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Taking the Good News

to the NATIONS ......

through Word and Deed

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Teaching and Equipping

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Reaching people, touching lives

..making HIM known

seeing hearts changed....

Welcome to our web site.

The seed of Smethurst Ministries was planted in 1972 when God called David Smethurst and his wife Margurita into ministry. This calling has taken them into churches, schools, youth groups, colleges, convents, military bases, prisons etc across the world including Africa, Australia, USA, Britain, Ireland, Latvia and other ex Soviet countries, Yugoslavia, Singapore, Malaysia, Iceland…

1988 saw the establishment of the Smethurst Ministries……. Read More >

Thank you for visiting our website and God bless you!

Dave and Margurita

Dave and Margurita

Recent News

The boy from an orphanage

March 3rd, 2016|

The winter of 2004 in Berdichevo, a small township near Zhytomyr, Ukraine, was no different to any other winter. It was cold. Cold and dark. An unknown woman carried a child in her womb, a child that she couldn't care less for. It was an unwanted, and very unexpected pregnancy. A pregnancy that she believed complicated her life more [...]

Latvia/Ukraine February 2016

February 19th, 2016|

The programme in Latvia was amazing. It was freezing with snow and icy cold winds each day. In Latvia I had wonderful seminars in the military high schools out in the country where the attention and respect was marvellous – [...]

Latvia ~ Orphans Winter Needs – Jan 2016

January 28th, 2016|

As we have said in our post for the Ukraine orphans really need urgent help for the Orphans of Latvia and Ukraine in their great need at this very cold time of the year in Ukraine and Latvia. The current [...]

Ukraine ~ Orphans Winter Needs – Jan 2016

January 28th, 2016|

We trust that you are well and enjoying God’s blessings at this time. We really need urgent help for the Orphans of Latvia and Ukraine in their great need at this very cold time of the year in Ukraine and Latvia. The current temperatures average around -20C (-4F) horrendous, and many orphanages have been penalised for exceeding their electricity usage. We desperately need to meet those heating bills otherwise the power may be cut off. Please help us if you are able. Read my seperate report for the orphanges in Latvia. […]

Feeding The Poor ~ Christmas at Gardene (1)

January 6th, 2016|

Gardene is a former USSR military-base remote country village in Latvia. The population of the area is less than 2000 people, majority of which lives below the poverty line. A small Evangelical Church with Pastor Marija in charge is reaching out to local community [...]

Christmas Message

December 27th, 2015|

We trust that you are enjoying God’s blessings in this wonderful Christmas season. Thank you so much for your wonderful support and your kind gifts through the year to help us care for the orphans in their times of need. [...]