A Word from Pastor (Papa) George

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 – Child’s Evangelism Fellowship 5-day club, August 17-22, 2020

“The Lord God took the man and put him in the Garden of Eden to work it and take care of it.” (Genesis 2:15). In this case, it was a woman (Lynn) and her dedicated co-laborers from Christian Youth in Action, that poured out the love of Jesus on the over 20 different children that came to the Garden of Eden property Monday-Friday from 10am-noon. The week was filled games, singing, contest, memorizing scriptures and messages that ensured each child understood the gospel and was given an opportunity to receive the free gift of forgiveness of sin and have an eternal relationship with the Father. Others were given the opportunity to commit to a deeper relationship as a true disciple.

The week included a day by day journey into the life of Amy Carmichael, a missionary, that even though faced with many obstacles met the challenge to listen and obey to God’s calling in her life. Amy opened an orphanage and founded a mission in Dohnavur, India. She served in India for 55 years without a furlough and wrote many books that continue to bless missionaries throughout the world. Although she was born in Ireland in 1867, she was taken to be with the Lord in India in 1951 at 84 years old.

We are thankful that these children were able to share their own thoughts and ideas throughout the week because of the inter-active curriculum that Child’s Evangelism Fellowship has been given by the Lord to reach children throughout the world. This was also our first outreach at the property where the Garden of Eden was birthed.

“Lord Jesus, we thank You for the leaders, parents and children that You brought to fellowship with You and each other this week. We pray that their relationship with You and each other will never be separated and that they will continue to be one in Christ so the whole world will know that the Father sent Jesus to save us from sin and eternal separation. We ask for Your continued blessings on the ministry of Child’s Evangelism Fellowship and the Garden of Eden. In Jesus Name, Amen.”

Remember – that what is birthed in prayer, must stay bathed in prayer.


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)


USA – Harvest Kids, August 22, 2020

Even though these young people just spent 5 days at the Child’s Evangelism Fellowship 5-day club, they still came to smash cans, count their change and hear and share about Jesus and his love for all people at our regular Harvest Kids fellowship the 2nd & 4th Saturday of each month.


Nalidi Grace Primary School

We were blessed with an incredible testimony from Pr. Patrick who founded and heads the Nalidi Grace primary school in east Uganda where the Harvest Kids are working to provide mosquito nets to the orphans that live at the school. They collected the money for nets for the 25 girls earlier in the year, but as soon as the school received the money the virus lockdown came and the children were without the food. The Harvest Kids agreed they should use the money for food instead of nets and they would start again. They finally raised the money and we sent it to Africa on August 10th. We then started raising money for the 35 orphan boys. This morning Pr. Patrick notified us that they were able to get all the nets for the girls and the boys with the money and only needed 9 more. They reached that goal today. Praise God!


Thanks to Madilyn for reading our scripture for the day:

“Do not let your hearts be troubled. Trust in God; trust also in Me. In My Father’s house are many rooms; if it were not so, I would have told you. I am going there to prepare a place for you, I will come back and take you to be with Me that you also may be where I am. You know the way to the place where I am going.’ Thomas said to Him, ‘Lord, we don’t know where You are going, so how can we know the way?’ Jesus answered, ‘I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.”

(John 14:1-6)

We had a great lunch, celebrated August birthdays and were blessed with a pizza that Carolyn from the Kid’s Club made special for the Harvest Kids.

Everyone enjoyed using the playdough, alligator clips and 9-volt batteries to light up their LED miniature lights. It is a blessing to watch the kids interact with each other as we share about God’s power, the light of Jesus and the indwelling of the Holy Spirit in our lives.

Much thanks to Wayne for coming to encourage and share with the kids.