Introducing our New Mission Partner Cristina Smith
Cristina grew up a missionary kid in Spain, Equatorial Guinea, and Cameroon. She was appointed a Wycliffe missionary in November 2020—assigned to Wycliffe Spain where she will serve as an Instructor/Linguist/Literary Technician. Her main role will be to train people for work in Bible translation in Wycliffe Spain’s MA program and assist missionary teams in Scripture engagement projects and literacy. In addition, Cristina will be involved with communications and the promotion of Wycliffe Spain’s Applied Linguistics Masters program. Prior to her missionary appointment, Cristina used her Spanish language skills in local Hispanic ministries, created a Scripture APP for the Apalaí (Brazil), and volunteered as a training instructor for Wycliffe Spain—teaching annual modular courses, “Morphology & Syntax” and “Literacy & Scripture Use Software.” Cristina is a member of First Pres Chattanooga and a third generation missionary. Her parents, Scott and Margaret Smith, currently serve with Wycliffe/SIL in Spain and Equatorial Guinea; and her grandparents, Ed and Sally Koehn, are retired Wycliffe missionaries to Brazil who translated the Apalaí Bible.