Matthew and Carolyn Monson are from the northwestern area of Washington State, serving the Lord in Lesotho, southern Africa. Shortly after God captured their hearts in their early 20’s and they got married, Matthew and Carolyn felt a calling to MAF. God confirmed their desire by opening many doors and paving a path for Matthew’s development as a commercial pilot and aviation mechanic. They have been in Lesotho since September 2013. God’s provision in their training is a testimony that continues to encourage them today. “The heart of man plans his way, but the Lord establishes his steps” (Proverbs 16:9).
Matthew has a passion for the local language, Sesotho, striving to increase his ability to share the Gospel with the local people. One of his favorite opportunities as a MAF pilot is flying a group of local pastors to the isolated mountains. Matthew has built a relationship with the chief of one of the most remote villages they fly to and loves their time reading and studying God’s Word together.
Carolyn is a stay-at-home mom to their two delightful children, Caleb and Chloe. Carolyn has built many wonderful relationships with the Basotho (people of Lesotho). Currently she partners with a Mosotho woman who makes colorful handbags for income to live and to send her son to college.
Carolyn and Matthew have also been developing relationships with several teenage boys, hosting weekly Bible studies and transporting them to church. Through this opportunity, they have been blessed to watch many strengthen and give their lives to the Lord. Matthew and Carolyn are overflowing with thankfulness to God for enabling their work with MAF, “They shall speak of the glory of Your kingdom and tell of Your power, to make known to the children of man Your mighty deeds, and the glorious splendor of Your kingdom” (Psalm 145:11-12).
God calls the men and women of MAF to serve Him in unique ways. He may also be calling you to a special role in Matthew and Carolyn’s ministry. Please prayerfully consider becoming a Ministry Partner with them through prayer and/or financial support.