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….


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

Philippians 4:13

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Missionary News

  • Loretta Smith Newsletter (Winter 2019) February 19, 2019 Loretta Smith Newsletter (Winter 2019) Greetings! I’m reporting to you from our base in Florida. Yes, we’re having nice weather, high 70’s—just had to add that little note! Ministry Update While I was in S. Africa, there were lots of changes in Teen Missions International. First, there’s a new board President that automatically becomes the missions director. Our new director is Richard Barber. Richard and his wife, Gina, served with Teen Missions years ago, left to develop a family business in construction, then about five years ago, they ...
  • Loretta Smith Newsletter (Fall 2018) November 29, 2018 Greetings to all my supporters, family, prayer warriors, brothers and sisters! Here we are in S. Africa! Yip, a new country for me…they drive on the wrong side of the road, the driver’s seat is on the right, the shift is on my left…oh, my old dogs can learn new tricks, just need patience and lots of prayer. My assignment is to finish the setup of the Old Testament Tabernacle that was built here in the last four years. The Tab, as ...
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