My Life as a Sidekick to Heroes reveals the journey of one man from growing up in a loving family to being a "ditch digger" to leading mission trips. Harold Jerde shows us what makes a real hero. He inspires readers to seek the same fulfillment in life he has found in serving others, whether it's digging a trench on an island in Alaska or nailing a roof on a house in Kentucky. *** "My Life as a Sidekick to Heroes is inspiring. The amazing stories motivated me. God can use anyone to change the world. It only takes a willing heart. Harold is not only a sidekick; he is one of God's exceptional heroes." Shirley Rose Total Living Network "Harold's life is proof one person can make a difference. See a need. Do what you can in Jesus' name to help. Move on to the next need. Could life be any simpler, more satisfying, more complete?" Levern Halstead Farsight Christian Mission "Harold challenges each of us to answer the question--what am I willing to accept to lead others to Christ? I know his answer. 'Whatever it takes.'" Bill Mills Christian Appalachian Project "Be careful as you read what follows. You'll get hooked. And then you won't be content until you, too, get on board with the mission of proclaiming Christ far and wide." Dr. James L. Nicodem Christ Community Church Harold Jerde left the U.S. Air Force in the 1950s, went into the construction business, building homes, subdivisions and mobile home parks, and calls himself a "ditch digger" by trade. He started taking mission trips in his late sixties and has led groups to Alaska, Haiti, Costa Rica, Mexico and Kentucky. He and his wife, Carol, live in De Kalb, Illinois.