Location: Thailand, Southeast Asia
Ministry Focus: We believe God elevates and alleviates He builds us up and heals hurts. We seek to do the same through our passion for leadership development and relief and development. Amber is the Director of Impact School of Missions (ISM), Southeast Asia. She works to equip and deploy young adults across the region. Amber is also a member of the board at Thailand Pentecostal Seminary. Matthew is the national director for ChildCARE Plus (CCP) Thailand. Through education, we are seeing long-acting changes created in children and families. We have a belief in the sanctity and power of marginalized communities and Bangkok is a tapestry of unheard stories. Urban refugees, migrants, and women in red light districts are increasingly part of our community here. Together with our children, we love Thailand.
Ministry History: Six months after getting married we moved to Slovakia to work with a national group of church planters as part of a missions apprenticeship. We were worked with a beautiful team which saw many churches established. Following our apprenticeship, we moved to central Poland as part of a waste-to-energy pilot project which would bridge business, community, church, and local government. Like any pilot project, there were risks and more than 3 years later the project wrapped-up. We returned to Canada convinced we would return to our beloved Slavic Europe. After 2 years in Canada working with Summit Pacific College, God surprised us with an invitation to Thailand. We moved to Bangkok in 2016.
- For cultural understanding and insight beyond our own experiences
- For creativity as we work with a number of regional and ethnic groups
- For superhuman marriage and parenting skills as we trek forward on this ongoing adventure
- For big, big faith