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Spring is on the way in Ukraine and Latvia

Please may we ask you to continue to pray for the Orphans of Eastern Europe.

Even though spring is on the horizon there are still the needs  for medicines, heating and warm clothes. In Odessa, Ukraine, there are the additional costs and shortages through uncertainty in the nation. This still exists even though “Martial Law” in the region was lifted in late December.

Although there is the hint of spring there is still the continuing need to ensure that there are sufficient fuel supplies to keep the heating on and the hot water supplies running .

Whether the children are in the homes (orphanages) or come in for day-care while their single mothers are at work we endeavor to make sure they have good food to nourish them.

Please stand with us in prayer and help if you are able. We’d greatly appreciate that.

Thank you for your wonderful partnership in the gospel and your compassion for these precious children.

Love and blessings,  Dave & Margurita

children of gardene

Some of the children of Gardene enjoying a warm meal and having some fun

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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

Dave and Margurita

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