My name is Annette Olivia
Keeble Martens. I was born in Middlesex to wonderful parents, Alma
and Fred and I have a sister, Eileen. At the age of 21 I went to
a Christian Rally at Earls Court in London and gave my life to Jesus.
He became the centre of my world and he opened the way for me to broadcast
my poetry on Trans World Radio for seven years, during which time I wrote
some 2000 poems.
I became a missionary and
went to France, then on to North Africa where I learned Tunisian Arabic
and started a small church of ex-pats. On returning, my husband and
I were supposed to take the pastorate in Tripoli but when America bombed
Libya we were effectively kept out so finally took two pastorates in the
North of England.
I was much involved with
the deliverance ministry and when I went to teach in India, I wrote a warfare
handbook for the local library and churches. On returning, I settled in
Rochdale and recently joined Newbold Baptist Church where I have had the
joy of directing a play of "His Last Days".
I write poetry on demand
for people and books covering all genres. I now live alone but have
three lovely children, Breeze, Rebekah and Luke, all married and four little
grandchildren, Petra, Tia, Nathan and Jason.
The Christian life is never
easy but is an exciting one and I look forward to getting my books printed
and making my poetry available again to all who desire it.