prayer and praise
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
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
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
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
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
Elderly Care (JFL & ECO)
Emergency Housing Unit
Gepiu Community Project
Tileagd School & Nursery
Tileagd Gypsy Community
Tileagd Medical Facility
Trinity Camp Site BOGA
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.
Development Ambassador &
The Smiles Foundation
Telephone: 0788 087 5845
2016 - We love because He first loved us
2016 - Sharing Smiles Day
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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