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Myra Smith

chiquimula, Guatemala


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Myra Smith was born and raised in Baltimore, MD. She was saved in 1977 at New Psalmist Baptist church, where she received her initial call to missions. She later became a member of Immanuel Church of Silver Spring, MD. She served as a member of the Missions Council and was ordained a Deacon.

Myra made her first short-term mission trip in 1986 to "Prince of Peace" Home for girls in Antiqua, Guatemala. Her next trip was to an Indian Reservation in Bimidgi, MN., where she helped home school the children of an Indian pastor. She returned another year to serve as a camp counselor at their children´s summer camp.

One of Myra´s most emotional trips was smuggling Bibles into Communist China in 1988. She then went to St. Kitts, Virgin Islands to encourage a fellow missionary.

In 1991 she went to Mexico to teach the children of a missionary recovering from thyroid cancer.

In 1992 and 1993, Myra volunteered with "The Door", a Baltimore inner-city after school program for at-risk kids, where she held a Bible study for teens. She also volunteered with the "Cribs" program at the YWCA, where children under the age of six were housed until they could be placed in foster care.

Myra returned to Guatemala in 1994 and 1995 to the "Songs of Joy" Home for Children. In November 1995, after 28 years at the Social Security Administration, she retired to serve full-time on the mission field.

In April 2004, after eight years serving as Director of Cyrus´ House at "Songs of Joy Home" for Children, Myra has ventured out into new territory. She is now the director of a new project that is still in process. The project is "Comedor de Paz". (eating place of peace), scheduled to be built in Pastores, Chiquimula, Central America. She will be providing needed nourishment to impoverished children and their families as well as the gospel of Jesus Christ that will be shared at every meal. She is also working with local Guatemalan ministries.

She is the mother of one grown daughter, Lilith, who lives in the United States and two "almost adopted" Guatemalan Children, Angel and Aimee.

Interests: In 1986 Myra Smith began the ministry "Watchmen On The Walls". The purpose of the ministry is, through the example of her life, to encourage people of color who have a call on their lives to stretch out and to believe God to serve Him in missions. She wan

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