Even though Phoenix is a long way from Kentucky, we had a good group there to celebrate with Laura Morris who was awarded the 2011 Dr. Martha Myers GA Alumna of Distinction Award at the national WMU Missions Celebration. Laura, a member of the Kentucky WMU Executive Board, is a GA leader at Bethlehem Baptist Church in Louisiville. She was featured in the “Why Learn?” segment of the 2010 state missions video.
It was that segment that led to Laura’s nomination for the award. The award recognizes a grown up GA who is continuing to influence others for Christ and serve as a positive role model for girls. Laura’s work with special needs children as well as teaching GAs in her own church are a great testimony to the impact of GAs in her life.
Laura and her husband, Barry, as well as their daughters Faith and Caleigh, are active in missions. Missions involvement has been a family passion, with Laura growing up with the missions influence of her parents, Dudley and Pat Reaves. Work with internationals has been a family theme for many years.