called to reach souls in American Samoa

For so hath the Lord commanded us, saying, I have set thee to be a light of the Gentiles, that thou shouldest be for salvation unto the ends of the earth.

Acts 13:47

We are the Smith family, called by God to be missionaries to the country of American Samoa. We feel so blessed that God has chosen to use us and our desire is to reach Samoan families with the Gospel of Jesus Christ. We pray that our story can encourage you and that you come alongside us on this journey.

Get to know us


Church Meetings

The month of March was full of meetings and we thank the Lord for that. We were in Florida, Tennessee, and Ohio. We were in 3 Missions Conferences and 7 total churches. We were also taken on by 4 additional supporting partners. During this time we got to be in our home churches missions conference. It was a surreal experience to see missions on the other side of things. Our youngest daughter, Charlotte, got saved in the kids class during that week! We praise the Lord for that. So far in April we have been in 5 churches and we have a full schedule ahead. We are excited to see what God will do!

April Prayer Letter

Hello Pastors, Churches & Friends


Prayer Requests

Support Level

  • Pray for the Samoan People
  • Health & safety as we travel
  • More meetings to be booked
  • Passport/Travel fund

We are so excited to be sharing with you what God is doing in our ministry. We are staying busy, and we are thankful for that. Traveling has been going well. 

  • Opportunities to share our burden with over 30 churches so far.
  • New meetings booked for 2024 & 2025
  • Full schedule for April
  • Our daughter, Charlotte got saved on March 15th


Support Level

I grew up in a Christian home in Dayton, Ohio. I am the 2nd of 4 children. My parents took me to church faithfully and helped me to develop a love for God. I thought that I was saved at the age of 5 but began to doubt as I grew older. In November 2006, at the age of 16, I made sure I was saved and placed my trust in Jesus. I surrendered to preach the gospel at a youth camp when I was 19. I got many opportunities to teach and preach at our church as I got older, but God began to show me that there was something else He had for me. Sarah and I knew each other for years because of going to the same church, but did not begin to date until 2009. In 2013 we were married and continued to serve together in various ministries at our church, Cornerstone Baptist Temple. In May 2022, after years of asking God to lead us to where He wanted us, Sarah and I walked to the altar and prayed, and we felt God calling us to missions. We began to search for where He desired for us to go. As we researched countries and prayed for God to show us where to go, we got the chance to speak with a former missionary to American Samoa and a current missionary. They both told us of the opportunity to serve in an already established church and the need for a missionary there. We began to pray and God has shown that American Samoa is our next home. 

"In November 2006, at the age of 16, I made sure I was saved and placed my trust in Jesus."

MY testimonY

God has blessed us with 5 beautiful children, due to privacy concerns, we have chosen not to share details about them on this page.

"In 2011, at a youth camp, I surrendered to the call of missions."

MY testimonY

I was blessed to grow up in a Christian family. I am number 4 out of 5 children. My parents were faithful at taking us to church and teaching us biblical truths. At the young age of 4 I made a profession of faith, but later I realized that I was unsure of my salvation and made assurance of salvation as a young adult at our youth camp. In 2011, at a youth camp, I surrendered to the call of missions. Zach and I were married in 2013. It wasn’t until years later, while serving in our local church, that God began to finalize that call. We are so excited to serve the Lord alongside our 5 children in American Samoa. 

Baptist International Outreach 
PO Box 587
Jefferson City, TN 37760

Mission Board

Cornerstone Baptist Temple
1707 Ohmer Avenue 
Dayton, OH 45410

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