Editor’s note: We asked Wayne Smith collaborator Rod Huron to give us an update on Wayne’s activities these days.
During May, Wayne’s schedule included a banquet sponsored by the International Conference on Missions (formerly National Missionary Convention) and speaking at a banquet to raise money for Sayre Christian Village in Lexington, Kentucky: “They started in 1972 to build a home for the elderly, and now they have 25 acres and 250 apartments, plus a medical unit. It hasn’t been easy, but look at where they’re going—a $12 million expansion.”
He also spoke at a banquet sponsored by Women for Life, a group that has honored Wayne for his well-known pro-life stance. “They started with four women from Southland, and I’ve encouraged them every way I could. Since 1985 we saved 2,203 babies.” Through sales of his book Treasures from My Basement, Wayne has given $8,500 to Women for Life.
On Mondays and Fridays, Wayne goes to water aerobics, and on Wednesdays, to Zumba!
Wayne attends the service at Southland Christian Church on Saturday evening; on Sundays he goes to different churches.
“In April I went to Momentum Christian, and a few weeks ago spoke to a senior citizens group at the Baptist church on South Broadway. People keep calling me asking for financial help, and with their problems. I also assist in funerals.”
Afternoons are spent with Marge. A woman comes into the Smith home from 7:00 in the evening until the next morning; another woman comes from 7:00 until 1:00, and Wayne is on duty during the afternoon.
According to Wayne, “We’re doing fine.”