Matthew was born in Reading Pennsylvania, and at the age of two moved to Poland with his parents as missionaries with Word of Life. He grew up knowing the message of the Gospel very well. However it wasn’t until he was six years old that Matthew understood how all of this really applied to his life.
Matthew’s parents brought him up showing him constantly that only serving Christ with his whole life would bring true joy. One day his Mom asked him to clean up in the kitchen and as he did so he sang a song that went like this: “Jesus put this song in my heart he turned my life around, He gave me a Savior a heart of a servant”. This song helped Matthew realize that he couldn’t achieve a heart of a servant on his own because of his sin and that he needed a Savior who would turn his life completely around. Since then Matthew has been eagerly involved in the ministry we have in Poland. When he was 14, God challenged Matthew to make it a goal to share what he was learning from his personal devotions with his friends as they traveled around to Youth groups all over Poland. When he finished High school Matthew was able to attend a year of Bible school in Ukraine and another in Hungary the following year. During those two years God made it clear to him that although there are many other ministries around the world God has clearly given him a jumpstart in Poland. Matthew’s desire is to show teens that living for Christ and serving him with your whole life is the most exciting and worthwhile thing in the world! Ministering with Youth groups and discipling teens are his favorite tools to do just that!
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