Ashton Mathai

My name is Ashton Mathai and I am an English major from Colleyville, Texas. My favorite things include talking about the Gospel until 5 am, foreign travel, and laughing with my friends. I am a musician and a writer and one day I hope to serve in worship ministry full-time.

Why did you join the Pursuit Ministries?

I joined Pursuit because I was looking for a group of girls bound by a strong love for the Lord. Along the way, I realized the importance of youth ministry and became really passionate about it and fell in love with the heart of Pursuit. The rest is history.

What is your favorite bible verse and why?

Hosea 2:14-15. This scripture displays how powerful and patient God's love is for us. His love for us is so passionate and strong that He pursues and waits for us always, even when we're not engaged with Him the same way.

Words of encouragement for High School/Middle School Girls:

God hears you. He sees you. He knows you. He's always going to understand you better than you understand yourself. And He waits. Even when we mess up or go off to do our own thing and ignore His call. He loves YOU. You are His. You are fully-known, fully-loved, and fully-purposed and nothing you could do could ever separate you from His love.