Justice for Laura Novena

Thank you for praying the Justice For Laura Novena with us these past many years.

On September 1, 2016, as a result of exceptional work by the Friendswood Police Department and the Texas Rangers, we received an answer to our prayers when William Reece was indicted in Galveston County for the abduction and murder of Laura Smither and Jessica Cain. He has been moved to Oklahoma where he is awaiting trial , for the abduction and murder of Tiffany Johnston. When this case is concluded we hope that Reece will be returned to Galveston County to face his charges for Laura and Jessica.

As a result of this we are suspending the Novena. We are so grateful to you for praying with us, and ask that you continue to find forgiveness in your hearts for this broken individual who committed these crimes. Laura's Legacy is one of love, and in that love, there must be forgiveness.

God bless each and every one of you.
From our hearts to yours

David, Bob and Gay Smither
Remember Laura


Prayer of Thanksgiving

Merciful and Loving God,

We give you thanks for hearing our prayers over these past 20 years, and for granting us the assurance that the man who murdered our precious Laura will never again have the opportunity to harm another child. We surrender him to your justice – while we still lift him up into your mercy.

We know that in the unfathomable depths of your love, that justice and mercy are united in the Person of your Son, our Lord Jesus Christ. Even as we rejoice in temporal justice, we beg divine mercy on the soul of Laura's killer. Convert him and draw him into your eternal embrace.