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Dr. Sam Martin

“…He now showed them the full extent of his love… he got up from the meal, took off his outer clothing, and wrapped a towel around his waist.” John 13:1, 4

Some years ago whilst visiting a Mission in Haiti, at the end of a teaching session, a man got up and came over to where I was sitting, he had a basin of water and he washed my feet and prayed for me. In some ways I was taken aback. I felt very unworthy. This had never happened before but it was a deeply moving experience, one I have never forgotten.

Some years later as we prepared to distribute shoes to needy children in Guatemala. I was challenged by the words found in John 13: “He now showed them the full extent of his love … he got up from the meal, took off his outer clothing, and wrapped a towel around his waist … and began washing the disciple’s feet.” In particular, ‘He showed the full extent of His love.”




Dr. Sam Martin

At a time when life is becoming more and more difficult and families struggling to provide for their families, we thank God for the prayers and support of faithful donors. Inflation is now at 17.7% and the following are from today’s news reports (June 24th).

‘Demonstrators burned tires and threw stones during the march in Port-au-Prince, where the scent of burning rubber filled the air. Many stores and gas stations were closed and travel between some cities was impeded as protesters blocked roads with cars, stones and other large objects. Similar protests were held in the Haitian cities of Jacmel, Cap-Haitien, Saint-Marc and Gonaives.’ Jacmel is the City closet to our Campus. ‘

In the last few weeks we have been able to send extra funds for food distributi..

You can tell a lot about a person by what they share on their Facebook.


Dr. Sam Martin

“My thoughts are nothing like your thoughts,” says the LORD. “And my ways are far beyond anything you could imagine.” Isa. 55 v 8

Facebook? To be honest I am not 100% comfortable with social media. I am aware of the tremendous potential of FB and aware of the dangers. Let me begin by sharing some basic information about FB:

  1. Facebook is a social networking site that makes it easy for you to connect and share with family and friends online. Originally designed for college students, Facebook was created in 2004 by Mark Zuckerberg while he was enrolled at Harvard University. By 2006, anyone over the age of 13 with a valid email address could join Facebook. Today, Facebook is the world's largest social network.
  2. Nearly 57 percent of the population of the United States uses Facebook, and it is estimated that 1 in every 13 people in the world have a Faceb..

There are days when I wonder if my ministry is making any difference…


Dr. Sam Martin

‘My Word shall not return to Me void.’ Isaiah 55 v 11

It is a privilege for us as a Mission to host and facilitate Mission Teams for service and ministry in Guatemala and I always look forward to hearing from team members on their return. However, sometimes it is a real joy to read daily blogs from the Teams in Guatemala.

Recently, I was deeply moved by a daily report and knew I had to share it with you and I pray it will be a real blessing to you. It was written by The Ven. Dr. Darrell Critch, Rector, Church of the Good Samaritan in St. John’s Newfoundland.

Now that is quite a title, but Darrell is one of the godliest young pastors I have met. A man with a great passion for the truth of scripture, a great lo..



Dr. Sam Martin

But Peter continued knocking; and when they had opened the door, they saw him and were amazed. Acts 12:16

Isn’t that an interesting scripture? When they opened the door, they were amazed! Well I want to open the door of AOJ, I want you to have a look behind the scenes, because I want to share a very special ministry we have and which you might want to share in.

The Mission Office is blessed with incredible staff and volunteers. Folks who give themselves daily to further the work God has entrusted to us and it is an incredibly busy place. On a daily basis we attend to the needs of children and their families in the areas where we work. We seek to keep sponsors informed and answer all their questions and to be honest, some days the phone rings of the hook. We also attend..

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