Southern Baptists honor the legacy of a martyred missionary.

By October 30, 2003

USA (MNN)–Martha Myers, one of three Southern Baptist missionaries murdered in Yemen in December 2002, has been honored by a new award established in her name by
the Southern Baptist Conference’s Woman’s Missionary Union (WMU).

The Dr. Martha Myers Distinction Award will be given annually to an alumnus of the ministry’s Girls in Action program for some who “exhibits a missions
lifestyle; has dramatically influenced the lives of others through missions, ministry and/or civic duty; and is a good role model for girls.”

WMU Executive Director Wanda Lee announced the creation of the award during the ministry’s annual meeting and missions celebration in Phoenix in June.

The first award will be presented at next June’s annual meeting.

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