Archive for February, 2014

In January: “Grozovo orphanage”

Posted: February 7, 2014 by Dobr9k in Grozovo

Grace and peace to all who follow the news of our team and read our page!
First impressions in January are positive. Our children are longing for us, rested at home, with friends, IMG_1920and someone just in orphanage. Despite the huge vacation holidays, gifts, chocolates, it’s nice to know that you are waited for more than just a Santa Claus. TIMG_1937hough not everyone, but it’s cool! It surprises me and inspires! It’s inspiring that someone wants to improve his live and to know God, who can simply love.
In our first visit, everyone who was with us, told us what they were doing, how they celebrated Christmas and what gifts did they received. It’s great that they trust us their experiences, joys and sometimes sorrows from the “small” gifts. We’ve just wanted to talk, as through it we build the communication relationshIMG_1935ip. I started the communication with the fact that today I want not only me to talk, but I would like to hear the voice of each of the children. At the end, there was an IMG_1923encouraging word from the Bible for the upcoming academic quarter, that for having wealth and success in life, we must endeavor (Proverbs 21:5).  We were praying and asking God to help us with it. We have also talked about the unfairness, how to react on it according to the Bible as an example of the Apostle Paul and the Book of Proverbs. The topic raised great interest and debate since it was hard for them to accept the fact that they can not revenge enemies by responding with evil on evil, rejoice to the grief of their enemy. I believe that this word has touched everyone, because we all face with injustice. Only they can do their choice, we gave it to them and showed alternative reaction and behavior to such cases.

In January: “Our ministry to the little ones”

Posted: February 2, 2014 by Dobr9k in Grozovo

IMG_1900This month, we met with our children again, who had two weeks of winter holidays. During one of the lessons, we discussed how they spent the Christmas holidays. Every child told us where they were, with whom they communicated, and what did they do. Many of them spent the New Year in Ireland. They received a lot of giIMG_1918fts, they watched various performances, played a lot, and just walked around the festive city. All the children had very good memories and emotions. Almost all of them were very happy, they left Ireland with good experiences. Every child wanted to share his joy with us. It was very nice to talk to them.
Every time we come, they met us, hug us, and just want to be heard. We are trying to pay more attention to each child. Currently, there is the issue of closing of Grozovsky orphanage. Children will be able to live there only until the summer. After that, graduates will leave to study in different cities. The rest of the children, who have not yet graduated from high school, will be allocated in various orphanages around the country. Some of the children, those who are a little more fortunate, will be sent toIMG_1916 new families. Several young children may leave soIMG_1887on. Therefore, we are trying to invest as much as possible in the children of this orphanage. So that even if we will not see them in the future, they will always remember what we taught them at our Bible lessons.
This month, orphans got to know good Biblical parables: “The Parable of the Prodigal Son”, “The Parable of the Good Samaritan.” We hope that guys will always remember that God is always waiting for them and accepts them the way they are. It is important and useful exercise to be good to other people. Besides our regular meetings, we had a Christmas program. Musical meeting, which was dedicated to Christmas, took place in this orphanage. Every child was able to get a gift after it.