Centennial Moments

Researched & Written by David Goeke


Have you ever heard of the Rev. Henry Smith? I suppose most folks haven't. But, I assure you that some have. Rev. Henry Smith was a missionary among the Latin Americans in Brownsville, Texas. . .and he served for several years ministering to inmates in the Cameron County Jail in the 1950's. What did he do? Well, in his words, "We sing hymns in which prisoners participate, read several Scripture lessons, confess our faith, have a sermon, and pray the Lord's Prayer". He also made private contact with the inmates, counseling them and praying with them. Who was Rev. Henry Smith? He was another "faceless" man of God. . .whom virtually no one remembers. But, some do. Who remembers? Why, the people to whom he ministered, of course. . .and those to whom they ministered as well. Are you a "faceless" name who shares the love of Jesus? To God be the glory!! One day you, like Rev. Henry Smith will hear the words of Jesus say, "Well done, good and faithful servant."