Small Matters

In their new book Small Matters: How Churches & Parents Can Raise Up World-Changing Children, Greg Nettle, President of Stadia Global Church Planting, and Compassion President Jimmy Mellado, explore Christ’s command to take care of children, share extraordinary stories of kids they’ve personally encountered around the world, and offer tips on caring for children in your home, church and community.

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A Short Guide to Talking About Latin America

It’s human nature to use generalizations. We compartmentalize information about the world as we view it through our own tinted lenses of experiences and interactions. And if we’re not careful, that compartmentalization can shape what we think about a group of people into a singular story.

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Thanks, Dad: 39 Inspiring Photos of Dads Around the World

The big adventures and the daily routines, the poignant moments and the silliness. Here are 39 inspiring photos of our favorite dads around the world. What can you thank that special man in your life for this Father’s Day?

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Comfort Found in the Words of Her Sponsors

With no money, a drunken, violent father and a community plagued with malnutrition, one little girl found comfort in the words of her sponsors.

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10 Super Father’s Day Gifts for the Hero in Your Dad

Provider. Protector. Hero. There are a lot of titles you can give the dads in your life. This Father’s Day honor the man in your life who’s always been your hero by letting him be a hero to children in poverty too!

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Is This 12 Year Old the Next Big Mexican Artist?

“Colors come to my mind in waves. They fill my sight and overflow my senses. I am not okay until I let them out…they only come out through my paintings,” twelve-year-old Hector the artist explains. This is because Hector has a condition called synesthesia which enables him to see plain things as colors. Things like numbers and letters appear to him in color, even when they are black on a white page.

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For the Love of Her Daughter With Down Syndrome

Even though she’s a single mom who lives in an impoverished community in Ecuador, Blanca is determined to see her daughter Naomi who has Down syndrome succeed.

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How Do We Decide Which Churches to Partner With?

The concept of partnering with a church may seem simple enough, but what’s actually involved in choosing which churches we should partner with? It’s a relatively simple question with a not so simple answer.

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Changing Lives One Gift Card at a Time

As Family Pastor, I’m always looking for new and creative ways to get the youth of our church involved. Kids want to make an impact in the world but often times they just don’t know how.

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How to Be an Effective Social Media Slacktivist

We shout at the world from Facebook, Twitter and Instagram with indignation. We share our opinions and links to news stories we think everyone needs to see. We change our profile pictures in support of the victims. Anything to say to the world: I care. This. This matters!

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Sticks and Stones May Break My Bones

Every person knows that deep down, hurtful words DO hurt. As a parent, I have heard it said over and over that for every negative thing I’ve ever said to my children, it needs to be countered with five to ten positive things. We should change the rhyme to: “Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will always help me.”

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