There is a need in our convention that I think everyone reading this would love to see met. The Utah/Idaho convention passed a resolution to raise money to provide one of our missionary families a new home. All it will take is about $35,000!
Here is an article with more information:
Carpentry for Christ
- Hardens Serve the Lord by Serving His Churches
By Michael Liner, associate pastor
“I had to get a map out to find
It began with a few mission trips: one to help a college in
“I am continuously lining up work projects,” says Harden. He has worked on roofs, sanctuaries, bathrooms, pastors’ and church planters’ houses, offices, and sheds. He has completed new construction and remodeling. God has led him to places where he worked alone, to places where he was part of small groups of workers, and to places where he has had the privilege to lead construction teams. Harden has also been able to serve on disaster relief teams. He was able to join teams which participated in the relief effort after the hurricanes of 2005 and most recently served in
The Lord has provided all the way. Harden left his full-time job in
But the Father did not stop there in His provision for Harden. In February of 2006 the Lord blessed Harden with a new family. His wife Amber and ten year-old daughter Kelly have joined him and expanded his ministry. Amber was formerly a U.S. Forest Service employee. She left her position in Salmon,
Both she and Kelly are
“We are faith missionaries living and working by the gifts of God. We rely on Him for everything. He has taught us to seek His counsel on everything,” remarks Harden. Support, equipment, and gifts typically come from the Lord through the churches and associations where they have been or are serving.
They are not being supported by a mission board or organization, but they are relying on God’s provision through His churches. Pastor Mike Palmer of Salmon Valley Baptist relates, “Nathan has blessed our church tremendously. He has completed numerous projects, especially the detail, finish work that is so time consuming and takes special skill and tools. A few years ago we began to realize that Nathan did not have health insurance because he was not able to afford it. We also recognized his need for a cell phone in order to continue to minister effectively. Some of the churches that he has served partnered together to make these basic needs a reality. Now we are asking the Lord to provide health insurance for the rest of his family.”If you would like to contact Nathan Harden for information about his ministry, to see whether he might be able to serve your church, to inquire about scheduling a work project, or to get contacts for reference, contact him at his web/blog site www.nathan.svbc.us. If you would like to help support the Hardens and their ministry, contact Salmon Valley Baptist Church in Salmon, Idaho at (208) 756-3324, Pastor Mike Palmer, or Pastor Michael Liner .