As a missionary kid in Japan, Carly grasped Japan's deep need for Jesus—95 percent have never heard the gospel of Jesus Christ. She met Matt there in 1999 while he was serving as a short-term intern with MTW. During his time there, God gave him a desire to return for long-term ministry. In 2005 God brought them together in marriage and laid a burden on their hearts to share the love of Christ with the Japanese.
Matt and Carly are part of a new MTW church-planting work in Chiba City, where there is much opportunity for the gospel to bring hope to the 1 million people who live there. They hope to engage and disciple young people on and off the college campus. Part of their work also includes coming alongside many first-generation Christians to mentor and encourage them in their walks with the Lord. Join them in praying that God will use this to have a profound impact on the future of Japan, and that someday the Japanese Church will send many laborers into the world.