Thank you so much for your kind words of encouragement and your vote of confidence in our mercy ministry. If you would to make a donation to help us help these needy people and the orphans, please visit our websitehttps://smethurstministries.org/2forms/donation.htm Every small amount is greatly appreciated and goes a long way to preserve the orphans, the poor and needy in a very cold winter and give them joy and comfort over the Christmas Season.
We trust you are well and enjoying God’s rich blessings at this time. Thank you so much for your faithful prayers and support for me during my recent ministry to the Military, Air Force, National Guard and Military Police in Latvia last week. I also checked on two of the remote orphanages which we have the privilege to support. This time I had an Australian friend with me named Craig Soll who ministered in the prisons and to the poor and homeless people. Also accompanying me were Dennis and Ann Outred from Sydney, who ministered to the Churches and conducted Marriage [...]
2013 July Australia Newsletter Anastasia’s Story Anastasia Semyonova is 15. She came to our centre in Riga, Latvia three years ago in desperate need of food and clothing, as well as to attend Children’s Church classes. She gave her life to Jesus but is very much an introvert. She lives with her grandmother, who does not have much interest in her. Anastasia is a very frail girl. She has fine bone fractures probably due to the lack of good nutrition or perhaps caused by a bone disease. Just recently she broke her leg and arrived on crutches to receive food. [...]
The Disadvantaged Children of Kalkuni Children’s Home in Daugavpils, Latvia news from the fields - Latvia It was such a joy to see these forgotten Kalkuni Handicapped Children enjoying their first trip ever from their country area to the capital city, Riga. Last week we took a number of the handicapped children from the Kalkuni Children’s Home in Daugavpils to Riga. It was their prayer and dream to be able to do that. They had never been to capital, or to the zoo and or to the big Lido Buffet Restaurant. And who knows that might be their [...]
This is the latest orphanage that we started supporting late last year - the Kalkuni Children’s Home in Daugavpils,Latvia, with 180 crippled and retarded children. The local government does not enough funds to help them and it seems that people’s attitude in general is that these children will never amount to much to contribute to the nation’s productivity anyways. They are so wrong. God loves these children and still has a plan for their lives. During the recent winter I went to check on their wellbeing. There was a flu epidemic in the area and the children were [...]
Dave writes about his trips and ministies in the beginning of 2013