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Matt & Rebecca Henderson

Serving In Arnhem Land

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Matt and Rebecca grew up together as family friends near Baltimore, Maryland, USA. After pursuing separate interests for many years (including the start of Matt’s flying lessons) the Lord brought them together again in 2006. They were married in 2007 and moved to Sydney, Australia for a job opportunity for Matt.

Matt worked as the Director for Sales and Marketing at a prosthetics company in Sydney, and Rebecca taught English as a Second Language to adults. After a few years, they learned at a missions conference about MAF’s work, and it wasn’t hard to see how God had sovereignly combined their individual gifts with their joint desire to serve Him cross-culturally. In 2012 they began working to meet MAF’s requirements.

Matt and Rebecca, along with their three children – Luisa (3), Oscar (1) and Rosalie (under 1) – are located in Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia. Matt is serving as a pilot to remote communities among the Yolngu people, and Rebecca is raising their children while hoping to be involved in language/teaching ministry in the near future. They are excited to be learners first in a different culture, and to intentionally share life, and God’s perfect saving grace, with anyone they meet.

If I rise on the wings of the dawn, if I settle on the far side of the sea, even there your hand will guide me, your right hand will hold me fast.

Psalm 139:9-10

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