Displaced Children in Ukraine

Daniel PhillipsGeneralLeave a Comment

Recently, I was in Ukraine working with our partners at Nehemiah House. We had provided money to pay for orphans from the war zone to go to their summer camp. They refer to the children from the war zone as IDP (Internally Displaced) because they are Ukrainian citizens who were forced to move from their hometowns when the war of … Read More


Matt FergusonCzech Republic, General, Guatemala2 Comments

In the fall of 2012 I was with some friends from Phoenix Roasters on a coffee plantation in northwest Panama. Our new friend Lorenzo Caballero (pictured above with Greg Sweatt of Phoenix Roasters) was taking us on a tour of the farm and we stopped for a while by a river and worshiped in a sanctuary not made by human … Read More

Welcome Home

Matt FergusonCzech Republic, Guatemala, UkraineLeave a Comment

What do John Denver, Mötley Crüe, Phil Collins, Simon and Garfunkel, Lynyrd Skynyrd, and Ozzie Osborn all have in common? They sing songs about going home. Musicians who are constantly on tour have a unique perspective on coming home after many long nights on the road which is why the idea of “home” is such a popular and universal song … Read More


Matt FergusonGeneral2 Comments

Just recently I had the privilege of going to Rome to commemorate Ash Wednesday at a Catholic Mass led by Pope Francis. I had never before been to an Ash Wednesday service where I received ashes on my head as a reminder of the beginning of Lent. I shared this experience with my friends Chris Haynes, a fellow missionary in … Read More

Nehemiah House

Matt FergusonGeneralLeave a Comment

“You have saved us.” These are the words my friend Tanya told me as I delivered a gift this past December from the English Connection. She is the director of the Nehemiah House in Užhhorod, Ukraine. Every year we try to provide money for their summer English Camp program. This past year due to some circumstances with our giving and … Read More