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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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— Dave & Margurita

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Update in figures since the start of the “lockdown” as at 21st July

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

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 108 country villages, reached over 4,100 needy Orphans who were evicted from their Orphanage Boarding Schools (3,500 orphans more than we started searching for) and given out 1,400 picture Bibles and 1,500 Survival Packs of food, basic medicines and hygiene products to hundreds of needy families. 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 House of Hope (our Homeless Kids Centre) have shown to all these needy children and destitute people. They seem to be “driven by the Spirit” while the time is right, and the door is open for the [...]

June 28th, 2020|

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

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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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