A Word from Pastor (Papa) George

The World – Look unto Me and be ye saved, April 8, 2021

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In London, one Sunday morning a snowstorm was raging. A young man had started to his church services as usual, but the storm with its blowing winds and blinding snow was so severe that he was almost compelled to return home. Instead, however, he came upon a small chapel, into which he was led by the Spirit. Around the stove about a dozen people were gathered. The preacher did not come that morning, so an old man, a lay member of the congregation, arose and spoke from that passage in the Old Testament, ‘Look unto Me, and be ye saved.’ He urged this young man to look to Jesus and be saved. The result was that the young fellow went home to pray and he found Christ as his Savior. The name of the old spokesman of the Lord on that Sabbath day has passed into oblivion. But the name of the young man, thus by the efforts of ‘one of the least of these’ converted, was destined to resound through the ages, and his eloquent Gospel appeals to be heard by millions and his sermons to be sold as those of no other preacher of the centuries.

That young man was Charles Spurgeon.

(Excerpts from “Answered prayers and soul-winning incidents – published in 1940)


USA – Pray to the Lord of the harvest, April 7, 2021

We are blessed to let everyone know that most of the work to prepare the Garden of Eden family ministry at 14799 Avon Allen Rd in west Mt. Vernon has been completed and we are hoping to see workers coming to use the picnic and game area, as well use the fellowship center which has been completed.
Along with having home church fellowship on Sunday at 1 pm and 4 pm, another church family will begin using the facility this Saturday.
We have hosted a wedding, birthday party, fundraisers, and the Harvest Kids bingo extravaganza.
We still need volunteers to put together the new playground set and we will be starting to refurbish the worship trailer for outdoor services, at the Garden of Eden, or to be used for outreaches in other locations.
The garden is laid out with blueberry plants and we will be planting raspberries and strawberries soon, as well as planting the other vegetables.
Anyone that can help us plant the starts for the plants that won’t be started with seed can contact Linda at 360-421-8812.
We will soon be fencing to have a place to raise some cows.
A wonderful place to work together to provide a safe, non-threatening environment for families to come and fellowship and to play and pray as we share our faith and build ourselves up in God’s Word and build relationships with other believers. All the donations, including for the crops, are used to support the local ministry and for spreading the gospel in nations less fortunate than ours. For more information, check out the www.harvestvisionministries.org website under USA ministry.


USA – Open your eyes and look to the fields, April 6, 2021

Many thanks to these laborers who donate their time and gifts to help with the Garden of Eden family ministry at 14799 Avon Allen Road in west Mt. Vernon. Finishing up the work on the shed which will house all the different sports and game equipment for the families that come and use the park & picnic area.
Preparing the fields for planting and then potting broccoli starts in the greenhouse at Wayne & Rebecca Watne’s home on the Samish River.
Within the next week, we will be building the children’s playground which pretty much wraps up the prep work for spring and summer use.
Also, the fellowship center has been completed for indoor use and is being used for home church fellowship on
Sunday’s at 1 pm and 4 pm.


Africa – March testimonies, April 3, 2021

What a blessing to prayerfully and financially support our co-laborers sharing the gospel of Jesus Christ throughout central Africa and we are looking forward to hearing all their testimonies. In the interim we wanted to share the news from Burundi where they coordinated 9 different weekend crusades during March and witnessed 547 new believers come into the kingdom. 106 were baptized, not counting the ones that planned on being baptized on Easter Sunday. These will be discipled by local believers until they find a local church family to belong to. We also received the following report from Pr. Titus who coordinates ministry in the Namayingo Region in eastern Uganda.

I praise the Lord who has given us more ripe fields, and this enabled us to conduct the following outreaches and discipleship programs:
From 5/3/2021 to 7/3/2021 we were hosted in KAYUNGA (Bukamba) town by HCF where we preached the gospel to 49 homesteads. Though the place is dominated by muslins, God gave us the grace to win 27 souls.
We also did discipleship programs.
From 9/3/2021 to 10/3/2021 a Bible training class (HVSM) taught by Bishop MARTIN.
On 13/3/2021 we had a prison ministry at NAMAYINGO prison where we ministered to 44
prisoners and 2 officers
From 19/3/2021 to 21/3/2021 we had house to house evangelism in SYANYONJA parish and discipleship at HCF SYANYONJA. Here 12 souls were won to Christ.
On 23/3/2021, I sent evangelists in Nabwere village, Buhemba sub county. Here 4 souls to Christ.
On 25/3/2021 one team preached the gospel in Buboko village (4) souls while I and another team we ministered in 2 schools in Namavundu primary school and St Noah nursery and primary school. It was gracious. In one school they even hired machines for us.
Some nearby parents came to hear the gospel when they heard machines. In St NOAH we ministered to 155 pupils, 9 teachers and some parents. At Namavvundu primary school, we ministered to 175 pupils and 5 teachers.
In both schools, 102 pupils and 3 teachers joined the kingdom of our dear Lord Jesus Christ.
On 31/3/2021, we had market at BUSIA Sofia market with a team from EVERY HOME FOR CHRIST. Here we got 77 souls.