Foreword

“Brother Matt Karchner is a person who is passionately zealous in reaching the gay community with the saving knowledge of Jesus. His experience of redemption is a thing to behold, as clearly expressed in this testimonial book that he wrote. It is my prayer that God will use his testimony to guide many people out of darkness into the light. God bless!”Pastor Joel Madlangawa, Missionary/Pastor of Independent Baptist Church of Siem Reap, Cambodia

“As a minister to several generations of Matt’s immediate and extended family, I have witnessed firsthand the dramatic transformation from a destructive lifestyle to victory and blessing in Christ. This is only possible because of Christ and the cross, “…but you are washed (in the blood), sanctified…justified in the name of the Lord Jesus…and by the Spirit of our God.” (I Cor. 6:11). His desire is to share his victory and blessing with others.”Dr. Duane White, Pastor, Mountaintop Alliance Church

“I am happy to be asked to write a foreword for this exciting book – “Straight: an ExGay Prodigal Story” Matthew Karchner is a dear friend that had wandered far from the Lord. In this book, he has shared what the Lord has done for him in delivering him from the “pit of sin.” It is the story of redemption! Good news is welcome any time, especially in a world where so many people are searching for meaning in their lives, Today, there is a hunger to hear an encouraging word. Matthew’s story is truly “Good News” for anyone truly seeking a way out of the homosexual life. There is only one answer and the answer is the Lord Jesus Christ. This book offers Biblical hope to every seeker and Biblical encouragement to please the Lord in our lives as believers.”Pastor Daniel Osterhout, First Baptist Church of Curwensville

“This book is about the “God of the impossible.” Carole (Matt’s mother) said to me in recent years, “Honey, do you remember what you said when we had to turn away from Matt?” I said, “No.” She said, “You told me, “Honey, you better get used to it. I don’t think we are ever going see Matt again.” Read this book, and see what the Lord can do.”Rick Karchner, Matt’s Dad; Head Deacon, First Baptist Church of Curwensville