A Word from Pastor (Papa) George

USA – A preacher who failed to close his “sales”, September 1, 2020

A great minister stood before a fashionable audience and pleaded with them about their souls. He magnified the blood of Jesus, and told of the glory of salvation. He spoke of divine fellowship as a reality, and seemingly moved his audience; but at the close of that stirring message he dismissed the congregation without offering an opportunity for men to seek the Savior.

At the end of the message a layman met the minister and said, “Doctor, I heard you preach. I was greatly moved by your sermon, but if you will permit me I would like to offer this criticism. I am a business man at the head of a large concern. We send out many salesmen. If one of my salesmen went into a perspective customer’s place of business, talked as convincingly for one hour as you did, about the fine qualities of our goods, and then walked out without trying to get an order, we would discharge him at once.

That minister, relating the incident, said, “I was rebuked. That layman was right. I was pleading for a verdict. I sought an announcement of it. I was selling goods and did not try to get an order.” 

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


USA – Desert caravans in search of water, August 31, 2020

In the deserts where caravans are in dire need of water, a rider is sent some distance ahead; then after a little time another one follows, and still another. As soon as the first man has found water, even before he drinks, he shouts, “Come!” The next one repeats the word “Come!” So the shout is passed along until the whole wilderness echoes with the word “Come!”

Thus should it be with Christians. It is not enough for us to hear the welcome call of the Savior, “Come!”; but we must cry it out until others, far and near, hear it and come to the Lord of our salvation. No man has fulfilled his mission in the world until he has shouted in his own way, at the desk, or in the shop, or from home or the pulpit, that ringing word of the Lord, “Come, for all things are ready.”

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


USA – The harvest fields where corn and kids meet, August 28, 2020

Let’s take a trip down memory lane. God calls a couple from Sedro Woolley, WA to go to Africa, 10,000 miles away. God calls a young mother and her two daughters in Washington to reach out and help orphaned and other vulnerable children in Africa. God calls a young man in northwest Uganda to build a school to help children in his community. The couple from Sedro Woolley go and visit the children in the pastor’s school that are meeting under a tree. The kids in Washington find out about the kids under the tree and share that with others. God calls a local farmer and his family in Skagit Valley to grow corn to help the kids in northwest Washington help the kids in Africa that God has called the pastor in Africa to help. God called people to help the pastor build the school in Africa and people in the USA to help sell and others to purchase the corn. Corn was planted in the spring of 2019, harvested and sold in the fall and the school was completed in December 2019.

Now the corn has been planted and is being harvested and sold in 2020. Pr. Charles, the Harvest Vision Ministries coordinator in Kayunga in central Africa is now “that” pastor called. They are now completing a new church fellowship building to accommodate the 350 believers in this strong Muslim community and they have purchased an adjacent property to build a school, starting with kindergarten and then going to primary 7. There is no school close and even some of the Muslims who have yet to be saved have agreed to let their children attend to get an education. It is true, that without the support of praying and faithful Christian youth and adults, these kids would find it difficult to fulfill their mission. Kids from different cultures, ethnicity, language and 10,000 miles apart using the need for education to spread the good news of Jesus Christ.

Jesus said, “Therefore go and make disciples of all nations; Open your eyes and look to the fields they are ripe for harvest; Pray to the Lord of the harvest to bring the laborers.”

“O Lord, our Lord, how majestic is Your Name in all the earth! You have set Your glory above the heavens. From the lips of children and infants You have ordained praise because of Your enemies, to silence the foe and the avenger.” (Psalms 8:1-2)

The delicious and blessed sweet corn is available at the Harvest Home, 9467 Pierce Lane in Sedro Woolley or across the street in the afternoon at Laly’s (call George 360-421-8811 or Linda 360-421-8812; at Walker Motor Works, 9430 State Ave, Marysville (call 360-363-4487) or in Granite Falls (Call Blake 206-755-4250 or Kylee 360-540-0890); by contacting Wayne 360-707-1981 or Rebecca Watne 360-391-5636; or Kelly 425-633-6277 or Lisa Davis 425-760-7940.


USA – Family weekend in the Garden of Eden, August 22, 2020

“They devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and to the fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer. Everyone was filled with awe, and many wonders and miraculous signs were done by the apostles. All the believers were together and had everything in common. Selling their possessions and goods, they gave to anyone as he had need. Every day they continued to meet together in the temple courts. They broke bread in their homes and ate together with glad and sincere hearts, praising God and enjoying the favor of all the people. And the Lord added to their number daily those who were being saved.” (Acts 2:42-47)

“The God who made the world and everything in it is the Lord of heaven and earth and does not live in temples built by hands. And He is not served by human hands, as if He needed anything, because He Himself gives all men life and breath and everything else. For in Him we live and move and have our being.” (Acts 17:24-25, 28a)

“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. If one part suffers, every part suffers with it; if one part is honored, every part rejoices with it.” (Romans 12:12, 26)

“What then shall we say, brothers? When you come together, everyone has a hymn, or a word of instruction, a revelation, a tongue or an interpretation. All of these must be done for the strengthening of the church.” (1 Corinthians 14:26)

“It was He who gave some to be apostles, some to be prophets, some to be evangelists, and some to be pastors and teachers, to prepare God’s people for works of service, so that the body of Christ may be built up until we all reach unity in the faith and in the knowledge of the Son of God and become mature, attaining to the whole measure of the fullness of Christ. From Him the whole body, joined and held together by every supporting ligament, grows and builds itself up in love, as each part does its work.” (Ephesians 4:11-13,16)

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

“If anyone would come after Me, he must deny himself and take up his cross daily and follow Me. For whoever wants to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for Me will save it. What good is it for a man to gain the whole world, and yet lose or forfeit his very self? If anyone is ashamed of Me and My words, the Son of Man will be ashamed of him when he comes in His glory and in the glory of the Father and of the holy angels.” (Luke 9:23-26)