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“To the farthest parts of the World” is that oft-told phrase that we often dream of doing, preaching God’s Word so that it is literally bathed, immersed in the Power of Scripture! TTMK exhorts US, back here Stateside, to do greater things in His Name, and has some of us even thinking of boarding the next flight to New Guinea, forming a Christian “invasion” that will make the term “shock and awe” pale in comparison to the rapt, unspeakable joy that will reign in the company of angels when they too see what so many of us shall have wrought!! Is there anyone else who would like to go straight to PNG, form the spearpoint of Faith, and help our beloved family already working there?! GODSPEED to all!!!
Thank you so much for your faithfulness and dedication. I listened to Matt Allen’s testimony on sermon audio today. It was a great challenge.
May God greatly bless you. I will be praying for you.
Dear Missionaries to P.N.G! I have been on a few missions trips and would love to go on more…are yall open to young people coming over there to serve? I have never had any medical training but it has always been a desire of mine to learn and do medical mission trips. Your website has been a blessing to me. I will be praying for all of you!
Brother Matt you and your family are a rich blessing to my family as well as the Colonial Baptist Church family of C’ville Va. Thanks for having this web site in which we can see a glimpse of the mighty works of God in Papua New Guinea. My wife and I are fascinated by what God is doing their and would very much like to see your mission field first hand. If there is a group missions trip in future could you please email me a notice and information needed such as cost and how to go about getting there.
Thanks for making God,s name great in Papua New Guinea.
Thank you Matt, and your family for been at Mile Creek Baptist Church in Six Mile today with the word of God. I have seen your web page and it is good to see what God is doing in your life to get the word to the people there.
Just wanted to say how unspeakably thankful I am for missionaries especially you all. I am too young to go to a foreign field. I appreciate with all my heart those who go(: I believe our awesome God has something for me to do somewhere. I am begging him to let me reach some for Christ. More love to Jesus everyday! in Christ, Hannah(:
We were so blessed to have had you at Calvery Babtist. We will continue to raise you up to our awesome God. Thank you for increasing our knowledge of the PNG missions.
Because my husband & I are fairly new members of LIBC, we don’t know you all very well, but we’ve heard a LOT about you & have gotten to see you on a few occasions. I personally want to thank you for what you do out there on the mission field! It totally amazes me that you can give up your whole “normal” life to go & do what God calls you to do! Bro John, I really enjoyed hearing you teach in our Sunday school class, you have a way of bringing the Bible to life & totally captivating me! Praise God for all of you & what you are doing! We will continue to pray for you guys!
I’m so thankful for the messages that God spoke through John at the Northside Baptist Church missions conference. I am deeply sorry about Andrew and every time I think about the story i get upset thinking he spent the last few moments of his life on earth looking for a missionary to go to the people of his tribe.
God Bless - keep up the Lord’s work
It is a great blessing to see this wonderful work of God. It is a blessing to see this entire people getting saved. Brother and Sister Allen have been a blessing to me these days. It is an honor to meet these wonderful people, and I thank them for their wise advice. My heart rejoices when I see the glory of God working in this these places and this wonderful people. Thank you for being an example to all. I will be praying for you.
Was just told of your Website today, and have been on it. It is amazing at the work that God has led all of you to do!. Thrilled to know your clinic has been finished. This was my first visit to the website, but certainly not my last. May God Bless each and everyone of you for doing God’s work, and spreading the word to these amazing people.
Love in Christ name.
Thank you all for your faithfulness! You guys are my heroes! I am praying for you all, thanks for being living proof that God can work miracles and that he can give grace and strength to accomplish His Work!
Cherith & Jason,
I just checked out your website. I already have John & Selina and Matt & Becky on my prayer board and pray for them often. Our church helps support them. We will be praying for a safe birth for your baby girl and for your family as you prepare to return to PNG.
Shirleen & Ed Philpot
Hi Rachel Muldoon!! Just wanted to let you know I’m praying for you. A group of PCC students get together and pray on Saturday and tonight your name was mentioned and we prayed for you!
God bless you!
Enjoyed Sarah’s “Normal Day” post. I wonder about the time I have been awake in the middle of the night and think of different people to pray for… I wonder just what is going on at that time. I could have been praying about this incident and not even knowing it!! Thanks for taking time out of the busy schedule to write!!
What a blessing this site is for seeing close-up the work you all are doing. Cherith has explained her ministry to us and we’ve seen photos but it’s amazing to see the whole team working together. I think I would like the Kamaen people!
I’m praying for you all. Let Andrew Schellenberger know, the next time you see him, that I said hi. God bless
Hello brother Matt and Family. I had a wonderful time at the missions conference at Shalome Baptist church this week! It was trully a blessing to everyone. I heard that you were a pilot. I’m also a student pilot doing my commercial. Lord willing I’ll be heading down to Coffs Harbour, New South Wales Australia to do my commercial exams in 2wks. I would appreciate if you all thought of me in your prayers. God Bless!
Hi! It’s so good to see the work there is progressing so well! I love the video of the new clinic! It looks amazing! I miss you all there and pray for you every time I think of PNG. Keep it up! The team that’s going with Goforth for next summer is a very awesome team. They are very excited and I am sure they will be a blessing there and you will be a tremendous blessing to them also!
I was remembering my experiences there and I am so glad for the opportunity to have gone. God used that time to solidify in my heart the need for the Gospel to be spread everywhere but especially in remote areas. I am graduating this May, I will work for a year and then I am determined to go to Linguistic school and later on maybe even Equip for further medical training. I am still praying about where God will lead me. PNG is still in my thoughts and if God leads me there I will go! Thank you so much for the lasting impact you allowed God to make in my life! If it wouldn’t have been for your willingness to take in our Goforth team, I wouldn’t have had this opportunity to see the need for the Gospel in PNG! Thank you and may God bless you greatly!
Dear Allen family, we think of you and pray for you daily. When Matt and Becky led our couple’s retreat a few years ago, we were blessed by both of you. We are thankful for the time you spent with Faith Baptist Church and even more grateful for your committment to PNG. From Temple Texas, we send greetings, hugs, and prayers.
The Richard family and Faith Baptist Church (Temple, TX USA)
Hi Selena, It has been a long time since I have talked to you. I Think of you and pray for you and your family often. I thank God for your willingness to serve in PNG, it is folks like ya’ll who make a difference in this world, keep on pressing on. God is so good, and He is worthy.
Love, In Christ
Sister Donna Nahum 1:7
I was just blessed to see this summer’s presentation here at PCC in Mission Prayer Band. It is so encouraging to hear from people that I actually went to school with serving on the mission field and doing what God has called them to do. Thanks for what you all are doing there and you are all in my prayers. Best wishes to Andrew and Rachel! It was good to see what you guys are up to :)
Hey Matt, Becky, and girls! We hope you all are doing well. Just wanted to let you know that Samantha Grace was born on Sept. 22. God has blessed us with a health little girl. She is definitely a miracle. She was 6lb 4oz. We miss you all and think of you often. We love you. You are in our prayers!!
Carol and Stacey
Praise God! for What is Happening in Gulf.We had the priviledge of Bro John Allen come and share the word with us on Sunday(8/8/2010)at Bemari Baptist Church, Alotau. Milne Bay Province, 7 souls got saved during that service. Thankyou for your willinggness to come to PNG. Glory to His Name.
Getting ready to send our daughter, Rachel Muldoon, to be with you all for a year! Many prayers being sent your way from Fellowship Baptist Church in Cheyenne, Wy.
My heart is burdened for the work that you guys are doing there!
May God raise up more laborers for Papua New Guinea!
I was wondering how Sister Selina is doing. We had got a message from VBP saying that she was sick. We are praying!
Hello Brother John,
Greetings from the members of the Volksmission Bludenz, Austria, Eric and Yvonne. God’s blessing, we pray for you. Greetings to Pastor Jim.
Doug just sent me a link to this website and I find it to be informative and heartwarming. Keep on keeping on! God’s work (and ours) is never done.
Hey Bro. Matt,
It’s exciting to see what God is doing with you guys.
Have been praying for your family.
Tom and Mona Sloan
Jason and Cherith,
The Lord has blessed me with your friendship and sharing your ministry to the Kamea people. My eyes and heart have been opened to a new work of the Lord. You will be prayed for everyday as you start your married life and ministry. I love you and look forward to serving the Lord together!
In His love, Bette Roberts
My heart is so full of emotions as I write this. Today was the first day that I was on your website, “THAT THEY MIGHT KNOW”. I knew it was a work there but had no idea until after seeing all of the pictures. God bless you young man and Ms Becky and family. Thank you for your labors of love for the PNG people but most of all for God. I feel like I have not done the work justice. I saw with my own eyes the need for constant prayers for your work in PNG. Forgive me. I wonder why it is that unless we see with our eyes, speaking of myself, we don’t really understand how much you need our prayers. Keep the pictures coming when you can.Tell your dad and mom hello. I will never forget our times together. My memories bring joy to my heart.
Mine eyes have effected mine heart. As I scroll through the pages of this website and see the list of villages that have not heard the Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ, my heart swells and my throat lumps up. I will pray daily for you both and the work there. Eph 6:10.
For His Glory. Scott.
Angus and I are praying for your after the recent tornado. We are so glad that you are uninjured, and we know that God will use this to “Declare His Glory.”
Returned back to the States at the beginning of January after a month with the Allens. This was definitely a life changing trip. I have many pictures and a few videos for those who are interested in seeing the work.
Blessed be the name of Jesus and the Gospel with its powerful light which will shine in many hearts lost in darkness the Joy and Hope in Christ who saves us and gives the Holy Spirit to us with healing and guards us to victory.
Thank you friends for your faithfulness that help people come to Jesus.
Bless and pray,
Just a note to let you know that we are praying for you and your ministry and especially for the 10 new families in the next 10 years for PNG.
Please help us as we pray for the Lord to give 10 new missionaries with our Board in 2010.
God bless, Bro Tingen
Hey Bro Matt and Family
Rebecca and I were so thrilled to hear of the recent salvations in Kotidonga. She knows what a huge breakthrough that is after being there. We are continuing to pray for your ministry there as we look forward to seeing you!
Hi Bro John, Matthew and all you families and helpers. I am not on the field in Central Australia at present but helping at my sending church. Would take too long to explain, but just wanted to let you know I am still praying for your work in PNG. Also a man in our church may wish to support you and I am going to send him this web site so he can have a look for himself.
God Bless you all,
Bro Warren Dunley. Rom 8:28.
We love you all! You all are such an encouragement to us! Thank you for the work you are doing! We hope to join you soon! We are working on all the visa stuff now.
Have any tips for what to bring or what is not so important? How do you figure out what can fly with you on a little plane? Still trying to get that one in my head. 9 people is a lot to plan for. I’ll take any and all advice you can give!
Love to All,
Thank you all so much for your testimony and service to the Lord in Papua New Guinea. I’m a PCC student and have gotten to hear you preach several times on campus, including this semester; it was such an encouragement to hear your burden for the people there. I hope to be able to work someday in medical missions. Praying for you and your family!
Thank you for sharing the story about Old Man Isaac. We are currently listening to the interview you gave at Vision Baptist. We are looking forward to seeing you in a few days here in Austin!
I am definitely praying for you. Your dedication to spreading the Gospel in wherever the Lord may lead you is inspiring to everyone here at PCC. Keep up the good work, and continue to walk with the Lord.
Dear Matt Allen,
I’m a sophomore media productions major at PCC. After hearing you preach in chapel, the LORD has really increased my burden to help missionaries show the world the people they are trying to reach. You said that people with skills to show the “face of missions” were in desperate need. I really feel like the LORD wants to involve me with the face of missions. I didn’t have the opportunity to talk to you while you were here, but please pray that I make the right decisions these next few years. I’ll be praying for you, your family, and the lost souls your reaching in PNG.
God bless, nate
Dear Bro. and Mrs. Allen,
Your testimony and dedication has influenced a deeper walk with the Lord in my life. I am a Junior at PCC and heard every message that you preached recently. I want to thank you for bringing such simple yet needed messages to our student body. As a part of this campus, I’m beginning to pray more faithfully for a revival, not just a Spiritual revival but a missions revival! I believe that is what PCC needs!
I surrendered to the mission field of China when I was 13 years old and this summer God gave me the opportunity to go to China on a “missions” trip. We were working through a missionary there and held an English workshop in a college in Hainan Province. Through your preaching, God has “re” burdened my heart for missions. I pray that God will use me for His honor and glory as He is using you and your family!
When I heard about the 12 villages of people in PNG who keep coming and asking for a preacher, my heart broke. Now every time I think of that I pray that God will send you 12 to help reach those people for Christ! I know that God will provide, because He will reveal Himself to those who seek Him.
I will continue praying for you and your family as you are in the USA until the end of Nov. and for your ministry in PNG! Thank you again for the encouragement that you brought to my life through your faithful service and committed life to the Lord.
In Him, Megan Niewiadomski
God bless you there in the field! You visited my prayer group at PCC. I was the PL of Nate. I am now a missionary in Cebu, Philippines. You are a blessing. Our church is praying for you.
You have been at PCC the past couple days, and I appreciate your heart and ministry SO much. It is so great that you are making a difference in eternity, and you really encouraged and challenged my heart with regards to missions. Thank you for being real, I will be praying for you and the people of PNG.
I am a student a PCC and thoroughly enjoyed your preaching and testimony. You have made a deep impact on my life by instilling within me the yearning to possess the same passion for Christ that you have. Thank you so very much for your ministry. God Bless!
Thank you so much for ll you do. Because of you coming to preach at PCC at the chapel service on Friday, i have decided to rededicate my life to be a missionary. I am praying that maybe some time in the next few years I could come to visit and help you and your wife there in your ministry. I will be praying for you and all the people over there that you will be able to preach and witness to.
God has called us to PNG. My wife and I went over last Jan. God confirmed the call. We will be working with the PNG Bible Church—headquartered in the Western Highlands Province. Maybe we can fellowship someday.
Mr. Matt and Mrs. Becky,
I want to thank you both for your ministry to Papua New Guinea. Thanks Mr. Matt, for your message on May 31st at Fellowship Baptist Church. God used you to help me realize that He is most likely calling me to the mission field. I am not sure where yet, but God will reveal that in time I am sure while I am down at PCC.
Thanks again and I hope to keep in touch with you all. You and your family will be in my prayers.
Dear Matt Allen,
I wanted to thank you for all your good deeds in Papua New Guinea. I wish you the best. God bless and take care.
Hi Brata Matt,
Just found this website (ThatTheyMayKnow.com) today after a long while of search even a good number of calls to png.
How are you all? We are blessed to read of all the testimonies of what the Lord is doing there in the mission field. Praying that the Lord will continue to bless you all and the work there.
Hoping to hear from you soon,
Pst Paul Simelolo
Thank you so much for visiting Grace Baptist Church. I was very interested in what you had to offer for the people over there, it’s wonderful. Thank you for all that you do.
I’ll keep you in my prayers.
I am Jon Donley and I am in 6th Grade at Faith Baptist Academy. We are doing Missionary projects and I would like to learn more about your work. Please email me at email@example.com, I would like to know about the religions, how people accept you and any other information you may give me.
Dear Matt and Becky, Bro. John and Mrs. A,
This is Brent. I wish I could see you guys again. I miss you all so much. I am so happy God has blessed you all with the airplane. I think about you all often and of course check up on you all via your website and newsletters. May God continue to bless your ministries. I love you guys.
I miss our fellowship after jail.
We are still prayin’ fer y’all every day.
in The LORD Jesus Christ
We miss you greatly but are sooooo excited you are there in PNG. Always in our prayers.
Preacher Mike & Linda
Thank you for the wonderful newsletter, and website!
I just got back from a missions trip to Nigeria. Your website reminds me of there.
I believe I met you at Victory Baptist, Tim Fellure’s church. You are a blessing.
I will be praying especially for your wife. GOD Bless you.
Thanks for caring for these people!
Dear Bro. and Mrs. Allen,
Thank you both so much for your faithfulness to our LORD JESUS, in serving Him in New Guinea. May the good hand of the LORD always be upon y’all (good ole’ Texas word)and may His Grace and Mercy and Peace rest upon each of you serving in New Guinea.
May GOD Bless and Keep Thee All!
In His Love,
Bro. John and Ms Selina,
Just a note to let you know you are still on our minds and in our hearts.Hope all is well with you. Things are going well here in Statesville. We are praying for you and hope to see you in the near future. Keep up the good work!
Love in Christ,
Keith and Julie
ps. the sky is Carolina Blue by the way
Dear Bro. John Allen,
You probably don’t remember me, but I went to Victory Baptist in Milton, Fl. I am in college now at Champion Baptist in Hot Springs. I heard a message the other day in chapel that really renewed my burden for missions and missionaries, and I am reading a book called Peace Child about a missionary to New Guinea. The Lord has put you on my heart quite often lately so I wanted you to know that I am praying for you and seeking His Will as to where He wants me to serve Him. Thank you for being faithful in God’s work. You have been a great blessing to me in your sermons, testimony, and your service to God. May you see much fruit for your labor.
In my prayers -Rachel Pearson
I don’t suppose y’all remember me, but I pestered you with questions at the PCC Missions Conference in 2006 and I believe that God has called me to be a Bible translator in PNG. Thank you for answering my dozens of questions. I am trying to find the place that God has for me and I am praying for you that the work goes well there. Thank you for being there. Kelli
Thank you so much for your willingness to go to Papua New Guinea. Matt and Becky, because of your testimony and ministry, my husband and I will soon begin deputation for our work that God has called us to in Papua New Guinea. While at a missions conference at PCC, we saw your video and spoke with you. It was after your video that my husband and I were in tears and felt God calling us to the field of Papua New Guinea. I just watched your video again, for the first time in almost 2 1/2 years and it still brought tears to my eyes. Know that we are praying for your ministry and think of all of you guys often as we prepare for ours.