Archive for November 30, 2021

In November: “Rudensk orphanage”

Posted: November 30, 2021 by Dzmitry Nachyna in Rudensk

In November, trips to Rudensk were every week. A lot of children came to the meetings, also, there were 3_4HzsCmdqQalso newcomers who had not been before.

After one of the meetings, my friend Artem came to me, usually we discuss different topics with him: about what he has read in the Bible, what challenges now he is fighting. On my question what is he now reading in the Bible at the moment, he replied that now he read the Bible very rarely. (Because of the quarantine of trips to Rudensk) I said that it was very important to read the Bible, because it was a word from God himself, and it changes and transforms our lives. If we do not read the Bible, our faith will weaken. Artem 7IaeDt07pbosaid that after meetings with us, his faith strengthened and his desire appears to learn more about God and thank us that we come to them!

skcVPrYbWHUFor a variety, on one of the meetings we watched the cartoon: “Supebook:” Queen Esther “”. In the end we discussed with the guys how important it is to trust God and sometimes in order to prove the truth, we have to risk even our lives that we have seen on the example of Queen Esther, but God is always with us and will support us!

TUB8rBL-G9YAt the last of the meetings, our team and children, especially with the boys, went to the gym. We told the boys, that it is very important to give time for your body and even in the Bible it says that our bodies are temples for the Holy Spirit (1st Cor). In order to withstand various difficulties in life, you should also handle and train our body to be strong. Moreover, our mood is changing when we are engaged and achieved good results. We conducted a familiarization training and showed the boys how to do the exercises correctly, to breathe correctly, and how to do at home, if there is no equipment. It was also important for us to show the boys that the life of a believer man is also interesting and saturated and we also engage in sports!

hz6Sd12ogGESeparately from the guys, a meeting was held for girls from 12 to 19 years, on which we observed the topic of relationships with guys and how to keep themselves before marriage. We talked about the importance of relationships with God, accepting his love in order to get out of school, do not look for love in the guys. Girls said that they really lack love, tenderness, kind words. We answered that all of these they will find in the Word of God and during prayer.

In November: “Smilovichi orphanage”

Posted: November 30, 2021 by Dzmitry Nachyna in Smilovichi

At the moment, there are five children in the Smilovichi social center. There are four girls and a boy. All of ULFUKQ-S5VYthe children are from the same family.  They are very bright, beautiful, and communicative children, who got into a hard life situation. Milana, who is the oldest girl, sometimes behaves like a mum.-XkED5x-GLI She tries to discipline her siblings with words or hugs them and holds their hands to comfort them. On the one hand, it is good when children show care to each other, but at the same time, we want so much that their childhood will be real childhood and kids will not have to act like adults! Dasha and Angelina have very noticeable speech problems. Both girls stutter very much and, as a result, they often avoid talking with little known people although they are very sociable and love attention. What is good in this situation is that these girls get a lot of help here. The speech therapist and the psychologist work with them, and they attend a comprehensive school. Nazar, who is LgA4XMLY6ugtheir brother, doesn’t usually try to grasp our attention, however, he, like any child, loves when someone hugs him, gives him presents, and just listens to him during a conversation. The youngest girl is Kira. We shared about her birthday not long ago. She turned four at that time. This little girl has serious hearing problems, so we have to talk with her using sign language. That is a good experience for our team! 9eHEiJKRNPADespite Kira’s hearing problem and her young age, we try to involve her in our program. Christian songs with movements are a great help here because Kira takes part in them with great pleasure. She also likes bright pictures that we use during the Bible lessons. The situation with Kira shows us once again that the word of God is living and active and love destroys all the boundaries! Glory be to God for that! In December, Kura is going to the hospital. She will is going to have a tMvs9pfE-Y8thorough examination, which will show if she has any chance to have surgery that will restore her hearing. We hope for God’s mercy and firmly believe that there is nothing impossible for Him!

In November, we have discussed a few Bible stories. The children have found out about Moses and the journey of the Israel people across the desert. They have also learned about the wise queen Esther through whom God saved the whole nation from destruction. The children were especiallyugziR9HImtc astonished and excited about the story of Jonah, who was in the belly of the big fish! While sharing this story, we could remind the children one more time that God hears us any time and in any place. Even in the belly of the big fish! We could also tell them that God was omnipresent. At our last meeting, we had a creative activity, during which we could revise all the Bible stories, that we had shared with the children this month.

Dear friends, we would be glad if you supported little Kira in your prayers and also keep praying for our team that continues serving orphans and orphanage graduates of our country!

In November: “Belinichy orphanage”

Posted: November 30, 2021 by Dzmitry Nachyna in Belinichy

Dear friends, I thank our God for the opportunity to serve Him by spreading His kingdom on the n17uHEzL3agBelarusian land! This month we were glad that the E5UxPx2OV9gheadship of the Belynichy orphanage allowed us to recommence our visits after a month break. The reason was that the children were sick and the headship decided to restrict the visit of children for some time. But thank God, the disease has abated, and we have the opportunity to visit guys again! When we were driving there again, each member of the team was a little excited, because we all missed the guys. Our arrival was a big surprise for children. Of course they were very excited to see us, and the news about our arrival instantly spread around the orphanage and soon the events hall was filled with children.

TGz2W9_R6JUqE0kP0i3HxwEvery child wanted to hug us and wanted us to talk to him. Even the children, who do not speak due to their mental and physical issues, shouted and squealed with joy! At that moment I thought of how much we all missed each other! Lockdown has shut children out of the world. It was impossible to visit children, and therefore, there was another reappraisal of values. We see that our visits this month were like a holiday for guys. First of all, we prayed with all guys in the events hall and thanked God for the opportunity to be in the orphanage. We sang praising God and also played and talked about God. We continue laying the foundation of their faith. At Christmas we will talk a lot about the Birth of Jesus Christ. Also, I would like to say that there are many new children who have recently arrived at the orphanage. Most of them hear about God for the first time, therefore it is especially important for them to get acquainted with Him and with the most vivid biblical stories. At our meetings children found out Who created the world and everything that fills it, as well as how God created a man. They found out how the first sin entered the world and what consequences it led to. We also shared with guys about the story of Cain and Abel. Our goal is to show the children that God wanted to save people from the sins accumulated from generation to generation, so He sent Christ to earth.

jBB1MkMPtP8WMkNlVGy9tcThe meetings we hold in the orphanages help the children to see that the Bible is a message of love. We pray for the health of children as well as for the ability to remember information. Also we pray for children’s ability to understand simple but meaningful and deep stories. I am so glad that children remember a lot of what we discuss during our meetings. We make review of a previous subjects to help them grasp the information. One of the aducator of the orphanage thanked us for coming to the children and told us about the changes that she can see in the children. Her words proved to us that God works in the children’s lives. She also said that orphans desperately need hope. We see that before our work with children wasn’t always welcomed by educators, they didn’t really like when we came and talked to the children about God but now the situation is changing and we get approval from them. Thank God that His word changes, including the hearts of educators!

KSTE6wU8bJszZGABworqSoI want to tell you a little bit about the graduates. We are so glad and grateful to God that graduates who have graduated from orphanages get housing! This month Katya Shlyaga got an apartment. We are so grateful to God that He opened the heart of the mentor from the college where Katya studies. She helped her to get housing! Also it is difficult for some guys who were graduates this year to settle in a new place. They spent their entire childhood in orphanages. But now they miss their old house they’re so used to and now they are stressful about being in a new place. We visit and support those graduates who can be visited. But there are some you can’t come to. And such children are in the hardest position! Let’s pray for these guys that God will help them in new places and that they will have friends. Let’s also pray for teachers and educators to treat the guys with understanding and lenience.

Friends, we are thankful to you for your prayers about our team and we are thankful to God for your prayers for orphans who are in boarding schools and need salvation! We believe that joint service will bring salvation to children’s lives!