Archive for December, 2013

In December: “Smilovichi orphanage”

Posted: December 29, 2013 by Dobr9k in Smilovichi

Another month has gone, and once again we would like to tell you about the DSC03476blessings that the Lord showed uDSC03472s at Smilovichi!
This month there were a lot of kids at the shelter (21 children). We have been pleased and sad at the same time: pleased – because we had the opportunity tell about Jesus Christ to more children, and sad – because so many parents have refused to take care of their own kids!Изображение 122
This month we been talking to the children about the prayer and tried to pray with thИзображение 101em more. We have already talked, but still will have more conversations with children about Jesus Christ, His life and strength, about salvation and faith.
This month God has blessed us to divide children to junior and senИзображение 184ior and conduct classes separately. The younger kinds every time ould hear about Jesus at their own level, sing songs and make Изображение 137beautiful crafts. And with the older children we had a very close and warm conversation about Jesus Christ!
On Christmas Eve, our team has made for each child a gift. We have given those presents to children during the puppet show. The kids loved the puppet performance. They have actively participated in the program, played games, sang songs and with great joy opened their gifts!
Merry Christmas and Happy New Yer!

In December: “Grozovo orphanage”

Posted: December 29, 2013 by Dobr9k in Grozovo

IMG_7452Although it is the winter time, the relationship with the guys becoming more warm and strong. Children are coming to our lessons not because they have spare time but we can see they are waiting for us and discussing what we taught. It is wonderful to see how ice is melting.
Last month the main topic of our talking were the theme of feelings that prevail in us. Pasha and Vadim made the lessons so interesting that even IMG_7493the staff learned something from this. Also the worship team from Minsk made a special Christmas concert. I think they liked it.
Usually during the vacation all kids are gone somewhere. Somebody went to Italy, somebody were taken home by their relatives, some of them went to our brothers and sisters in Christ. That’s why the Christmas programm should be delayed till January.
Let God bless each who lives in the orphanage, keeps and preserves till our next meeting. Merry Christmas!

In December: “Our ministry to the little ones”

Posted: December 28, 2013 by Dobr9k in Grozovo

Children should smile, laugh, have fun and make friends.  DSC03483And we should teach them how to do it honestly and sincerely.  But it’s difficult for lonely children even to dream. Little children from Grozovo boarding school face this problem too. IMG_7500But childhood is the best time of your life to dream. Watching orphans I noticed that they just live expecting their lives to change. Obviously, most of them are waiting for their parents, who left them, to take them back home. Some can’t wait to finish school and leave this place forever. But in spite of all these expectations, they are afraid of what life is waiting for them behind the wall. They are afraid to be left again. DSC03527I so do want to teach these “little people” to dream, to make goals and to reach them. I want to teach them to fight their fears and doubts.

DSC03504This month we’ve tried to stick to the aim we put before ourselves: “Children in the hands of Loving God”. I believe it wasn’t in vain. Every time we met with them we tried to remind children that they are important for God and He loves them. They will no longer feel that they are alone and abundant when they realize how much God loves them.

They have been on 2 week holidays since the 24th December. Some children went to have holidays abroad; some of them were taken by Christian families, but still some of them are spending Christmas time in school. That’s why I ask you, let’s be praying for them, that they feel close to God this Christmas holidays.

In December: ”Belinichy orphanage”

Posted: December 28, 2013 by Dobr9k in Belinichy

A fabulous month, one of the most expected. On the threshold of Christmas,IMG_7632 IMG_7622I think, the very air is full of festival. Each pre-Christmas week we are lighting candles and talking to kids about piece, joy and hope. They love being involved in the Bible lessons. So we light candles and give them to each child. IMG_7973IMG_76482During the lesson the children are holding their candles, looking very imported and inspired. It gives them the feeling of being really important.
It’s amazing to see love in their faces, to see joy of meeting us each time IMG_7965IMG_7939(even if the children express it kicking you at the back! )
Each time you go to the orphanage, you preserve hope that at least some of these children will choose the right way in life and won’t get lost in this severe world. Because they will know that way. And because they will step on it, knowing there’re people who love them and care.
When I go there, I praise the Lord for that opportunity. Because we learn much from these kids – learn to open our hearts towards people and to be grateful for each and every moment of life.