JENKS, Okla. — Indhira Martin thought she was getting a rocking chair for Christmas, but her husband surprised her with a new house instead.
"I was thinking go big or go home and this way I get to go for both," said Jeremy Martin, Indhira Martin's husband.
“I’m just in shock," said Mrs. Martin. "Like is this real is this happening?!"
The 5,000 square foot, five bedrooms, and five bathroom house is a dream come true for the Martin family who have been working hard to get to this point.
"Five years ago we had 12 dollars in our bank account, 12 bucks," said Mr. Martin. "We used all our money trying to get her here."
Indhira and Jeremy Martin met in Dominican Republic five years ago when he was volunteering at an orphanage.
"Pretty much Jesus Christ sent her straight to my life," said Mr. Martin. "I'm not a saint, anyone who knows me knows I'm not a saint but she, she is."
The Martin's used all of the money they had to get Mrs. Martin to America.
"Her paperwork got denied three times but we kept trying even though it was so expensive," said Mr. Martin "But now this year we are we celebrating her fifth year here in America, she has her green card, her permanent residency and now she's working on her citizenship status."
"We are just so thankful to Jesus, we thank God." said Mrs. Martin.
As they settle into their new home with their three girls, the Martins are working to help the youth in Green Country and around the world.
"Helping others is my passion," said Mr. Martin. "We have this non-profit, the Youth Compassion Project, we want to keep giving and helping."
To learn more about their service work click here.
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