We’re Dennis and Lucy Smith.
Our Heavenly Father saved us, called us and has led us on a journey of following Him from the barrios of Mexico, to the White Mountain Apache Reservation and currently to the realm of standing up for human LIFE from conception to natural death.
Introduce the GRACE of Jesus by providing spiritual, educational and physical support to inspire and equip men and women to THRIVE
- during and after an unexpected pregnancy
- as young women making positive life choices on and off the White Mountain Apache Reservation
- as parent children with special needs
- in rehab centers in Sonora, Mexico
What we believe
We believe there is one God encompassing the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
We believe we are saved by grace through faith and not by works.
We believe in the inerrancy of scripture.
We believe that the only way to the Father is through His Son Jesus Christ.
We believe that salvation is for those who receive Jesus as their Lord and Savior and strive to obey God’s Word.
What We Do
Dennis and Lucy responded to God’s call in 2001 to serve in Mexico to encourage, under-gird and equip pastors, prison ministries and families in northern Sonora.
“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. Then you will call upon me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you. You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart.”
Then, beginning in 2012, they felt called to serve the Native Americans of the White Mountain Apache Tribe in Northern Arizona. They served as dorm parents in a Christian, Indian boarding school and at a faith-based crisis pregnancy center on the Reservation.
Being aware of the darkness and difficulties for young ladies who desire to stay pure and follow God, Dennis and Lucy facilitated bringing five young ladies to Tucson to attend a highly academic, Christian school. Two students graduated and have gone on to attend college and two students are still continuing their education at Desert Christian High School. Discipling these two amazing young ladies is a priority in Dennis and Lucy’s life.
Needing to move back to Tucson to care for Lucy’s Dad, Dennis and Lucy hosted one of the Apache students in their home and began to volunteer with a sidewalk advocacy ministry, Pro-Love Tucson. The grace-filled approach to women in an unexpected pregnancy captivated Lucy’s heart.
She found she was using many of the God-given gifts and the skills she had grown while on their mission fields: encouragement, disciple-making, teaching, evangelism, prayer, compassion and even administration as she and Dennis moved into the leadership of Pro-Love Tucson.
We currently spend most of our time leading the ministry Pro-Love Tucson, encouraging men and women to THRIVE during and after an unexpected pregnancy. We have added Embrace Grace support group for single and pregnant women to our ministries. Dennis encourages single fathers of pre-born babies through the website TheForgottenPartnerNetwork.com.
In addition to those activities, Dennis has had the opportunity to study scripture and current activities that are going on in our world today that relate to what prophecies have predicted will happen and are happening as we speak. Many of his blog posts will be directed to that area.
Structure and Spiritual Covering
Manos de Dios, Hands of God Ministries is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit corporation. The organization has an involved Board of Directors that oversees the workings of the ministry and reviews the financials. In addition to the godly guidance of the Board of Directors, Manos de Dios ministry is under the covering of its supporting church pastors. Manos de Dios is so grateful for the wisdom, direction and support received from godly mentors.