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In May:“Smilovichi orphanage”

Posted: June 4, 2013 by Dobr9k in Smilovichi

Hello! I will tell you a little about the shelter in Smilovichy.
DSC01580This month we have had only two trips to the shelter. But each of them was DSC02150interesting on its own way. This time almost all children were newcomers. Also, you know, I looked at these children with such grief and pain. And I have high worries about their destinies, because they have been crippled in the childhood. They are deprived of normal childhood, love, warmth of mother’s embraces. Nine year old boys smoke, swear bad words and are very aggressive.Their aggression is caused by their internal pain, feeling of despair and loneliness.
During one of the trips I asked them: “Where does God live? ” I received verDSC02107y a very interesting answer. Practically all children said that God lived in the wood. And when I wondered why they think so? One boy told: “Because there DSC02151is moss in the wood!” Certainly, later I told them about where actually God lives. Many of children were surprised because a lot of them heard about God for the first time. I told them that God was much closer than they thought and moreover, he wanted to live in their hearts and to be their friend!
I am grateful to God for the opportunity to be in this shelter and to tell the truth to the children! And we also could play soccer with the children. They love when adults play games with them. The children like songs with actions. We spent good time there!

In May:”Belinichy orphanage”

Posted: June 4, 2013 by Dobr9k in Belinichy

We visit Belinichi boarding school to tell children about the BibleDSC01782, about God, and naturally expect them to change as the time passes. However, I wish to say that the opposite process surely take place: it is me who change.
It’s joyful to see children’s happy faces when they meet us or accompany us. It enriches you – when you hug them or play with them. They cannot pay you back – the only thing they can give is their smile, openness and SAM_1283joy.
You learn to love them the way they are. During a lesson I notice that different children react to what they hear in a different way. Sometimes it’s hard to tell if they understand anything or not. But there is something I know for sure: when they’ll grow up, they won’t foSAM_1264rget about God, Who cares about them, Whom they can always pray to. And I know, they won’t forget also about Christian friends they still have in this world.
During the last two lessons we told them the story of Daniil and the three friends. I found that the children behaved much better than in the beginning of this year. Sometimes I was astonished by the silence that filled the air at the lesson – because usually the children are being a bit noisy and inattentive. I was happy to notice, that they answer our questions wDSC01976ell – which means they do understand everything.
I find it hard to express in words what I fill, visiting the boarding school. When you take a pause, stay at home instead of going there – your feelings die down. DSC02037That’s why I’m looking forward to join these journeys, to enrich each other. These children lack many things in life, which we usually take for granted. Things like love, family. They have no idea, what it’s like to have a family! Frankly speaking, nobody needs these children… That’s why I don’t want to leave them on their own, that’s why I want to compensate this lack of love, lack of brothers, sisters, father and mother. I find it so important to tell them about God, so that they came to know: they are not alone, never alone! I pray that God would show them the Salvation and embrace them with His love.