Matching Preparation Seminar Tour 2018 

Detroit | Toronto | Montreal | Boston | Bridgeport

Clifton | Washington, D.C. | Durham | Minneapolis

The BFM is continuing its tour around the USA, and we just might be stopping near you! Be sure to check out our Matching Preparation Seminars happening at the below locations. 

Purpose & Vision

BFM Representatives John and Helen Abelseth conducted a two-month tour earlier, visiting ten communities across the country, covering 11,232 total miles in their camper van, educating families about the matching process, and listening to their stories. 

John and Helen strive every day of their tour to meet families, give them inspiration, and develop a local support teams. 

Join the Tour

To participate in a local seminar, please fill out the registration form associated with the seminar that you would like to join (below). You can also contact the organizer directly.  

If you have general questions about the Tour, please contact Jessica Sattinger at

Request a Seminar in Your Community

If you would like to request a seminar in your local community during the Tour, please fill out this form.  

Tour Dates & Locations

Detroit, Michigan – Sep. 15-16 David Kasbow – Read Report >

Toronto, Canada – Sep. 18-19 Victor Martinez

Montreal, Canada – Sep. 22-23 Franco Famularo – Read Report >

Boston, Massachuttes – Sep. 29-30 Catherine Ono – Read Report >  

Bridgeport, Connecticut – Oct. 6-7 Mika Deshotel –

Clifton, New Jersey – Oct. 13-14 Richelle LLaguno – 

Durham, North Carolina – Oct. 27-28 Joshua Angelucci – 

Minneapolis, Minnesota - Nov. 5 Hyungtae Ha -

“It was a really good experience. John is a very good speaker; he is eloquent, heartfelt, sincere, sensitive, timely, and wise/experienced. I learned a lot from the information he presented, and especially the testimonies.”  

About John & Helen Abelseth

John & Helen currently serve as the BFM Directors of Canada. For the last few years, they’ve been using their retirement to follow their true passion of visiting local communities to offer matching education and resources. They have five adult children, all of whom have been matched and received the Marriage Blessing. To get in touch John & Helen, feel free to contact John at