Lee and Peg Martin
Serving in: Kimball, West Virginia
Program name: transForm (long-term)
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Lee and Peg Martin are presently serving with Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) as SWAP location coordinators in Kimball, W.Va., a small town in McDowell County, the poorest county in one of the poorest states. SWAP stands for Sharing with Appalachian People: “Using the efforts of volunteers, SWAP addresses sub-standard housing in eastern Kentucky and West Virginia. Participants work with and for local clients ‘In the name of Christ,’ sharing the message of God’s love and building relationships that serve to enrich all involved.”
As SWAP location coordinators, Lee and Peg care for and facilitate volunteer groups who typically come for week-long service opportunities.
They have been appointed for a 39-month assignment as Associated Workers with VMMissions. Lee and Peg have many years of pastoral ministry experience, including cross cultural experiences among the Choctaw people in Mississippi and with local Appalachian culture. They have a faithful commitment to Jesus Christ that resonates with VMMissions, and are practitioners and advocates of being disciples who make disciples.