St. Martin of Tours - Valley City, Ohio


About Sozo

(sode'-zo); This Verb is Greek and it seems to be a concept, a calling or a mission only accomplished through Love. It means (literally or figuratively): To Save, i.e., Deliver or Protect, To keep Safe and Sound, To Rescue from Danger or Destruction, To Save from Suffering, To Restore to Health, To Deliver from Evil, To Cure, To Renew, Heal, Preserve, Do well, Be or Make whole.

SOZO is here at St. Martin’s to develop and build our High School faith community. Through evangelization and the power of the Holy Spirit we use faith based activities to guide our teens into a deeper relationship with Jesus, family, friends & community. Jesus wants us to experience SOZO through Him, with Him and for the Glory of God the Father. We strive to empower the youth to become aware of their unique gifts and identity. We encourage recognition of how they fit into the Kingdom of God here on earth as strong confident disciples building up the Body of Christ.

Upcoming Activities and Volunteer Opportunities

Buckeye High Schools FCA Buckeye Local Schools offer a Fellowship of Christian Athletes group at the high school on Thursday mornings before school. Terri Yohman, as well as several other adults, help to facilitate the group. This group is not exclusive to athletes, it can be anyone involved at the high school. Students begin arriving anytime after 6:30 a.m. and we do discussion, followed by prayer and an inspirational lesson. Great for the students to meet their Christian brothers and sisters as well as start their day off on a good note.