In April: “Smilovichy orphanage”

Posted: May 3, 2019 by Dobr9k in Smilovichi

Yesterday, the tutors from the Smilovichi orphanage told us that the children are waiting for Tuesday and our arrival is like a holiday.  For them, our attention and communication, games and Bible lessons are very important.  For example, Tolik was born and raised on a farm, where he communicated mainly with animals, because his mother had mental abnormalities and she did not communicate with him and did not show proper care (filled only vital needs – food, clothing, sleep).  Once in the shelter, he did not know how to communicate and was under stress because of this, but we tried to show special patience and full acceptance to him, saying that he is very valuable to God, he is God’s child.  Finally, Tolya became calmer and more confident, he felt safe, began to read the children’s Bible and answer questions after the lessons.  It is great to see how the Lord restores the lives of the children and returns everything what was stolen from them.

For the entire month, we talked about God’s promises for everyone, about forgiveness, and how important it is to learn how to forgive and ask forgiveness.  We also talked about what sin is and about what our Heavenly Father think about sin and people who consciously chose to live in sin.  The children said that sometimes they do not want to sin, but they do not succeed (if their classmates are teased by abandoned or lonely people, then they want to take revenge and strike back).  We like that they very openly share their experiences with us and want to become better!

At the end of the month we came to the children together with the puppet show and, with the help of the production, told them about the feast of Easter, the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ.  After the performance, we gave each of them presents, they were very happy, they jumped and laughed.  And Vika said that this gift has everything she dreamed of.

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