In December: “Rudensk orphanage”

Posted: December 31, 2022 by Dzmitry Nachyna in Rudensk

Dear brothers and sisters, I am glad that you are with us and can see and understand what is happening0hTkIsW2WaA in the ministry to orphans P04fDjQiwI8in Belarus! For many, this year was not easy, but in every day we can see the hand of God. Thank you for your prayers and also for your interest, which is awakened by the Spirit of God. Summing up this year, we can note that in every day the grace of God was with us! This month we have had 5 trips to the Rudensk boarding school.During our the first trip , we sooke about the importance of prayer in a everyone’s life, and when we discussed this topic, the kids were very impressed with how important prayer is for each of us. Petya, r6vGAPYJv4E (1)who constantly attends our classes, said that when he prays, d1ztGN28l38God sends peace and he feels much better andfeels less stressful. When Petya speaks his feelings to God in prayer, He comforts and helps to forgive his offenders. Polina said that after the theme of prayer, fears began to disappear. She prayed and God sent her new friends who do not betray or hurt her. It can also be noticed that the kids started to ask more often to pray with us at the beginning of the meetings. We have noticed that the children ask in prayer for their teachers that they be healthy and more joyful. Another topic we had was talking about idols. Who do you want to follow as an example? And why? The kids talked about celebrities and despite the fact that they don’t go much outside the boarding school, the influence of information through the TV does its job! I like that actress because she is beautiful, and I like that actor because he is strong! I like that singer because I want to sing like him , he has a strong voice. Then we talked about the life of singers, actresses, talkedUKaSkh-E_C0 about their lives and the moments -P6xCjYsvAkthat they went through. And many, despite the popularity, have their own problems in life. Then we moved on to the example of Jesus. We said that despite thousands of years He still has His influence on people’s lives. We gave various examples: how drug addicts became shepherds, and how homeless people became caring parents, were restored and returned to their families. It was important for the kids to hear. Many of their parents live with various addictions and before they had no idea that God could change lives in such way. No matter how difficult life situation we are in, God has the power and ability to restore us. It is important that any person can believe in God and ask Him for help. The kids then came up to us and talked about their parents and what happened to them, and we said that each of you can pray for your parents and God will help them. God has the power to change circumstances!

sTRShQDQpVQirDQXDD2zAIWhen we arrived on Christmas Eve, we talked about the Savior Jesus Christ. We have retokd His birth story. It was wonderful that there were new kids who hadn’t known about the birth of Jesus before. We told how Mary knew that she would soon become pregnant and how she should name the Son of God Jesus. How Joseph became the adoptive father of Jesus Christ. We told them about first people who came to bow to Jesus and why there was not enough room for the family of Mary and Joseph. We explained why a baby was born in a barn and why the wise men were guided by a star when they went to bow to Him. The children were very impressed by the Angel, who constantly said: “Do not be afraid,” and also the wisdom of God that everyone, not only rich, but also poor, could come to baby Jesus. So now God calls all people to Himself: rich and poor, and He is glad to everyone. Belarus celebrates two Christmases of Jesus Christ on December 25 and January 7. We celebrated in Rudensk on January 25th. We invited everyone who wanted to come to the celebration, where they sang, played and we had a quiz: Who knows better about the uch-6ZOtFPEbirth of Jesus. There was a lot of laughter and joy, it was SR-btrvMACIclear that the children felt safe and their hearts were opened to God. We tried to create a family atmosphere and when we invited the kidss to the festive table, everyone was happy. Each child took turns praying, saying their heart’s  desire to Jesus Christ. We prepared gifts and handed them out to the children, the gifts were personalized and we knew the children and how nice it was to see when the gift was what the child needed so much. Thank God that it was possible to purchase everything necessary for the children. Dear friend, I thank God that together with you we can serve children in Belarus. We sincerely thank God for the strength and wisdom that He gives us, as well as for all the graces both in the lives of children and ours. Thank you for your prayers and for praying for these children. Merry Christmas to all of you in Jesus Christ!

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