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In September: “Rudensk orphanage”

Posted: October 1, 2022 by Dzmitry Nachyna in Rudensk

41sgFuuzvec1rew8EVlk8AThis year there weren’t many graduates at Rudensk orphanage, that’s why not so many children left school. Currently, the majority of children continue attending our meetings. According to our good tradition, we devoted the first meeting to the conversation with the children so they could share their news and tell us about the events that took place in their lives during the summer vacation. It’s interesting that the children in Rudensk, unlike the children in all the other orphanages we visit, eagerly asked where our team was and how our summer went. They were trying to find out about every person, who had been visiting them during the previous study year. We devoted our next meeting to the relay race as the children from Rudensk orphanage like it so much. Sport is highly appreciated here.

tsq-3v0iyW4TMXrHbiHXpMThe children go swimming actively, play football, and are keen on skiing during the winter period. They often take part in different contests and competitions among other schools and regions and often take prize-winning places. During one of our meetings, they asked Alyona to pray for the coming football competition. They were asking for getting exactly the first place not second or third. When we came the next time we heard a lot of words of admiration for how God had answered Aloyna’s and their prayers and God himself had helped them win! In such moments, we are filled with joy because God answers prayers and sends such great testimonies to these children’s lives! Glory be to Him for that!

MT6Iumx04wQ8NzHbcUB2boDuring our next meetings, we started the series of topics of our program ‘You are special’. The fact is that these children experienced rejection, and had problems with self-acceptance, and their appearance which had traumatized them deeply. Sometimes such a state leads children, especially teenagers, to either closedness and insecurity or aggressiveness and wish to mock others or humiliate them. Exactly for that reason, we decided to discuss the series of topics from the program ‘You are special’ so that everyone will be able to know that God treats every person with such love and affection and He created each of these children unique and incomparable!

Thanks to everyone who has been with us for so many years and is still faithful in their prayers!

In September: ”Belinichy orphanage”

Posted: October 1, 2022 by Dzmitry Nachyna in Belinichy

The new academic year began with a call from the orphanage principal, who invited our team to continue 9zNxsPGptxUattending their school on Thursdays. To be honest, we were so glad that he is so nice and friendly and gives us the opportunity to communicate with our dear guys! Thank God for opening the doors to the boarding schools and disposing the hearts of the wonderful administration that works there! The first meeting with the children from kT3NwU5CWK8the Belynichi boarding school began with the joyful shouts and hugs that the kids awarded us! Our team received a lot of bright and positive emotions, because quite recently we held a summer camp, which has brought us very close to both children and teachers from Belynichi! In July and August, all children were taken to the state summer camps. It is amazing that our kids in these camps sang Christian songs and told about God to other children and the adults who were there! r7Mr2oBsJikAnd when they returned to the school, there were more than 50 new guys. Some of the new kids do have parents, but either they have social problems within their family, or have difficulties with mental and physical health. Interestingly, the new guys were really8JhKwqGLWQQ looking forward to our visit, along with those who had been in the orphanage for a long time. Someone was just looking for new acquaintances and communication, someone was expecting sweets and gifts, someone felt lonely and was going through a period of adaptation to a new place and to new conditions. At the same time, the children who have been familiar with us for a long time, did vmGiCaZdxLstheir best to help the newcomers get acquainted with our team. They said: “Don’t be afraid, don’t be shy, come up”, “We know them, they have been coming to us for a long time”, “They are kind”. It turned out that the old kids themselves told about us, about our meetings and even about God to those who had just come to the boarding school. At the very first meeting, we just got to know the children, just talked, listened to them and learned more about the new kids. Of course, we would like the guys to also be able to throw out all their accumulated emotions and share their impressions of how their summer went! Due to the fact that so many new children have appeared in Belynichi, we decided to return to the very beginning of the Bible in order to introduce new children to God and His word. For the guys who constantly come to our meetings, it was like repeating and consolidating what we had already introduced them to. And the new children were able to learn about how God created the t9fZ5O0kvsYwhole world and everything that fills it, to learn about the names of the first people and what happened to them when the serpent deceived Eve. Also, the children got acquainted with the story of Cain and Abel. At another meeting we organized sports games, which were focused on uniting children who played in the same team. And the youngest kids, together with the teachers, actively supported the teams of participants. At the end of the games, all the children got sweet prizes, and our sports meeting ended up with a fun photoshoot. Thanks to God for this time and for the answers to prayers!