prayer and praise
am writing this in Romania whilst enjoying the ‘best Christmas
ever’. It has been a very special time sharing the Christmas story
of God’s love; His greatest gift to us all, His purpose and plan for
We are blessed to have been a part of this outreach to so many
people, singing carols with a brass band travelling with us every
day, distributing shoe boxes, giving small treats that has brought
huge smiles. What a joy!
Thank you for your tremendous efforts
leading up to Christmas and for your response to the Christmas Corner
Appeal as well as other projects. We had some great Smiles Coffee
Evenings, Concerts, Christmas Craft Fairs, schools gathering gifts,
making cards and friends sending parcels as well as beautiful
Thank you for all your hard work during 2015
and I want to wish you all a very peaceful and blessed New Year.
As we begin a 2016, let’s not forget our need to focus on
‘Fundraising’. I sincerely hope you will be able to join in our
‘Sharing Smiles Day’ on Saturday 6th February 2016
or any day in and around this date to suit yourself. This is our day
to do something together which will make a difference at a ‘quieter
time of the year’. Together we can make a great contribution to the
funds and kick start the year working together. It can be as small or
as big a day as you like, a coffee morning is a great plan at your
home or in a church hall, community hall or school. Perhaps you could
invite friends for lunch or dinner; ask for a donation; or what about
a soup lunch and film afternoon. Or be more energetic and have a walk,
cycle, run or swim somewhere and ask friends to join in and donate.
You could invite friends and family to hear a Smiles Presentation with
some videos of your visit to Romania.
Whatever we do, the idea is that we do it together which will be
fun, as well as a good fundraiser for Smiles. Link together and work
as teams. Contact a Smiles Ambassador near you or feel free to contact
me. Maybe join in their activity or we can create something together.
Will you be a part of this Sharing Smiles
Day, Saturday 6th February 2016?
The challenge is to DO SOMETHING.
Please let me know your plans and I will post some of the events at
the end of January. As well as fundraising, we want to ‘share Smiles’
and raise awareness, promote and advertise, and make ourselves known
I encourage you to take up this challenge to
help Smiles. It will be a great way to start your New Year. I would
really like this to be a success, lots of fun in our events and most
of all our efforts making a significant difference to those we love
and help in Romania. I look forward to hearing from many of you in the
next few weeks with your plans.
Col 3:17 "And whatever you do, whether
in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving
thanks to God the Father through him."
Development Ambassador &
The Smiles Foundation
Telephone: 0788 087 5845
2015 - Something to share
November 2015 - Many hands and faithful hearts
October 2015 - With God all things are possible!
September 2015 - Real people make a Real
2015 - GO andGrow!
July 2015 - Being prayerful
June 2015 - Be glad you are not a cow!
2015 - Sharing Something Special
- Welcome backrch
2015 - Welcome back
February 2015 - Introduction
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