Archive for February, 2013

In February: “Trips to the Rudensk orphanage”

Posted: February 28, 2013 by Dobr9k in Rudensk

DSC00186In February, we continued to travel to Rudensk boarding. In this boarding all of our meetings have focused on thematic dialogue. We had three main topics: “How to survive the pain of loss,” “right relationship between guy and girl”, “What is important to study the Bible for?”. At the end of the month, we were divided into two groups: boys separately, girls separately. The boys talked about how to aspire to be a “real man in the eyes of God,” and the girls were talking about what is “feminine”. Each of these themes seemed to us quite complex to understand these guys, but at the same time, it is very urgent. Because each of them has experienced the pain of loss, some in their 15-16 years have made a lot of mistakes, creating a wrong relationship with a boyfriend or girlfriend. DSC00250Many of the children today are in a very active search for God, so it is not superfluous to tell them, which is the believer to study the Bible.

If to talk about the “Bachelor” and “Bachelorette Party” – what we call the meeting, when boys and girls are going to separate, they passed under a special blessing! After all, a lot of guys – teens, live in that humiliate the weak, beat younger and consider it a normal way of life. DSC00261The sad thing is that in this way they are trying to prove to others that this is manifested their masculinity. The girls, in their turn, dressed in men’s clothes, smoking, are rude, thus eventually losing femininity that they contain God. Because of this, we took the chance to speak on these, sufficiently complex topic. But we believe that in the hearts of these guys in any way anything left! During the lesson, we have seen just how many guys tried to carefully listen to what we says, and in the end they could even ask questions! Most of all I ask you to pray that the word sown in the boarding school at the right time has brought value results to God!

In February: “Working with small children”

Posted: February 28, 2013 by Dobr9k in Grozovo

DSC00228In February we made our usual trips to Grozovo Orphanage. I am in charge of the smallest groups. And together with the little children we discussed the stories of Jonah, Samuel and Esther. We also talked about the importance of good works in our everyday lives. A lot of kids got really interested in the topics and took an active part in the discussion. We also played various games and had a wonderful time together.

DSC00230We have made really good friends with the children, we love them and they open their hearts to us. We try to show them that loving and trustful relationships do exist in this world. We talk with the children about how to be good friends and help other people. We do our best to make them feel loved and needed both by God and us.

DSC00235We have also noticed the change in the kids’ attitudes. Now they trust us a lot more than they used to. They learn to pray for each other and our ministry. It is so inspiring when they come to us and share the stories how they seized to fight with each other and learnt to forgive others. We are happy to hear them say they miss our meetings, our hugs and prayers. It is so pleasant to see the kids enjoy themselves and know they do their best to stay grateful even in the disadvantaged environment they have to live in and deal with.

In January: “Christmas celebration at Rudensk”

Posted: February 10, 2013 by Dobr9k in Rudensk

DSC09451It is a great blessing and inspiration to see the guys from the Rudensk boarding school open to God, as they carefully and intently listen to Bible stories, participate in worship and prayer. And looking at them,I thank God for His love and mercy, for His heart, which can accommodate children. DSC09478I want to tell you about the Christmas party, which was held recently. There came the team from Germany with congratulations and gifts for the children, and friends from the church with a Christmas staging. As long as the installation of decorations lasted, children talked excitedly at the door of the assembly hall in anticipation of something wonderful. DSC09502Of course, getting presents a very pleasant event, I admit, but the evening dedicated to the birthday of Jesus Christ was awesome. Kids and teens, all participated in the evening, glorified Christ by singing, playing, and after the performance answered the questionsБез имени-1 that Dima asked. Looking at the children, I pray and thank the Lord that His Word consistently and effectively. It transforms lives of the guys and gives meaning, hope and joy!

DSC09312Hello to everybody who is interested in the problem of orphancy in Belarus. This month we visited Smilovichi orphanage. Our lessons were very diverse: we told about Christmas, played different games, learnt interesting songs for children. Most of all I was impressed by the lesson about Job. The main aim of the lesson was to share  with the children the truth about the necessity to be faithful to God.DSC09315 It is significant that they began to compare Job’s attitude to God with relationship of people in friendship, understanding that it is impossible to preserve friendship without faithfulness.

DSC09303I like very much to look in these kid’s eyes, to see how they try to take part in the lesson and do this very actively. However there are some children who just want to draw attention by their behavior. There was a boy, called Dima. He was eager to get all my attention. But I understood that children who were sitting there, also wanted to listen to me. I called Dima, embraced him, and after that he began to behave himself in a different way!  It is evident that every child needs love and care. We are glad that we can give them this small part of  love and care, which we get from God every day. Be in lives of these children people who will be able to accept them real personalities and present them their affection. DSC09276God bless them with his Fatherly blessing!

If telling about the Christmas program, this year children heard about the Savior’s nativity through puppets. We organized the puppet play, because there are mostlyБез имени-1 small children. After that they could get gifts. It was funny and fascinating to look at the children when opened their Christmas boxes! But the most joyful thing was to see, when they got things they wanted!

In January: “Our ministry to the little ones”

Posted: February 2, 2013 by Dobr9k in Grozovo

ImageHandler.2This month I had an opportunity for meeting my dear friends! It is so pleasant that they wait for us. They are always happy when we come to them. We chatted, played a lot with them, talked about God. The children became more open and told us about feelingsImageHandler.ashx2, and they were happy very much when we prayed for them. I liked the fact that the children try to change their characters, they yield to each other, try not to speak foul language although they do not always have a success. Thanks God that they want to change!

We devoted two meetings to biblical heroes such as Job and DSC09627Daniel, who are a good example of obedienDSC09408ce, patience and faithfulness to God. Furthermore the children with teenagers organized sports relay. In these moments it is always nice to see how guys can deal with each other, accept defeat and be a team. After the relay the participants were given prizes.

DSC09680However the most memorable was Christmas meeting. It was a happy time for them, not only because of the gifts. The boys had the opportunity to change the atmosphere, to hear about the birth of the King, to play and learn new songs. Some children from Grozovsky orphanage, who did not go abroad during holidays, were able to celebrate Christmas in homelike atmosphere, and the main Без имени-1thing was to go on a celebratory service at the church. There are two families and a few nurses in our team who periodically take orphans on weekends and vacations. This is a great opportunity to become closer to these kids, to serve them and to introduce at church where they can hear about God!