The destruction from Hurricane Matthew is widespread in the country of Haiti. As the storm moved across the land of people I dearly love, I wished I could be with them to provide assistance in the midst of the disaster. In the aftermath of the storm, I have been in contact with brothers and sisters in parts of Haiti where we regularly work. I am aware of homes that have been destroyed; homes that have lost roofs; a school roof that has been peeled back; and a great need for food and clean water.
For this reason, Living the Adventure Ministries has started a Haiti Emergency Response Fund that will go to provide immediate assistance in the form of rice, beans, oil, clean water, and other necessary items. The Emergency Response Fund will also be used to begin the process of fixing homes that have sustained damage in the storm. If you give to the Haiti Emergency Response Fund, your gift will be put to use in an immediate way and over the next several months as I take teams to Haiti.
Please note that any funds given to the Haiti Emergency Response Fund will be used in Haiti.
Living the Adventure Ministries continues to need support in its regular General Budget to support the other parts of the day to day mission of the ministry.
Living the Adventure Ministries seeks to work for the transformation of the world through the awakening of the Church, evangelistic preaching, and Christian people putting their faith into action through mission experiences around the world.
An energetic, dynamic, vision-casting adventurer for Jesus is one of the best ways to describe Rev. Matt Henson. Matt brings a fresh perspective and energy to the church and her ministry. He specializes in Youth/Young Adult Ministry, Evangelistic Preaching, and Mission Experiences, using his experience and passion to proclaim the message of Jesus Christ to all people. While a student at Asbury Theological Seminary in Wilmore, Kentucky, Matt served as the Campus Life Director (Youth for Christ) at Paul Laurence Dunbar High School in Lexington, Kentucky. Matt has served as Associate and Youth Pastor, Senior Pastor and now as the Executive Director and Lead Evangelist for Living the Adventure. In Matt's ministry background he has started new worship experiences, seen youth ministries grow in number and faith, and people have made decisions to follow Jesus as Lord and Savior under his preaching.
Matt and his wife of fourteen years, Nancy, live in Albion, Illinois with their four sons (Elijah, Micah, Judah, and Isaiah).
Matt speaks at revivals, retreats, camps, conferences, and youth events. Matt's preaching style engages people in the process of Bible Study and application in a relevant, transforming way. His emphasis on inviting people to live the adventure, calls people of all ages to go beyond religious beliefs to a place of a risk taking faith that fully trusts in Jesus Christ for everything a person needs. If you want to spark a new fire within your congregation, community, or groups, consider inviting Matt and Living the Adventure Ministries to preach at your next event.
We lead trips to Haiti three to four times each year. These trips are opportunities for people to put their faith into action as we help in the clean up and rebuilding after the 2010 earthquake. Also, as part of these trips, we spend time in relational ministry as we build personal relationships with each person we meet.
Each trip lasts eight to nine days, including travel days, one sightseeing day, and our days of physical work. The cost for these trips range from $2000-$2300 depending on the cost for flights.
If you feel called to live out your faith through an international mission experience, this is a great option to participate in a ministry of revitalization.