October 11, 2021

I am taking this opportunity to send a note of greeting to hundreds of regular readers and followers of www.HeartofAShepherd.com.

This devotional ministry began several years ago as a ministry to my church family (Hillsdale Baptist Church, Tampa, FL), and as a fulfillment of my role as a shepherd to a wonderful group of believers whom I have loved for over 36 years.

The pastoral staff, deacons, and church honored my wife and me on Sunday, October 10, 2021, and I am sharing a brief video that you might get to know my wife and me, and our ministry on a personal level.

With my writing, and my wife’s editing, we are privileged to be a part of the lives of hundreds of people every day, representing 30 or more nations (last year’s readership was from 187 nations).

It is my joy to share an exciting development for this ministry, and that is in May 2020, the Internal Revenue Service designated Heart of A Shepherd, Inc as a charitable organization. As a result, Heart of A Shepherd Inc is a 501 (c) (3) organization, and exempt from federal income tax.

Heart of A Shepherd Inc now has officers, and is allowed to receive and acknowledge tax deductible gifts and designations. In the near future, I am planning to expand Heart of a Shepherd Inc. and look forward to this ministry having its own website. I plan to publish materials that will be adaptable for personal and group Bible studies.

While Heart of A Shepherd, Inc is my ministry to my Hillsdale Baptist Church family, it is my prayer that others might value this daily ministry in God’s Word, and consider a charitable tax deductible gift to defray expenses.

Of course, every gift and donation will be acknowledged, and accounted with the officers of Heart of A Shepherd, Inc.

In the future, this ministry will have the means of electronic giving, but for now, you can designate a gift by check or money order to:

Heart of A Shepherd Inc
4230 Harbor Lake Dr.
Lutz, FL 33558

With the heart of a shepherd,

Travis D. Smith

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