Archive for March 6, 2014

In February: “Rudensk orphanage”

Posted: March 6, 2014 by Dobr9k in Rudensk

Hello Dear Friends!
Time flies so fast that often I do not notice how everything has changing around me. For example I do not notice how children that we come to visit grow older. So sometimes I take a pause, look around and evaluate what I have achieved and where should I go next?
Thus this month we decided to evaluate what have IMG_2054we achieved in Rudensk orphanage. For this reason this month in our meetings we talked on the subjects of “Why do we need Bible?”, “Why do we need faith in God?”, “Why do we believe in God?” When Dima raised the subject of faith he started to ask our team members these kinIMG_2071d direct questions in front of orphans. For example he asked “Why do you believe in God?”, “Why your faith gives you?” The answers were very sincere because Dima did not warn us what kind of questions he is going to ask us. Therefore the children listened to the answers with extreme attention 🙂 After that Dima explained to children why he himself believes by using photo slides and Bible passages.
In addition this month we talked on the subject of love. Although we do not celebrate Valentin’s day it was a great opportunity to explain to children that there are different kinds of loveIMG_2055. We hoped that it will lead the children to think about their relationship with each other. We spoke bluntly that some people love only themselves. But the true love is this that you are caring for the person you love!IMG_2238
In our last meetings we watched an interesting Christian movie that raises the subjects of loneliness, suicide, teenage egoism, divorce of parents and the subject of Christian hypocrisy, when a person behaves well in the church but outside the church lead immoral life.
Time flies, children grow older and change. Sometime they change to the better side but sometimes unfortunately for the worse side. But we try very hard to do everything we can to help orphans to choose what is right so one day they would be able to meet God.
We thank everyone who prays for us and helps us!

In February: ”Belinichy orphanage”

Posted: March 6, 2014 by Dobr9k in Belinichy

We chose the Book of Books – the Bible as the main subject of our conversations with DSC03600children in February.
We spoke with children why the Bible takes special place among a huge set of books (fantastic, informative, scientific, and different others). Because the Creator of the worIMG_2114ld speaks about Himself in it. He says how people should be with Him. The Bible tells stories of people who loved God, and teaches us to take example from them. Why do we read the Bible? We read it to understand what the Creator expects from us,to learn to live so that to b5OjItNWpFtAecome his children.
It seems to me very important to tell the children about it. There is a wish to believe that everything what they heard will help them in their future and that among many ways they will be able to distinguish and choose the correct one, and they will be able to avoid terrible mistakes and sins, having remembered the Creator.
IMG_2149I can’t but tell about children, and those discoveries which you make thanks to communication with them. It is not just about us teaching them. It is more. So, this month we run sport competitions with strong support of fans. We, teachers, also participated in the competitions.
DSC03589These games really united us: children and leaders who run together with them, children among themselves. Children though compete, but they also worry about each other. They are able to come to the rescue. One girl, Polina was especially remembered to me: she was so attentive to her friends, she helped all. She rushed to catch a ball, to help the friend after a command “to jump” to jump in a bag!
I like to see these children open and sincere. They don’t pretend they are sincere. None of them should be persuaded, they are all very active.