Harvest Haven News –  August 2018

We are now in the second half of 2018. It is time to pause and be still before the Lord. How have we done
so far? Have I been faithful to God and His calling? Am I taking the easier road of discipleship? Instead of
carrying the cross on the shoulder and back, it is always more convenient and easier to wear the little cross
around the neck! Paul says, "I am not ashamed of the Gospel..."
The Lord in Luke 9:57-62 defines what true discipleship demands and its implications in our life.

The Cost of Discipleship (Luke 9:57-62)

Now it happened as they journeyed on the road, that someone said to Him, "Lord, I will follow you wherever
you go." And Jesus said at him, "Foxes have holes and birds of the air have nests, but the Son of Man has
nowhere to lay His head." Then He said to another, "Follow Me." But he said, "Lord, let me first
go and bury my father." Jesus said to him, "Let the dead bury their own dead, but you go and preach the
kingdom of God." And another also said, "Lord, I will follow you, but let me first go and bid them farewell
who are at my house." But Jesus said to him, "No one, having put his hand to the plow, and looking back, is
fit for the kingdom of God."

From those few verses, we see that the Lord demands total commitment. Disciples are expected to put
Jesus first, not our earthly needs first. When we seek God first, He will also provide for all our needs. We
must follow Jesus willingly, gladly and unreservedly. This will make us fit for the kingdom of God. Go for it!

The Prayer House – We broke ground on August 1, 2018. This is a double storey building with a meeting hall for 100 and a smaller hall for 30. There are 6 bedrooms of different sizes all ensuite, come with a
common sitting area and a pantry, and a BBQ area downstairs.
The Prayer House overlooks the Prayer Garden, the main building and the pond. The construction is scheduled to complete in 6 months, on January 31, 2019. Construction will cost about RM500K, furnishing another RM200K. If you are moved to share God's blessing for the Prayer House, do contact us for more info.

Schedule of Progressive Payments (estimated cost and time):
1. August 15 – Commencement of Work – RM30K
2. August 31 – Foundation – RM50K
3. September 30 – Ground Level – RM100K
4. October 25 – First Floor – RM80K
5. November 30 – Roof Level – RM100K
6. December 15 – Plumbing, brickworks, tiles – RM100K
7. December 31 – Finishes – RM80K
8. January 15 – External works – RM50K
9. January 31 – Electrical works (Solar heater, lightings, airconditioners, furnishings, etc.)– RM110K

We are praying for SPONSORS of the above payments for the above estimated time. We believe the Lord will provide through your generosity. This is a worthwhile project to support and a lasting legacy to leave behind! Will you pray and consider giving towards this project. For more information please call John at 012-4884708. Cheques may be made out to Capernwray Resources Bhd. or direct transfer to Public Bank account no. 3152549431.

The Farm – We need a couple of farmers to grow our own food for staff and guests. Our aim is to provide food free from chemicals and pesticide as best we can. If you are gifted and trained in this area and willing to help in any capacity, or would like to serve here, we would love to hear from you. When the farm is ready hopefully by end of the year, we would have our own fruits and vegetables, poultry and fish to serve you.

P-ktan Work (May 26-28, 2017) - In our last newsletter we updated the ongoing works in this needy country and ask you to pray and support the work there. Their report should move us to continue supporting them. "At Joseph Colony we have 6 services in a week – Women Fellowship, Sunday School, Youth meeting, Prayer time and Sunday Worship Service and Bible Study. Around 150 members meet for worship every Sunday with most of them from idolatrous background. Believers are growing in the Lord and are sharing with others what He has done in their lives. We are running two Bible Schools, one at Lahore with 25 students and the other in the frontier with 22 students. Other ministries include outreaches to13 Brick Kilns, 9 Villages, two churches in Lahore, one church at Rawalpindi, and 3 churches in the Frontier."

However, we are not able to send them any support this year till now because we have not received any
gifts designated for this work for many years. Please pray and consider giving to this ministry as part of
your giving to the Lord. The annual support we sent amounted to US$2,000.00 which helped in the rental,
salary for the pastor and church maintenance. Will you help them this year?

Pray for us

  1. Prayer House and Farm projects
  2. Pak--tan support for 2018
  3. New staff – 2 farmers and a Bible teacher

Blessings in Christ who is our life,
John Lee, Director

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