Blog Posts

Faithful Few

By Matt and Cara Smithson | August 7, 2013

I don’t even know where to start. So many things going on in my mind and I feel like I need to share them. We have a team here this week doing a kids camp on the property and yesterday was the first day. I had expected a little over 200 just based on the…

How did I get here?

By Matt and Cara Smithson | May 22, 2012

Do you ever wish you were doing something different?  Do these thoughts sound familiar? “Why do I have to do this when I should be doing something else? When will God move me to a different position? I deserve to be doing __________(blank). Why does ‘so and so’ get to do it when I am…

The Winds of Change

By Matt and Cara Smithson | March 7, 2012

It is windy today.  I can stand on our porch and feel the wind, hear the wind, and see the effects of the wind moving things. It reminds me of how God is working in our lives right now.  We can see His movement, hear His voice, and feel His presence.  The winds of change…

Camped out.

By Matt and Cara Smithson | February 9, 2012

Some of you who have done the bible study “One in a Million” by Pricilla Shirer know exactly what I am talking about when I say God has us camped out at “Etham”.  Those of you that haven't, I will explain in a minute.So I started doing 14 days of love for Matt leading up…

I am a Slave.

By Matt and Cara Smithson | February 2, 2012

Who wants to be a slave?  No one.  But whether we want to be or not we are ALL slaves.  We are either slaves to sin or slaves of righteousness. Thank about it. Slaves do not get to choose their master…their master chooses them.  Just as Christ chose us, we did not choose Him. I…

He Speaks

By Matt and Cara Smithson | December 30, 2011

I woke this morning just needing to hear from the Lord. Do you ever feel there are times where you just don’t hear from Him? Maybe He isn’t speaking or we just are not listening. I have felt this way for while now, but have continually begged for Him to talk with me. Well this…

While I’m Waiting

By Matt and Cara Smithson | December 29, 2011

I am sure most of you have heard the song “While I’m Waiting” from the movie Fireproof. It is a great song that talks about worshipping and serving God while you are waiting. Well I have to admit as hard as I am trying to do that, it is very difficult. Christmas has come and…

Kaylea and Deans First Trip

By Matt and Cara Smithson | September 27, 2011

When Matt and I first started talking about taking the kids to visit there was some disagreement as to whether it was a good idea for them to go. One of us felt it would make the idea of moving easier and the other felt like it might do more harm than good. One of…

Where in the world are we going?

By Matt and Cara Smithson | August 28, 2011

First question we are asked when we tell people God has called us to be missionaries. One thing I have learned about God is He has a perfect timing for everything, including revealing to us where He wanted us to go. After many months and much prayer, Matt and I feel certain He is sending…

Pride

By Matt and Cara Smithson | June 5, 2011

I just wanted to take a minute and share what I feel God has showed me the past few days. He has actually been showing me for months but it has just all come together for me. I never really thought I had an issue with pride. I had in the past but lately I…