A Word from Pastor (Papa) George

USA – How faith won in dark Africa – October 15, 2020

One of the greatest missionaries in South Africa in the early days of missionary occupation of that country had labored seven years without a convert in sight. The natives seemed to be entirely immune to the appeal of Christ. At the end of this time a friend wrote from England asking the missionary what he needed most. The missionary wrote back to his friend, saying that they must have a “communion set”. Three more years passed by before the message could go and return from the native land. But the missionary continued faithful to his task of preaching “the unsearchable riches of Christ.” On the day before the ten unfruitful years came to a close the communion set arrived; and on the next day the first convert was baptized and received the sacrament of the Lord’s Supper. This was blind faith, the “enduring as seeing Him who is invisible.”

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


The World – The heart and then the home – October 15, 2020

Jesus said, “Come to Me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For My yoke is easy and My burden is light.”

Matthew 11:28-30

“Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will set your paths straight.”

Proverbs 3:5-6

“Now fear the Lord and serve Him with all faithfulness. Throw away the gods your forefathers worshiped beyond the River and in Egypt, and serve the Lord. But if serving the Lord seems undesirable to you, then choose for yourselves this day whom you will serve, whether the gods your forefathers served beyond the River, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land you are living. But as for me and my household, we will serve the Lord.”

Joshua 24:15


USA – Harvest Kids with Child’s Evangelism Fellowship, October 10, 2020

Many thanks to all the adults and youth that help these young people to grow in the Lord and help them make a difference in the lives of less fortunate children in our community and around the world.

Before the fellowship this morning, we received photos and testimonies from Pr. Patrick who founded the Nalidi Grace primary school in eastern Uganda where the kids just sent money for mosquito nets, sheets and food. What a blessing to share this. 

This morning was cold and cloudy, but these young people crushed cans and added their change to the bullet they are filling to help build another primary school for orphaned and vulnerable children in another part of Africa.
Anthony guesses the closest to the weight of “Moby Pumpkin” (56#), the biggest harvested from the Garden of Eden farming project in West Mt. Vernon.
After lunch, Lynn Griffin and Ella, from Child’s Evangelism joined us with a wonderful message focused on the wonders of God’s creation looking at the different planets and stars. Throughout her sharing the “Word up” that everyone chimed in with when prompted was: “Trust God, He is in control!”
She also shared about a young woman who was born with facial deformities and even though she was shunned by many, became a missionary to the Navajo people for over 45 years sharing the love of Jesus with everyone she met.
“Then I heard the voice of the Lord saying, ‘Whom shall I send? And who will go for us?’ And I said, ‘Here am I. Send me!”

Isaiah 6:8

She then shared about the life of Johannes Kepler, a young boy from Germany, that faced similar problems in his entire life but God gave him passion and wisdom to understand astronomy and relate it to the God that created everything in the universe and the law and order which He used to create it and the laws which govern it to this day.

“The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of His hands.”

Psalm 19:1


USA – Harvest Kids tomorrow – October 9, 2020

We are excited to share that Lynn Griffin,
director of

Child’s Evangelism Fellowship,

will be sharing the gospel with the kids tomorrow,
Saturday, Oct 10th
from 10am-1pm at the
Harvest Home,
9467 Pierce Lane in Sedro Woolley.

These young people are also working hard to help build a primary school for orphaned and other vulnerable children in Uganda, Africa.
If you have a young person in your sphere of influence from 5-12 years of age and would appreciate them being shown the love of Jesus we ask that you prayerfully consider them coming. Lynn’s ministry is biblical and interactive, with songs, testimonies, scripture and games.
For information, please call George, 360-421-8811, or Linda, 360-421-8812.

There is also information available on the website at www.harvestvisionministries.org