More and more pillows!!!

We’re so THANKFUL to God (and to everyone who helped) for providing PILLOWS for all of the children at Guma-Na-Yesu “Keep With Jesus” Children’s Center. Just look at the faces of the kids and the JOY this gift brought to their hearts.

What a blessing!

Jesus loves the little children . . .

Each one . . .

Happy Thanksgiving!!!

God is so good! Thanks for bringing smiles to these kids.

Loving ORPHANS: “Daos” (one little boy)

We want to introduce you to some of the awesome kids who are being cared for through the LOVING ORPHAN outreaches of Harvest Ministry.

Sometimes, statistics can seem overwhelming. But let’s remember that orphans are not just “numbers” and “needs.” Each one is a special and unique child, created in the image of God. He loves them and at Harvest Ministry, so do we!

To love a child is not a burden, it’s a joy!

Meet one special boy: Daos

Name: Daos Ndyamuhaki

Guma Na Yesu (Keep With Jesus) Children’s Center
Mbarara, Uganda, East Africa

Age: 7 years old
Favorite color: black
Favorite food: “posho” (a Ugandan staple food made from cassava flour)
Favorite Bible story: Jesus loving the children

Favorite song: (in the Ugandan Nyankole language)

We are winners.
We are winners.
Believers do not fear.
Even if problems come
Jesus knows them

Daos is one of the kids at Guma Na Yesu (Keep With Jesus) Children’s Center in Mbarara, Uganda. Please keep him, and all these precious children in your prayers.

Learn more about loving ORPHANS . . .

Learn more about how Harvest Ministry is LOVING ORPHANS
Learn more about Guma Na Yesu Children’s Center
Learn more about how you can help.

George Müller: Trusting God for Daily Bread

During the 1800s, missionary George Müller cared for thousands of orphan children in Bristol, England. He also traveled over 200,000 miles (by ship) across the globe, sharing the Gospel of Jesus Christ and encouraging Christians for world missions . . . all while maintaining a joyful example of ministry and family balance.

Over the next few months, we want to encourage you in your walk with God with examples from our missionary heritage.

The following excerpt is adapted from Ann’s book,
The Mission-Minded Family

Trusting God for Daily Bread

George Müller (1805-1898) was a Christian missionary evangelist and a coordinator of orphanages in Bristol, England. Through his faith and prayers (and without asking for money) he had the privilege of caring for over 120,000 orphan children. He also traveled over 200,000 miles (by ship) to preach the Gospel of Jesus Christ in 42 countries and to challenge believers about world missions and trusting God. In his journals, Müller recorded miracle-after-miracle of God’s provision and answered prayer:

One morning, all the plates and cups and bowls on the table were empty. There was no food in the larder and no money to buy food. The children were standing, waiting for their morning meal, when Müller said, “Children, you know we must be in time for school.” Then lifting up his hands he prayed, “Dear Father, we thank Thee for what Thou art going to give us to eat.”

There was a knock at the door. The baker stood there, and said, “Mr. Müller, I couldn’t sleep last night. Somehow I felt you didn’t have bread for breakfast, and the Lord wanted me to send you some. So I got up at 2 a.m. and baked some fresh bread, and have brought it.”

Mr. Müller thanked the baker, and no sooner had he left, when there was a second knock at the door. It was the milkman. He announced that his milk cart had broken down right in front of the orphanage, and he would like to give the children his cans of fresh milk so he could empty his wagon and repair it.

. . . and an example of family-balance

At his wife Mary’s funeral, Müller’s loving words also represent a good example of the joy God gives when ministry and family priorities are balanced:

Were we happy? Verily we were.

With every year our happiness increased more and more. I never saw my beloved wife at any time, when I met her unexpectantly anywhere in Bristol, England, without being delighted so to do. Day by day, as we met in our dressing room, at the Orphan Houses, to wash our hands before dinner and tea, I was delighted to meet her, and she was equally pleased to see me. Thousands of times I told her, “My darling, I never saw you at any time, since you became my wife, without my being delighted to see you.”

“Trust in the LORD with all your heart,
And lean not on your own understanding;
In all your ways, acknowledge Him,
And He will direct your paths.”

(Proverbs 3:5-6)

The JOY of trusting JESUS!

George Müller is featured in this month’s Harvest Ministry mission newsletter:

Can we send you our mission newsletter?

This month’s Harvest Ministry mission newsletter (with a brand-new “look”) highlights this awesome missionary hero, George Müller — along this month’s theme of TRUSTING God (and — on the inside — current HM mission praise reports and highlights for prayer). We recently sent these out in the mail, but we have quite a few extras. We would be honored and thankful if you would like to become a mission prayer-partner with us.

If you would like a (in the real-mail) just CONTACT US with your mailing address.

Let there be LIGHT! . . . (New Electricity at GUMA!)

MBARARA, UGANDA, E. AFRICA: Thanks to generous mission gifts, love, and prayers, we now have ELECTRICITY and LIGHT at Guma Na Yesu Children’s Center.

Over the past several months, Harvest Ministry has been working and believing God for step-by-step improvement projects — such as PILLOWS, MATTRESSES, WATER, and SUPPORT. This new blessing of light and electricity is a huge answer to prayer. Praise God!

Getting everything ready . . .

The “Electricity Party!” — Praising God for LIGHT!

Please keep these children in your prayers. Our next orphanage improvement project will be BEDS. This next project is definitely a biggie . . . but our God is BIGGER!!!

To God be the GLORY!!!

More about how we’re LOVING ORPHANS
Bible Verses about Caring for ORPHANS

MEATY: It’s Harvest Time!

THE WHOLE ESTATE – A Classic Missions Challenge, by Oswald J. Smith:

“Here is an estate. The master tells his servants that he is leaving, but that he will be returning. And while he is gone, they are to bring the entire estate under cultivation . . . ”

Learn more about the mission vision of HARVEST MINISTRY
and this month’s Harvest Outreach to KAGADI, Uganda.

The Whole Estate

A Classic Missions Challenge
–By Oswald J. Smith, Missionary Evangelist

Here is an estate. The master tells his servants that he is leaving, but that he will be returning. And while he is gone, they are to bring the entire estate under cultivation.

They begin working around the house. They beautify the gardens and flowerbeds. Next year the weeds grow and again they go to work, keeping the lawns in perfect condition.

Presently one of them remembers his master’s orders. “I must go,” he explains. “Our master told us to bring the entire estate under cultivation.” And he prepares to leave. “But,” they cry, “we cannot spare you. See how fast the weeds grow. We need you here.” In spite of their protests, however, he leaves and begins working in a far corner of the estate.

Later on, two others remember their Lord’s orders and in spite of objections they too, go and cultivate another part of the estate.

At last their master returns. He is pleased as he looks at the flowerbeds and gardens and the lawns around his house. But before rewarding his servants, he decides to explore the rest of the estate and as he does so, his heart sinks for he sees nothing but wilderness and marsh, and he realizes that there has not even been an attempt to cultivate.

Finally he comes to the one man working all by himself in a distant part of the estate and he rewards him richly. He discovers the two in still another part and likewise rewards them. Then he returns to headquarters where his servants are waiting and expecting a reward, but his face indicates displeasure.

“Have we not been faithful?” they explain. “Look at these flowerbeds and gardens. Look at these lawns. Are they not beautiful? And have not we worked hard?”

“Yes,” he replies, “you have done your best. You have been faithful. You have labored diligently.”

“Well then,” they cry, “why are you disappointed? Are we not entitled to a reward?”

“There is one thing you have forgotten,” he replied. “You have forsaken my orders. I did not tell you to work the same gardens and lawns again and again, year after year. I told you to bring the entire estate under cultivation, to cultivate it, and when your companions insisted upon going and doing their part, you objected. No, there is no reward.”

Then He said to His disciples, “The harvest truly is plentiful, but the laborers are few. Therefore pray the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into His harvest.”
Matthew 9:37-38 NKJV

More verses about reaping God’s harvest of souls:

Proverbs 10:5
He who gathers in summer is a wise son; He who sleeps in harvest is a son who causes shame.

John 4:35
Do you not say, ‘There are yet four months, then comes the harvest’? Look, I tell you, lift up your eyes, and see that the fields are white for harvest.

Luke 10:2
And he said to them, “The harvest is plentiful, but the laborers are few. Therefore pray earnestly to the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into his harvest.

SOURCE: Smith, Oswald J., A Passion for Souls, (Toronto, Ontario: People’s Church). Excerpted from an article found in The Harvest Call, by T.L. Osborn, (Tulsa, OK: The Voice of Faith, Inc. 1953), pp. 180-181. Used by permission of People’s Church and the family of Oswald J. Smith. Written email letter of permission for TMMC dated 2004.