Smith, Loretta

Serving the Lord with Teen Missions in Mongolia

 

 

Meet Loretta Smith

It all began in 1970 when I was introduced to Jesus as my Lord and Savior. Tulare First Baptist put me in the senior high Sunday school class to teach the Word….we learned together. I was active in BYF with the kids, then we moved to the high Sierras, Shaver Lake. There I worked with some youth ministries and in 1996 went to Bible college in Eugene, Oregon. I graduated in 1998 with a Bachelors in missions and youth and counseling minors. Within 24 hours of graduation I was on a TMI bus to the Lord’s Boot Camp and was on staff until 2008 when I volunteered with Youth For Christ and worked at an Officers’ Christian Fellowship camp in Colorado. After three years, I moved on with Cadence International working with an off base ministry in Yokosuka, Japan and two retreat homes stateside. I returned to staff with Teen Missions in 2012 where I work with the Tabernacle tours, missionary barrel (baling clothes) and I have 3-5 students helping me every afternoon with grounds upkeep. I stay very busy and love doing the Lord’s work however it comes, just be ready and willing….

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“I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.”

Philippians 4:13

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Missionary News

  • Smith, Loretta Newsletter ( Fall 2016) November 10, 2016 p1020313Smith’s Stats        Fall 2016 Greetings from Mongolia, where fall has started! The leaves are falling, jackets are needed, and I am finally reaching for that blanket at the end of my bed. Seems so weird for me, not sweating, no mosquitoes. Hey, I’m not complaining. That may come later when the cold hits. Not sure where I left off from my last letter, on a different computer so no record of the old letter. After many country changes as to where I ...
  • Smith, Loretta Newsletter (Spring 2016) May 23, 2016 P1020276Greetings... and hang on for another whirl around time with Miss Loretta.First, a note of thanks for all your prayers and support since I’m not getting younger or may I say we are not getting younger. It is so important to have a team of family that helps me through the days. My last letter said I was taking a team to Ecuador and that I would be staying there for two years, setting up a new base at Playas ...
  • Smith, Loretta Newsletter (Winter 2016) February 24, 2016 IMG_0315A Happy and Blessed 2016! Here’s to all my supporters, friends, and family. May He fill your New Year with all kinds of good things like, health, adequate finances, love and laughter…of course the greatest of these is LOVE! As God so loved the world that He gave us His only begotten Son…JESUS! As a team we saw lots of answered prayer. I asked you to pray for a sister’s daughter to be released from jail, and she is home ...
  • Smith, Loretta Newsletter (Fall 2015) November 18, 2015 2013_Mahajanga_42Greetings in the Name of our Lord Jesus,Well, here we are in Madagascar…yes we, because as you pray and send support WE become a team in missionary work. We are currently in Mahajunga, a medium size city compared to some of our rural cities today. Most people here are at poverty level. We see lots of mission outreaches and there's room for more. Islam is big here with many mosques, schools, and most shops owned by Muslims. Here I mostly ...
  • Smith, Loretta Newsletter (Spring 2015) June 2, 2015 P1000992Greetings to all my favorite people in the world: Prayer Warriors, Financial Supporters, Family and Friends.  You are all so special in His Sight and mine…Wow! Here we are again and I wonder if your days are going as fast as mine.  Where to start? There are pictures for you to follow as the letter progresses. I always like to start my day with devotions, then off to the base for the praise and prayer walk. That’s when I just ...
  • Smith, Loretta Newsletter (Winter 2015) February 19, 2015 P1010890Wonder where 2014 went?  Well, it just flew by, didn’t it?  Now it’s gone and here we are in the year 2015. It doesn’t seem possible. For many of us last year was full of activities, some trials, some fun things, some new things in our lives, but best of all we’re all mostly here. Yes, there have been some who have made the transition from their earthly homes to their heavenly homes and sometimes I feel jealous for their move, ...
  • Smith, Loretta Newsletter (Fall 2014) October 17, 2014 P1010812Greetings everyone! It’s been five months since you last heard from me and this has been a very interesting summer. Here are some photos of where I am (and will be until the end of October), where I stayed and some of the trials and tribulations of missions. The first picture is of my truck loaded to head for Indianapolis. Where did I sit to drive was the question. Leaving home for six months is like packing almost everything—clothes to work ...
  • Smith, Loretta Newsletter (Spring 2014) May 16, 2014 P1010724Greetings to all my Family, Friends, and Supporters: It’s time for a newsletter and here I am trying to put something together before the deadline tomorrow…why did I wait so long to write? Well, lots of things have been happening here on the home front. My mom, who has been living with me for the last six months, fell in the sun room. I realized she couldn’t be home alone and needed more attention than I could give her. So the ...
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