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

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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

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“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

2018 Guatemala Education Scholarship Update

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In 2014, we sent Matt Ferguson and Daniel Canvas to Guatemala on a vision trip to see how the English Connection could be involved in serving the local church and community in San Juan Moca, a rural community near the southern coast of Guatemala. We learned from our friend, Pastor Rafael Puac of Mt. Sainai Church, that education is a … Read More