Mission Trips

See where I've gone and what I've experienced

Orphanage Christmas Outreach

This orphanage is located on the island of Bohol. This day we took food for a month, clothes, toys, snacks, school supplies and more! It is an awesome day filled with dancing and laughing!!

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Christmas Outreach in Loon, Bohol. With New Life Fellowship

Gifts for A lot of families!!!

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Cebu City: Nov. 2015

Very fruitful couple of days. Still processing some of the doors that God is opening. For now I will share this screenshot with you. Received this message today on my way back from an orphanage. I will go directly from the boat tomorrow to the hospital to find out more details and what else can be done. This is why I am here…. ‪#‎amen‬ ‪#‎lollettesaystobeablessing‬

Kinatarkan Island, Philippines

Kinatarkan Island: Part 1- Getting the food and water there. When I heard about a 90 minute boat ride, I was not thinking a double outrigger fishing boat with a small engine! I almost went deaf! Ha. Hard work and good times…

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Cebu City Dump, Philippines

The pictures tell you all you need to know about their situation.I am going to make it a point to spend more time with these people while I am here. If you are viewing these pics, maybe you have a heart to come and spend some time with them too!…

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The families that received their houses were thankful

This is amazing. 3 of the houses that were built are for 3 neighbors. 2 of them did not have a house at all and the other one had a house that was falling down. They made us this sign and nailed it to a tree for all to see. I am “Mateo” Young. Haha. They are thankful and so am I…

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Loon-Bohol Island, Philippines

Loon-Bohol. Building relationship and partnering to rebuild: The island of Bohol was hit by a 7.2 magnitude earthquake in Oct 2013. A month later the super typhoon hit the Philippines. Because of the typhoon, the earthquake victims were forgotten about. I wanted to meet the people and learn the best way to partner with them to try to bring Jesus to them in this time of need…

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Labor of Love

Labor of Love. Part 1 -Preparation: I am calling this feeding that we did at a small school in a mountain “village” a labor of love. Because for my good friend and pastor Samson Pelpinosas and his wife Rosemarie Sulilawan Pelpinosas it was. I was so moved and impressed by the lengths that they went to in order to make this happen…

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Operation: Spread the love

I received a late night text from a Pastor friend that had some food that he couldn’t move! I know many people in need of this food here in Cebu and the Inayawan Dump site immediately came to mind. Thankfully I have some good friends that work in the dump site and have a passion for serving the people there and I thought might help me move this food. After a bit of coordination the operation was a go…

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Operation: Mustard Seed

Operation: Mustard Seed (Matthew 13:31-32) – “The kingdom of heaven is like a mustard seed, which a man took and planted in his field. 32 Though it is the smallest of all seeds, yet when it grows, it is the largest of garden plants and becomes a tree, so that the birds come and perch in its branches.” I have been wanting to start building some houses for the earthquake victims…

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About Matt Young

Me, the cliff notes version :-)

I was born in Honolulu, Hawaii. I had a very difficult childhood having been raised by an abusive alcoholic father after my parents divorced when I was 5. When I was 18 I joined the US Army. Being deployed to Somalia, Africa at age 19 and Haiti 18 months later forever changed how I saw the world that God created. I was stationed at the 10th Mountain Division in NY and lived in Germany for 3 years, then left the Army at age 24.

When I was 27 is when my relationship with Christ really began to develop and grow. It was at this time of my life that I really learned how to serve others. How to hear the voice of Jesus and how to live in community. I never really thought of being a missionary. And to be honest, never really wanted to be one. However I had been talking to God for a while at that point about opening a door for me to serve others full time and full on, all out. To just give everything I had every day, all the time.

Fast forward to Nov 2013. I was in transition. Moving home to Kauai, Hawaii from the bay area of San Francisco where I had been living for the previous 4 years. On a chilly winter evening I was driving to a client’s house (I owned a small fitness company) and I heard God ask me to go to the Philippines as a missionary! After the initial shock of it, I decided to go 3 days later. I spent 6 months in the Philippines from February to August in 2014. I had had exactly one contact there before I went and God did the rest.

Serving others every day full out was exactly what I had imagined it to be. Taking the love and hope of Christ to people that lacked it was on the agenda every day. It was very, very hard work most days. Hot and sweaty and dirty most of the time but so worth it. The people, the faces, the lives. I am privileged to have been allowed the opportunity to serve in this capacity.

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