Haiti 2010 Earthquake
My message of surviving the 2010 earthquake in Haiti challenges young people to consider the big questions of life. What if I died right now? What are the important things in this life? Was Jesus who he claimed to be? Matt speaks to these questions and more.
"One afternoon, Matt Davids looked out over a second story veranda of an orphanage where he was serving in Haiti. In the next 90 seconds, he was shaken and thrown through the air as 300,000 Haitians were suddenly crushed to death within five miles of where he was standing. He has a testimony to share that brings home the stark reality of the temporary nature of this life and the material things that seem to occupy our thoughts and desires. It was no accident that he was there, and it is no accident that God has burdened him to share his experience and insights with those of us who are so focused on these temporary things." - Daryl Lynn, Elder, Valley Park Chapel
"Matt's presentation of his short-term mission trip to an orphanage in Haiti was both sobering and challenging. Because of the earthquake he experienced while there, he was able to powerfully remind us all of the uncertainty and brevity of life. He closed his talk with a clear presentation of the Gospel and the need to consider the claims of Christ now, while there is still time." - Doug Hayward, College & Career Leader, New Community Church
"Matt Davids brought his amazing story and powerful presentation to our small Christian School and you could see the impact in the eyes of the students as they listened. The gospel was presented in a clear and compelling way and the message of the unshakable power of God’s love gave balance to the stark realities of the disaster in Haiti. I also appreciated his ability to communicate his story with sensitivity to his audience – his presentation to the elementary was different from that given to the high school – same story, same themes, but age-appropriate details." - Eric Lynn, Parent of Students at Crosspoint Christian School
"Captivating to hear a personal story from someone who was in the midst of this enormous disaster, trying to save and comfort a group of orphan girls. A testimony to God's love and protection." - Mark D. Taylor, Christian Author