Nearing the Labor Day weekend of 2002, Matt Carpenter’s away on a trip with friends when he’s almost killed in a parachute crash. Hitting the ground at over 40 miles an hour, his body was destroyed by the impact. The blunt trauma caused a brain injury, multiple bodily fractures and compound broken bones. If not for immediate treatment, Matt would have bled to death right there. During heart surgery, the reality of death was still very close. In that time though an opportunity was presented to answer a very genuine question of God’s existence, and Matt chose Life Eternal.
Through a really long and arduous recovery, he overcame the very likely prognosis of permanent disability. After nine months Matt learned to walk again and returned to his career, but working through years of underlying mental and emotional issues became a lingering process of Depression. Challenges existed on many levels. Walking a path with God though, he fought through those struggles and got back in the sky to live the Life that God gave him to live. Matt’s life was forever changed, and this story will change yours.
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Gives us who will never skydive a heartfelt glimpse into that world as well as insight into living through and learning from a near death experience. So glad Matt was willing to share his journey!