A Word from Pastor (Papa) George

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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Africa – April harvest fields, May 3, 2021

We just received these testimonies with photos and wanted to share them just the way we receive them. Thanks to each of you that pray and provide the equipment and support for our co-laborers in central Africa. 
 

**On 16-17/04/2021 we had a mission at Layibi center which was attended by about 250 people where 37 people gave their lives to Jesus.
On 24th/04/2021 we had a mission in Bar-dege which was attended by about 150 people where 16 people gave their lives to Christ.
Glory to God for the gift of Salvation.
In these outreaches, we saw the miracles and deliverance.
Thanks
David & Caroline Vito (N. Uganda)

**16-18/04/2021 we have had mission in Mamba center which was attended by over 400 people and 77 people gave their lives to Jesus.
22-25/4/2021 we had mission in Erussi where we had a seminar and crusade and about 500 was in attendance and 31 gave their lives to Jesus.
We give God the glory for the perfect work of God.
Greetings to all our dear missionaries.
Christopher & Sharon (NW Uganda)

**Gospel for the month of April 2021.
On April 21, 2021 at the Mont Goma institute.
Those the participated were 540 students.
The people who believed in Jesus were 26 students.
Testimony.
Five people were baptized.
Augustine & Rachel (E. DRCongo)

**Making our Orphans to learn even agriculture skills. They started a tomato garden on the school Land.
This is done for vegetables, and for small income to access some necessary daily human needs.
“Thank you for putting substance to the vision. You are teaching these children to BE the church IN the community God has given to them. May God to continue to bless you and your family, the teachers, the staff, the students and the community. In Jesus Name, Amen” {Our words sent after receiving the photos & testimony – The Harvest Kids visited here in June 2013 and helped purchase property adjacent to the school to provide food and teach the kids farming} 
Hallelujah  Mzee ,for you, compassion heart to Nalidi Orphanage. Along time but we see your legacy. Amen.

Patrick & Stella, Nalidi Grace Orphan School (E. Uganda)


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El Salvador – Preach the Word in and out of season, May 1, 2021

 
What a privilege in February 2020 to visit and acknowledge Pr. Sergio and Gloria as the coordinators for Harvest Vision Ministries in El Salvador. Miguel & Olivia, our coordinators for Mexico, joined with Noe, who lives in Burlington, WA and with his wife serves as our liaison to Central America, and myself traveled together.
 
It was wonderful to travel together and visit families of friends that live right here in Skagit Valley, Washington with us. God’s Word commands us to “Preach the Word; be prepared in season and out of season; correct, rebuke and encourage – with great patience and careful instruction.” (2 Timothy 4:2)
 
None of us could have anticipated the impact of the pandemic and the importance of the “great patience and careful instruction” that would be required by each of us, including Sergio and his family, when they were almost immediately in lockdown and Sergio was not allowed to leave his home for a period of time because of his age.
 
But the Lord revealed how the willingness and faith of his family could continue the work.
 
Now, as things are starting to open up more across El Salvador, Sergio is able to travel and is currently beginning new home fellowships in Ciudad Arce a short distance from Santa Ana, working in San Salvador where he and his family live and visiting other locations.

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USA – A peaceful dwelling place, May 1, 2021

We would hope this is the ultimate plan for each of us during our journey of faith in this world.

So, if that is our goal, why do many people choose not to seek counsel from those that give testimony to how that was accomplished. It could be that when they discover that is only accomplished when we seek what God wants for our home and family instead of Him giving us what we are convinced we “need”, the price becomes more than what we want to pay.

If Timothy and Titus had only received counsel from other Timothy’s and Titus’s, we wouldn’t have his letters from Paul to help us in our journey of faith. Some of the disciples, spent all of their time in the counsel of another fisherman, but that would not have got them to Pentecost. Most of us seek good counsel for our medical problems and car problems but choose to get our counsel on the most important assets in life, our relationship with God and others, with people that are struggling with those same issues. How much are we willing to give for the Isaiah 32 promise to become our reality?

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USA – Salt and Light, April 30, 2021

 
May be an image of one or more people, people standing and indoor
May be an image of 2 people, indoor and text that says 'When go don' cry for me In my Father's arms I'll be The wounds this world left my soul Will all be healed and I'll be whole'
We all should remember when the truth of the gospel began to invade our life and shine its beautiful Light.
 
But do we remember our first encounter with Satan?
 
This Sunday the Holy Spirit will be shedding the truth about our relationship with the prince of darkness. Jesus said that in the last days’ true worshipers will worship in Spirit and in Truth. Jesus said that many ‘believers’ will choose to open God’s Word and ‘read what they believe’ instead of ‘believe what they read”.
 
The Salt and Light fellowship meets
every Sunday
at the
Garden of Eden family ministry
 14799 Avon Allen Rd
Mt. Vernon WA USA
 
1 pm fellowship starts with contemporary worship, followed by the Word, the sharing of testimonies and prayer.
 
We break bread together as a family from 3-4 pm and then have a second fellowship at 4 pm starting with gospel, blues and hymns, then the Word, testimonies and prayer.
 
We look forward to spending family time together as God’s children.
 
You are welcome.

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