Watching Matthew go from that slightly awkward young teenage boy starting his first job at a local feed and seed store, to a very capable young man has been so neat to see. He now works two jobs and goes to school full time. He will finish his first degree this spring and hopes to start working as an aircraft mechanic at the local air force base. He will continue on to pursue a degree in Aviation Management. Not sure what that is exactly, except his professors have told him he needs to strive to be the "boss" in his field. :) I am very excited to see what the Lord has in store for him! He has been a light in some very spiritually dark places. He has never waivered in his faith, and is always willing to stand alone. What I have loved even more is that he has concern for a lost and dying world around him. He has a more reserved personality, but doesn't hesitate to share his faith and is often putting gospel tracts around town or school.
My prayer for Matthew as he embarks on the adult world is that he will always stand strong and be willing to be different!
"Watch, stand fast in the faith, be brave, be strong." 1 Corinthians 16:13