Romeo and Glennis Smith were long time active members of The Brooklyn Tabernacle. They both served in various ministries, missions and the prayer band.
Romeo and Glennis Smith were long time active members of The Brooklyn Tabernacle. They both served in various ministries such as the CARE ministry, Missions and the prayer band. Their son Joseph also served as one of The Brooklyn Tabernacle Joy Singers.
Late 2003, Romeo and Glennis felt the Lord speaking to their hearts concerning Guyana. The Lord began to speak to them about building a home in which street children can live so that they can be raised in a loving and Godly environment. After much prayer and preparation, the Smiths left their successful jobs, business and home in New York to return permanently to Guyana with their son Joseph to begin this ministry.
The Smiths have become the parents that these children never had, teaching them about the Lord as well as basic hygiene, how to read, etiquette and personal responsibility. They also provide shoes, clothing, all of their meals, basic medical care, schooling and field trips throughout Guyana. The ministry home has been graciously furnished by donations from friends, families and churches.
In 2006, the ministry obtained 20 acres of land. In the ensuing years, the Smiths have built a well, dormitories, kitchen, chapel, dining hall and partially completed guest house. As they began raising the children sent to them by the Lord, the Smiths found that the level of schooling the children were receiving was extremely poor. Most were barely able to read or write despite years in the school system. The Smiths subsequently began a school that is in the process of receiving accreditation from the government. A school building has also been donated to them by an organization called Global Funding.
The Smiths have between 10-20 children in their care at a given time. The Child Protection Agency and private citizens are continually trying to give them more children coming from difficult home situations. Though the Smith's heart is to take as many in as possible, they are operating at maximum capacity. Please keep this ministry in your prayers. There are ministries out there that are miles wide and a few feet deep ministering to thousands of people. However, this is a ministry that is a few feet wide, but miles deep where they are ministering day and night to children that society has thrown away.