The Martinez Family
New Member Profile: Allan and Robin Martinez
Please share your salvation testimony:
Allan: I was saved in November of 1996. I had been witnessed to for quite some time, mostly through a friend from college. I admit that I did not hear and believe immediately. It took several years. Looking back, I can see the many people God sent to me to so that I might receive His gift. My father-in-law introduced me to Christian radio. I was eager to learn as much as I could. This really helped me in becoming discerning. Believe me, there is a lot of non-Biblical based theology out there. (Be careful what you listen to!) I very much wanted to be able to share with others what God had revealed to me.
Robin: I was saved in 1992. I attended a Lutheran church at the time, and was in the process of going through confirmation classes. During one particular class, God became very real to me. After asking my dad some questions on the drive home, I accepted Christ as my Savior. However, it wasn’t until I began faithfully attending a Bible-believing church that I began to learn more about my faith and began to grow spiritually.
We were baptized together in August of 2001.
Who invited you to attend NVBC? The Virasak family
What does our church mean to you? North Valley is very precious to us because it is a Bible-preaching, soul-winning church. Every time we walk into a service, we are motivated and convicted to become more like Christ. All the people we have encountered further demonstrate God’s love and holiness. It is a great encouragement to be part of such wonderful fellowship. One other aspect of the church that is so important to our family is how much our boys have learned in Sunday School and at the various programs designed for the children. It is such a blessing to have such a strong foundation for them based solely on the Word of God. As parents, two of the proudest moments of our lives, and certainly the most joyful, were the salvation of our oldest boy, Jonah, in October of 2009 and our middle boy, Jared, in January of 2010. A feel great deal of gratitude to Brother Thompson for the example he is to the lives of so many children. Actually, the same can be said for many who have cared for our boys in the nursery and various Sunday school and Wednesday night activities.
Anniversary: October 19th, 2002
Children: Jonah (5); Jared (4); and Jacob (2½ )
Favorite Bible Verse:
Allan: I Corinthians 10:13; James 1:2-4
Robin: I Peter 3:8-9
Hometown: Both of us are from San Jose, California.
Favorite Church Song:
Allan: I Know Whom I Have Believed & The Old Rugged Cross
Robin: Fairest Lord Jesus