Jan Martinez

Jan Martinez writes about poverty issues in the area.

Where’s the mission field?

I’d never witnessed a beating. To this day I shudder when I remember it. I had been reading in my car before a doctor’s appointment and happened to notice a young woman leaving the hospital.

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Helping Ida

I heard a knock at my door early one morning while I was reading my morning devotional. It was only 5 a.m., so I was pretty sure I’d heard the wind rattling or some sleepy child bumping around in bed upstairs.

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Prayer and night sounds

“Forgive me, Lord, I have never prayed for them.”

This confession occurred at 2 a.m. one night after some loud commotion outside my window jolted me awake.

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