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Lunch and Speaker: Abu Martin
5th March 2015 @ 12:30 pm - 2:15 pm
Egyptian born Abu Martin is a Christian minister and humanitarian aid worker, born in Egypt to a pastor and his wife in Southern Egypt. At only 6 years old, he witnessed his Father’s murder at the hands of Islamic extremists.
He vowed to kill those who murdered his father but an encounter with Christ at 11 changed his life, helping him let go of the hate, restoring his heart and allowing him to forgive those who took his father from him.
Abu Martin trained as a Veterinary Surgeon at university in Egypt and worked 7 years as a Vet, but God’s call on his life took him to New Zealand where he went to Bible School for theological studies. Abu Martin returned to Egypt in 1988 and now works full time in ministry reaching out to those in poverty or fleeing the ravages of war.
In 2003 he was asked to be a speaker at the “Non Violence Conference” in Korea representing the Middle East. He shared a platform with the South African ambassador and representative of Nelson Mandela and shared his amazing story of forgiveness and how Christ changed his heart. He stunned the world’s delegates in attendance and was awarded best speaker winning the peace prize. Abu Martin was renamed the “Man of Peace” from Egypt.
Abu Martin is married to Suzanne and has 3 children. He is coming to the UK in March 2015 raising awareness of the plight of refugees. His organisation is trying to provide food and clothing to the 700,000 Syrians predominantly Muslims pouring into Egypt to escape the war.