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grandmother’s footsteps, both girls learned the language so
          they could communicate with their Japanese peers.

          Not just one, but two endowments at Lubbock
          Christian University are in their names.  The one in
          Pat’s parents’ memory provides scholarships for more
          than 20 students each year. The second supplies funds for
          the students and professors at the Bible College.
          The accolades and awards the Smiths have accumulated are
          too numerous to count, but they would tell you that the ones
          they really care about have yet to be bestowed. Their cheerful
          generosity is earning something far greater. The Sermon on
          the Mount refers to it: “Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon
          earth, where moth and rust doth corrupt, and where thieves break
          through and steal. But lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven,
          where neither moth nor rust doth corrupt, and where thieves do not
          break through nor steal. For where your treasure is, there will your
          heart be also” (Matt. 6:19-21).
          No matter where they go, Al and Pat Smith always give
          Texans a good name.

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