Collection 535 Oral History Interview with Mona Joyce
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
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Full Name: Catherine M. M. "Mona" (Miller) Joyce
Birth: August 4, 1912, in Plains, Scotland
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
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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
- Bible and Medical Missionary Fellowship.
- Bible colleges.
- Children of missionaries.
- China -- History -- 1937-1945.
- China -- History -- Civil War, 1945-1949.
- China -- History.
- Christian life.
- Christianity and culture -- China.
- Christianity and culture.
- Communism -- China.
- Egypt General Mission.
- Evangelistic work -- Middle East.
- Fellowship of Faith for Muslims.
- Intercultural communication.
- Joyce, Mona M.
- Joyce, Raymond H.
- Language in missionary work.
- McDonald, Jessie, 1888-1980.
- Missionaries -- Appointment, call, and election.
- Missions -- China.
- Missions -- Middle East.
- Missions to Muslims -- Lebanon.
- Missions to Muslims.
- Muslims -- China.
- Orphans -- Lebanon.
- Overseas Missionary Fellowship.
- Pentecostalism -- China.
- Schoerner, Katharine Dodd.
- Schoerner, Otto Frederick.
- Soltau, Mabel E.
- Stam, Elisabeth Alden Scott, 1906-1934.
- Stam, John Cornelius, 1907-1934.
- The Evangelical Alliance Mission.
- Women -- Religious life.
- Women missionaries.
- Yunnan Province (China)
- Collection 535 Oral History Interview with Mona Joyce
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