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Lamentations 3:22 & 23 "Because of the Lord’s great love we are not consumed, for his compassions never fail. They are new every morning; great is your faithfulness."                                                                                                                                                                            March  2016

Our 2016 Smiles Day was a huge success! .... Why? Because God had work for us to do, and we did it. He is faithful to us when we are faithful to Him.

We have been blessed and are able to support the work of Smiles in Romania with almost £5000.00 ($7,500) this month as a result of your Smiles Day Events across the country. Today we praise God!

Thank you for taking part and thank you for praying with us over the weekends. Our ‘day’ extended over 2 weekends which is even better and actually we have another one still coming up and we have the results of another one still to come in.

The photographs are brilliant; I hope you enjoy looking through them. I can see hard work and fun, thank you for your comments;

Well we did it. ! I feel totally humbled. The little chapel was packed with people, children, chatter, laughter, love and friendship.  We never stopped. The children decorated cakes and made pictures. 

The adults talked, laughed and donated an incredible sum, while enjoying drinks and cakes. It was great to have some new helpers and also new supporters.

The picture is my nephew Harvey 8 years. He was very eager to help and was on the door with his Uncle Derek!

God Bless Lynda. X

Well done Harvey, thank you for helping at our Smiles Day. We are delighted to have young people working with us in Smiles, and pray that you will be able to visit Romania as part of a Mission Trip someday soon!

We had a very successful morning, as everyone seemed to be enjoying themselves.  A number of people who were not able to come gave very generous donations ( in fact, everyone did ), and we had a good turnout. I can’t get over people’s generosity.
Liz x

Just back from the 'weigh in'. We're half way through so opened our Smiles box to give you an update. The group have lost combined - 7st 6lbs (104lbs) since Jan. 1st!! I'm attaching a picture of some of the group. Trust we'll have a good response from today. Every blessing, Mai

I had a lovely event at which people who hadn’t already heard, got to know a bit about the amazing work God does in Romania through Smiles. Charlotte

It was an amazing evening at our Quiz, well supported and with a tremendous atmosphere and enjoyed by all, even those who may have found some of the questions tough! God really honoured our prayers for this event and blessed the JFL disability centre and the Smiles Day with the money raised. God bless, Joan and John

We had great fun watching our movie and then the Smiles DVD afterwards. The photograph didn’t turn out too well as we were in the dark of course!
Love Mags and Amy


On 6th February I did a Radio Interview about Smiles with Marilyn Baker for Torch Trust. It was broadcast on Sunday February 21st and can be listened to for a month on:

Fundraising is essential to Smiles, as it is to all ministries. We, as Volunteers, are committed to make a difference in Romania so please prayerfully consider how we can continue our fundraising throughout the year. We don’t have to organise ‘big’ events all the time, some quiz sheets or selling Mother’s Day Cards at a School Fair can generate essential income. Everyone’s little efforts together can really make a big difference.

Some commented; ‘there were fewer at my event than I expected, or not many turned up’. ..... Be encouraged! There is no such thing as too few people, because we don’t know what God will do with that one person who did turn up. Don’t ever feel let down or disappointed.

I trust you read Kevin’s February letter .....here a

Elderly Care (JFL & ECO)

£  -9,776


Emergency Housing Unit

£  -2,190

$  -3,285

Gepiu Community Project

£  -3,333

$  -5,000

Homeless Project

£  -2,234

$  -3,351

Tileagd School & Nursery



Tileagd Gypsy Community

£  -5,962

$  -8,943

Tileagd Medical Facility

£  -2,586

$  -3,879

Trinity Camp Site BOGA

£  -1,663

$  -2,494

TOTAL Deficits      



A ‘Project Deficit’ can become ‘our opportunity’.....we can make a difference, if we keep fundraising. We are working together, so please write to me with details of your events, follow up with a short report and send me a photograph. By doing so, we will support and encourage each other.

Thank you for your commitment and hard work.


Barbara Morrison

Development Ambassador &
Volunteer Coordinator
The Smiles Foundation

E-mail: barbaramorrison@thesmilesfoundation.org
Telephone: 0788 087 5845

Previous Reports
February 2016 - We love because He first loved us

January 2016 - Sharing Smiles Day

December 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 Difference

August 2015 - GO andGrow!
July 2015 - Being prayerful

June 2015 - Be glad you are not a cow!
May 2015 - Sharing Something Special
March 2015 - Welcome back
rch 2015 - Welcome back
February 2015 - Introduction

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