Today: Fly to The Middle East

It’s currently 10:39am and I’m sitting in the San Diego airport. In 1 hour I’ll commence my flights to Abu Dhabi, in the middle east.

I have the honor of speaking at the Catholic youth conference in Arabia along with Fr. Stan Fortuna and others.

I’ll be presenting five talks: My conversion story, The Love that Satisfies, Porn: 7 Myths Exposed, My Mother is a Virgin (a Talk on the Blessed Mother) and finally a new talk on argumentation! (see some of the descriptions here).

I would be greatly appreciative if you took the time to pray for the 2000 teens attending, thoseย organizingย the event, and for the presenters such as yours truly.

While the residents in Abu Dhabi are permitted to practice other religions that Islam, I have been told that I may not speak of Islam in a negative light whatsoever, as the conference will be being monitored.

Check out the video they put together:


15 thoughts on “Today: Fly to The Middle East

  1. I’ll be showing your video to my teen club on Wednesday night. We will be praying for you!

    By the way, Fr. Stan Fortuna was my clasmate at St. Joseph’s Seminary in Yonkers, NY. Tell him I said hello and wish him all God’s blessings!

  2. Matt! I am sooo excited to hear you talk on Thursday! Im flying in from Bahrain, along with 80 others!! ๐Ÿ™‚
    See you there!

  3. Someone has returned to the Porn Effect website and is leaving multiple nonsense messages–please block this person if it is possble–thank you–

  4. Crikey! i just read this. If its not too late for me to wish you good luck and say a prayer for you Matt, then I’ll do that now.

  5. Hey Matt it was a pleasure and a honour to be present for your sessions at ACYC….you were amazing n awesome…..take care…amen

  6. It was so awesome to hear you … You really drilled the thoughts in us in a very efficient way ๐Ÿ˜€
    Thank you so much for coming to Abu Dhabi …. God bless you in your vocation! ๐Ÿ˜€

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