MERRY CHRISTMAS and HAPPY NEW YEAR from THE HARDING “TRIBE”! As you can imagine, it has been a doozy of a year but also full of blessings.


Kyle, our youngest son, his wife, Margaret and their four little ones, William, Maggie Grace, and twins Elizabeth Anne and Meri Mae, have navigated the fluctuating school schedules as Kyle works for Bank of America from home. Margaret has been a hero on the front lines as a nurse anesthetist at a local hospital in Charlotte. We enjoy them being so near!


How fun to have Ryan and Melissa nearby as well!  They are pros at finding the most amazing spots to visit in the Carolinas! Living in Lancaster, South Carolina, Ryan has started a grading business called “Dirty Buffalo” and loves playing in the dirt!.  We have been amazed to watch Melissa, taking the challenge of teaching fifth grade!  It has not been easy but she is doing a great job.   Selah finishes her senior year of high school. Gavin is a math wiz and Emery loves riding horses.


Kara is loved by her nieces and nephews! A kid magnet! Now that the kids are older and are in school, Kara has moved back into teaching at Providence Day School here in Charlotte. She also loves using her gift of teaching along side Grace as they help people with their health journeys through the amazing gift of Juice Plus.  Check it out!


(LtoR) Kerani, Kirsi, Kaia, Janna, Drew, Kelty, Kaiden. 
Kaiden is in her first year at nearby Davidson College on a field hockey scholarship. Kirsi is in her first year at Wheaton College with the Presidential Scholarship. Kaia has committed to play on a field hockey scholarship at Princeton University.  One can only imagine the challenge of dealing with separation across oceans!  Drew and Janna live in Stellenbosch, in the Western Cape, South Africa where they operate a nonprofit, Senai Global.

From our home to yours…

Our hearts have been heavy this year with the civil war going on in Ethiopia.

Tomorrow, December 18th,  Bill has been invited to address the Ethiopian communities from Charlotte, Greensboro and Raleigh with a Christmas message and a  challenge to raise funds for the internally displaced people, (IDPs) who are suffering tremendous loss. PLEASE PRAY FOR THIS OPPORTUNITY.

Grace and I wish each of you will experience the “thrill of hope” that this “weary world” can rejoice in. Now, let’s go tell them about HIM, the Christ of Christmas and the Prince of Peace whom we celebrate. He is perfect at stepping into chaos and bringing that needed peace!

With lots of love and blessing!

Bill and Grace

Home address: 7412 Mockingbird Lane, Waxhaw, NC 28173