Archive for October, 2014

In September: “Smilovichi orphanage”

Posted: October 14, 2014 by Dobr9k in Smilovichi

QJ9W0_lPfuoWell, my friends! Finally we are together again! But with the children we have been together during thDSCN4698e whole month and that’s what happened to us: many children in His mercy and love have been returned back to their families or have been taken in a foster home. Before the summer we had around 20 people, and in the beginning of DSC04814eptember, only 7 and all of them were girls. Our first lesson was held on September 2. On this day, we played a lot on the street, running, screaming, got acquainted with those whom we didn’t know and there was a lot of fun! On thDSC04808e next lesson we saw the children who knew very little of our God, and to be confident in His love and mercy to us, we began to study His character through His names. The Name of the DSCN4657Lord is a strong tower, in which we can always take refuge in the quiet time and during storms and experiences. And also our Lord is a strong and powerful Creator as well, who gave each of us life and even more of that. He defined and our external features: the figure, eye color, our hair, smile, and more, and after looking at us He said that we are excellent! Girls like our lessons very much, our songs and games as well. Let’s hope that in the future we will also have a wonderful time with them! Let His mercy be with us and in the further! Please, pray for us!

In September: ”Belinichy orphanage”

Posted: October 9, 2014 by Dobr9k in Belinichy

DSC04757Hi everyone!Here comes a new school year, that means we are back to our meetings with kids. This month we’ve also visited Belynichi boarding school. We were so glad toDSC04743 see the children after that summer break. When you haven’t seen them for a week, you don’t notice how they are growing up and getting older. But after two months of rest we noticed a big difference in them. We also saw that they missed us a lot. They were very excited and active in everything we prepared for them :singing, games, to name just a few activities. The topic for our talk was Jesus Christ’s life. The people, who followed Christ, had different problems similar to ours: the feeling of rejection, the time when we feel down DSC04754or things are just not right, etc. We start to lose our faith and hope in God that He will show His power and will shine the light on our problems. Simple stories about healinDSC04753g people show God’s might that even today He is able to help us. Kids enjoyed this conversation. Afterwards, we asked them some questions. We were delighted to hear that they really took it in and understood what we were talking about. We dedicated one of the meetings to more close and personal talks. Bible is of a present-day importance and we are pleased to see that children hear that through everything we do with them. Thank you everyone who support and remembers us.

In September: “Rudensk orphanage”

Posted: October 3, 2014 by Dobr9k in Rudensk

Greetings brothers and sisters! DSC04698School year has started and we came back to Rudensk orphanage. Summer went by quickly and every one of us missed children a lot! It is a special atmosphere and a special time when we visit this orphanage! Children running toward us, hugging us and telling us none-stop all together at the same time their summer stories! I am looking at these children and thinking how happy am I that I can continue to serve to them and continue to introduce Jesus to them! Beginning of the new school year it is not only familiar children’s faces which have become so dear and so important but also new children which just arrived to the orphanage and did not get a friend yet! While socializing with new children we have offered them our friendship! Their answer was “Yes”!DSC04699 Their reaction was shyness and distrust but in their voice we heard a firm “Yes”! We started a series of lesson on the subject of “David, a man after God’s own heart”! DSC04733Quite often it is a man’s heart that does not have a value on the market of human friendship! These times more than thirty children attended our lessons!. They came out of their free will to spend time with us, to learn something new and interesting and to feel loved and be needed by somebody! Bible helps us to touch those threads of human heart that nobody in the world is able to reach, the place in human heart where there is the hole and this hole is of the size of God! The children asked us: “What should we expect this year?” We replied that this year we are going to have a fascinating adventure which is going to enrich everyone and will teach you how to orient yourself in life and not to be cheated!DSC04787 This year there were many graduates that have left the orphanage! Let us pray that the graduates would not get lost in the world but instead theDSC04689 local churches would have abilities and desire in participate in the lives and minister to the orphans! As I am writing these words the graduated orphan’s images come to my mind, it is so pleasant to receive wonderful messages from them in which they say “we go to a church, we pray and we see how God answers our prayers! Friends! We thank you for your continual support of the ministry to the orphans of Belarus! We believe that together we can help and give a strong rebuff as to the spiritual as to physical orphanhood!