As a young boy, John was often as hungry as these boys in Guatemala. Education provided him a way out.

Donations to this fund will go toward building a Christian school in Guatemala.

As a young boy, John was often as hungry as these boys in Guatemala. Education provided him a way out.  image

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Donations to this fund will go toward building a Christian school in Guatemala.

John, the son of an illiterate sharecropper, was determined to get an education. He graduated from Mt. Ulla High School in Rowan County, NC in 1950. He then graduated from North Carolina State University in 1954 and the Lutheran Theological Southern Seminary in 1958.

The purpose of Matthew2540 is to provide access to quality education and support for impoverished children, guided by Christian values in order to raise up a generation of leaders, who in turn strengthen families, communities and by extension their nation.

We believe that education is the key to eradicating poverty, ending a culture of dependence and creating citizens who become the economic backbone of their community.

We believe that Christian values are the key to creating strong families which in turn create strong communities led by ethical leaders.

We believe that working alongside those in need to help them realize their God-given potential is the key to empower lasting change as we model how to give back and pay it forward.

We envision a future where options are no longer limited by lack of access to education.

To this end, we will solicit financial resources to sustain day to day operating needs of schools serving these students. Resources needed include funds to pay teachers, provide meals, purchase curriculum, teach English, provide vocational training and facilitate improvements in facilities and land. We will send teams to provide medical/dental/vision and hearing screenings as well as raise awareness of signs of emotional and physical abuse. Teams may also assist in home renovations, provide clothes and collaborate on vocational training for adults in these families in an effort to remove barriers to their children attending school and focusing on their work.

To learn more please go to our website. Matthew2540