A Family Effort
by Missy Calvert
Matthew’s family has supported his smartphone app business, MWFPRO, in many different ways. Most of his family members have iPhones and keep up with his apps—even his grandparents! Zach has written music for some of Matthew’s games, and Joshua, who loves art, may contribute to Matthew’s logos in the future.
“I have had a ton of support,” Matthew says.
Matthew’s grandma is on the leadership board at Joni and Friends, and his grandpa is the chairman of the board for the San Fernando Valley Pregnancy Resource Center. They threw a party at their house when the center’s app was finally accepted.
“It’s so cool that Matthew is helping to continue the legacy of his grandparents,” Zach says.
While many of his apps are free to download, Matthew has sold more than 4,000. With his profits, Matthew gives back to God through tithing, puts some away for college and spends some.
“My mom jokes that Matthew is going to put us all through college,” Zach says.
Matthew doesn’t know what his life or the future of MWFPRO will hold, but he trusts God with his passions and abilities as he seeks to serve other people.
“I honestly want to do whatever God wants me to do and whatever His plan is for my life,” Matthew says. “I really enjoy helping people, and I love technology.”
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