I highly doubt it! Then what's the purpose? Since lighting this candle won't help bring Joshua home, is it just a waste of time?
Taking a moment to light a candle is not a waste of time, to family and friends who are searching for him. Lighting a candle for Joshua gives this family an extra boost of much needed support, to 'keep on keepin' on'.
Unlike most people who will come across this post, the family and friends of Joshua cannot just move on to the next story. Instead, they have been living the nightmare of searching for someone they care about and love, since November 4th, 2000.
Please take a moment to leave a few words of encouragement and light a candle at
The Joshua B. Smith Shrine
This 'Random act of kindness' on your part would likely be a comfort to those who have been searching for Joshua all these years. It reminds family and friends that there ARE people out here who will NOT let Joshua's name be forgotten.
Nov 2 2008 11:38 AM
I have no doubt in my heart and mind that you are still out there somewhere among the living and I pray that you somehow find this myspace page, just so you know that you are so loved and missed by your family and your friends.
Josh, just come on home. Contact your family. You are loved and missed, and don't you even worry about anyone being mad about you being away...we just want you home and to know you are safe, and we can't wait to hear the stories of your adventures.
Love, G., your family, and your friends.
Joshua Bryan Smith: Pray Him Home
Name: Joshua Bryan Smith
Classification: Endangered Missing Adult
Alias / Nickname: Josh
Date of Birth: 1977-11-04
Date Missing: 2000-11-04
From City/State: Ponte Vedra Beach, FL
Age at Time of Disappearance: 23
Height: 70 inches
Weight: 150 pounds
Hair Color: Black
Eye Color: Brown
Circumstances of Disappearance
Unknown. Joshua left work early that day and parked his vehicle on Ponte Vedra Blvd. in Ponte Vedra Beach, FL. His vehicle was later located and his shoes were found on the beach. Although there have been extensive searches conducted by law enforcement, his whereabouts remain unknown.
If you believe you have any information please contact
St. John's Sheriff's Office at (904) 810-6644
Link for NCMA Printable Poster