Matthew & Sarah
Missionaries Taking God's Word to Those Who Haven't Heard
Matthew grew up in a Christian home. God saved him when he was six, and he knew that he was called to the ministry since he was young. He went to Texas Baptist Institute and Seminary right out of high school and earned a Masters of Theological studies.
Matthew interned with Chase Reynolds, a missionary and Bible Translator in Papua, Indonesia, for two months during the summer of 2018. Over time, God assured him of His call to be involved in Bible Translation work. Sublett Road Baptist Church voted to be his sending church in 2019. He began linguistics and Bible Translation training at Dallas International University in June 2020 and graduated
with his Masters of Arts in Applied Linguistics in May of 2022.
During his time at Dallas International University Matthew met Sarah Lee and they were married in September 2022.
Sarah was born to Amish parents, who became born again and were excommunicated for their faith when she was nine years old. A few years after her family started attending a local Baptist church Sarah came to recognize her own need for salvation and surrendered her life to Christ and was baptized.
When Sarah was seventeen she moved with her family to a remote river village in Nicaragua. There she served alongside her parents and siblings for seven years ministering to the Miskito people. Through her time in Nicaragua Sarah developed an interest in Bible translation and knew that God was calling her to minister to minority language groups. In the spring of 2020, Sarah spent a nine-week internship in Papua New Guinea with Tyndale BibleTranslators. That summer Sarah started classes at Dallas International University and completed her
Certificate in Applied Linguistics in December of 2021.
If God wills, Matthew and Sarah will be moving to Papua, Indonesia at the beginning of 2023 to begin language and culture learning. Their hope and goal is to help translate the gospel and God's Word into a language that has no scripture. They believe God's word is the foundation for everything God wants to do among a people group, and making it available in a language they understand is critical to the Great Commission. Matthew and Sarah are excited and grateful to have the opportunity to help take God's word to those who have never heard.