Martiny, Tim & Sharie

Guatemala

We are Timothy and Sharie Martiny, missionaries in Guatemala with our six children, Julia-now is college- (19), Audrey (16), Vanessa (14) Jessica (12), Alex (10) and Alison (8). We both come from missionary families and were raised overseas, Timothy in Europe, and Sharie in South East Asia and Mexico.

The story of how we came to be a missionary family serving in Guatemala is unique, to say the least. In 2002 we came on a short-term trip, we had two daughters at the time, aged 3 years and 5 months. We had planned to stay for 3 months, but after spending some time here we felt called to full-time service so we decided to stay.

We had little money, spoke almost no Spanish and had no support, but we stuck it out and 15 years and four more kids later, we are still here.

For the first several years we worked with youth groups doing street evangelism, assisting with outreaches, doing food distribution and distributing humanitarian aid. In 2005 we started working with a small orphanage in zone-7 of Guatemala City, teaching English and Bible classes, and that was the beginning of our Skills for Life programs which have grown to several orphanages and schools and which provide computer, English, carpentry and cooking classes to hundreds of children.

As Christians, it is our faith in God which drives us to do dedicate our time and energy to teach train and equip these children to live a better life. As such teaching them to have faith in God, to find their morality from the Bible, and seek to live a holy life. To this end we teach Bible studies to our students and teach them to memorize scripture.

We work primarily in orphan care and prevention. The Biblical call in James 1:27 to care for the orphaned and vulnerable is our calling. Our ministry works with vulnerable children and their families in their communities through programs we run at two community centers in Colina Santa Fe and San Jose Pinula.

Kids come in from three hours three times a week for an hour of Bible classes, an hour of computer classes and an hour of tutoring. We run family strengthening programs and partner with Casa De Libertad, a local church.

To learn more about our work please visit our website: www.missionarytim.com

 

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Tim and Sharie Projects in Guatemala

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The Ultimate Good! Tim Martiny 4-2019

In a world full of increasingly different viewpoints on everything, trying to come to a consensus on what is right and wrong can at times seem like an exercise in futility.But one thing I have found, and you may have seen this yourself, is that while it...

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1 Corinthians 13…For Missionaries, Martiny 2-2019

In Guatemala, as in many Latin American countries, they celebrate Valentine’s Day. However, what is different here, is that besides being a romantic holiday, it’s also a day to celebrate friendship and love for those who are important to you. In Colombia,...

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How My Views Have Changed. Martiny 1-2019

How my views have changed. Christmas coming at the end of the year often causes me to reflect on all that has happened in the past twelve months. Generally, I end up with a list of accomplishments in ministry and take time to thank God for all that He has...

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Martiny 2018 Year End Report

Dear Friends,  We pray that you are well and that God is blessing you in this wonderful Christmas season. We are doing well, and have had a wonderful year in ministry. But we didn't do it alone. Our work was made possible because someone cared and...

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Your Identity Defines Your Destiny, Martiny 10-2018

Destiny. Not an easy word to deal with by any means. What is destiny? Do we have one? If so is it definitive and set in stone? Can it change? The dictionary definition is: “The events that will necessarily happen to a particular person or thing in the...

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My Favorite Part of the Week, Martiny 9-2018

My favorite part of the week. I love teaching the Bible! During the 16 years we have been in Guatemala serving as missionaries, I have had a variety of roles. As the mother of 6 children, for many years that took up the majority of my time while Tim was...

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Everyone Can Give, Martiny 8-2018

Acts 20:35 says “In all things I have shown you that by working hard in this way we must help the weak and remember the words of the Lord Jesus, how he himself said, ‘It is more blessed to give than to receive.’”It’s a verse we all know, yet the practical...

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Serving Children In Their Communities, Martiny 7-2018

Serving children in their communities.There is an old saying, “A fence at the top of the hill is better than a hospital at the bottom.” Looking at the work we are doing here in Guatemala, it seems more appropriate than ever.Our ministry serves impoverished...

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2018 Mid-Year Update, Martiny 6-2018

This has been a busy year for us so far! Our ministry has grown substantially, not just in the numbers of those we serve, but in depth and scope. Looking back on the 15 years we have been here, it’s amazing to see how so many things played into laying the...

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LOCATION

San Jose Pinula, Guatemala
Phone: (+502) 3054-5433
US Phone: 504-322-3334

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