2004 Robin Smith started The Awakening. It's all about waking up God's purpose using the performing arts. Over the years the Awakening has ministered in second chance schools, high school assemblies, women's conferences, churches, and universities.
2008 We wrote the Christmas show "Change" a musical comedy performed every year. The show is about a quarter that comes to life and brings CHANGE to the town of Stroudsville.
1992 The pastors daughter, Dawn Marie, at the age of 17 was tragically killed in an auto accident. This catapulted the vision to build a concert hall using the arts and reviving the work of Rev. Percy Crawford. The ministry held over 50 Christian Concerts including: Rachel Rachel, Geoff Moore and the Distance, David and the Giants, Steven Curtis Chapman and Steve Camp, and many more.
"Turning the Hearts" summer basketball league was founded and continues today as one of our largest outreaches to the community.
2002 Pastor Charles began pastoring for the NBA developmental league and continues to pastor many professional NBA athletes.From left to right: Commissioner Kimberly Smith, White Chocolate, Pastor Charles, the late Darryl Dawkins, Hannibal, and Robin Smith
2005 Pastor Marilyn wrote and published her first book, "Abraham's Promise," which reveals the love Jesus has for the gentile bride. It illustrates through the book of Ruth, the shadows and types that symbolize future events in the nation of Israel. She is currently revising her book and will look to publish a new edition soon!
2008 Pastors Charles and Marilyn Smith are named the official Stroud Area Regional Police Department
1983 Pastor Charles and Marilyn Smith move with their family to the Poconos to begin pastoring. They founded the ministry on the same property the late Rev. Percy Crawford held his ministry. Today, Labor of Love USA is a member of the Full Gospel Fellowship of Churches and ministers International.
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