sincerely, Harvest Vision Ministries


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Africa – April & May outreach reports, June 1, 2021

God does miracles so often if you’re not careful you will miss them.
 

We received the report this morning that our admin coordinator’s husband just got out of the hospital where he had been hospitalized with covid. She herself is pregnant 7 months and had covid but they are ok.

This morning she put out her request to all the coordinators to send in their April and May outreach reports, apologizing for not getting their April reports because their home had caught on fire.

The first responder to the request this morning was Augustin from Goma, DRCongo.

They just went through the volcano eruption and earthquake tremors that destroyed many parts of the city and he had sent his wife and 7 children to begin travel many miles to find safety with a relative. He chose to remain in Goma to help others and is back at their home.

 
“Gospel for the month of April 2021.
On April 21,2021 at the Mont Goma Institut.
Those the participated were 540 students.
The people who believed in Jesus were 26 students.
Five people were baptized.
Gospel for the month of May 2021.
In the Katindo District on 14 May 2021.
Those the participated were 210 persons.
The people who believed in Jesus were 12 persons.
Two people were baptized.”
 
 

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USA – Let the little children come to Me, May 31, 2021

Text from Pr. Charles on May 31, 1 am (10 hours ahead of PST)
 

“We finished to buy all the bricks needed all the sand we paid some money to Engineer some iron bars to make the basement concrete stones even marram soil for the foundation cement. the money was over but the foundation was kicked off.”

Charles & Meriam, serve as the central Uganda coordinators in Kayunga. They help build church families, coordinate outreach crusades, oversee the Bible school and farming projects and are currently using their support for a gospel radio show that is now bringing many to salvation. Work was just completed on a new larger building to accommodate the growing fellowship, with the idea of using the smaller older structure for a children’s ministry. The Lord had already spoken to Charles to start a primary school for the children, so we purchased a property adjacent to the existing property for that purpose. With the shutdown and the poor opportunities offered at the government school, the priority of starting the school was shifted to start at the next term instead of waiting until the next year, The government and others had shown little or no concern for children, so some Muslim families decided the only ones that care about their children are the born-again Christians and had shared that with Pr. Charles. 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. We were able to send money to help meet those requirements and textbooks were bought by the Harvest Kids from the USA. Eighty students, including 25 Christian and 35 Muslims are registered, teachers on staff, and school has started. 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 have received the $4,110 and are trusting God for the remainder.

“Jesus said, ‘Let the little children come to Me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these.”

(Matthew 19:14)

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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El Salvador – Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, May 25, 2021

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What a blessing to receive testimonies from our coordinator is traveling to different locations to evangelize and encourage believers to become true disciples and reach even others with the gospel of Jesus Christ. Door-to-door ministry, visiting believers in their homes with their families. Recently, Pr. Sergio has been traveling to a small community next to Santa Ana called Ciudad Arce and the fellowship is continuing to grow. Even with the trials and difficulties caused by restrictions imposed by the reaction to the pandemic, the gospel is forcefully in all the nations of the world.
Please come and join us.
 

Prayer for all Nations

 

Prayer for all Nations, Saturday, June 5th – 6 pm to June 6th – 6 am.

Garden of Eden fellowship center

14799 Avon Allen Road

Mt. Vernon, Washington
 


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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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