Archive for April 30, 2016

In April: “Rudensk orphanage”

Posted: April 30, 2016 by Dobr9k in Rudensk

April turned out to be a bright and cheerful month of our ministry in Rudensk’s orphanage. The weather wasn’t perfect,IMG_5015 it wasn’t sunny, but rainy and sometimes even snowy. In spite of the weather God blessed our team and all the meetings took place. IMG_5048Moreover, now we have an opportunity to work with little children. Now we divide into two groups: younger and older ones. With the younger group we play games and watch christian cartoons. IMG_5055With the older one we continue discussing different topics. This month we have discussed the following topics: “Suicide. The value of life”, “Conflicts”, IMG_5016“The power of words” and “Sport in our life”. It is typical for teenagers to do thoughtless things. That’s why we decided to speak about suicides to show that you always have choice and your life is valuable for God. “Conflicts” is quite a topical issue for teens. Some of them try to avoid conflicts, some of them even provoke them. We tried to explain them that everyone is guilty in a conflict and it should be resolved. IMG_5056
4Also we told them that all the words matter and can influence all the life.
IMG_5053We discussed sport at the “stag-party” and “hen party”. The girls found out the way sport influences our life and how to choose one or another kind of sport. The girls knew little about sport and they had no idea about fitness and aerobics. We are glad that the girls learned something new. With the boys we considered some champions of different sports and discussed how they managed to achieve such a success. It takes much time to become a champion. You have to work hard every day to achieve good results.

In April: ”Belinichy orphanage”

Posted: April 30, 2016 by Dobr9k in Belinichy

We’ve got big changes and good results in our ministry – this is how I can describe our trips to Belinichy orphanage this April. IMG_5064We thank God for answering our prayers! We wish everyone who is reading this letter would have a chance to visit the orphans from Belinichy. The photos we take can’t fully reflect the atmosphere that we have at the orphanage when we come there.IMG_5155
Every Monday we pray God would do changes in the hearts of the kids, pray for the staff of the orphanage and we see how the orphans get to know God more and more. The lie that captured orphans’ hearts gets broken and goes away. We know that their heart should become full of trust in God and their fathers could teach them God’s love. IMG_5234But they don’t have fathers and they are orphans. It sometimes become a real challenge for the kids to believe that God is truly loving and caring like every father should be.
The orphans often shout, argue or even fight because they want to draw some attention to them. IMG_5237They want to seat on our laps and feel the comfort and acceptance. Our ministry goes on and and we see how their faith is being formed. Even though the kids have disabilities they do their best to take part in games and activities. It’s interesting to hear their feedback on Bible stories we tell them or to hear them telling others what they learnt from the Bible class. IMG_5139This April we taught them such Bible stories as: “The widow’s offering”, “ The blind Bartimaeus receiving his sight” and we also taught about Christ’s sacrifice at the Calvary and the real meaning of Easter holiday.
The classes with the senior orphans were also very exciting. They are different from the junior kids as they don’t try to seat next to us or hug us as the junior ones. IMG_5074They meet us at the car and start sharing about their issues. As they are teenagers they want to have good close friends who can listen to them, pray for them or give advice. Those orphans who are to graduate and leave the orphanage often ask us how the life outside the orphanage is. They are going to leave the orphanage in 1-2 months and they will face a real life there on their own. We discussed such topics as : “Stealing”, “Conflicts”, “The triumph of Christ at the Calvary”.
We are grateful to God and those who support our ministry in prayers! We ask you to continue praying for our team so that we could grow, become more numerous and we could work with more orphans closer!

In April: “Vileyka orphanage”

Posted: April 30, 2016 by Dobr9k in Vileyka

Praise God that He gives us such an amazing opportunity to serve in Vileyka’s orphanage and not only to tell children about Jesus, but also to share His love with them, hug them and be with them through foul and fair.image-f2f180d511cae9f1297cf4bbc9110a54b652fadd2a074fadca3c401d38ad4d22-V
Another academic year is almost over and we can see the difference made in children from the 2nd and 3d forms. They became wiser and more patient. image-d304d47c644842a594d52f0217bd3e2d408b6371bd7c2bfc1653594f546bcb31-VWe are happy to see when they act not based on their benefits, but meet somebody half-way and help each other.
Children like listening to the stories about Jesus’ life, when He helped people, treated them and made wonders.
In our groups every lesson we learn verses from the Bible for children not to fear when they are alone, but to know that they always have God in them. They know that they have the Helper to come to and everybody is precious in His eyes.
That’s wonderful, but God changes not only children’s hearts but mine, too. He teaches me to trust Him and learn His Word more and more to answer all the difficult children’s questions.