Archive for March, 2014

In February: “Grozovo orphanage”

Posted: March 3, 2014 by Dobr9k in Grozovo

There is time for everything under the sun. And it’s high time now to have a look at what IMG_2183was going on in Grozovo boardiIMG_2531ng school. We’ve been visiting  boys and girls regularly this month. There are more girls than boys at our fellowship at the moment, but it’s not a problem to have fun together and teach them God’s truth. Everyone celebrates St.Valentine’s Day on the 14th February, the day of couples who are in love. It didn’t elude us either: we’ve been talking about different stages of  love, what are its IMG_2524characteristics and what is true love. Everyone was interested and excited to talk about it.
We also discussed such topics as “Laziness and what remedies we should use to fight it”, “How to be content”, “The envy”. Obviously, most people understand that IMG_2521it is not good  to be lazy, dissatisfied or to envy someone. But unfortunately, not everyone tries to change. We encouraged guys to do their best not to let envy and laziness in to their lives. We tried to shoIMG_2189w that God considers it to be bad and judges it.
Everyone agreed. But any way now we should pray that the Word will change their way of thinking, their behaviour and actions and will change their lives for good. We’ve been praising the Lord in singing altogether recently. Everyone loves to sing joyful songs. Everyone loves worshiping Him. Lyrics of songs are a great testament for children when they can think them over and meditate on them, pray or just sing along. We thank God that we have people in our team who serve the Lord in music ministry!
That’s the way we spend time with our friends!

In February: “Smilovichi orphanage”

Posted: March 1, 2014 by Dobr9k in Smilovichi

Another month has come to an end. God has given us the opportunity to serve His IMG_2598children. I am very grateful God for strength, time, desire, and especially for the loveIMG_2587 that I feel more and more toward these children! This month, we talked about Jesus Christ with our older children. We discussed the meaning of the phrase “your sins are forgiven” if you believe in Him. We tried to paint it in pictures. The younger children learned the basics of the Bible, that is this wonderful book, who wrote it and why, and also made small “mini Bibles” with his own hands. Moreover, we reminded all children that they are special to God because He created them and gave them special IMG_2594noses, ears, and eyes….! Cartoon by LuIMG_2597cado “You are special” helped us to do this. We learned the song from the movie and came up our own movements. This month, the population of orphanage has increased by 4 kids. They are all brothers and sisters. The younger brother (7 years old) was sent in hospital right away. He has some problems with his heart! We are grateful to God that the other 4 children returned to their families. Pray for the families of these children to change and them to return home. Also pray for the sown seed to grow in their hearts and their parents to be influenced through their children!

IMG_2163We are glad that on February we had an opportunity to visit orphanages. Usually we didn’t visit children in winter because lots of them caught a cold. In our country February was the coldest and severe month. IMG_2512Sometimes even classes at school were cancelled because of this. But this year Jesus blessed us with a very worm winter. There’s no snow outside, and the weather is good. Schools weren’t closed this year, that’s why we could visit children in the orphanages.
IMG_2514   We talked about Joseph, a very good biblical character, and recalled the story of Cain and Abel. We talked about consequences of pride. The greatest example of which was the story of The Tower of Babel. One of our classes we dedicated to art. IMG_2552Together with children we molded salt dough crafts. Children were meant to make gifts for each other: girls had to make gifts for boys on Defender of the Fatherland Day, and boys had to make gifts for girls on the International Women’s Day. In spite of these holidays are not Christian, we decided to spend this time so that children could make something pleasant for each other. They did make the crafts with pleasure! In the nearest future the orphanage is going to be closed, and children are unlikely to meet up again. That’s why we are willing to do our best for their relationships.