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Crushed Grapes Ministry

Update and Party Invite

Dear Loved Ones,

            I was born on May 11, 1933. Grew up (sort of) as a heathen, eloped with Betty in 1953, and met Jesus at her Lutheran Church while trying to make peace with my in-laws. Graduated from University and had a Damascus Road type experience with a call to ministry. In 1955 we went to Seminary and internship for six years, followed by about twenty years as a Lutheran Pastor.

            At age 40 there was a significant change in my heart, attitude, and life. It was a “key” year with a program called “Key ’73.” God confirmed the revelations He was giving me about one church per city, unity of the body, church government, and spiritual warfare. For the next forty years it seems like I was in His school – writing books, preaching all over the place, doing seminars on warfare and government, ordaining men and women, protesting abortion, spending 40 days in jail, doing chaplaincy work at drug and alcohol re-habs, growing in love for all God’s people, and growing in dislike and disgust for religious Christianity and the organized church especially in America.

            Now age 80 is on me like a freight train. I could easily dwindle away and die (been close several times) and spend my time painting and playing solitaire on the computer. Or, I can share the insights and directions God has given me for this seventh and final millennium and offer some help and encouragement as the kingdoms of this world become the Kingdom of our God and of His Christ. This wonderful/terrible time that is on us is very exciting/scary. The tumultuous transitions into God’s Kingdom are more intense than anything we have ever experienced. 



Time is approximately 2:00 to 5:00 PM

Anyone who wants to come is invited.

(Let us know)

            80th Birthday Party(s) for Frank will be on Saturday May 11, 2013 at California Fruit Wine’s national headquarters, 1040 La Mirada Ct. Vista, Ca. (This is in north San Diego County.) Party includes worship and preaching (the old guy insists on sharing.) This is a semi-pot luck party. Please call Betty to let her know  if you’re coming and what you might be bringing. It is not necessary to bring anything.

            Then again on Saturday May 18, 2013 at the Tebay’s, 543 Loyola, Placentia, Ca. 92870.  (This is in north Orange County.) If you’d like to come to this one or bring something, please call my daughter Debby at 714-875-3897. This will be a casual pasta party.


            “Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.” Phil. 4:6.  Lord, I ask that we might do awesome exploits with you in this last day.


Love in Christ,


Frank Smith
(760) 641-0251