In September: “Smilovichi orphanage”

Posted: September 30, 2021 by Dzmitry Nachyna in Smilovichi

Greetings dear brothers and sisters. In following description I want to share the news of our service to oHAVXF6337sorphans in Belarus. A new school year has begun, and we have the opportunity to visit children with our programs. In this particular description I want to tell you about the Smilovichy orphanage.

When we came there, we saw Arseny and Artem. We were very glad to see them, but we were immediately flooded with some bad memories. These brothers have already been taken into families three times and returned to the orphanage. The boys are very developed, interesting and sociable. Before the holidays, 3NiiwVvBWaAthey often say that they dream of being taken home as soon as possible. But now they stopped talking about home, stopped telling about their parents. During lessons they sit on someone’s lap and cuddle very hard. We see that they lack both male and maternal attention.

-Te2UCxiuqwAlso in the new school year, a family showed up. These are Dasha, Milana, Kira, Angelina and Nazar. They are all from one family. They are very interesting children. Before they had never met believers and know little about God. Kira is the smallest, she has some ear disease, she doesn’t hear well. Now doctors are deciding what the hearing loss is related to. The most memorable thing about Kira at our first meeting was that she found everything around her to be interesting. She is very dependent on the tutor. She is watching but without making any contact. Fortunately she saw us each visit we made and began to trust us.ebSElR0OBwkKira is 3 years old, she is a giggler. I also want to tell you about Dasha, a girl of 8 years old. She has a leadership potential. She likes to win. Unfortunately she stutters. Despite her stuttering, she is very curious, iZN1ZUJGwwIeverything is interesting to her, she always tries to retell the lesson or tell something about school. And Angelina, a blonde girl who has been through a lot. She is very savvy and loves to draw. She misses home. During our meetings Angelina is very active, remembers things well. When she is worried she stutters. Milana is the older sister, she is 12 years old. She is very opened and looks after all her sisters and brother like a mother does. She helps them with self-care and studying. And I want to note Nazar. This little boy is beautiful and very sociable but he can’t pronounce the letters fully. It makes him so cute.

 In total, there are only 7 children in the orphanage. With the guys we started B7S4FfMegfIto study how God created the world. And it’s so wonderful to see children’s reaction to that. They believed that the creation of the universe happened exactly the way it is described in the Bible. Next lesson we told them about Adam and Eve. We said that God created man for communication with Him. God is EF4YhjYIztAalways pleased when we communicate with Him through prayer. Milana said that she asks God to help her when she feels she can’t cope with something. And then I said that such simple words addressed to God is actually a prayer. Such simple words is something that God loves the most. Milana was shy but I encouraged her to continue her communication with God. I told her that there is nothing wrong with her prayer. Another time we visited these children we were talking about Cain and Abel. We said that God sees our hearts. He knows everything that happens in our thoughts oKhOCYhKhGEand knows when we are jealous. God wants to help us! If we want something, we should ask God for it. God will always tell us that we don’t need to be envious because we have Father in Heaven who always cares for us. I asked them what were they jealous of? Someone said he wanted a jacket like Angelina’s jacket, the other child said he wanted a typewriter, candy and colored pencils. God can give you all these things through people you don’t even know about. The time of the lesson passed so quickly and we were very late. I am very glad that we have the opportunity to visit these children in the orphanage. Thank God that there are open doors for the Gospel there. I see that each our visit causes changes in them. They have more conversation about God and ask about Him. Friends, let’s pray for all these children have families where they will have loving parents.

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