As many of you know my wife angie went to India this past month. She spent 9 days in Kolkata in east india. A cyclone (tornado) went through the city and other parts of the region this past week. Over a 100 people have been killed and 10,000 have been displaced.
We sponsor a little boy named Mohit http://audreycaroline.blogspot.com/ who lives in Kolkata. The Compassion office in Kolkata has been shut down temporarily so we have no way of knowing if he is okay, along with all the other children from the projects Angie visited.
Please pray for Mohit’s safety and the people in general in that region. Their living conditions are bad enough as it is. This cyclone will only make things worse.
just wanted to say thanks for your comments (I only post the good ones) and for reading. I’ll try to update frequently.
Jeremiah 29:11 I know the plans I have for you says the Lord, the plans to prosper you and not to harm you. To give you a hope and a future…
This is my favorite verse.
The context of this passage is Israel being told they will live in Babylon for 70 years. They have turned their backs on God for centuries. God waited patiently for a long time, but now has brought about some of his final judgement on them. Some have already been deported, but soon the temple and Solomon’s palace (everything symbolically the Jews hold as a sign God will never leave them) will be destroyed. God has warned them over and over to return to Him
Jeremiah warns them of the pending judgement. God shows how He will uproot them from everything they know, but He never leaves it there. God’s greatest desire for us is to be one with Him and to worship Him. God’s ultimate goal is to bring His children back to Him. In Jeremiah 29 He shares about how He will one day bring them back from Babylon. He will forgive their sins, and they will worship Him again, because ultimately His love is so great for us He wants to be in communion with us.
If you remember to, take some time to be with Him today, especially in moments when you normally wouldn’t.
As we draw close to Him he will draw Himself to us. He will lead us in the way we should go!
Hey everyone, this is my first blog!! This is my first post!! WOW!! That was brilliant!!
Let me share a little about myself.
My name is Todd Smith. I have been married for almost 8 years to Angie Smith. She is the most beautiful, amazing, gifted, intelligent person I have ever been around, and I get to spend the rest of my life getting to know her. We have four beautiful daughters. Ellie and Abby are our twins (6), Kate is 3, and Audrey Caroline http://audreycaroline.blogspot.com just had her first birthday. She is with Jesus. I will share more about all my girls as time goes on.
I’m the son of missionaries Jim and Nancy Smith http://labanministries.org. I spent 8 years (5-13) in Congo (DRC) back when it was called Zaire. I’m originally from Detroit, MI but I’ve lived in Nashville for the past 17 years.
I’ve had the privilege of being in the Christian music group Selah http://selahonline.com for the past 12 years. Our 6th CD, You Deliver Me comes out August 25th! I sing with Allan Hall and Amy Perry. Two very amazing and wonderful people.
I love walks on the beach, candlelight dinners, and Yanni!! NOT REALLY!
Just kidding, I do love Yanni! Not really!
I will be posting from time to time. Some of it will be deep (or at least I’ll think it’s deep), and some will be serious. Hopefully, a lot of it will be hilarious!! Much of it will be everyday life, so you will see a lot of my kids, or life on the road.
Just so you know, I’m horrible at grammar and spelling, so there will be many mistakes in those two categories.
I look forward to getting to know you all better and thank you for letting me in. Being that I have not posted yet that would be all none of you.