Matthew & Britney Hagsten
Lily and Owen
Matt and Britney first met on a 300-mile bike trip that raised money for Bulgaria. At the time, they didn’t realize how important Bulgaria would be for their lives. They initially connected over their love of Jesus, Ready the Colours’ exciting live music performances, and a desire to make disciples. While each of them were serving in youth ministry when they got married—Matt as a youth pastor and Britney as a stateside mission worker who helped train and equip college students—they knew God was getting them ready for something new.
In 2014, they made their first trip to Bulgaria together and saw, firsthand, the need for more workers for the harvest. By April 2015, they had raised their support and moved to Bulgaria to work in the local church. Since that time, they’ve continued to serve and equip young leaders by launching programs like Fusion and Edgefit, by teaching the Bible, and developing the movement of God on a national level through their national youth ministry.