Friday, May 6, 2016
Tuesday, April 30, 2019
As young adults, Steve and Sheryl Martin developed a sense of call to
serve God internationally. Through convictions partially developed
during the Gulf War of 1991, they became convinced of the importance of a
peaceable witness in that part of the world.
Sheryl and Steve
served in Afghanistan with Mennonite Mission Network and one of its
predecessor agencies over a period of 16 years, from September 1991
through June 2007. They were based in Kabul except for two stays in
Mazar-e-Sharif for security reasons (1992 and 1996-1997) and two home
leaves in the United States (1995 and 2001).
Steve worked in the
finance department for an international nongovernmental organization,
becoming finance director in 1997. Sheryl served primarily in nursing,
much of the time in maternal-child health. She also worked occasionally
with community health and eye care.
The Martins’ three
children—Sara (1995), Micah (1998) and Elizabeth (2001)—joined them in
their vision in service to the Afghan people. As part of a larger
international team, they had many interactions with different cultures
and attended a small English-language international school.
and Sheryl Martin currently live in Lancaster County, Pa. Steve is
finance director for Eastern Mennonite Missions. Sheryl works part-time
as an RN consultant for Friendship Community. Their children attend
Ephrata area public schools.
For God so loved Afghanistan
Journal selections from 16 years of family living in the war-torn land of Afghanistan.
By Steve and Sheryl Martin
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