This site, aroundtheworldwithJesus.com, is about serving Him through short term missions (STM) and other cross-cultural ministry. I’ve led short term missions teams through dozens of countries since 2002, and love learning more about all things STM.This site looks at opportunities from various perspectives: goers, senders, hosts, academics, life-long missionaries, agencies, pastors, the experienced, the inexperienced, recipients and of course, my own perspective.


Why the name? “Whenever you did one of these things to someone overlooked or ignored, that was me—you did it to me'” Matthew 25:40 (The Message). Jesus says we’re to help those who are thirsty, hungry, strangers, in prison and others in need. And then He says when we help them, we’re really helping Him. Through STM, and engagement with people in cross-cultural situations, we can serve around the world with Jesus.

Thanks for visiting… Matt

Since 2002, I've led missions teams around the world. Grateful for the privilege of serving in special places with team members from the USA and host countries, I look forward to the next journey. Hearts and heads working together as people serve Jesus makes me happy.

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