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In March: “Belinichy orphanage”

Posted: March 31, 2021 by Dzmitry Nachyna in Belinichy

The trips to the Belynichi orphanage continued this month as well and this trips give a great joy to our team and to the xkO6NRtC9EYchildren we visit!  Of course we keep the distance and mask mode, but this does not prevent us and the children from maintaining a spring mood and hjE9SWov19Ienjoying every minute spent together!  Thank God for the opportunity to be in this place and tell the good news! This month we have been talking about time.  During every meeting, we talked with the children about forgiveness and peace in relationship with God.  Of course, the most difficult thing for orphans is to forgive their parents.  Despite the age of the child and the time spent in the orphanage, the pain of memories, resentments and disappointments are still fresh.  Tto-5ZRUcwIEach of us understands that only God can completely heal and restore these children.  That is why we try to speak on such topics, despite all the complexity.  God works in the hearts of children and adults and there areFkx57eeld9A victories – there are those who were able to step over the barrier of unforgiveness and forgive their offenders, but there are those with whom we still have to work if God permits. A new girl, Julia, appeared at school, she is already a teenager and it is especially difficult to be in a orphanage at that age.  At first, the girl tried to stay aloof and did not make contact.  But within a month, she began to come closer and closer YrIfSsxUYeQand slowly, with very small steps she begins to open her heart and start to smile.  We hope that over the time we will be able to support Julia and introduce her to Heavenly Father, who heals any wounds and gives comfort and peace. We have allready spoke in our previous articles about taking a i7ErBL0T7nIbreak from trips to the orphanages.  Now it is very strongly felt that the children have had a reassessment of values and now they value every minute spent with us.  Even in the classroom, they try to behave better. This month I’ve managed to talk with Lesha and Igor.  Very soon they will be graduates who will live a new, independent life.  Lesha will still go to study as a builder, but Igor will go to a home for the disabled.  Both, already  adults, with tears in their eyes told me how difficult and scary it is for them to leave the school and how much they value every minute at school, in communication with their teachers, friends and our team.  We really hope that they will remember the word that we have sown in their lives and will remember that Heavenly Father is with them! Thanks to everyone who supports us financially and prayerfully, as well as everyone who is not indifferent to the destiny of orphans in our country!

In March: “Smilovichi orphanage”

Posted: March 31, 2021 by Dzmitry Nachyna in Smilovichi

We are glad to inform you that the doors to the boarding schools, and the Smilovichi’s orphanage are open for us, and JPHq3pvbmcgthey now allow more volunteers from the team to visit. We can see how lWkJwGbRJiQthe Lord answers our prayers, and we thank everyone who joins us in prayer for the salvation of orphans in Belarus. In the first week of March, we had a creative time with the children from the orphanage, and they were delighted. Together we made beautiful notebooks for school and personal notes, and most importantly, we taught the children to do useful and beautiful things with their own hands. Each of them was pleased that they were able to learn new skills, and show their talents. We then taught a Bible lesson on forgiveness, based on the New Testament story of the debtor and SvyWQZLTskMthe king who forgave him. This story is pertinent for each of them, because they refused to forgive due to the harm inflicted on them by their own families. 6RM1rnGTgd4Lisa asked: “How can I forgive my mother, who left us all for her friends? She chose alcohol and did not even apologize!” Each of them had questions about how to forgive them, if they don’t repent of their cruel ways. It was difficult to hear their stories, but we tried to direct their gaze to Jesus Christ, and His infinite power of forgiveness that He gave us on the cross. At the end of the lesson, we saw how the children’s faces brightened, and they said that they felt lighter (in their soul). There was another meeting, and the topic of the meeting was prayer. We gave the guys a question to think about. The question was: “Where do you think God does not hear us?” Some answered that in space, Ira said that in a cave. We were surprised by Diana’s answer, who is only 16 years old. She answered that God does not hear us after death, i.e, at the cemetery. It’s so great that they really think about God, about how He loves them, and that they understand that they need to pray now, and not let a single day pass by without communicating with their Loving Heavenly Father!)