Matthew, Crystal, and their family have been living in the Czech Republic since 2003. Matthew works to develop church leaders across Europe, and locally he pastors an international church. Crystal reached out to people in their town and helped their mission team. In the summer of 2016, Crystal passed on to heaven after an extended illness.
Churches in Europe face an uphill battle against the humanism, skepticism, and materialism that is predominant in the culture. Sharing the gospel effectively can come through relationships in which the reality of Jesus is displayed. Matthew and his family are convinced that a changed life is God’s most powerful tool. They seek to encourage believers to boldly reach out with God’s transforming love.