Archive for January 28, 2014

In January: ”Belinichy orphanage”

Posted: January 28, 2014 by Dobr9k in Belinichy

We live in Belarus. In our country Christmas is celebrated twice a year. It’s a good time for our team, when we have more access to orphanages and even greater number of children and teachers, whom IMG_9874we can tell about Jesus Christ.
This month we had an opportunity to hold a Christmas program for children from Belinichy school – boarding. During December we came to these children and talked to them about Advent – the waitIMG_9911 time for Christmas. In January, the culmination of all was the Christmas campaign. When we arrived to this school-boarding, chiIMG_9926ldren were already waiting for us. Everyone was exited who came with us and what was in that big boxes, which we brought.  There were some people with us, who showed a  puppet show. It was interesting to watch the kids for the way they learn, start asking questions about what will happen today, and then they began to talk about themselves.
The show had begun. All of the seats in the hall were occupied, all the children had come. Also there were present some educators and part of administrators of the boarding school. Christmas- isIMG_9933 IMG_9839a good opportunity to remind people, no matter of their age, about God’s love and about the sense of this celebration. With the help of these puppets children and adults could better the essence of Christmas and with the aim of the Savior’s parish into the world. Besides the main performance, there were conduct various games and there was a good opportunity to learn good Christian songs with the children. After the Christmas performance children were given good Christmas presence. But we hope thaIMG_1985t the childIMG_2005ren could get not only the gifts of candy and hygiene items, but they also were able to experience what a great gift of God has done for us by sending His Son into the world.
Besides the festive program on Christmas, we also had meetings at which we told the children about the importance of  communication with God. We said that God does not always answer our prayers the way we would like Him to answer us. Because He knew better what we need, then we are. As usual, there was a variety in our way of communication with the children. There were different songs, games and individual communication. Here are our news for this month!

In January: “Smilovichi orphanage”

Posted: January 28, 2014 by Dobr9k in Smilovichi

At the moment, in orphanage of Smilovici, the number of children has reduced by 5 children. Some childrDSC03566en were taken back to their families. Now we have to pray and hope that children DSC03554will never leave their moms and dads again. We have to pray for children to keep in mind their knowledge about Jesus and tell their parents about Him.
This month we were telling children who Jesus is, about His purpose of coming in this world. We also told them about the way to get to Heaven. Except Bible Studies, we were holding a lot of interesting games. Some of the games were held for all ages, for other games children had to be distributed into small age-groups. At the moment, we have more children of 3-6 years old than other ages. ChilDSC03560dren have learned some new songs and revised the songs that they already know. At one of the handicraft lessons children made bracelets usinIMG_2045g many-colored beads. Each color had each own sense in it. By the end of the lesson, children had many-colored bracelets and learned another bible story. It was a pity that we didn’t have enough time. We feel that older children lack of personal communication. Somebody is happy about conversations with their parents on the phone and they want to talk about this. Somebody is upset. So next month, if it is God’s will we are planning to spend more time with children, talking to them in private. Especially it’s very important for older guys.