Archive for June 1, 2015

In May: “Rudensk orphanage”

Posted: June 1, 2015 by Dobr9k in Rudensk

The spring is almost over. The school year is also coming to an end and kids will IMG_8916go to different summer camps soon. Some of the orphans will not only face summer vacations but also will leave the orphanIMG_8919age as this is their last year here. Now senior orphans are getting prepared for final school exams that they will have in June. Then they are going to state children camps and after that in August they will be sent to different towns to study at colleges and some of them will be sent directly to work places. TIMG_8889his is the way how orphans start their adult life. In order to somehow prepare orphans for a new life out of the orphanage we as a team are more focused especially on senior orphanIMG_8642s to help them out. In May we had meetings dedicated to such topics as: “How to choose a loyal friend”, “Faithfulness”, “Compassion for people”. At girls meeting and boys meeting we had a discussion called “ Not like everyone else” which appeared to be very interesting for both groups. As in everyday life orphans have a challenge to face rejection and hostile attitude from their peeIMG_8647rs or adults because of theIMG_8994ir disabilities and disorders this discussion was very needed. We are trying to show the orphans that being not like everyone else is not the reason to get depressed but it is a jump start for self-development. Every topic we discuss is taken from the Bible and is related to the Bible principles, it helps orphans to understand they are highly appreciated and loved by God. We try to show them that no matter what they can achieve great results thanks to supporIMG_8985tIMG_9000 of God. To show such a good example we invited a team of young people who go in or bike racing or bike trials for many years. The team told the orphans how much effort they must make to gain success and achieve good results as they had to fall so many times in order to rise and win then. After all this they became able to show their skills in real sport competitions. Both the staff of the orphanage and the kids were imprIMG_8643essed by this meeting. Thanks God for this opportunity! It was a good example to show to senior orphans so that they would see the IMG_8907alternative to bad friendships, alcohol or drug addiction.
Junior orphans also had a good time. They had a chance to take part in sport events and games, to have Bible studying and a puppet show. The puppet show was dedicated to Easter. Thanks to the show kids were able to be reminded of our Savior. The team who was involved in the show and the puppet characters became dear friends with the orphans as this is not the 1 time they have presented the show.
Our team is grateful to God for those who is involved in the orphans ministry.

In May: “Smilovichi orphanage”

Posted: June 1, 2015 by Dobr9k in Smilovichi

Hello everybody! It is pleasant when we spend time with a benefit not just for IMG_8635ourselves but with the benefit for those around us! We live in a society that most often runs away from the problem instead of trying to solve it. Orphanhood – is the challenge IMG_8975for the whole country, for the each church and for every individual. But most choose to ignore this challenge or justify themselves by saying that the government will take care of orphans or somebody else, not me. But today we are calling you again – do not be indifferent to the orphans!
IMG_8977We spoke several times about Smilovichy children’s shelter – that it is a place for the children who waiting for the judgement of the court. After the verdict some children will return to their parents (if those are capable to raiIMG_8619se their children), some will go to a new family, still other will have to move permanently to an orphanage. Each orphan child needs a helping hand at least in some small thing.
When we come to this children’s shelter first thing that we feel is thIMG_8817e atmosphere of warmth and acceptance from the educators. We thank God for their open hearts! They gather together children to the room where we have our meetings. This month we continued to study different qualities of our God. The children have learned that our God is pure and righteous and that there is no sin in Him and that the sin is disgusting to HiIMG_8974m. Also we explained to orphans that God is omnipresent. That He is even capable to see our hearts and thoughts. In the example of Jona we showed to the children that it is impossible to hide or run away from God. Also every meetinIMG_8827g was filled with singing, games, and sometimes watching an educational video or crafts.
At the present moment there are five boys and one girl at the shelter. Some of them soon will go to the foster families. We ask you to pray that the seed that we have sawn will bring its fruit for the eternity in its own time!
Dear friends we would like to call you to do something for the help and support of the orphans in the orphanages.