15 November 2007

Introducing the Team - Martial

Martial joined YWAM in 2000 and he already had a background in communication. Coming from French-speaking Benin, he lived and worked in Nigeria for four years where he got experience in photography and video production, as well as learning English. Later he volunteered as a translator with Mercy Ships when one of their hospital ships visited Benin, and he knew that his next step would be to enrol in missions full-time. He joined the crew after doing his Discipleship Training School (DTS) in Noepe,Togo.

On board with Mercy Ships Martial helped out in all sorts of ways, but his heart was for communications and he ended up taking various courses in journalism and graphic design. Then he joined YWAM in Buenos Aires, Argentina, and worked with their communication team for three years.
Though working on the other side of the Atlantic Ocean he
never forgot about his home and the continent of Africa. His vision is to build communication bridges among the nations of Africa and also between Africa and the rest of the world. Martial came back to the 'Mother Continent' in 2005. After doing the Leadership Training School (LTS) with YWAM in Muizenberg he joined the AfriCom team in January 2006. As a 'bridge builder' his passion is training and equipping young people around the continent in all kind of multimedia and mass media skills.

Martial is a real soccer fan (both on and off the sofa!) and he also likes to hike and watch movies. He recently got engaged to his beautiful Swiss-German girlfriend, Lea.

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