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Collection 535 Oral History Interview with Mona Joyce

Identifier: CN 535

Scope and Contents

Oral history interviews with Mona Miller Joyce (1912-2000) in which she describes her childhood and youth, conversion and spiritual development, call to missionary work, family, work in China with China Inland Mission, husband Raymond Joyce, the Communist period in China and CIM's expulsion from the country, co-workers Dr. Jessie McDonald and Mabel Soltau, Pentecostalism, relations among missionaries, her role as a woman missionary, outreach to Muslims, their work in the Persian Gulf with TEAM and Bible and Medical Missions Fellowship (BMMF), and the education of her children. The time period covered by the interviews is ca. 1912 to 1996.

Mona Joyce was interviewed by Paul Ericksen on August 15 and 16, 1996 at the Billy Graham Center Archives at Wheaton College.


  • Created: 1996

Conditions Governing Access

There are no restrictions on the use of this collection.

Biographical Information

Full Name: Catherine M. M. "Mona" (Miller) Joyce

Birth: August 4, 1912, in Plains, Scotland

Death: 2000


Parents: Robert and ? Miller

Siblings: Robert Mac Gregor Miller, a younger brother

Marital Status: Married Raymond Hewlett Joyce, January 1939

Children: Robert, Keith, Marjory

Conversion: Age 17


ca. 1930 - Glasgow and West of Scotland Commercial College

ca. 1930s - Attended Bible school in London


ca. 1934 - Applied to China Inland Mission

1936 - Accepted by CIM

1941 - Furlough in Canada and Britain

1946 - Returned to China

1951 - Left China as part of forced expulsion

1951-1955 - Joined the Evangelical Alliance Mission (TEAM) and on loan to Egypt General Mission

ca. 1962-1966 - Worked in the Middle East (two years in an orphanage in Lebanon)

Other Significant Information:

ca. 1920 - When Mona was eight her mother died. Four years later her father remarried.

ca. 1950 - Mona and Raymond established the North American office of the Fellowship of Faith for Muslims


4.00 Audio Tapes

195 Minutes

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Accruals and Additions

The materials in this collection were given to the Billy Graham Center Archives by Mona Joyce in August 1996.

Accession: 96-73, 96-74

June 3, 2002

Wayne D. Weber

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Repository Details

Part of the Evangelism & Missions Archives Repository

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