A Word from Pastor (Papa) George

Africa – The house of the Lord – December 15, 2020

“I rejoiced with those who said to me, ‘Let us go to the house of the Lord.”

Psalm 122:1

We are thankful that Pastor Simon, the Harvest Vision coordinator in north Kenya, sent these photos of the outside and inside of the church fellowship center the Lord provided for the Dasanach people that live in Illeret on the border of Kenya and Ethiopia.

“Unless the Lord builds the house, its builders labor in vain.”

Psalm 127:1


“I lift up my eyes to the hills – where does my help come from? My help comes from the Lord, the Maker of heaven and earth. The Lord watches over you – the Lord is your shade at your right hand; the sun will not harm you by day, nor the moon by night.”

Psalm 121:1-2, 5-6



USA – Memories of the past – December 15, 2020

“Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable – if anything is excellent or praiseworthy – think about such things.”

Philippians 3:8

Linda and I have been blessed to have Jennifer and her 5-year old daughter, Remi, staying with us in our home. What memories of 25 years ago when Kylee had her bazillion Beanie Babies, Polly Pockets and other friends living in our home.

What gift can God give us that is more true, noble, right, pure, lovely, admirable, excellent or praiseworthy than a child, first Jesus Christ, then all the rest.       


USA – 15 years of the last 44 – December 13, 2020

On December 29th, Linda and I will be celebrating 44 years of marriage that God has given to us and the last 15 of that has been in partnership with our many co-laborers and family in central Africa. What an incredible journey that now includes many from different parts of the USA, different countries and continents. What a blessing to share that with the Harvest Kids yesterday, that has touched over 200 in our small community since the kids started helping vulnerable children in Africa 8 years ago. And now they are sending money to build another primary school for their brothers and sisters in Africa. Many in the family, whether in the USA or Africa, will likely experience a physical relationship with each other outside of heaven but the love they have been given by God is bigger than distance, language or skin color.

Our Lord, Jesus Christ, said:

“What God has put together, let no man separate”.

There is a global awareness of evil being felt around the world, but for everyone that is willing to look up they will see one large cross of Jesus Christ looming over this earth and bringing the eternal light of hope to all that believe and they will hear the voice of our Father say:

“These are My Kids – that I love and with whom I am well pleased”.


“Though the mountains be shaken and the hills removed, yet My unfailing love for you will not be shaken nor My covenant of peace be removed,’ says the Lord, who has compassion on you.”

Isaiah 54:10



USA – Harvest Kids – December 12, 2020

Many thanks to those that have donated aluminum cans that these young people crush and recycle to send money to help vulnerable children in Africa. They have been working had to raise the last $500 to finish the new Christian primary school in central Africa. The kids just finished sending money to Africa for another school in the fall. Thanks to everyone that brought their change to make this dream possible. The community is mostly Muslim but many have been born again and others, although not believers, have agree to let their children attend the school when it is completed on January 1. The kids begin coloring their Christmas craft project while Wayne, the Harvest Vision liaison to Africa, talked to them about the people that live in Africa and what it means to them to know that kids all the way in America want to help them. Afterwards, the kids (and everyone) welcomed Lynn Griffin, from Child’s Evangelism Fellowship, who shared the Christmas story along with scriptures, songs, games and prayer, which included an invitation for those that wanted to invite Jesus into their lives or to be closer to Him. Lynn is a real cheerleader for Jesus and these young people and always has gifts and verses for them to take with them when they leave.