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Martin and Silvia Garcia
I have being serving as the Director of Word of Life Australia since 2010.
My passion is to reach today's youth through evangelism, discipleship and leadership training. In Australia, we have the great privilege of sharing the gospel of Christ in public high schools. The Lord has allowed us to combine this opportunity with our KICKOFF evangelistic outreaches. Working with school scripture teachers and local youth pastors, we minister to thousands of young people every year. Also our goal is to help local churches develop ongoing, vibrant youth ministries.
My parents migrated to Australia when I was eight years old; I have had the privilege of living in Australia for the past 35 years. I received Christ as my personal Savior at the age of 13 when I understood that I was lost in my sins and in need of Jesus. Unfortunately, I had no discipleship in my life; during my teens, I drifted away and had many scars because of wrong choices that I had made. I rejoice that the grace of God reached me and I comprehended the great doctrine of forgiveness. From that moment, the Lord placed a great passion in my heart; I had a new vigor to serve and surrender my life totally to God.
I had the privilege of attending WOL Argentina to study for four years which were the best years of my life. In my third year of college, I met my beautiful wife Silvia.
We have been serving with WOL for the past 16 years.
Isaiah 41:10 Fear not, for I am with you; Be not dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you, Yes, I will help you, I will uphold you with My righteous right hand.