In September: ”Belinichy orphanage”

Posted: September 30, 2020 by Dzmitry Nachyna in Belinichy

Greetings, dear brothers and sisters!

We thank you for praying and supporting our orphan’s ministry despite these difficult times! During this challenging season we see how difficult it is for orphans! The orphanage in Belynichi passed through covid-19. Many groups of children were sick. But we thank God for supernatural healing and restoration of the children! The orphans were quarantined and during that time they felt extremely lonely. What happened to you when you were in quarantine? – we asked kids. They answered that the sick children were treated, and the rest of the children were forced to be in isolation. The children shared that they often recalled our visits to their orphanage. We remembered songs and games that you learned with us, – they told us. They remembered how they felt during this period, and who was cheating in games. Someone made fun of others and began to shout: “The believers have arrived!” – and many children ran out of school to see us, but alas, there was no one and the one who shouted simply said that he was joking. The children even prayed that the counselors (that is, we) would come soon to their orphanage. At such moments, according to the children, it was important to feel that someone needed you. The children said: “We always know that you need us.”This year the director of the orphanage in Belynichi died. For many children it was a shock, and a tragedy because they loved Alexander Mikhailovich strongly. Many children called him dad. For our part we shared about God and believe that God worked in his heart. We are very glad that we can make trips to the boarding school again! Yes, we have to use personal protective equipment, but still we appreciate God’s answer. When we arrived, the children ran out with a cry of joy, and everyone wanted to hug us. “We are so glad to see you and we missed you so much, because you love us!” Love is manifested by action and it is so nice to hug the children again and see how they have grown up! Everyone has a whole bunch of stories, and everyone tried to attract our attention to share a story with us. We have prepared a program where we were able to share that God gives His peace and in this new academic year we will experience God’s love and care! Not only the children were happy to see us, but also their teachers, who also wanted to tell us not only about the children, but also about their families, and about their victories. After that start trips are made weekly, Thank God! Also we were able to visit the graduates of that orphanage, and I am so glad that God blessed us with a great time together. At the meeting we had 8 graduates who recently graduated from the orphanage in Belynichi. Everyone shared their experiences. “When I was released from the orphanage, says Karina, I cried every day and wanted to return back there.” Alesya echoes her: “There was more comfort for us at the orphanage, no one hurt or bullied us. It’s hard when you are an orphan and then you are at a school where all other children are from the families – they have a dad and a mom. Teens from families pay attention to you, and then some shows compassion, and some starts to scoff. When you came to the boarding school and share with us, we didn’t believe that it could be difficult after graduation from the orphanage. But the reality turned out to be even more difficult than you said. We do not know how to cook food, they have cooked for us all the years, and now we are on our own.” The graduates have come to a turning point and at that moment God sent us so that we could support them! We bought potatoes for the graduates so that they could cook their own food. We also introduced the graduates to the youth from the local church, so that them knew to whom they can turn to at the time a need. We prayed, talked about God and invited the graduates to the church. I am glad that in such moments of life the graduates are looking for God. Friends, let’s pray for the ministry so that we can continue to visit the children in the orphanages, as well as for the graduates of the orphanage, so that they will be open to God and go to church! Please pray for our team that God will keep us in His hand! Thank God for the opportunity to bring light and be salt for this earth!

 

In September: “Rudensk orphanage”

Posted: September 30, 2020 by Dzmitry Nachyna in Rudensk

Hello dear reader! I want to share the good news that despite the epidemiological situation in the world, God

opens the doors and sends us tools in order to go and serve orphanages. Many thanks to every person who prays for orphans, for our team, and for Belarus! Thank you all! Of course, we take care of the health of children and all employees of boarding schools, therefore we comply with all preventive measures to combat with the covid-19, and also, as Christians, we pray for

the children we serve! I want to tell you about our trips to Rudensk. The first two trips we came and spent time with the guys on the street. We communicated with them, played different games, and also each person from the team tried to focus on personal communication with the guys. We really wanted to pay attention to every child! The guys were very open, almost everyone talked about how they spent the summer, as well as how much they missed our team. For the next two weeks, we had Bible lessons with the children. The younger children were told about King David. That David was with God, and God gave David strength to overcome various difficulties. We talked about the importance of communication with God, you see that God is near and He helps every person who refers to Him with the faith. Also we discussed with the adolescents that now is the time to live. “Life is an invaluable gift that is given to us only once.” Beside that you don’t need to waste your life, because each of us has a purpose from God, and it is important to understand your personal purpose and try to fulfill it in your life.

 

 

In September: “Smilovichi orphanage”

Posted: September 30, 2020 by Dzmitry Nachyna in Smilovichi

Since September, the doors of the Smilovichi shelter have been opened again for our team after quarantine. For six months we could not visit the children, but we could help them and take care of everyone. During this time, we bought a greenhouse for the orphanage and all summer the children had fresh vegetables from their garden. We also also provided them with hand antiseptics and hygiene products. Now there is only one girl by the name Alina left in the orphanage, and all the other children were returned to their families by a court decision. Thank God! Their parents decided to quit their bad habits, find a job, and restore their relationship with their children.

Alina’s situation is more complicated, her own mother is in prison and will not be released soon. Over the past few years, Alina has been in two foster families and in each family she hadn’t good relationship with her foster parents, and a new pain and disappointment came. When we talked to her about God and His love, Alina said that she began to pray every day and seek communion with God. In fact, before meeting us she had never been to Church and never prayed. She says that none of the Bible lessons we taught were in vain and that her relationships with other people and especially God has been changed. Also she feels better about herself.

 

In February: “Smilovichi orphanage”

Posted: February 29, 2020 by Dzmitry Nachyna in Smilovichi

Greetings, brothers and sisters, thank God for the opportunity to serve God with you!  This month we had 5 trips to Smilovichi shelter.  I am glad that God opens the hearts of children to be open to words and to change their lives.  We had one meeting dedicated to the faith of Abraham, and then talked about Joseph.  We combined these two topics in order to show the children that despite the difficulties and trials in life, God has everything under control.  The history of children is the history of failure of upbringing and the choice of the wrong way for parents.  Children tend to put all the blame on themselves, but we want to help the children overcome the crisis in which they are.  Stories help children see their situation through the example of other people described in the Bib

le.  Joseph’s betrayals – this event stopped for a long time after him, many people have also experienced this.  We talked about our feelings, talked about who we are asking for help and how we transfer this event.  We realized that this place is the most painful in which the children are so in need of forgiveness and healing.  Sometimes we are not allowed to talk about it!  But only after talking abput it the child gets the opportunity for full awareness and, accordingly, healing.  We also talked about forgiveness and for many children it’s hard to forgive their relatives, as  misunderstanding of their relatives leads to a dead end.  Why it is hard to forgive?  Children think that if they do not forgive, it will be worse for parents or relatives!  But this is not so; we see how the children are tormented by these situations.  God gives wisdom to have such situations to show children what will happen or will not happen when we forgive.  Our team sees how much work should be done to restore the soul.  God wants the children be free, but they do not understand because of anger and resentment!  Concluding the story of Joseph, we said that it was God who played the main role in the forgiveness and reconciliation of Joseph and the brothers.  And we showed the children that having intimacy with God, we can overcome any difficulties. I am glad that God works in the Smilovichi shelter, we see that change is overtaking children.  The great thing that we see is  when a person forgives his offenders, God reassures the children.  And now the children are becoming calmer and their behavior is getting better as  their memory. Thank you for praying for us and supporting us!  Thank God.

 

In February: “Rudensk orphanage”

Posted: February 29, 2020 by Dzmitry Nachyna in Rudensk

This month, at Rudensk orphanage, we decided to talk about alcohol and drugs with older children.  While they are living in the orphanage, they do not face these temptations, no one offers them to drink alcohol or try drugs, but this summer they will leave school and go to college or get a job where no one will protect them from dangers and temptations!  Speaking on these topics, we did not want to intimidate the children, but to warn and talk about the consequences of alcohol in human life.  In order to make it easier for them to understand these topics, we compared alcohol to the traps which the enemy sets for the children of God to catch and destroy them.  After all, he knows how dear we are to our Heavenly Father and that eternity depends on the choice of a person here on earth. During those topics, children asked questions and shared their stories, because many of them were without parents precisely because they drank or used drugs.  The girl Alesia began to be indignant about what she heard and said that she would not forgive her mother, since she drank a lot and began to bum on the street, ceasing to take care of her.  The children began to express their pain, which they hid for so long and deeply, trying to forget everything and in prayer began to ask God to help them to forgive and receive healing from all the injuries inflicted on them since childhood.  Thank God!!! Together with topics for older children, we conducted Bible lessons for younger children and during 3 lessons told the story of Joseph’s life.  With the help of visual aids and in a playful way, the children were interested in listening and understanding the meaning of the defeats and victories of Joseph and his family.  After all, he was betrayed and abandoned, experienced a lot of pain, but thanks to the love of God, he could forgive everyone and achieve God’s heights in his life.  This story is relevant for each of the children, they also said that they did not want to take revenge, but to forgive !!!