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...

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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....

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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Dignity in Mission

Quenching the thirst for love. Like this little Ethiopian girl in southern Ethiopia, many are longing for a sense of dignity and love. To be a child of the King of Kings...that is dignity! We know this is found in the person and work of our...

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Remember This Picture?

The Report of the One Month of Evangelism Outreach prior to Graduation. Before they had the graduation celebration, each student was assigned to spend one month in the most feared neighboring tribe who have homicide historically built right into the culture for...

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32 Graduate from The Harding Bible School

Launching in to Mission During their final month of two years of Bible and church leadership training, these students in Yirgacheffe, Ethiopia took on the big challenge of taking the gospel to one of the most feared tribes in Ethiopia. Definitely a cross-cultural...

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A STORY OF RECLAMATION

https://vimeo.com/213098389 God can use the small things in life, even a summer job! Give it all to Jesus! A great big thanks to Cedar Springs Presbyterian Church in Knoxville, TN who have supported us financially and in prayer for 34 years. Their staff put this video...

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MY DAD: A MAN OF PRAYER

Every morning, in their daily devotions, Dad (89 in September) and his wife, Betty, pray for each of their kids and grand-kids by name. Betty needed a drink of water while dad was praying. She opened her eyes to reach for the glass and then could not resist taking...

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Yirgacheffe Mission Conference 2017

What an amazing outpouring of the Spirit of God in worship in remote Yirgachefe, Ethiopia! God was glorified in the commissioning of 20 Ethiopian cross-cultural missionaries..to China, Pakistan and other regions of the world. Eighty-four Ethiopian missionaries brought...

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Off to Ethiopia: A time to celebrate and worship.

THEN...1983...the church underground, intense persecution...drilling for water. In 1983 at the height of famine and drought crippling the country along with a ruthless communist dictatorship in power, God miraculously makes provision for our family to arrive in...

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OFF TO ETHIOPIA!

THE BIRTH PLACE OF COFFEE! Yes, it was in Kafa province where coffee was first discovered and eventually put on donkey backs down to the Nile River to be taken to the rest of the world. Now a premium coffee sold at Starbucks and other coffee-houses around the world!...

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MERRY CHRISTMAS FROM BILL & GRACE

It is Christmas eve here in Waxhaw, NC and we wanted to wish you a MERRY CHRISTMAS from our hearts to yours. Ours are so full of the blessing of rich friendships in you...children and grands who know the Jesus we celebrate this Christmas...and the joy of living on...

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MERRY CHRISTMAS 2016!

Kyle and Margaret increase Harding tribe with twins! L-R William 3 yrs, Elizabeth Anne, Meri Mae  2 months, Maggie Grace 20 months and St. Bernard Stella. All anticipating Christmas! As you can imagine, Kyle and Margaret have their hands full and sleep is a rare thing...

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December 2016

As we celebrate the birth of our Lord Jesus Christ, our hearts are filled with gratitude and joy for all we have in HIM! We were reminded again so vividly of the absolute privilege that has been ours after recently returning for almost a month in Ethiopia and South...

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WATER ! WATER! WATER! The cry of Ethiopia.

Something so basic, so vital for life, yet we take it all for granted. It was in 1983 that Bill and Grace headed to Ethiopia at the height of one of the worst drought and famines in Ethiopia's history. It was in that context, that Bill was able to drill wells and...

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JUNE GUSTAFSON – DESTINATION HEAVEN

KISSED BY GRIEF AND GLORY AT THE SAME TIME What an awesome mom! We'll miss her dearly. The past two and one half weeks we have been in South Africa in ministry with SIM and also visiting our son, Drew, Janna and their five daughters. While there, so far away, we...

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HONOR AND VALOR IN MISSION: THE FAITHFULNESS OF GOD

  This video portrays a life well lived for Jesus Christ! My dad was honored recently as Columbia International University 2014 Alumnus of the Year. Click to see snapshots of Mom and Dad's life and the legacy passed on. So proud of Dad and the celebration of life and...

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Thanksgiving 2014

From our home to yours, wishing you a Happy Thanksgiving! Therefore, as you received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk in him, rooted and built up in him and established in the faith, just as you were taught, abounding in thanksgiving. (Col 2:6-7)...

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PROUD SON

Dad, William T. Harding III,  Receives The 2014 Alumnus of the Year Award from Columbia International University Be inspired by the snapshots of the life and ministry of Mom and Dad. Here is a moving recap of his 40 years connected to Ethiopia with SIM told in way...

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Back from Ethiopia!

From the rural countryside to the crowded cities, God is at work in a wondrous way! Having rained all night, we drove into a remote village, Haru, where over twenty years ago I was able to lead my water team to find a spring and run a 3-4 kilometers pipeline to bring...

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BLESSED WITH FAMILY

HARDING  REUNION OCEAN ISLE BEACH, NC AUGUST 2-7, 2014 For the first time in years we have been able  to get together as a whole family and enjoy each other in the sun, sand and surf. Wow, what a joy to see the cousins have a blast with each other body surfing, tubing...

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EBOLA OUTBREAK

  A dear friend and SIM colleague tests positive for Ebola virus. URGENT: Please pray for Nancy Writebol and Dr. Kent Brantly, Dr. Rick Sacra and others facing the worst outbreak of Ebola ever in West Africa. Nancy works with SIM in Liberia and was part of the joint...

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ENCOURAGING ETHIOPIAN CHRISTIANS

OFF TO ETHIOPIA TO ENCOURAGE THE CHURCH AND HER LEADERS Located in the Gedeo Region of Ethiopia is the Harding Bible School which was dedicated in 2013 for the training of Ethiopian pastors, church leaders and missionaries. Critical to the future of the school, is the...

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Legacy or Inheritance?

What a great Father's Day we had as we shared at Providence Baptist Church, Harrisburg. NC.  Many of you have asked if the message could be heard or down loaded.  Here is a link for the speaking part and the video we presented at the end as well of some pictures to...

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BLESSED WITH FAMILY

HARDING  REUNION OCEAN ISLE BEACH, NC AUGUST 2-7, 2014 For the first time in years we have been able  to get together as a whole family and enjoy each other in the sun, sand and surf. Wow, what a joy to see the cousins have a blast with each other body surfing, tubing...

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Bill Harding III honored as 2014 CIU Alumnus of the Year

So proud of my Dad, William (Bill) Harding III, for being selected the 2014 Columbia International University Alumnus of the Year!   1950 Dad and Mom at graduation from Columbia International University prepared to take the Word of God to the nations. 1954 With three...

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Ethiopia – March 2014

THOUSANDS UPON THOUSANDS LISTEN TO THE WORD OF GOD Over ten thousand gathered for days to worship, celebrate and listen to the Word of God preached in Yirgachefe, Ethiopia.     Preaching in Amharic with passion and with the annointing of the Spirit of God was a...

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A CALL TO PRAY FOR BILL AS HE HEADS TO ETHIOPIA

  On Tuesday, February 18, I take off for Ethiopia. Would you please carve out some time to pray for me and a friend, Fred Bridges, who will join me.  Ethiopia is the 2nd most populous nation in Africa with close to 90 million people. My heart is particularly burdened...

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WATER ! WATER! WATER! is the cry of Ethiopia.

  Something so basic, so vital for life, yet we take it all for granted.   It was in 1983 that Bill and Grace headed to Ethiopia at the height of one of the worst drought and famines in Ethiopia's history. It was in that context, that Bill was able to drill wells and...

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DREW, JANNA AND THE FAB FIVE: A SEASON OF CHANGE

Drew and Janna and the girls are setting their sight on a return to South Africa where they had served with Senai for a number of years. They are seeing the will of God for the right timing as they are now raising support for their return with Senai. For more...

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Kyle, Margaret, Little William & BIG “STELLA”

The big family news is William just over one year old and another baby on the way due in February 2015!  Oh, what a special gift to us all!  Kyle continues to thrive in his work at Bank of America. Margaret has a great job working as a nurse anesthetist at Carolina...

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Ryan & Melissa: A Mile High

We were able to visit Black Forest, Colorado to see how God spared Ryan and Melissa's home from the largest fire in Colorado history. The fire started just blocks away.  They are settled in and are doing great!  Ryan continues in the insurance industry dealing...

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Kara and Mom Teamwork

How fun to have Kara close by!  Grace pinches herself at the joy of being able to work with her daughter changing the health picture of people they love.  Kara is able to use her creative teaching skills and her love for people to help people get started on a serious...

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Bill III and Elaine Harding: The Beginning of a Legacy

Bill III grew up in Charlotte, NC. He attended The Citadel, and graduated from Columbia International University. Bill met his wife, Elaine, at CIU and served in various pastorates between 1950 and 1954 Soon after, they left for Ethiopia tin 1954 to begin what has...

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