Matt Parker

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I am passionate about seeing the lives of vulnerable children and marginalized people groups transformed, struggling families strengthened, and whole communities raised out of poverty and given hope in the name of Jesus Christ.
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My blog contains stories of hope from around the world, along with my thoughts about leadership and other reflections.

Latest Posts

Painting a New Picture

Faith was horrified when she realized the truth. She was pregnant. The repercussions for Faith’s life were immediate and drastic. At just 14 years of age, she dropped out of school. Her family, dismayed and embarrassed by the news, offered her little support. When the baby came, and she took up the responsibility of caringContinue reading “Painting a New Picture”

Lead with love

“To measure a leader, put a tape around his heart, not his head.” (John Maxwell).

Good leaders love their teams.

Our tears will be dried

As followers of Christ, we live in a place of tension. We experience it every day. On one hand, we live in a world where there is profound brokenness – a world where sickness, death, hunger, anger, greed, and betrayal confront us every day. There are times when we have each encountered a growing senseContinue reading “Our tears will be dried”

Lessons learned on the lake

(Based on Mark 6:45-52) “Just whose idea was this anyway?” John sat back for a moment, raising the oars out of the water as another large wave crashed against the boat. “Just keep rowing,” snapped Peter. “Every time you stop for a breather, the wind pushes us back towards where we came from!” “I stillContinue reading “Lessons learned on the lake”

Where is God when life is painful?

We live in an uncertain, volatile, and fragile world. Pain and suffering is rampant. These times may cause us to cry out, “Where are you, God?”

Finding rest

Do not fret over those wrongs done to you by others. Let go of that lingering anger and resentment. Release your pain and hurt to the Holy One, for you can fully trust Him. True safety, and healing, is found in His presence. Choose to do what is right. Delight yourself in the Lord, andContinue reading “Finding rest”

Pray for Lebanon as disaster looms

Decades of mismanagement, corruption and overspending have left Lebanon on the brink of disaster. The future looks bleak – and it is heartbreaking to witness.

Seek Justice

This world is not how God intended it to be. We are called to respond to the injustices around us. But where do we even start?

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