Lonnie and Martha Smith were approved as Baptist Bible Fellowship missionaries to Mexico in May 1974. Lonnie and Martha are both 1974 graduates of the missions course of Baptist Bible College, Springfield, Missouri. They served their internship at the Aurora Baptist Temple in Aurora, Missouri, where Lonnie was ordained in 1974. Lonnie, Jr. is the son of Lonnie and Margie Smith, veteran BBF missionaries to Mexico. Lonnie and Martha have two children.