Joyce Smith

As a hearing daughter of deaf parents, Joyce Smith always knew that God loved her, that He loves others, and that He had a special role for her to play in His mission to reach them —particularly the deaf—with His great Good News.

Her mother told her that from the time she was a child.

In turn, she told her daughters. She told me, and she took me with her on mission as she served the deaf of the community and state where we lived.

Over time, her ministry expanded to include nationwide, and even international, missions efforts, and always she was bringing me along.

Today, I honor my mother Joyce as the single most influential person in the shaping of my missions heart and life.

Pam Smith, in honor of her mother, Joyce Smith