We would like to wish you all a Happy New Year 2023 from all of us here at Smile International and while we wait in anticipation of what this year will bring, we know one of the best things to do, is to keep smiling! We trust that whatever lies ahead, God knows all about it and gives us the daily strength to conquer it all.

There is something very refreshing about the beginning of a new year and we are expectant for God to lead and guide us to new things for Smile International during 2023. New ideas, new needs, new areas for prayer and new smiles! We, here in the office, are delighting in the fact that we serve a faithful God who has gone before us and knows what lies in store for Smile throughout this year. We hold onto the verse, “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.” Philippians 4:13 It is Christ that gives us all the strength we need to face any situation and as we all know, we can do so much more together with Christ than we ever could alone. Smile International is God’s work and we give Him all the praise for what He allows us and leads us to do.

We are passionate about our FEED programmes - Feeding, Educating, Empowering and Developing - because we know they have a lasting effect. We know that we are privileged to serve God in this way and together with you, we can make a direct difference to the lives of many.

Please be encouraged to embark on this new year with us, full of new opportunities, new hope and new smiles through your faithful support and prayers. We need your support to enable us to keep doing what we’re doing. You can help by supporting our FEED programmes; Feeding, Educating, Empowering and Developing, helping a child or widow to smile through our Sponsorship programme and donating to the work to keep turning tears into smiles. There is so much to be achieved and so many people that need our help, but resources and finances need to be replenished in order to keep people smiling. Any donation or gift that you can give will be a great help and used wisely.

There is always hope to be found in helping others and we urge you this year to support the work of Smile International.

Give someone something to smile about, give them the opportunity to smile.