Archive for July 15, 2016

In June: Summer camp “In search for happiness”

Posted: July 15, 2016 by Dobr9k in Camps

I would like to thank you for your sacrificial giving and for your prayer support! With your particM85GfCCrvasipation we were 7iB6gyVd6Fg able to organize and held the camp for the orphans. In 10 years of our ministry to the orphans we see that exactly in camp a person happens to make the most important decision of his or her life. In total we had 110 people in the camp. The name of our camp was “In search for happiness”. People look for happiness everywhere but very often their search turns empty. Every day at the camp kids discovered a new aspect of life but conclusion of every day was the same that the true happiness is only in close relationship with God.

Orphans are kids who lived through a lot of pain.  The kids that came to our camp have lived through: alcoholism and indifference of FC69m7WQT9Iparents, constant loneliness and fear, drug-addicted parents, constantly changing step-fathers, sexual abuse in families, destroyed values, broken spirit and rejection. In the world of sin they have seen everything that attuneyDcHd1Hqcmsd them to loose. But we believed that despite of these terrible experiences the children can still open to God and receive from Him the true hope, faith and love.

When kids arrived to the camp in buses we saw fear and distrust in their eyes. But our volunteers met them in colorful costumes, with cheerful mood and joy therefore kids also started to smile. The children did not understand yet to where they have arrived but we were already were saying to them: “welcome to the family!” These are exactly the words that describe the atmosphere that our team created for the orphans: you are who you are and you do not need to put on a mask – we receive you with joy!fPNGByCedL8

The camp was held for 1nnCGJOGurFc0 days and during all that time we saw how the children were changing – we saw how from “hedgehogs” they were transforming into champions! It is a joy to know that now after the orphans have passed the whole 10 days of training in the camp now they are able to say with assurance that it is in our camp that they have learned to trust people, learned to love themselves and people around them, learned to forgive, learned to forgive even the kind of things that seemed to be impossible to forgive. Victories in the lives of children become possible thanks to God, Who heard yours and ours united prayers and lead the team in the right direction! Every day in the camp had its own theme. Also every day in the camp we had crafts, sports, movies and games but most 7QXeeI6Dt9smemorable were close fellowship inside of groups and evening church assemblies.

The shift in children’MIXCmQwUFc8s thinking happened when kids realized that they are not orphans because Jesus set them free by paying their price in full. Therefore their sins are forgiven and now they can be close to God and live a totally different life. Therefore we tried to communicate to the kids this message: “Do not listen to those who say that you are a Looser because Jesus Himself says that you are His child.”  Oh, how deeply these words reach into an orphan’s soul because these children have heard in their lives so many words of curses and rejections! The children were saying “I want to see changes, I want people to believe in me because it is so hard to succeed when people constantly humiliate and betray me!”

pvBzk20nz0QLast evening was a very special evening. It is going stay in memory of children and volunteers for many years. At our last evening meeting we had a call to repentance. We saw tears of joy when 60 kids realized what Jesus Christ did for them on the Calvary’s cross. Their thinking has shifted and those 60 kids f9kQAkPg7Qgdedicated their lives to Jesus that very same evening!

Thank you for this opportunity to minister to the orphans together with you! We believe that our united ministry will bear even bigger results for the Glory of God.  Let us pray together that the children would keep the faith which they obtained in the camp and that we would see all these kids in Heaven and rejoice over the fruits of our united work! Glory to God!


In June: ”Belinichy orphanage”

Posted: July 15, 2016 by Dobr9k in Belinichy

I want to thank everyone who is praying and participated in our service financially, as our united service has IMG_5603special value in the eyes of God! In June we still visited Belynichi orphanage. Despite the fact that children already started their summer breaimage-, they still happily came to our meetings. For some kids, they were the last meetings, because they have already graduated school and going to different cities to study, others already found jobs. The first meeting was held this month on a street where we had sports relay, which purpose was not to win, but simply to have a good time with children and to open up their characters. One of the goals that we usually have set for ourselves during our meetings is to unite the kids. The fact of the matter is that from the stories of children we know that they have hard time; they are constantly confronted with gossip and beatings by their peers. But thanks to our games, children build bridges that help them to overemphasize their relationships with others. We talked a lot to high school students about the value of every person in the eyes of God and that it is importaIMG_5612nt to appreciate people who are around them, that it is important to love people, condescending their limitations, as well to be able to forgive.

Little kids also had an opportunity to participate in sport games, as well as to learn about God and about the power of prayer through Christian cartoons. At the end of each meeting small children had a desire to pray on their own, and thanked God for the day and for our meeting. We are glad to see how the word of God works in the hearts of children, despite their problems with mental and physical health!IMG_5630

Talking with alumni, we heard the guys thanked us for that we helped them to cope with challenges that life brings to them. Indeed, in many areas of life, they lack experience. And the world doesn’t forgive mistakes and it’s hard for weak children to survive iIMG_5564n the harsh reality of the modern world! But God teaches them to forgive themselves, their loved ones and gives the person a chance to change your life! Today our prayers are that God gives these guys a new life and helps to avoid many of their mistakes.

Praise the Lord that the entire school year we are able to visit orphanage, serve the Belynichi orphan children and fill their needs! Let’s pray that the graduates would be able to find a church in the cities, where they went to study, and that Ministry to orphans in Belarus lasted!