Earlier in June 2018, ethnic strife erupted in southern Ethiopia between two tribes internally displacing just under one million lives. This conference in Yirgacheffe was held where we had served for years. The SIM related churches, KHC, organized this large gathering to look to God and the Word of God to bring some resolve in bringing peace that can come only through the person and work of our Lord Jesus. We witnessed just that!

What a great team that God used in a special way!  My son, Drew, and his daughter, Kelty, flew up from South Africa. Three West Virginians, Dustin, Mackey and Matt had powerful messages to share from the Word of God. Steve Olin was on his second trip to Ethiopia sharing his powerful testimony of his conversion by Christ

It warmed my heart to see this cutie, my granddaughter, Kelty, interact so beautifully with the rest of the team.  Her zeal for life and humor intertwined with a love for Christ and a confidence to share Him boldly made me so proud. I am so thankful to the Lord for how God is grooming her to be more like Himself.

I thank the Lord, too, for her four sisters. All but one has come to Ethiopia to share. We commend her parents, Drew and Janna Harding, for being amazing parents of the K-5.

Other Ministry Highlights

  • Teaching at the Harding Bible School

  • Laying of the Cornerstone of Molicha local church

  • Encouraging Muslim Background Believers who are boldly making a stand for Christ and whom God is using to bring many to Himself. Amazing!

  • Calvary Church, our home church here in Charlotte, NC. put on a tremendously inspiring mission conference. Many decisions re: missions were made. 

Prayer and Praise

  • Off to Sacramento April 5 to visit a supporting church, Sun Rver Church and other faithful supporters of our ministry.
  • April 21- May 4 Grace and I have been invited to lead the Spiritual Life Conference for our SIM S. Sudan Team with my sister, Gwen, and her husband, Steve Smith. Our daughter, Kara, will lead the MK children’s ministry. We will conclude with a debrief with the leadership team.
  • April 4-May 6 Ethiopia meeting with SIM and KHC leadership.
  • May 6-15 Ministry with SIM S. Africa and time with our son, Drew and his family living in Stellenbosch. A looooong commute to see grandchildren!


Grace and I send this to you out of a sense of gratitude to the Lord and to you for your friendship and support for our family and ministry. Would love to hear from you!

Bill & Grace

Our mailing address is:
WAXHAW, NC 28173