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***UPDATE: I am fully funded for my year of service with Hard As Nails! Thank you to everyone who helped get me to this point. If you wish to make a donation, anything over the $10,000 goes to support the overall mission of Hard As Nails.***

And he said to them, “The harvest is plentiful, but the laborers are few. Therefore pray earnestly to the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into His harvest.” (Luke 10:2)

Hello and thank you for taking the time to view this page! My name is Isaac Norton. I am 18 years old and a recent homeschool graduate. Rather than head straight to college this fall, I felt called to pursue a gap year doing some sort of service ministry. After much prayer and discernment I am excited to announce that I have been accepted to join the 2021-2022 Hard As Nails Ministry team!

Hard As Nails (HAN) is a Catholic ministry whose focus is to evangelize youth and young adults. This ministry travels the country to offer retreats at parishes, high schools, youth groups, etc. with a simple mission: to build up the Kingdom of God with a focus on awakening the world to the power of God’s love. HAN founder, Justin Fatica, is a dynamic speaker who along with his team of missionaries, helps thousands of young people every year to encounter the Gospel and the sacraments--all with the vision to "make a world where no one suffers alone." In this ministry, I see a rich opportunity to serve as a laborer for the Lord’s harvest as Luke references in the above Scripture passage.

But it gets better! When I first began thinking about missionary work, I never imagined that I would have not one but two mission opportunities in the same calendar year. Not only will I be serving with HAN from August 2021 thru May 2022, I am also excited for the opportunity to serve the homeless in Denver this summer working with a separate ministry called Christ in the City (CIC.) As much as I look forward to serving others, I know that I too will be blessed because I will no doubt grow closer to God through these encounters and I hope to discern His plan for my life going forward.

I will be covering the expenses for CIC this summer on my own however I am in need of assistance to cover the expenses associated with my service with HAN. Each HAN missionary is asked to raise $10,000 to cover things like travel, food, gas, training, materials, etc. over the course of the coming year. I ask you to prayerfully consider supporting me in this missionary venture with HAN, chiefly through prayer but also financially if you are able. In the meantime, I ask for your prayers and promise that you will likewise be in my prayers!





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