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Martha “Twick” Morrison Legacy Endowment

 

"Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done on earth, as it is in heaven."
 

The late Martha "Twick" Morrison

Under the leadership of the late Martha "Twick" Morrison, The Foundation for United Methodist Communications more than doubled its charitable income. Though greatly missed, Morrison’s passion and commitment to doing the right thing for all people lives on through this endowment. 

The Morrison Endowment celebrates Twick Morrison's deep passion for faith-based communication and empowering the lives of the "least of these".

Mrs. Bob "Twick" Morrison died in February of 2008 after a long and valiant fight with cancer. She is remembered for 50 selfless years of service with The United Methodist Church at her home church in Vicksburg, Mississippi combined with her mission work around the world.

Mrs. Morrison, a Kentucky-born daughter of a minister, served in numerous capacities as an active member of the Crawford Street United Methodist Church in Vicksburg, a member of the Mississippi Annual Conference, a lay representative on the General Assembly of the National Council of Churches and Vice President of the Women's Division of the United Methodist Board of Global Ministries.  She also served ten years on the Board of Trustees of the Foundation for United Methodist Communications and as its president from 2004 to 2006.

As president of The Foundation of United Methodist Communications, Twick brought enthusiasm and generosity to the Foundation's work, and energized others to work harder for our mission to communicate effectively about poverty and to provide the means for those without a voice to have the tools, training and capacity to tell their stories.

Morrison inspired many with her actions and words including this reflection: “the most important line for me has become 'Thy will be done on earth.' As I have worshipped with Haitian youth on a rocky beach; heard bombs (U.S. made) dropping on farmers' crops in El Salvador; comforted Vietnamese young women unable to have babies because of Agent Orange sprayed on their villages; watched the vibrancy of Christians in worship in Cuba; celebrated 'Victory Day' in a church service in Moscow; seen the devastation of poverty in the slums of Bombay, the favelas in Rio, remote villages in Africa, and the back alleys in Vicksburg; I realize that the prayer emphasis of my faith journey needs to be 'Thy will be done on earth.' Here, now, 'on earth' and not some distant 'bye and bye' of heaven is God's important call to me as a Christian."

Her witness endures through her legacy and endowment gift that continues to touch the lives of millions across the globe.

Gifts of Remembrance to the Endowment may be mailed to the Foundation for United Methodist Communications, P.O. Box 320, Nashville, TN 37202, or donate now online. 

Want to leave legacy gift of your own or in the memory of a loved one? Make a donation here or contact The Foundation to learn more at foundation@umcom.org