Students have many voices competing for their attention. It is not always easy to follow the Lord as a teenager and yet these are some of the most formative years of a person's life. At PassageWay, we want to give students in middle school and high school the chance to know and follow Jesus.
That is why we have partnered with Jake Loftis, a local missionary with Cru, so that we can reach students where they already are, at their campus. Jake's desire is to share the gospel with local students, build them up in their faith, and then equip and send them to their campus as missionaries.
Thank you, PassageWay, for your faith and confidence in us. You bless us in your financial support and friendship. We love that PassageWay will be our "home church" in Blair!
With The Navigators, Matt serves as the Long Term Pathways Director for NavMissions, leading a team that connects candidates with opportunities and shepherds new missionaries through the application process. Also, as a part of NavMissions' Discipling for Development (D4D) ministry, Matt is committed to discipling Roma pastors in Bulgaria, making 2-3 trips a year with his teammates. Previously he worked with D4D in Uganda and completed an MA in Organizational Leadership at Uganda Christian University in October 2016.
Anna plays a vital role in all aspects of their life's calling. Anna sustains and maintains the homestead while Matt is on his travels, as well as being an informed and invaluable asset to Matt and to the work of D4D.
Our love and passion for D4D comes from this: Instead of doing things for the poor, Discipling for Development works with the poor, empowering them to address their issues themselves. D4D's mission is to transform communities living in poverty so they can experience healthier living conditions, sufficient food, and economic hope, healed relationships, find their true identity in Christ, and live a restored and active relationship with God (DisciplingForDevelopment.org).
We call Colorado Springs home, but visit Blair a couple of times a year as Matt’s parents, Kim and Joe Foral, who belong to PassageWay Church, live there. Please introduce yourselves to us the next time we are in town and we will try to do the same. Feel free to contact us at anytime if you would like to learn more about our ministry and our love and passion for God's people.
Scott and Kristi Edgren work with Avant Ministries in Ecuador equipping national church leaders for ministry. Scott teaches pastors and church leaders in seminaries and is also doing administrative work for the mission. Kristi is a 6th grade teacher at Alliance Academy, the school where their children attend. The Ecuadorian church is growing and becoming more and more independent. The Edgrens have opportunities to encourage them to send Ecuadorian missionaries to other parts of the world as well.
PassageWay Church supports one additional couple, but due to security risks to them, we cannot post any information regarding them or their location or ministry.