Martha

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Martha Chavarria joined ACMTC about a year before I left. I remember her as a beautiful younger woman with a sweet and kind heart, or soul, or spirit, or what ever you want to call her essence. Steve (my ex), AKA Philip, married her 6 months after I was kicked out on the street. I was the lucky one.

I was told by one former member that early on in their marriage they had a baby girl, Hannah. In pictures she’s beautiful. According to same ex-member, Steve didn’t go to the hospital with Martha when she went into labor, because according to Lila, Martha was already idolizing her child.

Years later Martha became ill, and per another former member who was there at the time, Martha at least once went to see a doctor while out selling bread, but when Deborah Green found out about it she shamed her in front of everyone. She “wasn’t trusting God.” Not good enough. Not seeking God enough. Or she had hidden sin.

So she died and her body’s buried on the Green’s God forsaken land. I saw a picture of her grave with a sign over it that read, “Whom the Lord loveth he chasteneth.”  Screen Shot 2018-06-08 at 3.37.23 PM