Steve and Laurie Martin founded Love For His People, Inc. in April 2010. It is a USA non-profit ministry to primarily bless the people of Israel, and helping Jews making aliyah (immigrating to Israel). We also encourage strong support of Israel with other believers.
Being raised as a Roman Catholic (Steve - with 12 years of Catholic education in Cedar Falls/Waterloo, IA) and Lutheran (Laurie - raised in Peru, Illinois), we now walk as strong believers in Jesus Christ (Yeshua HaMashiach).
After serving with three Christian ministries for over 24 years, from 1987-2010, we knew the Lord had given us the open door to begin this ministry. At the same time Steve also serves on staff at our local church, Antioch International Church in Fort Mill, SC. Laurie has used her "grandma experience" the past 18 years loving daycare kids at Calvary Church Child Care Center in Charlotte, NC.
Our ongoing ministry purposes are to provide social media spearheads of truth and encouragement, humanitarian aid, and forthright support for Israel especially - through practical, committed love (the Hebrew word for love is "ahava". )
Through regular writings of Now Think On This messages, Steve seeks to encourage readers in their daily walk. His first book was published in 2010. Since then, 18 more books were written and published. All are available on Amazon in paperback & Kindle versions.
Our annual Ahava Adventures trips to Israel are to embrace our friends even more by spending times of encouragement with them.
We honor our Jewish roots, as found in the complete Bible. Having this awareness, from where we have come, we understand our responsibility to bless the Jewish nation of Israel. As Christians believing in Yeshua, we have a large debt owed to them, our brethren the Jews, chosen by the Lord. For through them He has given us our solid foundation (the Bible), our Savior and knowledge of Himself, the living God of Israel.
We are most grateful, and pray blessings on ye heads!
Ahava & shalom to all!
President, Love For His People, Inc.
See our Full Website - Love For His People, Inc. www.loveforhispeople.com
Testimony: married for over 41 years (to each other!) and having Josh (Chelsie), Ben, Hannah (Jonathan) and Christen (Andrew). Plus we love and bless our seven grandchildren.