David and Jill Martin met at Covenant College where they trained to be teachers and graduated in 1985. After two years at Wilmington Christian School in Delaware, they went to Cusco, Peru, to operate a one-room school for the children of the MTW missionaries there. Next they went to Eastern Michigan University for graduate school and then to Montgomery, Alabama, where David was an instructor in the Physical Sciences Department of Auburn University at Montgomery.
They became members of Eastwood Presbyterian Church. In 1998 the Martins were sent by Eastwood to begin teaching on the mission field once again, this time in Odessa, Ukraine, a city of over a million people on the Black Sea. Ukraine experienced a period of spiritual harvest after the fall of the Soviet Union. A denomination of about a dozen churches has been established in various cities. The current climate of political and economic unrest has again brought an openness to the gospel. David and Jill assist in the church planting work and operate the Odessa Anchor School where they strive to meet the unique educational needs of the children of missionaries. Please pray for them and their team as they further the gospel in Odessa.