In April: “Smilovichy orphanage”

Posted: April 30, 2021 by Dzmitry Nachyna in Smilovichi

Greetings, Dear friends! Thank God for the opportunity to visit the Smilovichi orphanage in the middle of the week. The cvY8EJ8oCXsplace now has five children from the same family. They’ve been in there for more than two months. These children once did not know about God, they did not read the Bible and when we meet everything is new for them. First time 4pVeh7NOjiQthey’ve met the believers in their life was here, in the orphanage! They have a lot of questions: Why did God allow such a thing in our lives? Matthew asks me. Their mother left them, drinks heavily, and left home. Dad couldn’t cope with the upbringing, and the conditions in the house were threatening for their living. Lisa says: Dima, how can I forgive my mother if she left us and I hate her? We talked a lot about forgiveness, EGNhxucFF5obut it’s so hard for her to forgive her parents at the age of 12. Recently two more children were brought in: Arseny and Artem. These two little brothers were already taken to the family, but again returned to the orphanage. It is difficult for them and it is not clear why they were returned there! We were so happy when they were taken into a family, but now they are back. God only knows the real reasons for the return. Diana was also brought herr. Diana is now 16 years old and she has already been to this orphanage 4 times,6vNNZWhmCV4we have known her since childhood. Now there is a process of deprivation of parental rights of the father, and her mother was already deprived of them. Diana did not have to get used to us for a long time, because she already knows that we are believers and she told us about her pain and experience.

-CZgBT2T6GAThis month, we told stories from the Bible, and then the children answered questions, all lessons are held in a playful way and with visuals and easily understood manuals. This month we discussed the parable “Of the Great Banquet” and said that God invites everyone to his house, but few come to share the joy with God. Many are called, but only a few respond to be reconciled with God. We also discussed another Biblical story about the “Seed”, we said that everything impossible is possible to God. There were examples about mustard seed and if we have even a little bit of faith, then the circumstances will change.

-nqvL6Z37A8And we also talked about Easter. All the previous topics were a bridge to help approach the importance MCTHVdVzY0Yand significance of the holiday. God calls us all, we need faith because through faith God moves, and we receive the gift of eternal life. When we explained the meaning of Easter, we saw that children have a wrong understanding of this holiday. The children listed that Easter is eggs, bread rolls and a day off. We shared that Easter is the resurrection of Jesus Christ! We discussed where they first started celebrating Easter and under what circumstances. It was said that the Jews were in slavery and you and I were in slavery too; they needed a savior and we need a Savior! The Jews had salvation in the blood of the lamb, and our salvation in the blood of Christ. I am so glad that the guys understood this important truth.Also this month we were able to celebrate Easter. Diana, an entertainer, came to impersonate “joy” as her character. She said that many people pay more attention to the crucifixion of Jesus and this is important, but Christ has risen from the dead! And this is the most important event in the history of the whole world. Joy is given to us through the son of God, Who has given us hope and faith that we will be with a loving God and Father always. Everyone received a gift at the end of the event, and God made the greatest gift for us by sending his son to die for us! Thank you friends for your prayers and for your help with the gifts!

In April: “Rudensk orphanage”

Posted: April 30, 2021 by Dzmitry Nachyna in Rudensk

Hello dear brothers and sisters!

JE4a5iJwgFsr6O7C0GVBioI want to share with you how this month passed. At the beginning of the month we held a “bachelor party” and a “bachelorette party” with the guys. At the “bachelor party” we touched upon the topic: “Jesus the way.” Many people choose to follow the simple path that leads to destruction. But there is also Jesus, who is the true path, and if you follow this path, then a person will have eternal life. We also compared our life to a “house”, and so to speak, we took it apart piece by piece.

Jd7S9LvVC34tVaYPPSS9QYFor example, our eyes are the windows (What we look at is important), and our heart is the door (What we let in is important). It is also very important that our foundation is built on Jesus, because He is our foundation! We talked to the girls on the topic “True beauty”. There are several concepts of beauty: there is external beauty (how you look); inner beauty, which is important (our relationships with people around us, our habits); God is not partial to people, and He helps everyone to be truly beautiful inside and out. B1x5ubharKMr3alUdPpvzQWe also held an Easter show this month. Most of the team were allowed to come exactly on Easter week. We also came with a youth Christian theater team. Together with the guys, we remembered where and when Easter was first celebrated, and what it means for us. And most importantly, what it meant for God the Father, and what price God had to pay in order to reconcile us with Him.  The whole school gathered. There were teachers, children and the school administrators. The deputy director said that she could not come off from the show, and that she really liked it. Observing the children, we could get some sort of gkaU3yqT6Ngfeedback, because during the month we have been talking about jJ2AhQbupzIthe upcoming Easter. And during the performance, the children were competing with each other to shout out the correct answers. How nice to see that the guys understand that Easter doesn’t mean Eggs, nor rabbits, nor rolls. Easter is the crucifixion of Jesus Christ, and the subsequent resurrection.  All this was important to say, because even in our time people associate Easter incorrectly. When the performance was over, Dima went out, and together with the whole audience, repeated the solemn greeting: “Christ is Risen! He is Risen Indeed!”.  We brought along with us gifts for the children. The guys were happy that God answered them, and that these gifts were everything they needed. All this aroused joy and sincere gratitude. ‘Thank you for reminding us of the true meaning of Easter’ – said the Teachers! We thank everyone who prayed for us, and who helped collect these gifts for children! Let’s pray that the seed sown will bear fruit!

In March: “Belinichy orphanage”

Posted: March 31, 2021 by Dzmitry Nachyna in Belinichy

The trips to the Belynichi orphanage continued this month as well and this trips give a great joy to our team and to the xkO6NRtC9EYchildren we visit!  Of course we keep the distance and mask mode, but this does not prevent us and the children from maintaining a spring mood and hjE9SWov19Ienjoying every minute spent together!  Thank God for the opportunity to be in this place and tell the good news! This month we have been talking about time.  During every meeting, we talked with the children about forgiveness and peace in relationship with God.  Of course, the most difficult thing for orphans is to forgive their parents.  Despite the age of the child and the time spent in the orphanage, the pain of memories, resentments and disappointments are still fresh.  Tto-5ZRUcwIEach of us understands that only God can completely heal and restore these children.  That is why we try to speak on such topics, despite all the complexity.  God works in the hearts of children and adults and there areFkx57eeld9A victories – there are those who were able to step over the barrier of unforgiveness and forgive their offenders, but there are those with whom we still have to work if God permits. A new girl, Julia, appeared at school, she is already a teenager and it is especially difficult to be in a orphanage at that age.  At first, the girl tried to stay aloof and did not make contact.  But within a month, she began to come closer and closer YrIfSsxUYeQand slowly, with very small steps she begins to open her heart and start to smile.  We hope that over the time we will be able to support Julia and introduce her to Heavenly Father, who heals any wounds and gives comfort and peace. We have allready spoke in our previous articles about taking a i7ErBL0T7nIbreak from trips to the orphanages.  Now it is very strongly felt that the children have had a reassessment of values and now they value every minute spent with us.  Even in the classroom, they try to behave better. This month I’ve managed to talk with Lesha and Igor.  Very soon they will be graduates who will live a new, independent life.  Lesha will still go to study as a builder, but Igor will go to a home for the disabled.  Both, already  adults, with tears in their eyes told me how difficult and scary it is for them to leave the school and how much they value every minute at school, in communication with their teachers, friends and our team.  We really hope that they will remember the word that we have sown in their lives and will remember that Heavenly Father is with them! Thanks to everyone who supports us financially and prayerfully, as well as everyone who is not indifferent to the destiny of orphans in our country!

In March: “Smilovichi orphanage”

Posted: March 31, 2021 by Dzmitry Nachyna in Smilovichi

We are glad to inform you that the doors to the boarding schools, and the Smilovichi’s orphanage are open for us, and JPHq3pvbmcgthey now allow more volunteers from the team to visit. We can see how lWkJwGbRJiQthe Lord answers our prayers, and we thank everyone who joins us in prayer for the salvation of orphans in Belarus. In the first week of March, we had a creative time with the children from the orphanage, and they were delighted. Together we made beautiful notebooks for school and personal notes, and most importantly, we taught the children to do useful and beautiful things with their own hands. Each of them was pleased that they were able to learn new skills, and show their talents. We then taught a Bible lesson on forgiveness, based on the New Testament story of the debtor and SvyWQZLTskMthe king who forgave him. This story is pertinent for each of them, because they refused to forgive due to the harm inflicted on them by their own families. 6RM1rnGTgd4Lisa asked: “How can I forgive my mother, who left us all for her friends? She chose alcohol and did not even apologize!” Each of them had questions about how to forgive them, if they don’t repent of their cruel ways. It was difficult to hear their stories, but we tried to direct their gaze to Jesus Christ, and His infinite power of forgiveness that He gave us on the cross. At the end of the lesson, we saw how the children’s faces brightened, and they said that they felt lighter (in their soul). There was another meeting, and the topic of the meeting was prayer. We gave the guys a question to think about. The question was: “Where do you think God does not hear us?” Some answered that in space, Ira said that in a cave. We were surprised by Diana’s answer, who is only 16 years old. She answered that God does not hear us after death, i.e, at the cemetery. It’s so great that they really think about God, about how He loves them, and that they understand that they need to pray now, and not let a single day pass by without communicating with their Loving Heavenly Father!)

In March: “Rudensk orphanage”

Posted: March 30, 2021 by Dzmitry Nachyna in Rudensk

3MT2J7kJ3CI (1)I am very glad to have the opportunity to attend an orphanage  and serve children despite the epidemiological situation in the country. The administration is well disposed to us and supports us in spending time with the guys. 
1jHNlqXZChwWe can see that the children missed us and are very happy to visit us. This month I would like to highlight a few guys. When we were talking about “Forgiveness”, Artyom of the older boys came up and told us that it was very difficult for him to forgive his abusers. I got to talk to him and said that it is indeed difficult. Sometimes we can’t forgive ourselves, but God can help us if we ask Him to. And in fact, not everything is so jlivU77fPB0simple-sometimes you need to forgive the offender many times before you get freedom. UrrOXyXBeV8I would also like to highlight Petya. He loves to dance. Many people say that he won’t succeed, he won’t achieve anything in his life. But we try to encourage him, to praise him, to highlight his efforts and talents. We also emphasize his good qualities, such as loyalty and  responsiveness. He always comes to our meetings, always helps. Another person I want to mention is Christina. She’s one of those people who has just started coming to our meetings. It was she who asked us to pray for her on her birthday. Alyona prayed for her and blessed her. In general, we can see the changes in the guys. They open up, share more personal experiences.