Orphans in Eastern Europe

Although the seasons change many of the needs of caring for the orphan and rejected young children continue. 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. There is also a continuing need for medicines and medical equipment.

In Odesa Oblast and many parts of the Ukraine there are the additional costs and shortages and uncertainty through the continued occupation of the Crimea by Russia and also the conflict in nearby regions.

Please may we ask you to continue to pray for the Orphans of Eastern Europe, there are reports that there are 10’s of thousands in the Ukraine alone!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

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

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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, Norway, Yugoslavia, Singapore, Malaysia, Iceland…

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News from Eastern Europe

Brain Damaged Babies Orphanage in Odessa, Ukraine The great news is that we have been able to supply and install a Portable Respirator to help these disadvantaged little children with malformed lungs breathe normally when their lungs aren’t functioning [...]