To Mentor and guide fellow students in the UK
My name is Matthew Caffell, a leader in a transport outreach in the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.
My Christian walk has been anything but straightforward, in fact it has been one of ebbs and flows.
I started my walk at about eight years of age. My parents had split when I was very young. After their break up, my Dad recommitted to The Faith, and God lead him to become an Elder of a local Evangelical church. He continued in ministry in one way or another till his going to Glory in 2018.
My Mum on the other hand was not a Christian, and did almost everything she could to dissuade me from following in my father's footsteps; This caused rather a mixed upbringing, and was very hard for me to know what was right.
Thankfully God himself started to show himself to me, in the way that only He can. I remember praying true heartfelt prayers from a young age, even asking God to be my Lord and Jesus to be my Saviour, as I understood it then.
I had a varied childhood, often being the greatest advert for the Enemy, interspersed with times where I did what I was able, to be right and walking with the Lord.
I was baptised in the fountains in Trafalgar Square, London, England on Friday 13th February 1998, which was part of a great leap forward in my spiritual walk.
Whilst my walk did not run smooth, I spent a long time away from church, I never really gave up my faith.
There is more to say, but that would lengthen the way past the necessary.
What I will say is that on 28th December 2003 I was turned on to God fully, and that is the date that I count as the start of my ministry journey.
I received supernatural healing for a severe spinal injury. That day the pastor of that church invited me to become his apprentice.
I spent nine months in training with Rev Dr William Isaacs-Sodeye who is a powerful minister of the Gospel. My time with him was of great value to my walk of faith.
Over the following years I have developed a deeper relationship with God and Jesus.
God has brought the most wonderful woman to be by my side and join me in the walk of faith.
We now have two awesome daughters together.
My career has been in the transport sector, mainly as a HGV and PSV driver. God has used this experience through a ministry for truck drivers in the UK, which I have been blessed with the position of Senior Ministry lead.
This is the ministry that I have predominantly joined to help CLI further. Firstly, deepening my relationship with The Lord and all that I learn in this process, secondly, I would then be able to pass this knowledge on to those who I minister to in Jesus' name.