About Debi

Personal Mission Statement

II Peter 1:3-8
“As we know Jesus better, his divine power gives us everything we need for living a godly life. He has called us to receive his own glory and goodness! And by that same mighty power, he has given us all of his rich and wonderful promises. He has promised that you will escape the decadence all around you caused by evil desires and that you will share in his divine nature. So make every effort to apply the benefits of these promises to your life. Then your faith will produce a life of moral excellence. A life of moral excellence leads to knowing God better. Knowing God leads to self-control. Self-control leads to patient endurance, and patient endurance leads to godliness. Godliness leads to love for other Christians, and finally you will grow to have genuine love for everyone. The more you grow like this, the more you will become productive and useful in your knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ.” (New Living Translation)

Moral excellence
Knowing God better
Patient endurance
Love for other Christians
Genuine love for everyone

These qualities will help me to become productive and useful for Jesus Christ.

Ministries that I have a burden/passion for:
Bible reading/Bible study (teaching how to study the Bible)
Encouraging missionary kids (MKs)
Reading/book clubs/library ministry

I (Debi) was born in the country of Bangladesh to American missionaries.  I lived there for 12 years, then lived in the United States for a few years in upstate New York and Pennsylvania.  When I was 16, my family moved to Nairobi, Kenya.  After graduating from high school in Nairobi, I returned to the US for college.  I majored in Bible at Baptist Bible College with a General Ministries emphasis, taking several classes in drama as well as Bible.In 1997, I moved to Michigan to the metro Detroit area.  October 10, 1997, I married Jono Martin.  Jono went back to school to obtain his Microsoft Certification in computer networking while I got involved in secretarial jobs.

I believe in Jesus as the only Way to Heaven.  I grew up in a Christian home and accepted Jesus as my Savior at a young age.  In college, my relationship with God became more personal.  Being a missionary kid has given me a unique perspective on things.  I see how God is working all over the world.  I love to read and usually have more than one book going at a time. I also like to scrapbook.  It gives me a chance to use my creativity. 

My main blog can be found at Sojourner: Between Worlds.


3 responses to “About Debi

  1. jen

    hey I thought you might want to look up the author
    John Bevere. HE writes awesome things

  2. I enjoyed looking around and thought you might enjoy some of the articles on my site.

    In Him,

  3. Dear Debi:

    I enjoyed reading your insightful article about being child free. I have been a subscriber to your blog for a while, but this is the 1st time that I read your article in its entirety. I was really moved when you said that you liked having your “alone time”. I am the same way. I am a lifelong single woman and a follower of Jesus Christ. I really never had any desire to have kids myself. Many people see me as weird or strange. I never had any desire to me a mother. I have nieces and nephews whom I love dearly, but being a parent has never been a goal in my life. I like coming home to a quiet and orderly house. I have very little tolerance for constant noise and disarray. Like you, I have my hobbies such as silk painting and drawing. I was even able to start a small business selling my hand painted silk scarves. If I had kids, I could never have done this. After reading your article and some of the comments below, I was shocked at what some of the other women have to go through, especially in church. No one has the right to judge someone else’s Christian walk on the basis of their marital status or decision not to have kids.From my understanding of the Bible, we are saved by grace through faith in Christ, not by whether we are married, single, with or without kids. God bless you and your husband and continue to stay strong. Don’t let anybody make you feel inferior just because you are not a mother.
    Take care,

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