When you were a child, what did you aspire to be? Maybe a doctor, or perhaps a pilot? Whatever your aspiration may have been, I sincerely doubt “Global Worker” was even considered. While it is rare, it’s not unheard of to find someone who aspires to become a Global Worker. Especially if that person comes from a family of multi-generational Global Workers. David & Dennice Matson are a good example, as David himself is a second generation Global Worker.
David’s parents were Global Workers in Taiwan who were home on furlough just after David graduated from Bible College. After travelling with them to visit various churches he could feel the Lord pressing him to return to Taiwan with them and get involved with their ministry work. The country of Taiwan is primarily Buddhist with less than 5% of the population being Christian, so there was, and still is a tremendous need for the gospel. 53 years later David and his wife Dennice are still sharing the gospel with the people of Taiwan and have witnessed great strides in their ministry.
David serves as the Missions Director of Taiwan and their churches have seen incredible growth. At the end of this month their main church will be inducting two new elders and a deacon and will also have a new pastor come the end of this year. A young adults group, sponsored by a wealthy businessman, has also been meeting on the 3rd floor of their church. This group of 25 or so young adults has been helping the church with a few of its ministries as well. This is only the tip of the iceberg, the Lord is doing many great and wondrous works in Taiwan.
Both David and Dennice are in good health, which they thank the Lord for blessing them with each day. At some point this year their son, who lives in the U.S. will potentially be flying out to visit them, something they are greatly looking forward to. They’re thankful to all of their supporters and those who keep them lifted up in prayer.
Please pray for:
- Them to be able to share the Gospel with anointing at every opportunity they receive.
- For strength and wisdom to lead the missions work in Taiwan.
- Their national pastors and Bible School alumni as they work together to share the gospel in Taiwan.
- For their son, who does commercial saturation diving, a dangerous position that requires him to often be six or seven hundred feet underwater.