A Word from Pastor (Papa) George

USA – El Salvador

   Many thanks to our brother, Noe Lara, who has been moved by the Holy Spirit to reach out to the lost in his native land of El Salvador. We are pleased to partner and co-labor with him as he over-sees the expanding of God’s kingdom in the land of his birth. He recently went on a mission there and reunited with Pastor Sergio Lopez, the man and pastor who had ministered to him when he was a teenager living there. Noe spent time with him and recognized the anointing that God has given to him to reach the lost and plant church families to disciple new believers. Noe was led to start a ministry partnership with Sergio and with the support of Harvest Vision Ministries will be providing the equipment needed to further the ministry. We are asking you to join with us in prayer and financial support for the expanding of God’s kingdom in this nation. For Sergio as he coordinates the ministry in El Salvador and for Noe as he serves as the liaison for us as his co-laborers in the harvest fields of El Salvador.  


USA – Harvest Home Fellowship, Nov 29, 2019

What a wonderful day of Thanksgiving at the Harvest Home as we began work to prepare for the Christmas parade that will be next Saturday, Dec 7th, at 4pm in Sedro Woolley. Olivia, the co-director of Harvest Vision in Mexico, and Veronica began designing and sewing costumes and Linda ordered some items that will be used to present the story of Jesus from birth to death to resurrection. John Seaman, who founded Kellilynn’s Spiritual Recovery Center, in Curlew, WA joined with us as well as other friends. We will be gathering for prayer at the Harvest Home every morning from 9-10am starting Monday, Dec 2, through Dec 7, the day of the parade. “Lord Jesus, we pray that You will prepare the hearts of Your people that will gather in our community for the Sedro Woolley Christmas parade. We ask You to forgive us for putting more emphasis on our worldly blessings and not giving You the honor that You deserve. In Jesus Name, Amen.”      


USA – “If you see a brother in need, Nov 12, 2019

“This is how we know what love is: Jesus Christ laid down His life for us. And we ought to lay down our lives for our brothers. If anyone has material possessions and sees his brother in need but has no pity on him, how can the love of God be in him? Dear children, let us not love with words or tongue, but with actions and truth.” 1 John 3:16-18

    What a privilege to be in partnership with brothers and sisters in Christ in central Africa that willingly sacrifice, along with their families, every day to reach the lost in these remote communities. Our co-laborer, Charles, who works with different church families to coordinate outreaches in central Uganda, just sent a testimony of an outreach last week in a small community called Wanteete. Fifty adults accepted Jesus and twenty-five came for the discipleship class and were baptized last Sunday. We have four more coordinators from regions in Uganda, the Kenya/South Sudan border and the DRCongo that are waiting to get the sound and video equipment needed to expand their outreaches into the communities in their regions. They not only help with evangelism, but teaching pastors and leaders, strengthening existing church families and helping plant new ones to disciple new believers. It costs us about $3,600 to get the equipment, including generator, that is needed and we provide $150/month to help with transportation costs. Somehow, reading the scripture above we often limit the word “need” to something that simply meets a personal need and not a need that allows a person to unselfishly sacrifice themselves for God’s greater purpose. We petition each of you to prayerfully consider helping these brothers and sisters with their “need”.

     If you would like to make a donation, they can be made on line at www.myegiving/hvm or the “electronic giving” on the home page of the www.harvestvisionministries.org website or through PayPal to harvestvision21@msn.com. If you would like to donate electronically but do not have access to the internet or would like someone to assist you, please call George Henson at 360-421-8811 or Kylee Walker at 360-540-0890. To maximize your gift, on donations directly out of a checking or savings account a fee of $.25 is withheld, while credit and debit cards the fee is $.25 + 2.7%. You can also mail donations to Harvest Vision Ministries, PO Box 733, Sedro Woolley, WA, 98284. All donations are tax-deductible and help advance the gospel of Jesus Christ and build His Kingdom.


USA – Harvest Kids with Child’s Evangelism Fellowship, Nov 9, 2019

   What a blessed day in the Harvest Home with these amazing young people. Most of the cans that had been donated had already been crushed so we started the morning counting the change that had been donated to support the Harvest Kids next project helping orphaned and vulnerable children in central Africa. They counted and rolled up $132.34. Pr. Martin in Africa is currently praying about where the greatest need is and will let us know soon. We talked about Veteran’s Day and honored that by reciting the Pledge of Allegiance and then continued the discussion focusing on the price that Jesus paid for our redemption and how much more we should be grateful for His sacrifice that has given us eternal life.

    Lynn, from CEF, shared a wonderful message about thanksgiving using Psalms 92:1
“It is good to give thanks to the Lord. To sing praises to Your Name, O Most High.”
Amazing inter-active ministry, including helping these young people to know all the books of the Bible. Always an amazing simple message about a sovereign God that is in control of everything; omniscient, knowing everything; omni-present, being everywhere and omnipotent, being all powerful and choosing to come and live in us. Afterwards, the kids decorated paper bags and loaded them with dried apple chips, hazelnuts and candy, some from their trick or treat treasure, to be given to the homeless in our community. They finished the afternoon learning to make balloon animals and preparing bags of hazelnuts that will be used to get donations to support the over-all ministry.