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USA – Bingo at the Garden of Eden fellowship center, May 3, 2021

“Don’t let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an example for the believers in speech, in life, in love, in faith and in purity.” (1 Tim 4:12)

Thank you to Makenzy Courtney and her family that hosted an evening of community fellowship at the Garden of Eden fellowship center in west Mt. Vernon. Makenzy is a 13 year old, Constitutionally-minded, Christian, young woman that was led by the Holy Spirit to do something for her community. With the help and support from her family and friends, everyone enjoyed playing Bingo together. There were plenty of snacks and prizes and before, during the break and afterwards, the children enjoyed playing outside on the playground. Bathed in prayer from many family and friends that seized the opportunity to help this young warrior step out and slay the giants of anxiety and doubt and reduce them to no more than grasshoppers. The conversations and testimonies included sharing the visions of what the Church should be doing in context of community to be the salt of the earth and light of the world during these uncertain times. The purpose of the Garden of Eden family ministry is to prepare and equipment believers to launch out into the deep water and put down their nets just like Jesus told Peter. And just like Peter, the right answer maybe, “I fished all night and never caught anything. It is broad daylight, the nets aren’t cleaned, the fish won’t be at the top and I have to get some rest to come back tonight.

But because you say so, I will go!” The family ministry includes a garden, picnic and play area, camping area, worship trailer and fellowship center.

We are praying that this will encourage everyone, including young people and children to use their gifts. “Each one should use whatever gift they have received to serve others, faithfully administering God’s grace in its various forms.” (1 Pt 4:10) And we are praying for a family that would like to start a community petting zoo in the Garden. For information call 360-421-8811 or 360-421-8812. Information is also available at

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