Cynthia Martin

Southern Nevada Baptist Association, Nevada
Evangelism Catalyst
Las Vegas Nevada
Southern Nevada Baptist Association
June 7

About My Family

At the age of 6, God began to call me to serve Him in cross-cultural ministry. Many years later I found myself as a kingdom worker alongside my husband, Tom, our two sons, and a daughter adopted in Bolivia. We planted churches in several countries in South America before returning to the United States in 2006 after 17 years of service. Our sons are grown and married and our daughter is a young adult still living at home with us. We have seven grandchildren who live in other states far away from Nevada. I learn something new about myself and about God every day as I continue cross-cultural ministry in the U.S. by connecting with people from many nations and people groups.

About My Ministry

In 2008, God connected me with a young Burmese refugee family who was being resettled in Las Vegas. As I began to help them assimilate into U.S. culture other refugees asked me for help. I discovered that the resettlement agencies responsible for the refugees had far too few resources to meet their needs. Although the government was bringing the refugees to the U.S. to start a new life, God reminded me of Leviticus 19:33-34: His plan for the stranger in our land included His body of believers. I reached out to local churches for volunteers and Safely Home Refugee Ministry was born.
Now, eight years later, local churches in Las Vegas have helped hundreds of refugees rebuild their lives in a safe place called home. We demonstrate God's love and Jesus' power in tangible ways. Some incredible friendships have been born as volunteers walk alongside refugee families, helping them become self-sufficient. Some things we do are assist them with medical appointments, help their children with school work, help them understand their mail, guide them in seeking employment and teaching them English as a Second Language. We are with them in delivery rooms, funeral homes and everything in between as we walk life with them. Often we pray with them. Inevitably we are asked, "Why do I matter to you? No one has ever treated me so kindly." We take that opportunity to tell them what Jesus has done in our own lives. 

Support Cynthia Martin

This contribution is made with the understanding that The North American Mission Board of the Southern Baptist Convention, Inc. has complete discretion and control over the use of the donated funds.


That I will be faithful in my daily walk with God and that He will give me wisdom, direction, discernment and endurance as I direct this ministry. That God will call out five to seven persons who are willing to invest time and leadership in the ministry of Safely Home. Needed are persons who can network, organize, plan events and administrate. For open doors to new families who arrive.


Volunteer to prayerwalk the areas where our refugees live. Consider an extended time of volunteering, such as three to six months or a year. Send me an email to receive the most recent prayer requests for Safely Home.
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Fund ID: 009179-Martin,Cynthi