Archive for December 1, 2018

In November: ”Belinichy orphanage”

Posted: December 1, 2018 by Dobr9k in Belinichy

This November was full of events with a diverse programme and actual topics of our lessons. The first topic of November for younger children was “Fear” about the biblical character David. The children listened very attentively and couldn’t believe that such a little shepherd had slain the huge giant Goliath. David achieved this victory only due to his strong faith in God.
At the end of the lesson children had an opportunity to tell about their fears.
They are different for everyone. Someone is afraid of the darkness, mice or spiders, someone is afraid to lose his/her friends and never see parents.
Sometimes it is sad to listen to such revelations from little children. But we are glad they got the message of the lesson – God is close to us and He is able to help us get rid of our fears. At the end they answered the questions correctly. So I’m sure it was useful.
The next topics were “Deception” and “Laziness”, very simple at first sight, but they evoked a lot of emotions and memories.
Besides biblical lessons the children had Arts which they are crazy about, so there’s no problem with discipline)
With the older guys we discussed “The first wonder of Jesus” plus “The meeting with Nikodim” and “The healing of the courtier and a wonderful catch”.
This November was special for the guys because of hen-party and stag-party. We discussed hygiene and the importance to take care about the body and keep the room clean.
At the end of the month the children got a bonus – competitions!

In November: “Smilovichi orphanage”

Posted: December 1, 2018 by Dobr9k in Smilovichi

Greetings to you, dear friends! I want to tell you about trips to the Smilovichsky shelter. We are very happy that we can visit the children who are there. Now there are very few of them, so communication is very homely and warm. The fact that there are few children in the shelter is very good. Because as soon as the new children get there, it means that they were taken from the family for some proven reason. And when you break up with your family, it’s always sad. For example, two girls and a boy are now there, because they no longer have a mother, and with dad there are serious problems. And therefore, listening to their story, it is sometimes difficult to find the right words to console them.
But we believe that we can find comfort from God. And one of the topics we talked about with them is the topic of fear. Fear is very different. And sometimes people are afraid not only of certain things, but also of more abstract things – for example, fear of the future. But this fear goes away when you begin to trust God. Because he holds everything in his hands and controls everything. During the topic, we discussed David, who, with the help of trust in God, was able to defeat Goliath and save his people.
In addition, we had the opportunity to do creative work with the children. Children painted clay figures. During creativity, we always have the opportunity to talk with the children on topics of interest to them. And besides this, we give the children the opportunity to try something new and unusual.
At the end of the month we discussed the feeling of insult, using the example of the elder brother of the prodigal son. As well as many other situations in which we are offended. What does this lead to and how do we get offended – these were the main issues of the meeting.
The month has come to an end, and we are happy to share with you the latest news of our ministry. Thank you for your contribution to the life of orphans, and for your concern for our ministry.