Archive for May, 2014

In May: “Rudensk orphanage”

Posted: May 31, 2014 by Dobr9k in Rudensk

Another academic year is almost over. Our friends will have exams soon, then entering exams. Some DSC04581of them will enter a job and become adults immediately. They are obviously worried now and we worry together with them too. What is waiting for them in their lives? What choices will they make in different DSC04633situations and how they will use the knowledge we have already given to them? I cannot imagine how it all will work but I just believe that our God will take care of our lovely boys and girls and He will look after them as a loving 3u_0xf4oQ6kFather. I am happy that many of them know Christ and know that He is the Way, the Truth and the Life and they know that they always have a choice.
DSC04552Our guys like when they can talk to us separately, in groups of boys and girls where they can discuss different topics and ask questions. During our last meeting girls talked DSC04322about conflicts and the ways of solving such problems. What was interesting is that girls gave some concrete real situations from their own experience. Nastya, with the help of the Bible, helped the girls to analyze those situations, thinking about the consequences and making wise summaries. Unfortunately, the time we had wasn’t enough and that’s why we started corresponding with themDSC04570. A lot of children there don’t have mobile phones and that’s why we decided to use their exercise-books where they can write about their lives, DSC04553worries, happy moments and give these exercise-books to us for reading and answering. This helps us to learn much about our friends and to become closer to them. During this month we had some other meetings dedicated to such topics as: “Offence” (the example of the biblical Joseph), “How not to lose faith in difficult situations of life”. And also during one of the meetings we organized a Christian concert with participation of one of the rap-singers from USA. This was quite an unusual concert even for us, but at the orphanage there are a lot of boys who like rap music. As for us, we are always happy when after our meetings children are satisfied!

In May: ”Belinichy orphanage”

Posted: May 30, 2014 by Dobr9k in Belinichy

Greetings to you all!
DSC04392 School time is over. This year was quite diverse in activities. We had some difficulties, but the Lord blessed us through it all. Praise the Lord for everyone who’s been with us serving the orphans in our country!
This month we’ve taught children to be friendly. The life in the orphanage and kind of compition among kids often harden and make them very rude. Using an example of a good samaritain, we showed kids that whatever happens in our lives we should be always there for anyone who needs help. Children often ask us for some advice, so it shows that they trust us. One of the questions I’ve been recently asked is ” I’ve come to nowhere. How can I find the way out of this?” Also there were questions connected with parents and relationships with boys and DSC04397girls. We chose the topic so that it would point out that there is always a way for God, He knows how to deal with anything. We took Jahir from the Bible as an example to show them that God cares about people and there is nothing impossible for Him. The children are very dissapointed and discouraged that their parents left them and they think nobody cares for them. But the Bible tells us, that Jesus always cares about people and their problems. We discussed different ways from different situations and pointed out that suiside or any other extrems are not the way out and never will be. Jesus says – “Don’t be afraid, just trust Me”. We also told the kids that they shouldn’t give up, even if the whole world will stand against them.
DSC04601 Leaving the room, boys and girls were saying that they needed support drom friends and adults. They were so grateful that we come and encourage them. We understand that it is only by God’s grace that we can come and talk to them on any topics. It’s so easy to get into depression if you don’t know God! There are many fatal outcomes among teenagers in Belarus. We feel so sorry for young boys and girls who didn’t hear on time that there is hope in God!
We are planning to run a summer camp for children from Belynichie boarding school in June. The team is getting ready for it and the children are looking forward to going there. Organising a camp is a great opportunity to shows kids in practise what the Bible tells us about.
DSC04604 We believe that meanwhile it will bear fruits in the lives of children, and also mentors who are involved in running the camp. We know satan will try to atack us, to ruin our plans, to discourage us, so we are asking to keep praying for us and for this camp, which will be held 10 days beginning on the 9th June.

Brothers and sisters, we are so grateful that the Lord renews our strength and gives us hope! Our prayers are that God will also bless you and renew your strength every day and will give you hope in difficult circumstances. If you’d like to get in touch with us and find out how you can help us with this camp, please email us on
Thank you that you are with us!

In May: “Smilovichi orphanage”

Posted: May 30, 2014 by Dobr9k in Smilovichi

Greetings dear readers!
DSC04249It brings us gratefulness and joy that you are care about orphans’ lives and our ministry to them.
DSCN3871 - копияWe are also grateful for people who help us to translate these articles. Our translation is not always great (we don’t have good consistent translator, so many people help with it). However, we want to say that our Lord is great whom we preach. He loves and cares about us and orphans, which is most important!
This month was not easy. DSC04269Nevertheless, we were able to share very important topics with children. We used their own examples to show the guilt and pay for sins, which they commit. They did not take their own sins. Jesus Christ was crucified, beaten up, and IMG_20140529_195258humiliated for their salvation. It was a wonderful lesson, which no one ignored. It was important even for those who taught the lesson!
This Thursday, we were planning to have another meeting with Muppet show, during which children would hear about Easter again.DSC04253 Unfortunately, for some unknown reason, we were asked not to come to the orphanage and we don’t know what will happen next. Either we will be allowed to come more or no visits to this orphanage anymore. We are asking you to pray about orphanage administration, children and their parents. Please ask for God’s mercy for us, our trips, and communication with the children to continue. Let God’s mercy and grace be with you, so you could work for His glory! As Paul said in 1st Corinthians 3:5-7 Как говорил Павел в 1-е Коринфянам 3:5-7 “I planted the seed, Apollos watered it, but God has been making it grow”

In April: ”Belinichy orphanage”

Posted: May 6, 2014 by Dobr9k in Belinichy

DSC03968DSC03977Certainly, Easter holiday was the biggest event this month! The festive program was organized for the children from Belynichsky boarding school. The children could hear an Easter message and see it. The theatrical group “Lily of Valleys” was invited on a visit. There was shown a story about birds who appeared once in a cage because of the envious person. Having lost freedom, birds became embittered, DSC04191DSC04219covered with wounds and lost hope. But thanks to the kind owner who won against the enemy and opened the cage, they received eternal freedom. It was not only a drama, but it was the real story how Jesus Christ rescued us and gave us freedom in the same way two thousand years ago.
Besides, the children heard a parable about the prodigal son on one of meetings. The purpose of this meeting was to show that God was ready to accept us as we were with all our sins, but a choice was for us. Besides Bible lesson we as always sang a lot,DSC04183 DSC03995played and our team sang the song about the prodigal son for the children that day.
One more our meeting was just communication. Such meetings are useful to that we can pay more attention to each child. The members of our team usually spend time with the children in small groups. So we learn more about personal experiences of the children, about their study and what happens in their life. As we have opportunity to pray together with the children for their needs.
Thank God for His presence in the ministry to the orphans! And we are thankful to people who prays for us and for our ministry!

In April: “Grozovo orphanage”

Posted: May 4, 2014 by Dobr9k in Grozovo

DSC04082Greetings to you our dear readers. We thank God for another month of ministry in Grozovo boarding school. We celebrated a wonderful accassion this month – Easter. DSC04114We coudn’t leave it behind so we invited an acting group from the church. The team got verry excited with this invitation and put on an Easter theme play for the children. Everyone enjoyed it very much. Many guys have neever been at the theatre, moreover, they’ve never seen a christian perfomance. DSC04127At the end it children had many questions about the death and resurection of Jesus Christ. We answered their questions. we also made them think about : who they belong to? are they forgiven or not? Will they be in heaven with Christ or not? and many other questions. DSC04129Nobody wanted that evening to be over. We also visited the school another time when we could spend more time with children and talk to them closer. We discussed several tpics. DSC03930For example, why I go to church, fortune-telling, different pleasures that the world offers us and where they can lead us to, the reality of life and may other topics. We especially paid a lot of attention to the graduates. As the summer time is getting closer, we realise that we won’t be able to see the kids for a while and the young adults who are leaving Grozovo boarding school won’t be back as they start another page of their lives. We try to become friends to them so that if they need any help or advice they can ask for it without any fear of rejection. Also, we’d like them to remember that they can go to church with us, we want them to accept Christ in to their hearts and serve the Lord. The desire of our hearts is that all children finishing school will find a place and a feeling of belonging to church and also to God. Join us in this prayer.