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Andréa Hopster was born into a military family, moving all over the United States, until her father accepted a call into ministry. Through these experiences, she grew to have a passion for learning about new cultures. God began to stir within her a call to missions, which led her to Mount Vernon Nazarene University. While at MVNU, Andréa studied abroad in both Campinas, Brazil and San Jose, Costa Rica. Andréa graduated with a degree in Intercultural Studies and Spanish and continued her educational journey to Biola University (La Mirada, CA) where she earned her M.A. in Linguistics & Biblical Languages. She also happened to meet a guy working at a coffee shop!

Matthew Hopster was born in the desert (Las Vegas) and felt a sense of God calling him to deepen his faith at a young age. While attending a Christ in Youth Camp, he prayed to receive salvation. Matt enjoys connecting with people, and God is using that passion in his call and ministry. He graduated from Hope International University with a degree in Youth and Family Ministries. When he met the girl at the coffee shop, he heard about the Church of the Nazarene, and has now completed the course of study and is awaiting ordination!

God continues to use Andréa and Matt’s passion for culture and people, allowing for amazing opportunities to lead people to Christ and encourage discipleship and holiness. Andréa has served in both local and district NMI and Matt served as a youth pastor (Cerritos Nazarene) and in district NYI. We are so excited that God is leading us to a new opportunity to learn, serve, and disciple on the North Andean Field in Quito, Ecuador!

Please join us in prayer that we may fulfill God’s desire for us in this amazing field! We have the unique opportunity to work with field leadership in Work and Witness, the Field Financial Office, and with the staff at Nazarene Institute of Language Immersion. Thank you and God bless you all!



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The Church of the Nazarene is a Protestant Christian church in the Wesleyan-Holiness tradition.

Organized in 1908, the denomination is now home to about 2.5 million members worshipping in more than 30,000 congregations in 164 world areas.