In February: “Smilovichi orphanage”

Posted: March 1, 2021 by Dzmitry Nachyna in Smilovichi

I want to start with great news about the children who were in the Smilovichi orphanage.  Yana, Boris and Nastya were taken to three different families for custody, and Nastya’s adoptive parents are believers (she always asked in prayer that her adoptive parents will know and love God)!  For each of them, finding a family is the answer from the Lord!  Thank God! In February, children abandoned by their Mother have arrived at the orphanage and now they are awaiting for a court and father’s decision. They are going through a difficult period of pain and resentment, misunderstanding and judgment.  When we met, we tried to build good relationship with them and we see that we achieved this thanks to the right communication and games that do not lead to competition and rivalry.  While teaching a Bible lesson about the miracles of Jesus Christ, we asked them what they know about God, whether they had read the Bible and whether they had been to the Church.  We were surprised that they had never attended Church and knew nothing about Jesus Christ.  Then we simplified the lessons and at the simplest level, adding testimonies from our own lives, told Bible stories.  At the end of each story we answered to children’s questions and gave them the opportunity to reflect on what they have learned and what can help them to believe and trust God! Liza, she is 14, said that thanks to our visits she stopped being afraid and calmed down.  Vanya, Matthew and Timofey felt loved and very important and Ira who is 4 years old stopped waking up at night and cry.For us these words and changes in the lives of the children once again prove the power of God’s love and compassion which can heal any pain and restore any destruction!

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