I love the game of soccer.  While many people find soccer boring to watch or play, I find it fascinating.  On June 10th, the World Cup begins and 32 countries will vie for the championship.  The World Cup is a great way to talk with kids about other countries.  In my ministry context, we are always looking for ways we can ratchet up global awareness and give kids opportunities to locate other countries on a map and pray for those countries.  This summer, we’ll be using the World Cup to integrate international impact into our K-5th summer programming.  What about you?

Great places to start:

•    FIFA World Cup

•    Joshua Project – find countless stats on countries and unreached people groups

•    Nation Master – another site dedicated to world statistics

•    Explore the World through Soccer- South Africa (Book)

•    Explore the World through Soccer- Mexico (Book)