Martha Huizenga recently made the decision to join the Grace Women’s Soccer Team for the fall season. Martha is from Chihuahua, Mexico and was adopted by the Huizenga family three years ago. “I grew up in a Christian orphanage. I’m so thankful to God that I did. I have no idea what I would be doing right now if I hadn’t,” said Martha. She is the oldest of four children. Martha’s family includes her mom, Christina, her dad, Chad, and her three younger brothers, Caleb, Joshua, and Micah. “I’m so thankful that God gave me this family. It has been the biggest blessing in my life,” Martha commented. Her family lives in Hart, Michigan where Martha graduated from high school.
Martha has been playing soccer since she was a little kid. Once she came to the United States she joined the Hart High School soccer team. As a senior she helped her team win their first ever conference title. She was named as an all-conference player and selected to the all-district team as well. The Muskegon Chronicle newspaper recognized Martha’s talent and honored her as a 2nd team all-area player. “Martha is an athletic player who will bring depth and hard work to the line-up,” said Coach Vissia. “We are looking forward to seeing how she will develop as a player and as an individual.”
Martha looks to focus on missions while attending Grace. “I can’t believe that God has given me the opportunity to study what I want to do and at the same time play my favorite hobby.” Future plans include becoming a police officer and being a missionary.