Martin and Lorna are both from Alberta, Canada, and have served together with Action International Ministries in the Philippines and Canada the past 30 years in jail, street children, church planting related, setting up a coordinating ministry office for 44 churches in Mandaluyong City, pastoring among Filipino Indians and appropriate technology ministries. Martin and Lorna are members of Bethany Baptist Church in Red Deer. Before moving to the Philippines, Martin served there as Assistant Pastor for one year. Martin has a BRE from Prairie Bible College and a BEd from the University of Calgary. He has done some Masters courses in Sustainability in the Built Environment, Social Entrepreneurship, has completed a course in soil microbiology and has a certificate in Permaculuture Design. Lorna is a graduate of Prairie Bible College. They have four adult children, Kristina, Daniel, Nicole & Jonathan. If someone were to ask you how to describe their ministry, you could say, “Martin & Lorna are focused on Discipling the Whole person. They share God’s Word and train in sustainability solutions especially among the poor.”
During their time in the Philippines, Martin and Lorna served in jail ministry, outreach to street children and their families, church planting among the urban poor and city transformation in Mandaluyong City (Mahn-da-loo’-yong) with the Mandaluyong Christian Churches Association (MCCA). They pastored the Fil-Indian Fellowship for 2 years and experimented with backyard sustainability projects for 5 years. They now work with appropriate technologies for poverty families seeking to help them become sustainable through primarily permaculture (permanent agriculture) or creation designs.
Martin & Lorna visited Africa for two months in 2013 to assist the sustainability efforts of Michelle Clark in Malawi and the ACTION Zambia team in Lusaka (Ciyanjano Ministry Property). The future looks exciting for training Africans in sustainable living skills in the context of the Gospel of Jesus. They returned to Africa, March & April of 2015 to continue encouraging sustainable solutions. They are planning a trip to Brazil sometime in 2017. If you want to be part of a sustainable ministries development there please contact Martin and Lorna.