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 >
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Dave and Margurita
Update in figures since the start of the “lockdown” as at 21st July
Needy children found -those evicted from Orpahanage Boarding Schools
Survival Packs of food & medicines
Destitute Families with needy children
Bibles handed out
Adults and children led to Jesus
Odessa Rescue Mission 2 – June, July & August 2020
Thank you so much for your kindness and generosity over the last three months.
Our local Rescue Teams in Odessa have visited 145 country villages in the Odessa Province and reached over 4,675 needy children who were evicted from their Orphanage Boarding Schools in the Covid-19 quarantine lockdown. This was more than 4,000 orphans than we started searching for. Our teams have given out 1,400 picture Bibles and 1,620 Survival Packs of food, basic medicine and hygiene products to the children and 1,510 destitute families with needy children.
I was stunned that they covered so much ground on horrendous roads in the present lockdown situation. The old vans have battled on horrendous roads with broken water pumps and burst passenger airbags. I have been amazed at the energy, creativity, patience and compassion that these rugged young men and homeless teenagers from the […]
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Report from Sasha Kohen our manager in Europe: For many long months the attention of the world was focused on the plague named COVID-19. Country by country, like a falling domino house, went into the lockdown, sealing the borders, cancelling travel, closing schools and dramatically slowing down economies. No one could have imagined such drastic and sudden changes. As of today, almost 5 months into the “New World” over 525,000 people have died because of [...]
We’ve been sending spare funds to for the construction work on the House of Hope. In between the Rescue Missions every day, Valera, our strong-man and builder, and the older boys, have progressed wonderfully on meagre funds to get as far as the roof construction and pouring concrete (pumped up from the concrete mixer truck on the road) to seal the top and get ready for the roof trusses and tiles. Then we need [...]
Thank you... ...... all for your wonderful gifts and prayers for the Orphans and Homeless Children in Odessa at this critical time. You are such a blessing to hundreds of needy children and derelict families in their need. God bless you immensely. In 28 years of supporting Orphans in Eastern Europe I’ve never seen the level of gratitude that the orphans and homeless kids of Ukraine are showing. With a gift like yours, these orphans are realising that God [...]