boxers for peace

Back from Damascus

Hi Fighter, Dave here – back from Syria and finally ready to debrief the experience. It was my eighth trip to Syria in the last six years, and it’s been remarkable to see how the country and the people have evolved over that time. Back in 2013, I’d look out from my hotel room in …

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About Father Dave Smith

Preacher, Pugilist, Activist, Father of four

Needing Prayer

Hi Fighter, It’s Father Dave, and I’d appreciate your prayers. For any who don’t know, my family is having a rough time at the moment. Ange and I are not currently living together. Two weeks ago, Ange and my son, Soren, moved to an adjoining suburb. My youngest daughter, Fran, stayed with me. It’s been …

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About Father Dave Smith

Preacher, Pugilist, Activist, Father of four

Peace in Palmyra

Hi Fighter, We are back from Syria. We’ve been back for a a couple of weeks now, in fact, and I apologise for not publishing much about our journey until now. In truth, I’m still trying to process it all. It was a magnificent trip. We saw some amazing things and met many amazing people. As …

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About Father Dave Smith

Preacher, Pugilist, Activist, Father of four

Getting ready for Syria

Hi Fighter, This is Father Dave with another far-too-infrequent update for you. I’m afraid the last three weekends have been a roller-coaster ride for me and I am somewhat exhausted: Week 1: we had our fundraiser dinner – raising more than $6,000 towards sending our boxing team to Syria. Week 2: we took another dozen …

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About Father Dave Smith

Preacher, Pugilist, Activist, Father of four