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Welcome to our ministry 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, Norway, Yugoslavia, Singapore, Malaysia, Iceland…

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Thank you for visiting our website. God bless you!

— Dave & Margurita

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Update in figures since the start of the “lockdown” as at 30 August

Villages Visited
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

Start of the Poor Children’s New School Year in Odessa Ukraine

We trust you are well and enjoying God’s blessings and protection, at this time. We want to bring you up to date with special news about the Orphans and Destitute Children we support in Ukraine. With your wonderful help over the last few months we have been able to help the Orphans in Odessa survive a horrendous ordeal. Now starts the rebuilding process in these poor youngster’s lives. Just recently we were asked by the Child Protection Services in Odessa, to provide school requisites for 200 very poor children from destitute families, for when the schools reopen in September. The schools will soon be opening for lessons but not boarding accommodation. These are children and families we’ve not previously met or ministered to. The harvest into God’s Kingdom is getting bigger. As our teams hand the school backpacks and Bibles to the children, they share the Gospel with the family and lead them to Jesus on the spot. This is a huge new opportunity to [...]

September 15th, 2020|

One of the very young onesA young baby in Odesa who has recently undergone heart surgery.

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Recent News

Overview report on the work in Odessa Oblast

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 [...]

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