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  • Writer's picturePapa George

USA – Harvest Kids, September 25, 2021

We thank God for the beautiful day that the Lord provided for these three young warriors to gather for Harvest Kids. Many thanks to everyone that has donated aluminum cans for these young disciples to crush so that the money can be used to help vulnerable, less fortunate children in other parts of the world.

Everyone was welcomed with a beautiful photo of a basket of beautiful flowers with two small birds fluttering around that proclaimed:

We shared the love of Jesus and taught the young people to write His name and to spell it out with American Sign Language. We listened to children singing, “This Little Light of Mine”, “Jesus Loves the Little Children” and learned the hand motions to “Jesus Loves Me”.

We blew up and painted balloons, crushed most of the cans and counted $27 from the “Change the World” that the kids used to collect their change and use to help orphans in Africa.

We played with Rocket, Bear and Panda (the Harvest Kids cats) and fed dandelions to Dove, the rabbit. We talked about Jesus and what He did on the cross to save us and give us eternal life. We talked about what faith is and how it applies to our not being able to “see” Jesus.

We celebrated the children around the world that have birthdays in September with a special dessert of fresh strawberries from the Garden of Eden and Nutella.

After our regular Harvest Kids fellowship we stopped to visit Veronica and Laly at their new home. The kids got to meet their roosters and chickens and Victor’s new kitten, “Bubbles”.

Laly, along with Madilyn and Hailey, have referred to themselves as the “Harvest Kids Consultants” since the beginning.

Later we visited the Garden of Eden playground, sand pit and all the animals that are in the petting zoo. Along with the dogs and cats, there is a squirrel, rabbits, pigs, chickens and Nigerian dwarf goats. Soon they will be joined by other goats and an alpaca.

We were also blessed to hang a “Harvest Kids” welcome sign on the gate leading into the garden.

It is difficult for many Christians to sacrifice to “go and make disciples of all nations”, when there is so much going on locally in our own communities and nations, but thanks be to God for those that remember what Jesus declared before He commanded us to go.

We pray that we will witness more Christian moms and dads rising to that call and we would be blessed to see them join with these small but powerful warriors.

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