The Ministry of Bill & Grace Harding

 

Residing in Waxhaw, NC, Bill and Grace have a deep love for the Lord Jesus Christ and have had the joy of serving Him with SIM for over three decades. They are committed to the local church and equipping the church for Great Commission impact.  They are family people with a great love for life and laughter. Having raised four kids and now with nine grand-kids,  life is full and fun!

Bill is currently SIM USA Director of Public Affairs serving as a a special representative for SIM in North America.  God is using Bill’s gifts and rich experience in Ethiopia as a conference speaker to challenge and reaffirm the priority of world missions.

His ministry focuses on mobilizing students, laymen, and churches to be part of God’s heartbeat for the nations. 

The ministry began in Ethiopia in 1983.   Because Ethiopia was a Soviet satellite under a communist dictatorship, Bill entered the country as a water engineer. Through drilling wells and capping springs in drought stricken Ethiopia, Bill was not only able to give clean physical water, but introduce many to the “Spring of Life” the Lord Jesus Christ. For nine years Bill and Grace served the Gedeo people of southern Ethiopia through a ministry of evangelism, discipleship, and church planting.

Later, as Outreach Administrator for SIM-Ethiopia in the capital city of Addis Ababa, his main goal was to serve the Lord in facilitating the development and expansion of SIM’s overall outreach in cooperation with the Kale Heywet Churches , KHC (the SIM related churches which now number over eight thousand.)

Bill’s responsibilities included developing strategy and mobilizing resources to reach the unreached people groups of Ethiopia. Bill was involved in an extensive conference ministry, speaking in Amharic. He continues his conference ministry in Ethiopia.

While raising four kids in Africa, Grace served in a rewarding ministry of outreach to the Ethiopian community through Bible studies and her gifts of hospitality. Her love for the Lord and for people has not diminished but continues to grow as she speaks to women groups across North America, leads Bible studies and is passionate about inspiring healthy living around the world.

 


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From the Ministry Blog…

Back from Ethiopia!

Full of thanksgiving for what God is doing in Ethiopia. Steve Olin and I had the privilege of meeting mission and national church leaders and sharing our hearts and the Word of God to thousands of Ethiopians who long for the truth of God's Word. Steve gave...

ETHIOPIA AND BEYOND

STEVE OLIN AND BILL OFF TO ETHIOPIA TAKING OFF THIS SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 3 We would cherish your prayers for us as we believe God has prepared our hearts and the hearts on many Ethiopians for the Spirit of God to speak to them through the Word of God and the testimony...

HURRICANE FLORENCE VS THE CAROLINAS

Thanks for all the emails inquiring of the effect of the hurricane on us and our family. We had lots of rain but no issues. No flooding, no electricity lost, no trees down. We actually left the day before the rain started and headed to appointments in Washington DC....

THE HARDING GATHERING

THE BLUE RIDGE ASSEMBLY YMCA Black Mountain, NC   It actually happened! After over a year of planning, 76 descended from around the world for the first Harding reunion in almost 20 years. Just one could not make it as Kirk Harding was taking final exams at...

Milestones

As SIM is celebrating it's 125th anniversary this year, we are celebrating 35 years of: Responding to need Proclaiming the Gospel Equipping the church Rejoice and celebrate with us in the faithfulness of God and the incredible blessing it has been on this exciting and...

Serving a Week in Dallas

Humbled and privileged to share our hearts and God's Word in Dallas What a grand privilege, blessing and honor to be part of God's grand design and purpose! Nothing fulfills, satisfies or delights more than being involved consciously in that purpose...the consummation...

Around the World in 5 Weeks

A SYNOPSIS OF A FIVE WEEK JOURNEY AROUND THE WORLD ETHIOPIA TENS OF THOUSANDS GATHER TO CELEBRATE 50 YEARS OF THE FOUNDATION OF BIBLE SCHOOLS IN YIRGACHEFFE Bill, leading a team, Drew, Kaia, Lana, Steve, Tim, Stephen and Endeshaw, arrived at the old home place where...

2018 Adventure

Off to Ethiopia, Kenya, South Africa and Australia One never knows what he will see in Africa! Always a surprise around the corner. You have got to have a great sense of humor! On February 6th Bill took off to Ethiopia for the annual conference in Yirgacheffe, where...

HAPPY NEW YEAR!

OUR WISH FOR YOU "Dear friend, I pray that you may enjoy good health and that all may go well with you, even as your soul is getting along well.  It gave me great joy to have some brothers come and tell about your faithfulness to the truth and how you continue to walk...

EXALTATION IN ETHIOPIA

CHRISTMAS IN NOVEMBER? WHAT AN AMAZING GIFT! Thirty two years ago Grace and Bill, young zealous missionaries in their 2nd year in remote southern Ethiopia, were between the anvil and the hammer of ruthless, dominating Marxist-Leninist government...all for the sake of...