While working at an International school in Africa, I met the children of various Embassy, United Nations and European Union officials, and even the President’s children. Though many of these parents were not Christian, I observed that their children were being educated to lead the next generation. Many of these children had attended school in several different countries, spoke up to 5 different languages and were daily being groomed for similar careers as their parents. These children had been raised with a global understanding to be the next generation of global leaders.
After seeing the level to which these parents were training their children, I wanted to help prepare the children of our churches to be the next global leaders! God then gave me an incredible tool to help parents, grandparents and educators introduce our children to these necessary global concepts. In the Around The World with Matt and Lizzy books I introduce children to foreign languages, currency, geography along with the added and most important knowledge of who they are in Christ and how Gods Word will cause them to be the most successful global leaders of their generation.
I want to stir the hearts of parents, grandparents and educators to begin training their children to the highest level they can. The word says to TRAIN children in the way that they should go. To the prophet Jeremiah God said, “Before I formed you in the womb I knew you; before you were born I sanctified you; I ordained you a prophet to the nations.” He ordained our children with a mighty purpose to lead the Nations before they were born.
Today is the day to give our children the very best we can in order that they can lead globally with God’s love and truth. I believe our children need to stand tall above all others in every area of influence so THEY can be OUR future leaders.
When God looks out over our children I believe He will find amazing, full of faith Global leaders to be the next president of the United States who understands the global context that the world has become. Or, the next doctor who will find a cure for Covid or some other ravaging disease in our world; or the next singer, artist or Godly leader who will make an impact on their generation for Christ as a missionary or Church leader.
Around the World with Matt and Lizzy is that tool to teach your children how to lead their generation. It is a tool that will help us remember that we have a great opportunity today to impact this generation for Christ!