This past year has certainly been unprecedented in many ways, but as this year comes to a close, our team at MATS took some time to share our reflections on 2020. We pray you are able to spend some time reflecting on what 2020 has brought your way and cling to hope for what lies ahead!

“Love & Support”

“It would be easy to see only the negatives in 2020, but as I think back on it, I’m grateful for what it has given me. I’m grateful for the “doors” that closed in my life that helped push me to make needed changes. This picture was one of the hardest days of the year for me, but when I look back at this picture all I see is the love and support that I have, and I’m grateful to 2020 for reminding me what’s really important.”

Amy Warner, Car Buying Specialist


“I’ve been so thankful that we were able to continue working at MATS, even though we experienced some challenges. I am grateful that my family stayed healthy, but I cannot wait to be able to hug again! I’m appreciative for life, freedom, family and work. God is ultimately in control of everything, and He is the ultimate gift that is a present to each of us!”

Karen Chaney, Administrator

“Slow Down”

“For me, 2020 has meant a lot of conflicting things. I missed lots of things that I love, but it allowed me to slow down and appreciate the things I actually was able to do this year. I love baseball and usually go to about twenty games each year, but this year we only made it to a few. Perhaps the most memorable was the World Series, which I attended with a friend and my two sons. This year magnified the special moments and allowed us to live in them more presently. That’s a gift.”

Josh Nottingham, President


“I think 2020 has been a challenging year for everyone in some capacity. It’s been humbling to work with everyone ranging from missionaries to church staff, campus outreach to teachers, and front-line healthcare workers and listen to their stories as we helped them find a great vehicle when they didn’t necessarily have the time or resources to do it on their own. I’m thankful for good health, strong relationships, and for God’s provision both financially and in opportunities to serve those who serve Him.”

Craig Rutan, Car Buying Specialist

“Consider the Needs of Others”

“As I look back on 2020 the thing that has impacted me the most is God’s promises to those who are obedient. In 2011, my wife and I felt convicted about the amount of debt that we were carrying, and we began a journey that led us to being completely debt free by 2013. As we have come into this very challenging financial year of 2020, we have felt overwhelming thankfulness towards the Lord for prodding us in the right direction so many years ago that would set us up well to weather this storm. We have not only been able to experience financial peace through a tough time in our world’s history, but it has given us the freedom to consider the needs of others around us and to serve them well.”

Garrett Maddox, Car Buying Specialist


“Just like most, 2020 certainly played out differently for me than I anticipated. After four years living and working in the Holy Land and moving back to the US in August, I am continually amazed at the beauty and depth of my relationships from friends and family and the communities I call home. Gratitude has overwhelmed me, especially in the uncertain and difficult times.”

Keren Kandel, Director of Communications