Karen Hardin

Karen is passionate about equipping families to embrace God’s global heart and purposes and live out their role in His story. She loves creating mission resources, training, and hanging out with some of the cutest folks on the planet—kids.

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Connect With God’s World:

Gingerbread Houses of Sana'a

In the last journal, you read a story about Hadi (HAH-dee) and his family (if you missed the story, find it here). They are part of an unreached Muslim people group--the Northern Yemeni (Yuh-MEH-nee). What do houses look like in the city? Enjoy learning with your family.  Cultural Activity: Yemeni House In the old sections…

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Connect With God’s World:

Meet the Northern Yemeni

Help your family embrace God’s love for the world. Read this story together to learn about and pray for the Northern Yemeni (Yuh-MEH-nee), an unreached Muslim people group. Most live in Yemen and Saudi Arabia. Come with me to a city in northwest Yemen where multi-story buildings cling to the craggy mountainside. Brown earthen homes…

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Discover God’s Word:

Worth a Shout Out

When we consistently use a “God-sized” lens to share God’s Word with our family, it broadens our children’s understanding of who God is and how He acts in our world. It also changes how our children view themselves, their blessings, and their purpose.  Sharing the Bible with our children through a “God-sized” lens is not…

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Children in His Story Part 6

Faith of a Child

Boys and girls have simple, but strong faith that is reflected in their prayers. God used an unlikely group of young prayer warriors to encourage a missionary doctor and demonstrate that nothing is beyond the scope of what He can do.  The year was 1957. The place was Zaire (Democratic Republic of the Congo). Helen…

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Discover God’s Word:

Open Doors, Equal Access

When we consistently use a “God-sized” lens to share God’s Word with our family, it broadens our children’s understanding of who God is and how He acts in our world. It also changes how our children view themselves, their blessings, and their purpose. Sharing the Bible with our children through a “God-sized” lens does not…

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Explore:

Diwali

Exploring traditions from other cultures is one way to expand your family’s view of the world and cultivate a heart for the peoples that God loves. Learn about Diwali (duh-VAH-lee), the Festival of Lights, an important celebration across India and the HIndu world. Every fall, Indian families look forward to Diwali, the biggest holiday of…

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Connect with God’s World:

Take Aim for High Altitude Adventures

In the last journal, you read a story about  Yeshey (YEH-shee) and his family (if you missed the story, find it here). They are Bhutanese (Boo-tah-NEEZ), an unreached Buddhist people group in Bhutan. Enjoy learning about Bhutan’s national pastime with your family. Cultural Activity: Mini Bows and Arrows Celebrate Bhutan’s favorite sport, archery. Every village…

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Connect with God’s World:

Meet the Bhutanese

Help your family embrace God’s love for the world. Read this story together to learn about and pray for the Bhutanese (Boo-tah-NEEZ), an unreached people group in Bhutan.  Come with me to a mountainous kingdom tucked in the Himalayas, where strings of colorful Buddhist prayer flags flutter on high, craggy passes. In cities and villages…

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Discover God’s Word:

Wrong-Way Jonah

When we consistently use a “God-sized” lens to share God’s Word with our family, it broadens our children’s understanding of who God is and how He acts in our world. It also changes how our children view themselves, their blessings, and their purpose. Sharing the Bible with our children through a “God-sized” lens does not…

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Connect With God’s World:

Bozo Children at Work and Play

In the last journal, you read a story about Ibrahim (EE-brah-heem) and his family (if you missed the story, find it here). They are part of an unreached people group in Mali, West Africa-- the Bozo. What would daily life be like for Bozo children? Experience how they learn and play. Cultural Activities: Activity 1:…

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