The Tenacious Missionary

The Story of Melissa Salomón

Melissa Salomón remembers hearing gunshots in the rough Los Angeles area neighborhood where she spent her teenage years. Despite her fears, she wondered how she could help? After earning a degree from Loyola Law School, Melissa dove into border ministry, working tenaciously to fulfill her calling to serve others. She established One Thousand Generations, a ministry in Tijuana, Mexico, that shares the word of the Lord and offers support to community members. Her decades-long involvement in the Lutheran Women’s Missionary League (LWML) touched the lives of thousands of women, perhaps most notably through Heart to Heart Sisters, a program that prepares multicultural women to become leaders within the Lutheran church.