Bangkok, Guam, Home again, Reunion
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Bill and Grace Harding

Reunion after 1 1/2 years

June 2016

Drew and Janna + K-5 Arrive from South Africa

Thanking the Lord for family and a time together.  For 17 months our son, Drew, has been navigating the pursuit of obtaining student visas for their five girls. Visas are needed to get back into South Africa from a visit to the USA. The stress...through the roof in the "eleventh hour"! By faith, they took off to the airport in Cape-town thinking they may be detained. Four hours before takeoff they were called to obtain the visas! What jubilation! Praise be to the Lord!!!!

Recap of Recent Ministry in Thailand and Guam

We love surprises! We were able to surprise Asfaw and Aster who were our closest neighbors and whom we discipled and mentored in remote Yirgachefe, Ethiopia.  Asfaw became the leader of 224 SIM related churches known as EKHC Yirgachefe. They were invited by the DeHaven family to Bangkok to the same church where we visiting. The DeHaven family spent last Christmas being hosted by Asfaw and Aster. They arranged this grand reunion. First time for Aster to be on a plane, see an ocean, go up an escalator! What fun we had! What a joy to minister together in Asia!

The time in Bangkok was a timely, providential visit with our dear friends, Tim and Debbie Robertson, from Denver Seminary days. They hosted us with grace and love.

We then flew to the island of Guam to preach at Bayview Church. This church has supported us for over 25 years. We were taken in by the amazing and precious Jones family with five kids, three dogs and two cats. Not only did they feed us but they entertained us. Love that family! 

Of course, the plane had to fly to Hawaii to get to Charlotte. We got off, celebrated Bill's birthday and had some beautiful and restful R&R in beautiful Kauai. We also had time in  Honolulu to visit the Pearl Harbor Memorial where Grace's Dad was on the USS Tennessee when the Japanese attacked on December 7,1941. A very emotional and moving experience!

Prayer and Praise

  • Praise for safety over the many miles of travel and for the amazing opportunities to represent our Lord Jesus and SIM.
  • Pray for the supply of scholarship funds for for continuing education of the teachers at the Harding Bible School in Yirgachefe, Ethiopia.
  • Praise for reconnecting with family that live so far away.
  • Pray that Bill and Grace will daily be fortified by HIS grace by HIS strength in serving and loving others this summer.
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