Archive for January 25, 2012

In January: Rudinsk boarding school

Posted: January 25, 2012 by Dobr9k in Rudensk

Greetings to you.
Dear friends, I want to congratulate you on Christmas, our Saviour’s Birthday! I’m lacking words to describe how much God loved both the abandoned and those who have everything they wish. In God’s design there is a place for everyone, which means that there is Hope for everyone. Hope is such a sweet word, that comforts the soul, warms and fills it with peace, joy and love! This is exactly what every man needs! Blessed be the Lord, who sent His only Son to the earth so that people wouldn’t perish but have life. Have a merry Christmas, dear friends.
This month we’ve spent Christmas holidays in the boarding school in Rudensk. Christmas is the day of love and hope, people gather together at home and celebrate with the relatives, but it’s still impossible to understand how the abandoned kids can celebrate. What these children think, what they pray for and what they dream of. We tried to get an answer to these questions. When we came to the boarding school with our Christmas program all the kids and the stuff were present. The youth from the Bethlehem church helped us with the program. They kids were coming to the room and in some minutes the service began. Our purpose was to get acquainted with the kids, to tell them about Christmas and the gift of God to us. During the service children were participating in the games, were singing songs and answering the questions of the leaders.
After the service we were talking to the kids and when we asked about their dreams on the Christmas day, the answer was to spend this day at home with parents. Many kids dream about having their own parents. Many pray for the parents who are in prisons so that they would be released and would come to take them home. When you hear such unchildish answers it touches the very heart and you can’t be indifferent.
We gave out the presents we brought and reminded the kids once again that the most precious present we have is the present God gave us. Christ is the present that can’t be measured in money, because due to Him we have everlasting life.
Dear friends, thank you for youк contribution in this God’s ministry. Pray for the kids and the seed planted in their heart to bring fruit.

In January: Special boarding school in Belinichy

Posted: January 25, 2012 by Dobr9k in Belinichy

Dear friends,

Let me remind you that not so long ago we, alongside many other Christians all over the world, celebrated the Birth of our Savior Jesus Christ! All churches and families paid tribute to this day and my family also spent Christmas together. There was one thing, however, that occupied my thoughts during the festive season. For some time I have been regularly visiting an orphanage in Belinichy where children with no families live. My team and I were deeply touched that there is nobody there for those children to tell them about Christmas. And that’s why we decided to address this problem to two churches and make a special day for the orphans. The congregations were willing to help us and one church organised gifts and songs for the children while the other prepared a Christmas performance. The administration of the orphanage allowed us to hold the celebration on January 13.

At last everything was ready and about 35 people gathered at the church to pray before our visit. Out trip to the orphanage took us three hours and when we got there the kids were so excited to see so many guests, the boys helped us to carry the decorations and music instruments while the girls were making friends with the girls from our church. In an hour the hall was full with the children waiting for the performance. When the host of the performance appeared at the stage everybody began to applaud to him, the kids eagerly participated in all the activities he offered, they loved Christian songs and the performance.

At the end of the programme we presented Christmas gifts to the children. The gits were prepared personally for each child. Every gift box had a name on it and all the presents were different. Children loved this surprise because very often they get similar gifts that seem to be a little boring. And when you have your name on a gift than you feel special for somebody prepared this very present especially for you and was thinking about you. All the children loved their presents and were very, very happy.

I thought that the children got a chance to feel the Christmas spirit during the evening we spent with them, they could experience God’s love in action represented and expressed by our gifts and attention. There were tons of laughter, smiles and happy faces. The kids thanked us and invited us to come again. I was pleased to see them getting acquainted with the people from the church who, I’m sure, were deeply impressed by this visit and will care more about the orphans from that time on.

I’m grateful to God for this wonderful time we had together, for this Christmas gift He helped us to organize for the children, for all those who participated in this project. I know that God remembers the orphans and cares about them. It is written in Psalm 146 that God keeps strangers and supports all widows and orphans. I also wish to thank you for your kind support knowing that your hearts always stay open to our ministry. May God bless you all!