Archive for December 30, 2018

In December: “Smilovichi orphanage”

Posted: December 30, 2018 by Dobr9k in Smilovichi

We want to tell you the news about children from the orphanage in Smilovichi, which we visit every Tuesday. A happy event was the relocation of Andrey (he was 4 years old) and Alice (she was 3 years old) into a new family. According to educators, this family is very good and perfect for them. Thank God that children from the orphanage get into families, and not to boarding school!

Together with the remaining children, we talked about deception and how important honesty is in our lives. Each of them shared with their stories. They mainly concerned their parents, as well as the deception they have experienced. Lera and Vlada told how dad left for groceries and returned drunk in just three days and did not even apologize for his deception. After some time, this situation repeated itself and the neighbors have understood that the father abandoned the children turned to the civil service and the sisters were taken to the orphanage, but they have not yet seen their father. Discussing this topic, the children said they did not trust people, especially close and significant in their lives, but they would ask God for strength to forgive and begin to trust, and also to act honestly, regardless of the circumstances.

After the topic of deception, we talked about anger and what is the most important what causes such destructive behavior. Using the example of Cain and Abel we explained how one of the brothers, who, because of envy, became angry with the other brother and did not stop in his anger, committed a murder. Together with the children, we discussed various situations in life that lead to anger, and also showed how, turning to God, we can ask for forgiveness for this feeling and calm down. Some guys have become accustomed to solving conflicts through fights and screams, so for them this is a new way of behavior (appeal to God) that will change their lives for the better.

Last week, instead of a Bible lesson, we held a creative lesson, where we helped each child learn to create beautiful and necessary things with their own hands. After all, many of them do not even know how to hold brushes in their hands or paint with them, because their parents did not do it with them and did not invest in the development of their talents.