It's been a long season of trial and hardship but I stand here today victorious because of the Grace of God. Since June of 2018 I have been on a journey of growth as a man and have faced persecution for my faith as well as rejection and necessary separation from my family. Yet in the process I have grown and seen many healings and have come to understand my worth as God's child. I moved approximately 26 times since June of 2018, have gone on a mission trip to portico, been homeless and have been harassed by people as well as rejected by friends and family. Yet in this God has fathered me in ways my earthly father never did and I have learned perseverance. During this time I came across your ministry Matt and have gleaned much from your life giving messages. I stand here today after seeing the power of God manifest in my life. When I came to South Dakota with not much of a plan, I arrived here with 900 dollars and in the course of two hours I was able to secure a month to month rent and a storage spot as well. They were the last two available. The next day I found a good fellowship to attend and the same day I ended up playing guitar at a wedding that I was paid for. God has opened doors to say the least.
I still need to process and refresh but God is faithful and he will provide! At times I felt like David. Through all this I spent hours with God camping in the woods and read books like Wild at heart and Fathered by God by John Eldridge and it was in this wild wilderness season that I experienced intimacy with God I don't think would have been possible any other way. I now have a place to live and God willing a job starting very soon and I have started writing my book! Praise the Lord! Thank you Matt for the encouragement and the hope you give through your life giving messages. You give me joy! Some times I crack up just watching you! Praise God! The Joy of the Lord is our strength!
sioux falls, SD