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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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— Dave & Margurita

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Odessa Orphans Rescue – Back to School

Our Motivation ~ Deuteronomy 24:19 “When you are harvesting in your field and you overlook a sheaf, do not go back to get it. Leave it for the poor, the orphan, and the widow, so that the LORD your God may bless you in all the work of your hands.” Deuteronomy 24:19 has an instruction from God that is followed by a blessing. You have been such a blessing to many hundreds of needy orphans, homeless children and destitute people in the Odessa province over the past 6 months. During this time of worldwide crisis, the temptation is to preserve ourselves at the neglect of others in need. But you have done the opposite. You gave sacrificially to help so many needy youngsters and poor families survive, be kept in health and come into a relationship with Jesus. Institutions in the Odessa province like the Child Protection Services, the Disadvantaged Baby Orphanage and the Children’s Cancer Hospital are astounded that people in other countries [...]

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

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Andrey at the Berdichev Orphanage

We are reaching and helping a huge number of orphans, but here is a personal story of interest of the special needs of particularly needy children. In the winter of 2004 in Berdichev, a small town in north west Ukraine [...]

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