In April: “Smilovichi orphanage”

Posted: May 1, 2018 by Dobr9k in Smilovichi

God blessed us this month and we had an opportunity to visit Smilovichi. We are glad that our ministry haven’t lost its power for many years and children can still hear the good news about God!
The children get to the social center right from their homes because of the devastating lifestyle of their parents. There is a new boy in the center, Vlad by name. He has just come here. ‘Vlad, why are you here?’ – ‘I don’t know, everything was fine. I went to school and was taken from there and brought to the social center’. After talking to him, we found out that his parents drank hard and he did all housework. He is rigid, preserved and unsociable and reminds of a hedgehog. At first, he didn’t communicate with us and just examined us and what we did. He ignored talks about Jesus. Later we knew that Vlad was keen on fishing. I can just suppose that such an activity was the only possibility to get rid of his drunk parents.
This month we celebrated Easter and puppet theatre came to the social center in honor of this. The children who had recently come to the center never saw such a performance because of their stolen childhood. Throughout the show, there was a lot of laughter and joy. The children, especially the smaller ones, applauded, commented loudly on the show and got excited! After the performance, we gave the children presents. We had been preparing the presents for all this month because we wanted to put there useful things.
This month was also encouraging for us because God helped us build relationships with the administration of the social center. Just yesterday we went to the center and discussed the theme ‘the greatest creation’. Most of the children have low self-esteem so it’s hard for them to believe that they are great and the most wonderful creation of God. At the end, I took a mirror and showed they could see the greatest God’s creation looking at the mirror. So I turned it to the children and said: ‘you are the greatest and the most beautiful creation of God!’ The children didn’t get used to such compliments. Some of them were embarrassed, others closed their eyes and giggled and those like Vlad said that it couldn’t be so.
Thank you, friends, for praying for our team and the development of the ministry! Thank you for your involvement in breaking up the rocks of unbelief and bringing back to life children who are God’s wonderful creation!

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