In June: “Vileyka orphanage”

Posted: June 30, 2019 by Dzmitry Nachyna in Vileyka

The 2018/2019 school year has become a special and vibrant year of ministry at the orphanage. First of all, our team underwent certain changes. New team members joined us – they are David, Grisha, Zhenya, Amy and Tania. At the same time Olya who had stayed with us committedly for the last several years, had to take leave for some time as she and her husband expect a baby. This year we had a bunch of joyful events. Together with the kids we celebrated the Thanksgiving Day, we attended the interactive Christmas performance “Road to Bethlehem”, and we were rooting for the kids at their fashion show at the National Beauty School. We did Bible studies for the kids, engaged in fellowship with the teens, we devoted our time to communicating with them via social networks, and we invested our time and effort to prepare gifts.

Building communication with the administration and faculty staff is a separate line in our ministry. And it’s worth mentioning that we have a very favourable attitude from teachers who are quite positive of what we do and our team. We are allowed to visit the kids each week (you have to get official approvals for that) and our invitations to make trips to the church are always willingly accepted. In our turn, we do our best to take part in social projects of the orphanage We have donated to buying hiking equipment, we have collected clothes for the children and covered for the transportation fares of the trips. We have closed the season with a traditional joyful event when our volunteers came to attend graduation ceremonies to cheer the graduates at this important stage in their lives. But not only we came to attend – we have organized a photo shooting for the graduates. The expenditures for the photo albums were covered by the team members and other benefactors. The albums will stay with each graduate as a special and memorable gift. It is summertime now, but we have already started to make plans for the coming school year. For the autumn is approaching with each new day and we already look forward to a new season at the orphanage! Until next time!

 

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