Denis & Eileen Nogue founded Seeds to Harvest Ministries in 2017. Since the mid 2000's, they've been on numerous short-term missions trips to Nicaragua and Guatemala. God has opened the doors for them to serve the rural villages around Coban, Alta Verapaz, Guatemala. Their desire is to see the lives of many impacted by the power of God as they travel and hike to many remote villages sharing Christ's love.
In the last two years God opened the doors to implement a Pastor training program for the mountain Pastors who have been called to Pastor in their villages but have had no opportunity for formal training.
The materials are provided for free by Global Action www.globalaction.com and the program runs for approximately 9 months or more, depending on the level of education of the students. A recently graduated class took 15 months to complete the program. They study the module at home and once per month come to a retreat center where an instructor covers the materal in depth and they write an exam. The idea is to empower those Pastors and leaders already in the communities as they can take the gospel further as they speak the Indigenous language of the community and understand the culture.
Another area of their ministry is to Proclaim the Gospel through the Power of Media by showing the film called The Hope “The story of God’s Promise for all People” www.thehopeproject.com, and other evangelistic films that have been translated into the Indigenous languages, as many of the Indigenous cannot read. To reach many of these villages, typically by invitation, at times one must hike several kilometers. Since malnutrition is a huge problem and issue in these communities, Gleaner's soup is offered and a demonstration of the soup preparation as the community gathers, and each family is provided with bags of soup. They bring in to Guatemala 40’ containers of donated nutritious Gleaners bags of soup and used medical equipment from the North Okanagan Valley Gleaners novgleaners.org.
God has recently opened the door to bring in on our containers vegetable seeds donated from Canada. This has been a tremendous blessing as we have, with the help of many locals, been able to implement garden projects in many poor communities. In many communities the seeds are doing very well.
a Day with us...
The video clip to the right is a snapshot of a typical day in our ministry in one of our areas of work in which we visit the homes of the disabled, elderly, widows and orphans, provide them with food, pray with them and assess them for medical needs.
For God is the one who provides seed for the farmer and then bread to eat. In the same way, he will provide and increase your resources and then produce a great harvest of generosity in you. Yes, you will be enriched in every way so that you can always be generous. And when we take your gifts to those who need them, they will thank God. - 2 Corinthians. 9:10-11