Averil Smith

Averil SmithAveril has been married for 15 tremendous years to Rik, who is a software engineer, and they have 2 children. Averil is treasurer of the Trust and has been in this role since September 2004.

Averil was brought up in a Perthshire village and is part of a large family of 9. She attended a brethren church with her christian parents and became a christian herself at the age of 16.

Her passion is to mentor women and to guide them to find God’s purpose for their lives. She has earnestly sought God’s purpose for her life, especially over the last 5 years and has felt very close to God during 2006, with the terminal illness of her middle sister Yvonne and her subsequent death in June 2006 at the age of 44. Averil attends St Mungos Church in Balerno with her family.

Jeremiah 29 v 11 – For I know the plans I have for you declares the Lord, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you a hope and a future.

Another scripture that has been very close to her this year is Romans 8 v 28 – And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.