About us

My family and faith are very important to me.  Since 1992, I’ve served through churches and around the world, first as a youth/young adult pastor, then as a short term missions team leader with OneHope and now through leading teams with Convoy of Hope.  We’ve built water filters, helped in orphanages, served through feeding programs, and do our best to share hope with those in great need.

I’ve led over 1000 people through dozens of countries on short term missions (STM) teams since 2002. I love connecting with people and other cultures here and abroad. The world is an enormous and a very small place.

My interests are vast and varied…family, excellent coffee, good food, travel, gadgets, Johnny Cash and more. However, on this site I (mostly) focus on a very narrow, but multi-faceted category…short term missions.

Through www.aroundtheworldwithJesus.com, I share on all things STM. Thoughts shared here are my own, and methods, ideas, insights, etc. are from multiple perspectives and are not necessarily those of the denomination or partner organization with whom I serve.

We serve as missionary associates with Assemblies of God World Missions and enjoy opportunities to share in churches or with other groups in the area and even around the country.  To help keeps costs at a minimum for our team members, we raise funds for this work.  You can learn more about that here.

Here’s a photo of April and me with some children in El Salvador.

Thanks for stopping by.  I’d love to hear from you and connect with you further.

With appreciation,

Matt

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