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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Discover God’s Word

Jesus Clears the Courts

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 7

Paving the Way

Children have the ability to make friends wherever they go. God used the kindness of an 11-year-old girl to pave the way for a church-planting team to enter a Hindu and Muslim community.  The year was 2001. The place was the island of Trinidad. Eleven-year-old Megan accompanied her dad there on her first mission trip…

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Praying for Afghan Families

Riveted to the news reports coming out of Afghanistan, I feel both shock and dismay at the situation unfolding there, and compassion for the families who are experiencing a new wave of fear and despair. At the same time, we know God was not caught off guard by recent events, nor has He given up…

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Connect With God’s World:

In the last journal, you read a story about Aminata (ah-me-NAH-tuh) and her family (if you missed the story, find it here). They are part of an unreached Muslim people group in West Africa--the Tukulor (TOO-kah-lohr). Try a traditional Tukulor craft with your family.   Cultural Activity: Basket Weaving In Tukulor villages, basket weaving is a…

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Meet the Tukulor

Help your family embrace God’s love for the world. Read this story together to learn about and pray for the Tukulor (TOO-kah-lohr), an unreached people group in West Africa.  Come with me to a river valley in northern Senegal where tufts of golden grass and gaunt thorn trees rise up out of a dry, dusty…

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God’s Law Draws the Nations

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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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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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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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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