A Word from Pastor (Papa) George

USA – Sell all that you have, August 17, 2020

“Jesus…. said to him, ‘You still lack one thing. Sell all that you have…and come, follow Me.’ But when he heard this, he became very sorrowful, for he was very rich.”
(Luke 18:22-23)el

Have your ever heard the Master say something very difficult to you? If you haven’t, I question whether you have ever heard Him say anything at all. Jesus says a tremendous amount to us that we listen to, but do not actually hear. And once we do hear Him, His words are harsh and unyielding. Jesus did not show the least concern that this rich young ruler should do what He told him, nor did Jesus make any attempt to keep this man with Him.

He simply said to him, ‘Sell all that you have…and come, follow Me.’ Our Lord never pleaded with him; He never tried to lure him – He simply spoke the strictest words that human ears have ever heard, and then left him alone.

You can’t be a “little bit” pregnant.

You can’t be a “little bit” bankrupt.

You can’t be a “little bit” honest.

You can’t be a “little bit” born again.

When the Body of Christ is obedient to love God with all our heart, mind, soul and strength and then love our neighbor – “Everyone, Everything, Everyday”

“And the Lord added to their number daily those who were being saved.”
(Acts 2:42-47)


USA – Garden of Eden, August 16, 2020

Garden of Eden

“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)

“The end of all things is near. Therefore be clear minded and self-controlled so that you can pray. Above all, love each other deeply, because love covers over a multitude of sins. Offer hospitality to one another without grumbling. Each one should use whatever gift he has received to serve others, faithfully administering God’s grace in its various forms. If anyone speaks, he should do as one speaking the very words of God. If anyone serves, he should do it with the strength God provides, so that in all things God may be praised through Jesus Christ. To Him be the glory and the power for ever and ever. Amen.”
(1 Peter 4:7:11)

We are thankful for the work on the Garden of Eden family ministry in west Mt. Vernon and are blessed by those that have come forth to make this vision a reality. Soon, there will be other Gardens that God will restore. We are blessed with the variety – garden, picnic area, firepit, worship trailer for praise, sharing the Word, puppet shows or videos, plus horseshoes, soccer, tetherball, badminton, bean bag & ring toss, parachutes, etc. Anointed by the Blood of Jesus and appointed by the Holy Spirit.  
We are hoping to see all the gifts being used:

“Every good and perfect gift comes from Father of the heavenly lights who does not change like the shifting shadows.”
(James 1:17)

“Everyone. Everything. Everyday. And the Lord added to their number daily those who were being saved.”
(Acts 2:42-47)


USA – Celebrating Africa salvations, August 17, 2020

What a blessed day that we are looking forward to.

I was blessed to share the Word with the Lyman Baptist church family yesterday morning and then spend the afternoon with Cheryl and Linda prepping the Garden of Eden for the Child’s Evangelism Fellowship 5-day club starting this morning.
We are looking forward to our annual harvest of sweet corn that has been provided by a local farmer and his family for the Harvest Kids to use for donations to help meet the needs or vulnerable children in Africa.
We finished the evening with Madilyn and Hailey learning how to use a vinyl record player. For the older generation, you might remember 33 1/3, 45 and 78 rpm records. 
The morning has already been topped off because we just received the testimonies from our co-laborers in central Africa, and although the use of the sound and video equipment is only allowed in a few places, the others are active in door-to-door and 1,326 accepted Jesus last month.
We give God the praise and glory, even as we anxiously prepare for the harvest of souls here locally.


USA – My defense is of God – Asiatic cholera, August 11, 2020

“My defense is of God, who saves the upright in heart.”

Psalms 7:10

In 1849, Asiatic cholera spread through America (population 23 million). During the outbreak approximately 4,500 died in St. Louis, 3,000 in New Orleans and 5,000 in New York City, where many victims were buried in a mass grave on Randall’s Island. President Zachary Taylor proclaimed a National Day of Fasting, calling Americans to “humble themselves before His throne, and, while acknowledging past transgressions, ask a continuance of the Divine mercy.” He urged them “to acknowledge the Infinite Goodness which has watched over our existence as a nation, and so long crowned us with manifold blessings, and to implore the Almighty in His own good time to stay the destroying hand.”

On Friday, August 3, 1849, Americans filed into churches to unite in humility and prayer; and by the end of the month the death toll “dropped suddenly,” and the plague abated.

Our world is stained by sin, filled with suffering, and subject to plagues. But there’s never a time we can’t humble ourselves before God’s throne, acknowledge our sins, and ask for a continuance of divine mercy. His all-powerful hand can preserve and protect us, and His infinite wisdom can direct our affairs. His sovereignty is the source of our strength and stability.