Looking Back | 2019

In 2019 God allowed us to see a marvelous work done through the young people of S.M.I.T.E.  Through their efforts, we were able to see over 213 backyard Bible clubs conducted with 4,264 boys and girls hearing the Gospel. While there were many blessings there was also sorrow.  The theme for 2020 is “The Future is as Bright as the Promises of God” – a quote penned by Adoniram Judson, the first Baptist missionary to Burma. During a ministry that spanned almost 4 decades, he translated the Bible into the Burmese language and stayed on the field through the Anglo-Burmese war during which time he was imprisoned and suffered harsh conditions at the hand of the Burmese people. During his imprisonment, his wife was left alone with a newborn child he had not even seen.  It was during this time that he penned the words that will serve as our theme for this year. During one of the darkest times of his ministry, he focused on Christ and the call Christ placed on his life. He would be released from prison after 20 months. Shortly after his release while on a survey trip to a nearby area, his wife passed away due to disease and sickness. He stayed faithful and served the Lord and the Burmese people until his death at 61. May his life and testimony challenge us to dedicate ourselves to win the lost for Christ. Join us this year ~ June 28-July 3 ~ for SMITE 2020!

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Our desire is to train young men and women so they in turn can reach boys and girls with the gospel. This week-long training institute doesn’t have traditional activities associated with “camp”; instead we provide tiered levels of training taught by instructors with a heart for ministry and a passion for seeing lost children come to a saving knowledge of Christ. During the afternoons, our students have the opportunity to put this training to practice through backyard Bible clubs in the neighborhoods surrounding the campus. Each evening, we hold services that are both a time of rejoicing in what God has done and a time for preparing our hearts through preaching. The preaching services are very direct and focused on helping young people put aside the distractions of materialism, music, movies, and dating. Instead we seek to direct their focus on having a heart and desire to listen to God, honor their parents, and serve the Lord with their lives.

God has given us a clear commission – to reach every creature with the Good News of the Lord Jesus Christ. Our special mission for those involved with S.M.I.T.E. is to evangelize every child. In the last ministry year, our students and workers were able to reach over 12,000 children with this precious message! Mark 16:15, “Go ye into all the world and preach the gospel to every creature.” We hope you decide to take part in this amazing week!


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While S.M.I.T.E. was designed to train junior high and high school age youth, everyone is welcome to take part in this exciting week. Entire families spend this week with us and take part in the classes and Bible clubs. There are classes for elementary age children as part of our junior S.M.I.T.E. as well as practical sessions for adults. We offer special rates for families and provide various accommodation options including RV hookups and private apartments.