Matt
Country Director | Eswatini
Project Description

I was born in South Africa and grew up in a small town in the middle of the Kalahari Desert. After finishing high school, I went to college and became a CPA. My father and I had a successful business together, but then I felt God calling me into ministry. Since then, I have been involved in many ministries, including a large youth ministry in South Africa (where I met my wife, Kriek), and Dr. Bruce Wilkinson’s Beat the Drum project in Eswatini. After working with Adventures in Missions in the U.S. for a year, God was calling my family to move to Eswatini to work in partnership with Children’s HopeChest. Currently, Kriek and I oversee all the CarePoints throughout Eswatini that feed and disciple thousands of children daily. We believe in a holistic approach with a strong focus on sustainability. Our dream is to see our country “heal itself from within” so that Africa can provide for the needs of its own people.