Karen Hardin

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

Karen Hardin's articles

Discover God’s Word:

The God of Daniel

Note to Parents: 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”…

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Children's Day in Japan

Note to Parents: 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 Children’s Day, an important national holiday in Japan. The Japanese have honored boys and girls since ancient times. In 1948, Children’s Day became a…

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Live Out God’s Work:

Praying for the World: Continents

“Pray without ceasing,” (Thessalonians 5:17) points out the importance of consistency in our prayers. Doing the same thing over and over is what develops habits in our family—whether it is brushing our teeth or praying for the nations to know and follow Jesus. Perhaps you feel outside your comfort zone as you attempt to establish…

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Prayer Uprising: Children in His Story Part 5

Boys and girls have simple faith that is reflected in their prayers. God used one group of young prayer warriors to set in motion a chain of events that brought sweeping revival to Central Europe, ultimately launching the modern-missionary era. The year was 1707. The place was Silesia. In this region, now part of modern-day…

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Children in His Story Part 4

Once boys and girls understand and embrace God’s heart and purposes for the peoples of the world, most are eager to participate in God’s work. Because their enthusiasm is contagious, children find it easy to enlist others to join them. Here are two examples of children mobilizing other believers. THE YEAR WAS 2010. THE PLACE…

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Children in His Story Part 3

If you asked Mary Jones to share her greatest wish, her response would be clear: “I want a Bible of my very own, in my own language.” What Mary did not know was how God would use her desire and determination to pave the way for people in many cultures to read God’s Word in…

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Children in His Story Part 2

Throughout history, God used children to advance His mission to make Himself known and worshipped among all nations. In some cases, children were pivotal … The year was 1965. The place was Indonesia. Revival swept across the island of Timor, not only among the adults, but among children as well. Here is what happened one…

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Children in His Story Part 1

Throughout history, God used children to advance His mission to make Himself known and worshipped among all nations. In some cases, children were pivotal … The year was 1727. The place was Germany. The Moravian community was fasting and praying. Just like at Pentecost, the Holy Spirit moved, bringing revival and focus among the adults…

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Empowering Kids to Make a Difference

Transformation comes when we not only tell children how they can join with God in His story, but also give them opportunities to do so. Here is an example of how one group of African leaders are empowering children in their community. What do your children do on a Sunday afternoon? In Goma, a city…

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When Modeling Mobilizes

The Seed Company works through native speakers to translate Scripture for people groups who do not have God's Word available in their heart language. Here’s a true story of how God used a nine-year-old girl and her mother to mobilize their local church to become involved in a translation project called Adopt-A-Verse. My name is…

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