I met Marti Solomon when she was the Acteens Consultant at National WMU. She had an infectious laugh. Later in our years at WMU, we were often roommates at events where we were both leading conferences. More than once, people knocked on our door because they could hear Marti’s laughter in the next room when they were trying to sleep!
Marti inspired Acteens to deeper commitment to missions. She loved going to Acteens camps to be with teen girls and encourage their spiritual growth. I often met missions leaders whose missions commitment began when they were Acteens and met Marti at camp. Marti’s influence led many young women to give their life to missions, either as missionaries or as missions leaders in their churches.
Marti cared about Acteens leaders. She not only trained leaders but she also became their friend. She was available to them and encouraged many through the ups and downs of Acteens leadership. She also helped leaders through their personal life issues. They knew she cared about them. I know Marti’s years at national WMU are still influencing lives through the leaders whose lives she touched.
Marti worked at national WMU for over 26 years as a Marketing Specialist and Acteens Consultant. Because Marti included the WMU Foundation in her will, Marti’s family established the Marti Solomon Endowment to honor her love for WMU and missions. Through the Marti Solomon Endowment, you can participate in supporting missions and the ministries of WMU. The Marti Solomon Endowment gives a yearly distribution to the Vision Fund, which supports some of the compassion ministries of WMU, including Christian Women’s Job Corps/Christian Men’s Job Corps, WorldCrafts, and Project HELP.
Marti loved Acteens and the ministries of WMU. She found her missions passion and continues to make an eternal impact through the Marti Solomon Endowment. If WMU ministries are your missions passion, too, consider giving to the Marti Solomon Endowment.
Written by Andrea Mullins, National WMU retiree now serving as a chaplain with Marketplace Chaplains.
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