Archive for May, 2016

In May: “Smilovichi orphanage”

Posted: May 31, 2016 by Dobr9k in Smilovichi

The month of May was special and we thank the Lord that Sasha and Alina were adopted. We are so glad to see how more and morIMG_5247e children are adopted into families or are accepted into foster families and there are less and less orphans  left.

At one of our meetings we told the kids how the Universe was created, about the fist people on Earth – Adam and Eve – and about the fall. Many of the orphans heard this for the first time in their life and they asked a  lot of questions. We noticed that they were drawnIMG_5499 by the truth and they confronted the lie that used to be taught to them in school, the misconception of  that people originated from monkeys was completely beaten.

Another special day at Simage-b9a823d8f76dde69268dc38e5808f511c2c4ba34e3703569e030e555b96598dc-Vmilovichy was when we organized a trip to the circus in Minsk.  It was the first experience for some of the kids and they were really impressed and thankful.  The performance was so amazing, there were  plenty of diverse astonishing animals that the orphans only knew about and  had a chance to see them live for the first time. We praIMG_5250ise the Lord for this good opportunity to organize this event for the orphans.

This week we taught about sin. We discussed what sin is and how to stop sinning. We heard some confessions. One of the kid shared that he dimage-e193f5efa95bfc1e10a70c605aad9c796906e9510fb6d51fc8396f6edda46501-Voes a lot of bad sins: he smokes, curses when he gets angry at people. He asked to help him out with struggling with these sins. We tried to explain him how to get freedom from this slavery of a sin.

We want to thank all of you who pray for the ministry to orphans. We bear witness of the real changes in the lives of orphans and their salvation as well.

In May: “Rudensk orphanage”

Posted: May 31, 2016 by Dobr9k in Rudensk

In May we had many memorable meetings with kids from the Rudensk orphanage. The month begun with the wIMG_5496onderful holiday: Passover. All orphans and educators could hear once again about great act of bravery of Christ at The Calvary. The meaning of the holiday was communicated to the kids in a theatrical play. After the play kids had an opportunity to talk with each actor. Probably, somebody even got a new friend!IMG_5556

At other our meetings we talked with children about fears and explained how God advices us to fight them. We found out that the children had many fears which follow them from their early childhood. And this is not surprising because the closest people to them – their parents – abandoned them. On top of that some orphans had been victims of violence, humiliation and insults from their parents. Therefore almost everIMG_5531y orphan has a fear to remain forever alone, to be abandoned and to be betrayed again.

Also we had an opportunity to organize for the kids a trip to a professional circus. It was a bright and joyful time because some of the children were in circus for the first time. Fanny clowns, acrobats and a multitude of various animals entIMG_5544ertain kids with their talents, abilities and skills. We are very thankful to those who helped us organize this trip! Children were satisfied – it means we had reached the goal!

We also had a sport event. At our last meeting this month we had organize an “apple relay” that was conducted in unusual way.  The relay had as sport assignments as creative assignments. MandatorIMG_5255y to all the assignments was a connection to apples. And at the end all children who participated in the relay received apples as prizes. After the relay all boys together with the man from our team went to gymnastic bars. Despite children enthusiastically performing physical exercises they were able to talk withIMG_5265 the team members on various interesting for them subjects.

School year is coming to the end. There are about 4 meetings remain with the kids in the orphanages in this school year. After that we and the kids are going to have a break for the two months until the beginning of the next school year. Therefore we want very much that our last meeting with the kids would be unforgettable for them and that the kids would not forget about God during the summer break! We would be thankful to everyone who would pray about this!

In May: ”Belinichy orphanage”

Posted: May 30, 2016 by Dobr9k in Belinichy

This month was eventful and rather diverse for the children. The first meeting was held with puppet theatre, we were talking about Easter. At the end of the meeting the children were given presents and of course all ofIMG_5293 them left the meeting being happy and delighted. The warm spring days came anIMG_5494d the children started to spend more time outside. We decided not to deprive them of a walk in the evening too and to hold a class outdoors. It was a fascinating and special time because there are more opportunities to play different interesting games outside. The special thing in this day was that a group of children with Down syndrome joined us. During camp time we were able to spend more time with such children. During usual visits we see them seldom, that is why I was happy to pay more attention to them, as they are deprived of many things, and at this meeting we were talking about friendship. We had an opportunity to surprise the children with little presents which were received with joy. The younger children had a class about Zaccheus, all of them were attentive and active while answering the questions. IMG_5571On the pre-last Thursday of May 50 children from the orphanage had a chance to visit the circus, that gave a lot of different emotions to the children. IMG_5480Everyone was happy. We are very thankful to everyone who participated in organizing the trip to the circus. It was an unforgettable time.

The elder children had discussions on rather serious themes. We were talking about “The Christ’s endeavor”, about sufferings and the meaning of Easter to us. There was also a theme about fears. The elder children also saw the puppet theatre performance and joined the trip to the circus. And the last theme this month was very serious, Dima talked about suicide and the “Value of life”.

In April: “Smilovichi orphanage”

Posted: May 1, 2016 by Dobr9k in Smilovichi

This month one more sister has joined to our team for the ministry to orphans. IMG_5225Her name is Kristina. For the month of April she has been going to Smilovichi orphanage with us, played with children, helped with leisure activities. IMG_5181When we held lesson about prayer, importance of attending church and reading Bible, we were inspired to see how children remembered what we’ve taught them. Their answers were quite extended and full of thoughts. Its so good to realize, that our labor is not in vain!image-0d78f3dadb1aa335b0f3b9e39cff08df4792795991d0f523459642cdb1847764-V
Last week little Kiril was taken by his grandmother, she was allowed to be his caregiver. image-a5ab293538558b49ac2be3cf147dd4643cd5f464b22f77722b047cccc8a350f5-VAll children were encouraged to pray to God and ask for family, for this is the biggest dream for all of them, every one wants to have parents. Last Tuesday we invited puppet theatre and do presents for Easter. The actors demonstrated the true meaning of this Great Day. Our team was blessed to have this time with children in a friendly atmosphere.
Jesus is risen!