Martin started going to church in 1999. He was at that time finishing (high) school, and he decided to go with friends to buy a charm or icon from the local witch doctor that would help him succeed in school and do well on the exams However, on the way home, he was struck by a falling tree—in fact was trapped under the tree for a period of hours, as he was at this point alone. He struggled to free himself, and prayed, and eventually was able to free himself. He says he came back, and went to church praising God, but then God convicted him that it was time to truly repent, and turn from his old life and start a new life to Christ.
In 2013, Martin’s father became extremely ill, visited one or more doctors and came to the local Catholic hospital, all all whom provided various treatments. His father was aware of IDAT, and finally decided to come to the IDAT Clinic who both provided treatment AND prayed for him. That night he noted many changes in his condition, and morning was healed! Both Martin and his Dad now actively supported IDAT, and in 2014, Martin began working with both IDAT, and its CHE outreach.