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At Christ for the Nations Institute (CFNI), the Appels have gained knowledge with studies and hands-on ministry. Matthew and Amanda serve in family ministry outreach. As a family, they are building friendships with people from all over the world. Amanda is involved in relational mentoring of the kids and youth of CFNI families. Matthew and Amanda have organized and taken part in multiple Thanksgiving meals on campus for families who could not go home for the holiday and for international students who have never celebrated Thanksgiving. They have helped organized two international taste tests to bring cultures together. The Appels believe they will be serving in England at some point after when they finish CFNI…but their hearts’ cries are to follow the Good Shepherd.